Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Arts/Media/Marketing Career Goals

Here are just a few examples of scholarship and fellowship programs with specific career connections. For support in applying, connect with the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards.

Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Funds promising new screenwriters with fellowships of up to $35,000. Fellows are invited to participated in seminars, receive mentorship, and are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during their fellowship year. Annual deadline: April.

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships

Up to $5,000 awards for students majoring in design, photography, and illustration. The goal of the scholarship is to assist students with positive social agendas to achieve their goals and give back to their communities. Annual deadline: April

Emma Bowen Foundation

Promotes a more diverse industry by placing students of color in multi-year paid internships at leading media and tech companies. Rolling applications.

Fashion Scholarship Fund

Up to $7,500 for students interested in product design or merchandising in the fashion industry. Scholars gain access to exclusive internship fair, mentorship, and “breakfast with the boss” series of talks in NYC. Annual deadline: September.

Fulbright -National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Provides opportunities to participate in an academic year of storytelling on a globally significant theme. Fellows receive training and mentorship in addition to Fulbright stipend and benefits. Annual Deadline: September

Fulbright US Student Program – Creative Arts grant

Pursue a creative project abroad on a Fulbright Grant. Fulbright funds US citizens to spend 8-10 months abroad on a cultural exchange. Annual deadline: September

Seattle Arts Fellowship

Yearlong fellowship program hosted by Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, KingFM, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle University. Paid fellowship includes hands-on work experience in arts administration and learning opportunities. Open to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Annual deadline: Winter.