Need money for school? Go local.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation offers more than 20 scholarship opportunities for high school and college students. Eligibility criteria, application instructions and award amounts vary by program so check the website for specific details about each fund.
Art contest of an unusual sort.
Artists age 14 and up have the opportunity to win up to $2,500 for classes and supplies through the Paul Frank Art Attack Contest. Applicants must submit one piece of original art incorporating the brand as well as a description of how the prize money would support their art education. The awards include one 1st prize of $2,500, two 2nd prizes of $1,000 and three 3rd prizes of $500 – plus, the winning artist in the adult division also gets an ad in Juxtapoz magazine and a trip to visit the Paul Frank studios.