Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship


This is a scholarship opportunity for young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are actively working to change the world. The scholarship is awarded in winter to be put towards the recipient’s spring semester.


4 Awards of $750


  • Applicants must be young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who are currently enrolled or who will begin college/university in the spring semester. Current high school seniors with a semester of high school remaining will not be considered.
  • Applicants must attend college in the United States.
  • This scholarship is intended for undergraduate students.


Next Day Animations is a project of Simplicity Works, a design and communications company helping organizations make the world a better place.

A digital drawing; hands hold a sign together that reads, in colorful lettering, "Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship!"

Applications are open.

Four awards will be given for the Spring 2023 semester.


Learn more and fill out the application at Click here to be redirected.

Important Note: This year, to ensure a fair and thorough review process, we will be capping the number of applications at 125 submissions. This means that once we reach that amount, the application will be closed and no further applications will be accepted! We will close the application when we reach 125 applicants or November 15th, whichever happens first.

Read last year’s blog announcing our 2021 recipients!