College & Scholarship Resources

National Art Honor Societies

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A complimentary database that provides in-depth information and details about the accreditation and availability of degree programs offered by colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Affordable Colleges Online

Whether you’re looking for online colleges with financial aid or affordable colleges and universities with a good return on investment, we’re here for you. We’ve done the research on so you don’t have to. We’ve scoured rankings and data to develop comprehensive lists of affordable college and online college options.


Most young men and women begin attending college in their late teens, but preparing for the costs and academic challenges of higher education is a process that should begin several years earlier. Parents can play a key role in their child’s future by recognizing all of the necessary steps for college readiness. This checklist (organized by different grade levels) will highlight the important deadlines and benchmarks young people will encounter on the road to higher learning.


Provides clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable. We analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into our rankings.

College Board

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.


With almost 60,000 programs listed in its free directory, GradSchools.com is the leading online resource for graduate school. You can use this site to find your ideal program by searching by subject, location and even school. Try targeting your search even more by going to sections designed specifically for MBA and business programs, international programs, distance and online programs, and a section that helps guide students from under-represented groups.

Get Schooled

Get Schooled was founded in 2010 through a partnership with Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our mission is to empower and engage young people and to give them the tools and inspiration to get the education they need to succeed.

IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line (COOL)

Your connection to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States.


MatchCollege has been thriving for over 11 years helping millions of college-bound students each year. This is a free-to-use site and they are continually looking to update information to help college seekers and their parents with college questions. With nearly 8,000 accredited colleges and universities listed on the site, they are the go-to for students everywhere.


Find a college that’s right for you. Search college reviews and compare lists of colleges by state and major.

OEDb Accreditation Guide

Search through our comprehensive database of accredited colleges and universities with online offerings, and narrow your search based on what type of school you want to attend, and what kind of degree you’d like to earn. Or, if you want to learn more about accreditation and how it could affect your college experience, jump to our guide to accreditation.

Online Master’s Programs

Like any advanced degree, an online master’s degree requires a great deal of forethought and drive. Here you’ll find what you need to identify a reputable master’s program, succeed in the program and land a career that makes the most of your education.

Peterson’s Search Colleges

Search by location, major, tuition, size, GPA, or sports. The site also has information topics on Test Preparation-SAT, ACT, college consulting, essay help, and financial aid. Also, see Peterson’s College Guide for Visual Arts Majors

The Princeton Review

Find the right college for you. Search colleges by cost, size, location, and more to find your best fit.

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Against The Grain Artistic Scholarship

This communications and art scholarship is open to Asian-American college students (at least 50% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity) pursuing a major in performing arts, visual arts, journalism, or mass communications. Must be either a high school senior or a full-time college student at a U.S. vocational school, junior college, or college/university and must be a full-time, degree-seeking student by the upcoming academic calendar year.

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarship

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

This award is for students with majors in the visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.

Chegg Scholarships

Search over $1 billion in free scholarships to help pay for college. Find your college scholarship now!

College Board Financial Aid Services

Plan for college, learn about college aid programs, and apply for financial aid from 800 colleges and scholarship programs using College Board Financial Aid Services.

Dolphin Galleries Scholarship for the Visual Arts

The foundation for a successful career begins with education, but Dolphin Galleries recognizes that attending a college or university may not be feasible for all students and their families. Having been in the Art industry for over 42 years Dolphin Galleries recognizes the importance of the visual arts as a preservation and expression of culture. We would like to give the opportunity to the next generation of artists, designers, sculptures, painters, etc. to continue following their artistic and creative passion. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.


One of the largest online scholarship searches available. It provides students with accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships suited to their goals and qualifications, all at no cost!


GoodCall integrates data and technology to make finding scholarships easier for students and their families. And, unlike other scholarship search sites, we’re totally free and open – no fee or account sign-up required. View thousands of scholarships, filter results by specific requirements, and even search by competition level and entry difficulty.

Imagine America Foundation

The Imagine America Foundation offers scholarship for education to graduating high school seniors, adult students 19 years old and above, and military personnel. Our nationwide scholarship and award programs offer $1,000 scholarships or awards to students enrolling in one of our participating colleges.

Krylon® Clear Choice Art Scholarship

In an effort to help you with the soaring costs of tuition while also contributing to the fine arts establishment, we’re awarding five scholarships to future fine artists and giving ten students a gift pack of Krylon art supplies.

OnlineSchools.org Guide to Financial Aid

Federal and state governments and individual schools understand your need for funding and will work with you to create a reasonable financial aid package. Navigating the maze of financial aid can be daunting, but not impossible. Nearly all students qualify for some type of financial assistance, and understanding your options is the first step toward financing your education.

The John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund

In accordance with the will of the late Anna Lee Stacey, a trust fund has been created for the education of young men and women who aim to make art their profession.

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship

The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is designed to celebrate the power of visual storytelling by supporting the education of young content creators. The Nikon Storytellers Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at an accredited, non-profit college/university or vocational/technical school in the United States or Canada pursuing degrees in visual arts, fine arts, journalism, film, photography and multimedia/content creation who will have completed their freshman year of college or academic equivalent before the start of the next academic year.

Student Guide to Federal Aid Programs

U.S. Department of Education’s Student Guide to Federal Student Aid Programs provides the A to Z about federal student aid programs and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

U.S. Department of Education

Application for Federal Student Aid website.

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