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.


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

The scholarship is currently closed.


The scholarship will re-open in the fall of 2023.

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Read the blog post announcing this year’s scholarship winners!