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Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

How do you envision your future? Whether through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

Who Is Eligible to Enter?

Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020 – 2021 academic year is eligible.

How Do I Enter?

  • The entry period is from October 16, 2019 to April 1, 2020 (11:59 p.m. ET). Only one entry per contestant.
  • Be thoughtful in your accompanying description, but don’t exceed 500 characters.
  • All submissions are final; no changes can be made to your entry after submission.
  • Your entry piece MUST be in a JPG/JPEG format or PNG file format. Any other format will not be accepted. Keep your file sizes small; the maximum file size allowed is 2MB.

Doodle for Google

How to enter

We’re excited to see some kind doodles this year! Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 13, 2020 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT), so here’s some information to help you get started:

  1. Download or print the entry form.
  2. Doodle:
    Artists create their Doodles using any materials they want. From crayons to clay to found objects.
  3. Write:
    1. Artist’s statement – Tell us about what you have drawn and how it represents kindness to you.
    2. Fill out the rest of the required information and sign the entry form.
  4. Submit:
    1. Enter the contest.
    2. Entry form doodles: If the doodle is created directly on our entry form, you can either upload them to our site as a .jpg or .png (visit the enter tab) or mail them in (address listed on the enter tab).
    3. Other doodles: If the doodle wasn’t created directly on our entry form, take a high-res digital photo or scan of the doodle in good lighting and combine it with the entry form.

Judging criteria

Doodles will be judged on the following parameters:

  1. Artistic merit:
    Based on artistic skill
  2. Creativity:
    Representation of the contest theme, use of the letters in the Google logo, and the unique approach to the doodle
  3. Theme communication:
    How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement

Doodles will be grouped and judged by the following 5 grade groups:

  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-7
  • Grades 8-9
  • Grades 10-12

Finalists will be judged on a state-by-state basis as described below.

  1. State and Territory Winners:
    10 or more winners for each grade group, 54 in total
  2. National Finalists:
    1 finalist for each grade group, 5 in total
  3. National Winner:
    Featured on

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

The scholarship is open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative High School Juniors, Seniors and College Freshmen who are:

  • from Connecticut or the New York City metro area (and plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.)


  • from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC

Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .

  • a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
  • a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family

$5,000 per year, up to $20,000 over four years

VIDA Creative Arts Impact Scholarship

VIDA is proud to offer the $2,500 Creative Art Impact Scholarship for college students to go towards the tuition cost of the college they will attend.

The Creative Art Impact Scholarship is not limited to any particular major. All majors can apply. We encourage study and learning across all disciplines. If you are passionate about empowering others and believe that art can have a global impact, we want to hear from you!

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants for the Creative Arts Impact Scholarship must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be entering or enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States
  • Open to college undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students
  • Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Open to students from all states
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Scholarship winner must provide enrollment and GPA verification
  • All application questions must be answered fully

How to Apply

Twice per year, the Creative Art Impact Scholarship program will award one (1) individual passionate about artistic creativity and positively impacting others with a $2,500 scholarship towards their educational expenses.

To apply, students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the online scholarship application by the application deadline.

Krylon® Clear Choice Art Scholarship

Five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies are being awarded:

  • Five $1,000 Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarships.Complete with a gift package of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives. In addition, the art program at each winner’s school will receive a $500 grant and a large gift package of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives.
  • Krylon Art Supply Gift PackTen students and their schools will each receive gift packages of Krylon Artist Sprays and Adhesives.

A portfolio and artist’s statement are required.

LogoMaker Scholarship

At LogoMaker, we’re fans of design – and we’re particularly fond of logo designs. If you think you have a logo design masterpiece in the works, then we want to see it! If we decide that your design is the best of the best, then we will extend to you our annual scholarship.

What you get

  • A $1,500 scholarship to any university within the US
  • The opportunity to have your custom designs featured in our international logo maker

How to apply

  1. Create three (3) original logo designs for the following industries:
    • Food/Beverage/Restaurant
    • Technology/IT/Engineering
    • Retail/Clothing/Fashion
  2. Obtain a copy of your most recent transcript
  3. Email Stacy Cyr at

Who can apply

In order to be considered as a candidate for our logo design scholarship, applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have completed 1 year of coursework in one or more of the following:
    • Graphic Design
    • Product Design
    • Branding
    • Marketing
  • Submit 3 original logo designs
  • Must be attending school in the US


Download the 2019 LogoMaker Scholarship Flyer

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

The “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program

ACR is proud to announce our seventh annual “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program. Our goal for this program is twofold:

  1. To promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people
  2. To encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires.

Our program offers a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in the US.

Scholarships will be awarded to a high school senior who:

  1. Intends to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
  2. Has a demonstrable record of academic success.
  3. Has a passion and drive for an animation and/or design related career.

Selection Criteria

  • Scholarships may be used at any accredited post-secondary school or college.
  • Selection is based on the students high school academic performance combined with the student’s application essay.
  • Selection is determined by the staff.
  • Scholarship is a one-year non-renewable scholarship.
  • Application and essay are submitted online at
  • A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded.


The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Animation related fields include, but are not limited to, the following programs:

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Graphics
  • Animation
  • Cartooning
  • Computer Animation
  • Design
  • Digital Art
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Electronic Art
  • Electronic Media
  • Entertainment Art
  • Film
  • Game Animation
  • Game Art
  • Game Design
  • Game Development
  • Game Management
  • Game Production
  • Illustration
  • Interactive Design
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Multimedia
  • Simulation
  • Studio Art
  • Virtual Modeling
  • Visual Effects
  • Visual Communications
  • Web Animation
  • Web Design

Application process:

There are two steps to the application process:

Step 1: Applicants must submit an application via the scholarship application form on

Step 2: Applicants must submit an original essay on the following topic:

What specific skill do you most want to develop?

Essay is submitted via our scholarship application page and MUST include your name and contact information (so we know whose application goes with which essay!).

Application Deadline:

Deadline for applications is June 1, 2018. Scholarship winners will be announced in July 2018 and the scholarships paid in August, 2018.

Rules, Terms, and Conditions

  • ACR reserves the right to reject any scholarship application for any reason at its sole discretion.
  • All essays will be subject to review for plagiarism and/or fraud.
  • Once submitted, essays become the full property of
  • reserves the right to publicly announce/promote scholarship winners on its web site and in related press releases and media outlets.
  • Scholarship winners must provide proof of college/school acceptance and provide High School transcripts before scholarship funds will be disbursed.
  • Students who submit scholarship applications will not be marketed to by in any way nor will their names or contact

Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship

The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship

Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Each year, we will award up to $5,000 in college scholarships to two deserving students. Good luck!

How to Apply

Chairish is offering a $2,500 scholarship award (see details below). To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for the scholarship award by the application deadline.

AWARD $2500

Deadlines: January 1st & June 30th

Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering-related fields.

Students must meet minimum eligibility requirements below to apply.
The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Minimum 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be at least 18 years old as of the date of application.
  • Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or the District of Columbia.
  • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.
  • Essay Requirement: Applicants must submit a 500 word essay designing their ideal future and what the student plans to do in order to achieve that dream.

Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund

Applicants to the Randy Pausch Scholarship must intend to pursue a career in any aspect of game development including: art, animation, programming, engineering, game direction, game design, sound design, and music composition.

General Eligibility
• Must be a full-time undergraduate student starting their second year or a graduate student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2017-18 academic school year.
• Major: Any field.
• GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale.
• Applicants do not need to be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply. In compliance with federal law, any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship must not be listed on a published “Specifically Designated Nationals” terrorism watch list.
• Family members of AIAS Foundation board and staff and individual major donors of the Foundation (defined as contributors of at least $1000 in donation) are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
• Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

To complete this application, you must upload the following:
1. Verification of enrollment in an undergraduate (minimum 2nd year) or graduate studies program for the 2017-18 academic year.
2. Two page (maximum) personal statement, including:
a. Information about your studies and how you will benefit the game industry
b. Statement addressing your service, leadership, character, and financial need.
3. Two current, signed letters of recommendation:
a. Letters of recommendation must be from colleagues or professors from your current academic program, administration, and/or professors who know you individually.
b. Letters of recommendations must address your potential to make significant contribution to the game industry through character, service, or leadership abilities.

Please mail directly from your university your most recent official college/university transcript (with school stamp, school official’s signature, or embossed stamp/seal) and school’s grading system. Address all transcripts to:
AIAS Foundation
c/o Randy Pausch Scholarship
11175 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 440
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Applications must be submitted by April 30 for consideration in our Spring Funding Cycle.

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