Scholarships & Competitions
The Art Institute of Charlotte offers various merit and competitive scholarships. To learn more about any of the following scholarship competitions, contact The Art Institute of Charlotte Student Financial Services office.
The Art Institute Merit Award Program
The Art Institute Merit Award Program provides scholarships to students who show evidence of merit and the motivation to complete the program, but who are unable to enter or continue classes without additional financial assistance. The award amount varies according to the student's unmet need. Details of the merit and need criteria are available from the Student Financial Services Department.
The Art Institute Best Teen Chef Competition
High school seniors may compete in The Art Institute Best Teen Chef competition. Winners are awarded full- or partial-tuition scholarships to The Art Institutes locations that offer a Culinary Arts program. A minimum of 10 semi-finalists from each Art Institute school will be chosen following the preliminary competition. Those semi-finalists will then go on to compete in the regional cook-off competition. One finalist from each Art Institute school will be chosen following the regional cook-off and will advance to the national cook-off.
Eighteen finalists will compete in the national cook-off. The first place winner of the national event will be awarded a full tuition scholarship, second place winner will be awarded a half-tuition scholarship, and third place winner will be awarded a quarter-tuition scholarship. Fourth- through ninth-place winners will each be awarded a $5,000 tuition scholarship. All remaining finalists will receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship. The entry and release form required for this competition must be received by February 6, 2009. Further details may be obtained by calling The Art Institute of Charlotte.
The Art Institute Scholarship Competition
High school seniors and international students may compete in The Art Institutes Scholarship Competition. Scholarship awards are based on the quality of projects submitted by high school graduates who demonstrate ability and commitment in an Art Institutes program of study. To enter, a student must fulfill all general competition guidelines and individual program entry requirements for the program of their choice. Details may be obtained by calling The Art Institute of Charlotte.
The Art Institute and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition
This fresh approach to scholarship competition brought The Art Institutes together with Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts in America. Together, these two entities are searching for original poster designs that support the Americans for the Arts theme “Life is Better with Art In It.” This contest rewards high school graduating seniors interested in studying design with local and national a partial-tuition scholarships at The Art Institutes location of their choice. More than $100,000 in scholarships are awarded, with the first-place prize-winning student receiving a $25,000 tuition scholarship to study design at one of The Art Institutes locations throughout North America. Complete competition entries must be received by February 6, 2009.
National Art Honor Society Scholarship
High school seniors who belong to the National Art Honor Society may apply for an Art Institutes National Art Honor Society Scholarship. Senior class members of the National Art Honor Society are eligible to compete for the following tuition scholarships: $20,000 first place winner, $10,000 second place winner and $5,000 third place winner. Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 2, 2009. Details may be obtained by calling The Art Institute of Charlotte.
Evelyn Keedy Memorial Scholarship
High school seniors who show dedication to their education and a desire for a creative career may apply for the Evelyn Keedy Memorial Scholarship through The Art Institutes. A $30,000 tuition scholarship is awarded each year to a worthy high school senior enrolled at an eligible Art Institutes location. Applications must be received no later than May 5, 2009. Details and applications may be obtained by contacting The Art Institute of Charlotte.
Students who belong to SkillsUSA may compete in local, state, and national championships. Winners at the national level are awarded a variety of scholarships. First-place winners of the culinary, advertising, design, and photography fields are awarded $20,000 tuition scholarships. First-place winners of 3-D imaging/animation and the video production fields are awarded $10,000 tuition scholarships. Each Art Institutes location has a limited number of scholarships. Winners are permitted to choose their Art Institutes location on a first come, first serve basis. For more information about SkillsUSA, please visit their Web site at www.skillsusa.org.
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition
Four $10,000 tuition scholarships will be awarded by The Art Institutes to the Scholastic National Award recipients on a first-come, first-served basis. Information may be obtained by contacting Scholastic, Inc. at 1.212.343.6100 or from their Web site at www.scholastic.com/artandwriting. National winners should contact Art Institutes Representative Julie Walsh at 1.800.275.2440.
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
Students enrolled in a C-CAP program may compete for a full-tuition scholarship to be used for either a two- or four-year degree program at any one of the more than 30 locations of The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. Each scholarship is valued at between $38,000 and $79,000. For more information, students should contact the C-CAP director at their high school. For more information, visit the C-CAP Web site at www.ccapinc.org or call 1.212.974.7111.
First place winners of the National ProStart Student Invitational Culinary Competition and Management Competition will receive a $3,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes location of their choice. Applicants must be a student of a ProStart Culinary curriculum to participate. To find out more about ProStart, contact the National Restaurant Association at 1.800.765.2122 or visit their Web site at www.nraef.org/prostart. Winners of the National ProStart Student Invitational may contact Art Institutes Representative Julie Walsh at 1.800.275.2440 for scholarship details.
The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition
Fashion marketing students have the opportunity to earn a local and national tuition scholarship award. First-place national winners receive a full-tuition scholarship and VIP trip in February 2009 to Fashion Week in New York City. The second-place national winner receives a $5,000 tuition scholarship, and the third-place national winner receives a $4,000 tuition scholarship. Local winners receive a $3,000 tuition scholarship and advance to the national competition. Complete entries must be received by November 21, 2008.