MFA/MA Scholarship

Academy of Art University is pleased to announce the 2019 MFA/MA Summer and Fall Scholarship, which offers a limited number of awards worth up to $2,000 each to assist prospective graduate students for Summer and Fall terms. Students who need to build their art or design portfolio or improve their career path should take advantage of this amazing scholarship opportunity.

Ready to apply for the MFA/MA Summer and Fall Scholarship? Submit your essay today!

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Award Information

  • The MFA/MA Summer and Fall Scholarship will be open from December 15, 2018 to August 15, 2019.
  • A limited number of graduate scholarships, ranging up to $2,000, are available to be applied to the recipient’s semester educational costs and based on the strength of the student’s application.
  • The amount of each scholarship awarded is determined by the selection committee based on a short essay submission.
  • Recipients are responsible for the application and registration fees. Any additional costs and fees are the recipient’s responsibility.
  • Scholarships are for the recipient only, are not redeemable for cash, and are not transferrable to any other person or semester. Specifically, 2019 MFA/MA Summer and Fall Scholarship can only be applied to subsequent semester tuition, whether that be Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.

Complete Eligibility Requirements

  • The monthly submission deadlines for the essay will be 11:59 PM on the 15th of each month until funds are no longer available.
    • January 15th, 2019
    • February 15th, 2019
    • March 15th, 2019
    • April 15th, 2019
    • May 15th, 2019
    • June 15th, 2019
    • July 15th, 2019
    • August 15th, 2019
  • Recipients must apply and meet all eligibility requirements based on the dates defined by the program.
  • Applicants must submit all applications materials, including those listed in any guidelines. Contact your admission representatives for more information.
  • Recipients must be new, first-time enrolled graduate students beginning in the Summer or Fall 2019 term.
  • Recipients must be graduate degree-seeking (MA, MFA, MArch, MAT). Personal Enrichment students, Online Award of Completion students, and students earning a Certificate are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Recipients must be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Recipients who for any reason are unable to maintain the requirements of this program are no longer eligible for future scholarships under this program.
  • The recipient must be a registered student for either Summer or Fall 2019 at the monthly scholarship deadline to be eligible for that particular award amount. If the recipient is not a registered student by the aforementioned deadline then their submission will be rolled over to the following month until it completed or the MFA/MA Summer and Fall scholarship is out of funds (whichever comes first).
  • If a recipient cancels his or her application or registration then their award amount will be relinquished and reallocated to other eligible recipients.
  • The recipient (online, on-site, and hybrid) must still be enrolled in at least 2 classes (6 units) by the published semester start date, and must successfully earn a term GPA of 2.0 or greater with a minimum of 6 units completed.
  • The recipient must also be enrolled in at least 6 units by the subsequent semester registration deadline to be awarded the scholarship.

Disclosure

All submissions are subject to the use of publication and marketing based on the discretion of Academy of Art University. To apply, visit our online Admissions Application.

Additional Information

Contact: Admissions Representative at 800-544-2787 or 415-274-2200.

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