Scholarships

As a design school founded by designers, we stay true to our mission – provide creative education to everyone who loves creativity. To help aspiring creatives who are in financial needs, we created two scholarship programs that are designed to benefit the most motivated students. Tell us your story and your study plan – we will make that happen for you.

Diversity & Financial Need Scholarships

We actively promote diversity and inclusion in design. We have a diversity scholarship for students who identify as any of the following.

• People of Color

• LGBTQAIA+

Eligibility:

School of Design students (one-time payment and monthly payment plan financing only, excluding deferred tuition agreement)

Portfolio School program students (Kickstart track only)

*Individual courses are not eligible for scholarships.

In addition, you must also show demonstrated financial need:

• Gross Annual Income Under $40k (proof of income required)

30% Scholarship

General Financial Need Scholarships

For students who do not qualify for the diversity scholarship, apply if you meet the following criteria demonstrating financial need.

Students with disabilities may also apply under this category if you meet the financial need requirements since we do not have a separate category.

• Gross Annual Income Under $30k (proof of income required)

Eligibility:

School of Design students (one-time payment and monthly payment plan financing only, excluding deferred tuition agreement)

Portfolio School program students (Kickstart track only)

*Individual courses are not eligible for scholarships.

30% Scholarship

WHERE CAN YOU USE YOUR SCHOLARSHIP

General Eligibility

If you are enrolling in any of the following programs and meet any one of the criteria above, you may apply for our scholarships.

School of Design certificate students who are using the one-time upfront payment or monthly payment plan may apply.

Portfolio School students in the Kickstart track who are using the one-time upfront payment or monthly payment plan may apply.

Individual course are not eligible for scholarships

• If you are financing through deferred tuition agreement, you will not qualify for scholarships due to financial risks we assume for this type of financing.

IF YOU RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP

Recipient Requirements

If you receive a scholarship, you will be required to contribute your learning experience for the growth of our community.

• Provide honest reviews of each program you attend after graduating

• Provide written permission for us to showcase the projects you have done on our websites and social media platforms with no expiration dates

FAQs

We process scholarship applications in the order we receive them. While we cannot guarantee a set number of dates, we generally process them within the same week that we receive your application. If you do not hear back within 2 weeks, please feel free to follow up with us.

Our scholarships are need-based instead of merit-based as we are committed to providing an equitable path to creative education.

 

However, we also look at your commitment to completing the program you applied for as well as how complete your application is. Please do not respond to questions with only one or two words.

 

If you submitted a well thought-out application and can provide documentation to prove your financial needs (diversity scholarship does not need proof), your application would be regarded as qualified.

We currently do not have additional scholarships yet, but we are working on a new system to reward students who produce excellent work during the course of their study. Stay tuned!

We only accept scholarship applications before enrollment at this time.

If you are financing your education through deferred tuition agreement, you will not qualify for a scholarship due to the risk we will take on for this type of financing.

 

If you plan to make monthly payments, you will still be qualified to apply for scholarships.

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Before You Go

Do you know that you may qualify for a 30% scholarship to reduce your tuition?