MFA/MA Summer Scholarship

Submissions for the MFA/MA Summer Scholarship are now closed. Selected award recipients will be notified via email, and will have 2 days to reply and accept the award.


Award Information

  • A limited number of MFA/MA Scholarships, ranging up to $2,000, are available based on the strength of the student’s application.
  • Applicable to students starting Summer 2018 semester.
  • To be applied to the recipient’s subsequent semester tuition costs. In other words, MFA/MA Scholarship applicants will receive the payout in the following semester, or Fall 2018 semester.
  • The amount of each scholarship awarded is determined by the selection committee based on the essay submission.
  • Recipients are responsible for application and enrollment fees. Any other costs or fees are the recipient’s responsibility.
  • Scholarships are for the recipient only, must be applied toward education, are not transferable for any other semesters not mentioned, and are not redeemable for cash.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be new, first-time enrolled graduate students beginning in the Summer term.
  • Applicants must be graduate degree-seeking (MA, MFA, MArch, MAT).
  • Applicants must be a US Citizen or an eligible Non-Citizen.
  • Applicants must apply and meet all eligibility requirements based on the dates defined by the program.
  • Applicants who for any reason are unable to maintain the strict requirements of this program are no longer eligible for future scholarships under this program.
  • Must submit all application materials, including those listed in portfolio guidelines. Contact your admission representatives for more information.
  • Submission deadline and student registration is June 3, 2018. (Summer classes start on June 25.)
  • For the MFA/MA Scholarship, the proposed minimum eligibility requirements include:
    • The student must be enrolled in at least 2 classes (6 units) for Summer 2018 semester by Saturday, June 30th and must successfully earn a term GPA of 2.0 or greater.
    • The student must be enrolled for at least 2 classes for Fall 2018 semester (6 units) by Fall 2018 semester registration deadline, Saturday, September 15, 2018.
    • If a credit balance exists due to a dropped course during the Fall 2018 semester, it will be refunded back to the University scholarship program.



  • All submissions of student portfolio work are subject to the use of publication and marketing based on the discretion of Academy of Art University.


Additional Information

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

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