Minority Art Scholarships and Grants

Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
For African-American high school students. ACT-SO currently includes 26 categories(Architecture, Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Dramatics, Drawing, Earth and Space Sciences, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Filmmaking, Mathematics, Medicine and Health, Music Composition, Music: Inst./Classical, Music: Inst./Contemp., Music: Vocal/Classical, Music: Vocal/Contemp., Oratory, Original Essay, Painting, Photography, Physics, Playwriting, Poetry, Sculpture) of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts.
Amount of Award: $500/bronze medal, $750/Silver medal and $1,000/gold medal
Application Deadline: b/t February and April for the local competitions and July for the finals
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
ACT-SO
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 580-5650
http://www.naacp.org/programs/entry/act-so

The American Indian Arts Council, Inc. (AIAC) Scholarship Program (No Website available, call(214-891-9640) for more info.)
For American Indian who are majoring in arts or arts administration.
Amount of Award: $250 to $1,000
Application Deadline: February and September
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 semester (renewable)
Contact Information:
The American Indian Arts Council, Inc. (AIAC)
Attn: Scholarship Committee
725 Preston Forest Shopping Center, Suite B
Dallas, TX 75230
Phone: (214) 891-9640
Fax: (214) 891-0221

4th District American Advertising Federation
- Student ADDY Scholarship
- District Governor’s Scholarship


For U.S. citizen or resident alien of African, African-American, Hispanic, Hispanic- American, Indian, Native-American, Asian, Asian-American, or Pacific Island descent. Must be matriculating toward a baccalaureate or master’s degree in advertising, marketing, communications, public relations, art, graphics arts or other related areas of study in Florida and the Caribbean.
Amount of Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: April 11th
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Email: scholarships@4aaf.com
http://www.4aaf.com/about-4aaf/student-programs/19-education/35-scholarships.html

AFFMA Grants
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art
2919 Maxwell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 663-1882
http://www.affma.org

King Olav V Norwegian-American Heritage Fund
Open to Any American, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in the Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage, and who now desires to further the study of their heritages at a recognized educational institution (arts, crafts, literature, history, music, folk-lore, etc.) is eligible to apply for a scholarship/grant.
Amount of Award: $1,000 -$1,500
Application Deadline: March 1
Number of Awards: Varies
Duration of Award: 1 year
Contact Information:
Sons of Norway Foundation
Attn: King Olav Scholarship
1455 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2666 Phone: (612) 827-3611
Fax: (612) 827-0658
foundation@sofn.com
http://www.sofn.com/foundation/showPage.jsp?document=foundation_scholarships.html

RDW Group, Inc., Minority Scholarship for Communications
See Also Harriet M. Briggs Memorial Scholarship and Constant Memorial Scholarship
General Contact Information:
The Rhode Island Foundation
One Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 274-4564
Fax: (401) 331-8085
http://www.rifoundation.org/