In addition to the institutional scholarship funds awarded to support diverse students in the ArtCenter Community, ArtCenter also awards the following donor funded scholarships through our Financial Aid Department.
Below is a list of these scholarships that were awarded during the 2019-20 academic year. Some of these are annual scholarships, which are spent in full and do not renew, while some are endowed scholarships, which are spent in full and renew the next year.
Many of these scholarships are awarded through the Continuing Scholarship Review process while others are awarded by the Financial Aid Department according to specific scholarship criteria. To participate in the Continuing Scholarship Review process, submit your portfolio per your academic department’s guidelines.
Additional qualification criteria and restrictions may apply beyond the information provided below, such as GPA requirements, demonstrated financial need, merit, and more. Each scholarship carries specific restrictions and criteria as stipulated by the donor upon gifting the funds to the College. ArtCenter must adhere to these requirements in awarding these funds.
PLEASE NOTE: Award amounts/year are approximate. Number of student recipients listed is based on historical awarding patterns and funds are not necessarily equally distributed between recipients.
Awarded to Taiwan nationals or recent immigrants
Preference given for a woman in Transportation Design, beginning in her 2nd or 3rd term
Awarded to U.S. domestic, historically under-represented students in Product Design, Transportation Design, Environmental Design, Film, Graduate Environmental Design or Graduate Industrial Design
Awarded to Veterans and active-duty military
Awarded to African American or Latinx students in Advertising or undergraduate Graphic Design or graduate Graphic Design
Awarded to economically or geographically disadvantaged Latinx students with a preference for ACX Alumni
Awarded to African American students in any major
Awarded to Veterans and active-duty military students
Awarded to students of Japanese descent, preference for US residents
Awarded to historically under-represented students in the Illustration department
Awarded to historically under-represented students in Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration or Graduate Industrial Design
Preference given to historically under-represented students in Transportation Design
Preference given to historically under-represented students in Graduate Transportation Systems and Design
Awarded to women in Photography & Imaging, 4th term or higher
Awarded to women who were born and raised in LA County, preference for transfer students
Awarded to an Armenian student in any major
Awarded to an African American or Latinx woman in Product Design or Transportation Design
Awarded to a woman, 5th term or higher in any major
Awarded to an undergraduate woman in the Illustration or Fine Art program
Preference given to women from any discipline, 2nd term or higher
Awarded to African American students in any major.