The application cap has been reached, so we are no longer accepting applications for Spring 2022.

Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship

Four awards will be given for the Spring 2022 semester.

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 December 15th, whichever happens first.


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 will be applied to tuition for the 2022 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 of 2022. 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.

Application Directions

Fill out the scholarship application. For the essay question, you may write up to 500 words OR create an up to 5-minute video. Applications submitted without an essay (either written or video) will not be considered for the scholarship.

Essay Question: Who are you, and how are you going to change the world?