Graphic Design is a vital service to almost every business and organization in the world. Whether you want to work in advertising, marketing, animation, or another field, as a graphic designer, you will have numerous career options. Earning a degree in graphic design can be expensive, however. If this is the career path you wish to choose, but you are worried about paying for your education, graphic design scholarships can make your dreams come true. Here are some of the opportunities available:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University offers over 45 different scholarships for graphic design students. The programs have varying eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application procedures, but can range in value from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. If you are planning to attend this university to earn your graphic design degree, visit the official website to see what scholarship opportunities are available to you.
AFCEA Copernicus Foundation Computer Graphic Design
These scholarships are provided to help students pay for their graphic design education. To apply, students must submit transcripts for all college work, two letters of recommendation, original digital artwork, a descriptive text relating to the artwork sample, and the URL of other original work. To be eligible, students must be at least second-year full-time students at an accredited college or university in the United States. Applications and other required documents are required by October 15. Applications and more information is available at www.afcea.org.
Northern Arizona University
The Mary E. Bayless Visual Communication/Graphic Design Scholarship provides $1,000 to an outstanding full-time student who is majoring in Graphic Design or Visual Communication. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 28 credit hours of study with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Recipients will be chosen based on a portfolio review containing ten samples of recent work. Applications and portfolios are due by February 15. For more information, visit www.nau.edu.
3D Graphic Design Scholarship
DAZ3D is providing a $1,000 scholarship to students studying 3D graphic design and who need financial assistance to cover tuition, books, and other educational costs. To be eligible, students must be legal residents of the United States who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university. To apply, students must download the free DAZ Studio software and enter the coupon tracking code. Students must then create a piece of 3D art using the software as a tool or standalone and submit it to www.daz3d.com before June 1.
Walker Communication Design/Graphic Design Scholarship
The amount of these merit scholarships vary, but cover up to the amount of tuition and books. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of graphic design degree courses at Johnson County Community College. Students must also have completed the majority of the first year of studio courses and have a portfolio of work completed in classes thus far. In addition, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. To apply, students must submit the scholarship application, current transcripts, portfolio, and other required materials by May 1. Applications and further information are available at www.jccc.edu.
Archie Boston Graphic Design Scholarship
These $500 to $1,000 scholarships are available to students who participate in the annual portfolio reviews for acceptance into the graphic design program at California State University at Long Beach. The student with the top portfolio wins the award. To apply, students must submit a portfolio by April 1 and be selected as the overall winner by the graphic design program faculty. For more information, see the official website at www.csulb.edu.
Graphic design scholarships make it easier than ever to afford the degree you need to enter this exciting field. If you have been wondering how you can pay for college, stop wondering and start applying for these excellent opportunities today.