Grants & Scholarships

Since Academy of Art University’s art scholarships program was founded over 40 years ago, we have helped over 45,000 aspiring artists and designers pursue their educational goals. Academy of Art University offers a number of innovative and inexpensive ways for first-time students, high school students, and teachers to improve their skills and experience all that we have to offer.

$64 million
The amount Academy of Art U has awarded in grants and scholarships since 2012

Discover all of the different scholarship and grant opportunities at Academy of Art University. Learn more about it today.

The Teacher Grant* provides high school and community college art teachers an opportunity to practice and improve their skills. These full-tuition art scholarships apply toward any regular undergraduate course and are subject to limited availability.

Program Mission

  • Encourage and inspire those who work with young artists and designers.
  • Provide teachers and counselors the opportunity to refresh and expand their skills as well as tap into the creative community in San Francisco.

Program Information

Program provides a full tuition scholarship for a maximum of:

  • Three undergraduate course units for Online or On-Campus (Summer Only)
  • Three undergraduate course units for Online (Fall/Spring Only)

Recipients are responsible for all other costs and fees, including application fee, registration fee, lab fees, supplies, room and board, transportation and any other expenses.

*Applications are reviewed by the Academy’s Teacher Grant Committee. All applicants will be notified of their application status by the committee.

Curriculum

View academic course offerings or call 1-800-544-2787 to speak with an admissions representative. *Undergraduate level courses only.

Eligibility

  • Open to all secondary school, community college teachers and counselors.
  • Previous Teacher Grant recipients are not eligible to apply. Grants are limited and it is the University’s mission to provide the opportunity to as many educators as possible.
  • You must provide a copy of your teaching certificate, resume, letter of intent, and recommendation letter from school principal, dean or department chairperson.

Campus Housing

  • Campus housing is only available during the Summer program.
  • A separate housing application must be completed online with Campus Housing or call 1-800-544-2787.

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The Military Scholarship provides U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Coast Guard) an opportunity to start preparing for a career in art and design. This art scholarship applies toward any* online undergraduate-level course.

Award Information

  • The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and inspire transitioning servicemembers to become future artists and designers.
  • Program provides a tuition scholarship for a maximum of:
    • Three undergraduate or graduate courses 3-6 units per semester
    • $2,373 per class per semester, for a maximum amount of $4,746 per semester
    • $2,763 per graduate class per semester, for a maximum amount of $5,526 per semester
    • 12 Total Units maximum
    • Lifetime undergraduate maximum limit of $9,492 per student
    • Lifetime graduate maximum limit of $11,052 per student
    • Applicants should be first-time students who will utilize the scholarship to fund the first four sequential semesters or until they reach their maximum lifetime limit, whichever comes first

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • This scholarship is open to all U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Coast Guard).
  • All Military Scholarship recipients must provide a copy of his/her approved Military Tuition Assistance form for scholarship eligibility.
  • Student must complete course. Withdrawal from any Military Scholarship course will result in forfeiture of the scholarship that will require the payment of full tuition for the specified course.
  • Previous Military Scholarship recipients that have met the maximum use of one course (three units) per semester for a maximum of four semesters (maximum 12 units) are not eligible.
  • Applicants should be first-time students who will utilize the scholarship to fund the first four sequential semesters or until they reach their maximum lifetime limit, whichever comes first.

Curriculum

View academic course offerings or call 1-800-544-8551 to speak with a Military Admissions Representative.

* Undergraduate-level courses only

The Alumni Tuition Benefit supports all returning Academy alumni with a 20% tuition benefit off all courses and or additional degrees/certificates.

Award Information

  • This benefit is for the recipient only and not redeemable for cash. It may only be applied toward tuition expenses.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must have previously completed an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, Certificate or Award of Completion at Academy of Art University

Additional Information

Contact your admissions representative at 800-544-2787 or 415-274-2200.

Aspiring and current students can apply for nationwide scholarship opportunities to help continue your education here at Academy Art University. We’ve organized these by application closing date for your convenience. The Chamber of Commerce has created a Best College Scholarships Guide. This guide provides insight into the types of scholarships available, the application process, and how to improve your odds of being awarded a scholarship. You can access the Chamber of Commerce Best Scholarships Guide through their website.

Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 5, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship

Details: We believe that with the correct tools anyone can reach their aspirations and use their skills to empower others. Every year, Responsify awards a scholarship to those that present an inspiring example of empowerment in their essays.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Domestic, international, online and undocumented students may apply.

Dechtman Wealth Management Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
Award Amount(s): $3,500
Website: Dechtman Wealth Management Scholarship

Details: Dechtman Wealth Management believes a better-educated society is crucial to continued progress. This scholarship is designed to help students receive a quality education so they can better their lives, as well as their communities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited American college, regardless of major or area of study.

CARiD Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: CARiD Scholarship

Details: Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry. Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen – we’re looking forward to your creativity.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester.
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 20.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $2,000
Website: Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Details: Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • This award is for U.S. students.

Digital Monk Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021
Award Amount(s): $500
Website: Digital Monk Scholarship

Details: We believe that words are influential. To inspire smart young minds to Speak Up, our organization offers a scholarship for the best innovative essay.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduate, postgraduate, and undergraduate students of an accredited college or university of the United States.
  • High-school students enrolled in an accredited US college or university in the Fall 2021 semester.
  • An eligible applicant must be a citizen or a legal resident of the United States.

Reason To Smile Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Reason To Smile Scholarship

Details: In a time when there seem to be more concerns than solutions, we want to honor students who are positively impacting the world by spreading positivity in their own community.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and either be graduating high school students or currently enrolled in an accredited American trade school, college, or university.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Details: We observe firsthand the unique challenges that disabled men and women face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome expectations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.

CarIndigo Car Review Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: CarIndigo Car Review Scholarship

Details: In order to show support for the Hispanic & Latin community of the U.S. amidst the pandemic and global crisis, CarIndigo is offering a scholarship program. The Car Review Scholarship program offers a $1,000 grant for Hispanic & Latin community students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The candidate must be 18 years or older during admission.
  • The candidate must have secured admission in any Undergraduate/Postgraduate course in any reputed educational institution in the United States.

Education Matters Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
Award Amount(s): $5,000
Website: Education Matters Scholarship

Details: Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This award is for U.S. students.
  • Must be 14 years of age or older to apply.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must reside in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

Test Prep Insight $1,500 Scholarship

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,500
Website: Test Prep Insight $1,500 Scholarship

Details: Our annual scholarship program allows us to level the financial playing field so that students with disabilities can earn the degree of their dreams.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a medically recognized physical or mental disability.
  • The minimum GPA required for application is 2.5, indicating that all candidates are in good academic standing.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college or graduate school program located in the United States.

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
Award Amount(s): $500
Website: Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Details: Students applying to the scholarship will be required to write an essay about how their experience with mental health has influenced their beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study. The only application requirement is that students have personally experienced challenges with mental health or have had people close to them who have experienced mental health challenges.

Marketing Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Marketing Scholarship

Details: At White Label SEO, we believe that marketing is all about bringing the right products and services to the right people at the right time. If you are someone who believes the same and has the zeal to work into something interesting, we have a great opportunity waiting for you.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college program in the USA.
  • You must either be studying marketing or business or looking after some marketing work for a company.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to be eligible for the scholarship.

Cleanup.Expert’s 2021 Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 25, 2021
Award Amount(s): $3,000
Website: Cleanup.Expert’s 2021 Scholarship

Details: We at Cleanup.Expert love fueling the academic dreams of young people. That’s one of the reasons why we’re proud to announce Cleanup.Expert’s 2021 Scholarship Program. Two lucky winners will get money towards the college of their choice.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US citizens.
  • High school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited US college or students currently enrolled at an accredited US college.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Digital Marketing Scholarship

Details: The brand-new SEO program, starting in 2021, invites eligible students to apply for a scholarship which offers three exciting awards: a 2-week internship at Click Intelligence, a Digital Marketing Certification and an amazing $1,000.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US based current student.
  • A prospective student accepted onto a university course.

‘Do The Right Thing’ Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,500
Website: ‘Do The Right Thing’ Scholarship

Details: United Yacht Sales extends its mantra of ‘doing the right thing’ by positively contributing to those that need help most. Students across the US are currently experiencing a difficult time, with many facing financial difficulties in paying for their essential education, and United Yacht Sales is proud to be a company offering a helping hand.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

“Save for Future” Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $3,000
Website: “Save for Future” Scholarship

Details: $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to only one student from anywhere around the world to help him/her pay for his/her education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently attending a college or university during the Fall 2021 academic year.
  • This scholarship is not open to graduate students or high school students entering college.
  • Only third-year and fourth-year students can apply for this scholarship.
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.2 at the time of submission.

Top Ten List Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $1,500
Website: Top Ten List Scholarship

Details: So, inspired by David Letterman and his top ten lists, we created the Top Ten List Scholarship. With so many awards based on grades and extracurricular activities, this unique scholarship gives you the chance to show us what’s truly special and different about you. Get creative, be serious, or tug at our heart strings. Whatever you do, you only have ten reasons to convince us, so make each one count.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • This award is for U.S. students.

Unigo $10K Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Award Amount(s): $10,000
Website: Unigo $10K Scholarship

Details: 2020 was a year to be remembered. What will you remember most about 2020 and why is it important to you?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • This award is for U.S. students.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must reside in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • Must be 14 years of age or older to apply.

The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 1, 2022
Award Amount(s): $2,500
Website: The Chairish “Design Your Future” Scholarship

Details: Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Open to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students.
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.

International Documentary Photography Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 1, 2022
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: International Documentary Photography Scholarship

Details: The International Documentary Photography Scholarship is intended to encourage personal involvement in social issues, and promote socially conscious documentary photography.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all fully-matriculated undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of degree major, gender, ethnic background, or country of residence.

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022
Award Amount(s): $1,500
Website: I Have a Dream Scholarship

Details: Did you have a dream that was off-the-wall, or maybe it was so real that you didn’t know you were dreaming? Maybe you dream of a successful future or reaching your goals. Whatever your dreams might be, they could help you towards getting a scholarship for your college education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • This award is for U.S. students.

Dike Ajiri Scholarship For Racial Equality

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Dike Ajiri Scholarship For Racial Equality

Details: The Dike Ajiri Scholarship for Racial Equality is created to create awareness for racial equality in the education system, and to provide a current university or high school student planning to attend university with some financial help towards their tuition.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current Undergraduate Student at a United States University or High School Student that will attend a university.

Paragon’s ‘Relocate Or Remodel?’ Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: Paragon’s ‘Relocate Or Remodel?’ Scholarship

Details: How does home remodeling compare to home relocation in terms of financial gain and personal satisfaction?

Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or currently enrolling, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Enrollment must occur for their applied semester to receive the scholarship.
  • Students must be enrolled in a course related to home remodeling i.e. Interior design, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture etc. Vocational courses related to Plumbing, Electrical and Carpentry also accepted.
  • No minimum GPA is required.
  • All domestic, international, and undocumented students are eligible to make a submission.

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022
Award Amount(s): $1,500
Website: Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Details: Your gift will forever be priceless, but our Sweet and Simple Scholarship can help sweeten that present with a $1,500 award towards your college education. So, for those looking for an easy scholarship, keep it simple – sweet and simple.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Must be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
  • This award is for U.S. students.

ChooseWhat Scholarship

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: ChooseWhat Scholarship

Details: Have you ever earned money as a contractor or a small business owner? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School with self-employment experience may apply.

Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): The Rogers STEM Scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (to a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying Veterans and Fry Scholars seeking an undergraduate STEM degree or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.
Website: Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship

Details: VA has launched the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program for students training in high demand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The Rogers STEM Scholarship will provide up to nine months of additional Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (to a maximum of $30,000) to qualifying Veterans and Fry Scholars seeking an undergraduate STEM degree or who have earned a STEM degree and are seeking a teaching certification.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Veteran or Fry Scholar enrolled in a STEM degree program and has completed at least 60 semester credit hours (or 90 quarter credit hours)
  • Must be a Veteran or Fry Scholar who has earned a STEM degree and is now seeking a teaching certification

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $15,000
Website: The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Details: Available to emerging figurative artists with a representational style of painting, drawing, sculpture, or printmaking. Offers additional renewal awards to selected applicants. Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must attend a university, a four-year college or a two-year college
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Restricted to individuals with the following interests: art

Mohsen Arts Foundation

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): Varies
Website: Mohsen Arts Foundation

Details: The Mohsen Arts Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit arts & education organization founded in 2014. By awarding scholarships, we hope to encourage the next generation of Middle Eastern, Arab and Southeast Asian artists through education, practice, and self-expression.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be pursuing an art-related degree in an accredited college or university.
  • Must be of Middle Eastern, Arab, or Southeast Asian descent.
  • Applicants do not need to be US citizens to apply.

Nitro College Scholarship

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $5,000
Website: Nitro College Scholarship

Details: Nitro cares about providing you the resources you need to successfully navigate financing college. That’s why we’re offering you the opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship from Nitro. We know that college is a big step forward in achieving your goals and we want to help you get there using all the tools Nitro has to offer.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia
  • Students must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited college or university for the upcoming (2017-2018) school year

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $2,500
Website: OppU Achievers Scholarship

Details: The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school
  • Must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $5,000
Website: Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund

Details: The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund seeks to support outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges and universities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current resident of California
  • Current community college student transferring to a four-year college or university on a part-time or full-time basis
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrated service to community or school
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Character qualities such as integrity, compassion and generosity

SEIU Moe Foner Scholarship Program for Visual & Performing Arts

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $5,000
Website: SEIU Moe Foner Scholarship Program for Visual & Performing Arts

Details: This award is for full-time students with majors in the performing arts including, but not limited to: drama, music, dance, opera, marching bands, and other musical ensembles.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must study full-time
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must not be attending high school currently
  • Restricted to students studying Performing Arts or Arts
  • Must be affiliated with Service Employees International Union

UncommonGoods Scholarships

Application Deadline: Open/No Deadline
Award Amount(s): $1,000
Website: UncommonGoods Scholarships

Details: We know it isn’t always easy when you’re just starting out in a creative field of study. So, we’re offering a scholarship to help hardworking student-artists out, because hey—you might be gracing our assortment with your work someday!

Eligibility Requirements

  • We’re looking for undergraduate art or design majors at accredited universities.
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