Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship

Update: The scholarship application for 2018 is now closed! It will re-open in September 1, 2019. 

Important Note: This year, to ensure a fair and thorough review process, we will be capping the number of applications at 150 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 150 applicants or December 1st, whichever happens first.

scholarship for women of color scholarship for girls


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 2019 Spring semester.


3 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 2019. Current high school seniors with a semester of high school remaining will not be considered.
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)



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.

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

The Application For the 2018 Scholarship is now Closed. The application will reopen September 1, 2019.