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Visual + Performing Arts

Unless otherwise noted, UIC Scholarships does not administer or sponsor the programs listed on its website. The content of these pages are merely a guide for current undergraduate and professional school students at UIC. Deadlines are subject to change without notice, and for questions or contact information, please refer to the website that the short description is linked to.



John Lennon Scholarships are an annual competition open to student songwriters and composers of contemporary musical genres including alternative, pop, rock, indie, electronica, R&B, and experimental. Scholarships are awarded to talented young musicians from colleges and universities throughout the United States, making this award one of the nation’s most esteemed accolades for emerging songwriters.



The Women Band Directors International is offering various scholarship to women who are majoring or minoring in music and intend to become a band director.



AIAS Foundation Scholarships were established to support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the development of interactive entertainment.



Artadia Awards are provided by Artadia, a national non-profit organization. The organization supports visual artists with unrestricted, merit-based awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities. Throughout the years, Artadia has awarded more than 300 artists throughout its participating award cities of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.


Variable Deadline

The Awesome Foundation Grant is a micro-granting organization, funding “awesome” ideas, The Awesome Foundation set up local chapters around the world to provide rolling grants. Each chapter defines what is “awesome” for their local community, but most include arts initiative and public or social practice art projects.

Visual and Performing Arts interests may be supported by a Fullbright Student Grant, interested students must contact the Office of External Fellowships.

Photonify is providing financial support to students across the visual arts field of study. The support is intended to help students to develop skills and prepare for future work in advertising, media, photography and many, many other industries.