MassArt's Office of Student Financial Assistance works hard to provide an array of outside scholarship opportunities for our students to apply for to help fund their education.

Available outside scholarship opportunities are posted on the Career Development website. In addition, on the first Sunday of every month, a list of upcoming arts-based scholarships is posted on the MassArt Facebook page.

Scholarship Searches

 In addition to reviewing the available outside scholarship opportunities posted to Career Development and Facebook, students are strongly encouraged to conduct their own scholarship searches to find scholarships related to their specific interests and needs. The following is a list of scholarship search engines and resources:

  • Art Deadlines List: Art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, anywhere.
  • FastWeb: Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college. Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student's educational goals, activities and interests. Additionally, Fastweb members can depend on us for insider financial aid tips and job and internship matches in their area.
  • CollegeBoard: Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
  • provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background. Get unlimited access to a scholarship database of 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.
  • CollegeNET: A scholarship database of over 600,000 awards. The Profile Search feature looks for scholarships that match your personal profile.
  • Scholarship America: The nation's largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization.
  • A free scholarship search engine used by over 4 million students nationwide, with a database containing over a billion dollars in total scholarships.
  • Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation seeks to build community and enrich the lives of all residents of Berkshire County, MA; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT. They have a variety of scholarships which support any level of education and can benefit students attending a particular school, studying a particular field or living in a certain geographic area.
  • Rhode Island Foundation Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities: The Foundation currently manages more than 150 scholarship and fellowship funds; opportunities are listed on their website.
  • College Planning Center: Located in the Boston Public Library in Copley Square in downtown Boston, the ASA College Planning Center has compiled an excellent database of local, regional, and national scholarships.
  • Search more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
  • Free Scholarship Searches: On this site you will find links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites listing thousands of scholarships and financial aid awards worth billions of dollars. Just visit the sites which seem most appropriate for you and find the scholarships for which you are a good match.
  • GoodCall Scholarship Directory: has amassed over $40 billion in scholarship data and is considered the leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships, grants and financial aid. GoodCall's Scholarship Directory allows you to browse through an enormous database of scholarships by a variety of key categories.

How outside awards may affect a student's financial aid

Please note, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance of all outside awards received from other sources in writing. Types of assistance that must be reported include private scholarships, tuition waivers, veteran's benefits, Massachusetts Rehabilitation assistance, etc.

In some cases financial aid may have to be adjusted because of outside scholarships or assistance. If this is the case, MassArt will do everything possible within the realm of federal regulations to protect a student's grant awards, however, outside awards may reduce the student's eligibility to borrow federal funds or receive work-study. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to make certain that MassArt receives these outside scholarship funds.