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.

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The scholarship is closed for 2023.


Thank you to all our applicants! This year’s winners have been notified.

The scholarship will re-open in fall 2024. Bookmark this page or follow us on social media to stay updated!

Check out this video for our top 5 tips for a successful application!

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