Scholarships

Receive direct scholarships or tuition assistance by participating in the Awards!

Direct Scholarships

National Medalists are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000.

Portfolio Scholarships  
High school seniors submitting a portfolio of six works are eligible for scholarships of up to $10,000. Learn how to apply here. 

New York Life Award 
Works about personal grief, loss, and bereavement are eligible for up to $1,000 scholarshipsLearn how to apply here.

Civic Expression Award 
Works about social and political issues, and the collective action taken to address them, are eligible for $1,000 scholarshipsLearn how to apply here.

The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon 
Art works offering commentary or criticism on current events, social issues, or political topics are eligible for $1,000 scholarshipsLearn how to apply here.

Ray Bradbury Award for Science Fiction & Fantasy 
Written works using supernatural, magical, futuristic, scientific, and technological themes as a key element of the narrative are eligible for $1,000 scholarshipsLearn how to apply here.

One Earth Award 
Works about human-caused climate change are eligible for $1,000 scholarshipsLearn how to apply here.

Best-in-Grade Award 
Works selected as juror favorites from each grade will receive $500 scholarshipsLearn more about the award here.

Tuition Scholarships

Students recognized at the regional or national level can receive tuition assistance for summer programs or higher education.

Scholarships for Summer Programs 
The Scholastic Awards Summer (SAS) Scholarship Program provides students full-tuition scholarships to attend summer art or writing programs. Learn how to apply here. 

The Alliance/ACT-SO Journey Award 
Scholars of the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) can receive full-tuition scholarships to attend summer art or writing programs by applying to the Scholastic Awards. Learn how to apply here. 

Scholarships from Colleges and Universities 
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with colleges and universities that earmark scholarships for Scholastic Awards recipients as part of their financial aid packagesSee a list of our scholarship partners here.