Graphics and Multimedia Scholarship Opportunities
Learn Technical Illustration or High-Tech Motion Graphics
It's not all graphics, either. Many programs also include professional level courses that blend in business skills. In a business environment a graphic designer will need to know how to work with professionals in other disciplines and do it amicably. For many creating a multimedia graphics program is as much about problem-solving and project management as it is the high tech graphics.
Certificates and Associates degrees will typically train you just to do specific jobs, such as technical illustrator or computer-aided design (CAD) especially required in construction and engineering fields. Bachelor's degrees will prepare you for a more professional and business environment. And a Master's degree offers advanced multimedia and graphics particularly from a business and industry standpoint.
Purdue University has a very good Computer Graphics Technology program and the school offers scholarships. Students in the program start with the basics of computer graphics and eventually end up in advanced courses that mix business skills with high-end design problems. Besides the need-based and general academic scholarships each department maintains an updated list of department-specific scholarships.
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) offers the Computer Graphics Technology Project Lead the Way Scholarship to undergraduate students specializing in computer graphics. Awards up to $1,000.
The Ann Arbor Graphic Arts Memorial Foundation was created to encourage and assist students seeking funding for graphic and multimedia programs. Students must be undergraduates or just graduating high school and enrolled in a degree program in graphics or multimedia. Candidates are chosen on the basis of academic merit, extracurricular participation and on the recommendation of a faculty or professional in the field. Awards are $1500.
The mission behind Worldstudio Foundation Scholarships is to keep the artistic spirit buoyed up in everyone, not just the privileged. Students with severe economic need and from very disadvantaged backgrounds may apply for scholarships. Preference is given to minority students. Studies may include graphic design and computer graphics and multimedia. Applicants are required to submit work samples and to prove enrollment in a graphics program.
Rhythm and Hues Computer Graphics Scholarships award generous scholarships to students enrolled in a computer graphics program at the college level. Qualified applicants will specialize in 3-D modeling or computer animation. Students must submit a sample of work. Rhythm and Hues is a commercial multimedia company specializing in film and high-end computer animation, as well as print graphics for business and industry.
Washington State University's Computer Graphics program is part of the College of Engineering and Architecture. Students may apply for the department scholarships that award up to $2,000 for qualified applicants, usually based on a combination of merit and need.
College of Southern Idaho sponsors the Blip Color Scholarships funded by the company by the same name. Students must be in their sophomore year at least to be eligible and must submit a number of samples of work.