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Scholarships & Competitons
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Students may qualify for scholarships or financial assistance as result of academic achievement, religious affiliation, ethnic or racial heritage, community leadership or activities, or membership in certain clubs or organizations. For additional information on scholarships, please consult The University Blue Book: Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Loans, or similar publications.
The Art Institutes also awards scholarships by degree program based on portfolio submissions. The following is a list of The Art Institutes scholarships. For additional information or to download an application, please visit The Art Institutes Web site at:

The Art Institutes 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 students. Details may be obtained by calling Miami International University of Art & Design or any other Art Institutes location of your choice.

Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Skills USA Championship
Students who belong to VICA may compete in local, state, and national championships. Winners at the national level are awarded a variety of scholarships. Full-tuition, two-year scholarships are awarded to first-place winners of the culinary, advertising design, and photography fields. Half-tuition, two-year scholarships will be awarded to first-place winners of the 3-D imaging/animation and the video production fields. Information about the VICA Skills USA Championships may be obtained from your local VICA chapter. 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.

Art Honor Society Scholarship
High school seniors who also belong to the National Art Honor Society may apply for an Art Institutes National Art Honor Society Scholarship. There will be one full-tuition, two-year scholarship and two half-tuition, two-year scholarships awarded. Details may be obtained by calling The Art Institutes location of your choice.

Scholastics Arts Competition

One full-tuition, two-year scholarship and two half-tuition, two-year scholarships will be awarded by The Art Institutes for selected winners of the Scholastics Arts Competition. Art Institutes awards will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis to Scholastics winners. Information may be obtained from Scholastics, Inc. at 212-343-6100. National winners must contact Erika Orris or Julie Cubbins at The Art Institutes, 1-800-275-2440.

Technology Student Association Competition

Members of the Technical Student Association who win first place at the national championships in the high school category of Cyberspace Pursuit and Imaging Technology may be eligible for an Art Institutes scholarship. Winners will be permitted to choose their Art Institutes location on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who have questions regarding the organization or competition should contact the Technical Student Association at 1-703-860-9000.

New York City Public Schools Scholarship Competition

New York City public high school students may compete in the All-City Student Art Exhibit. The winner will receive a full-tuition, two-year scholarship to The Art Institutes location of his or her choice. For information, call an Art Institutes representative at 1-718-428-6908.

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 full-tuition, two-year scholarship is awarded each year. Deadline to apply is in the beginning of May. Details and applications may be obtained by contacting the admissions office.

Passion for Fashion

The Art Institutes Fashion and Retail Management Scholarship Competition.
Graduating high school students who are interested in entering the Fashion and Retail Management program are eligible to compete for a tuition scholarship. Each local Fashion Design competition and local Fashion Marketing and Merchandising competition winner will receive a $3000 tuition scholarship. Their entries will move on to the national finals in New York City. The national grand prize winners of the competition are awarded a full tuition scholarship. Second place receives a half-tuition scholarship, and the third place winners are awarded a one-third tuition scholarship. Rules and Entry forms can be downloaded from the "National High School Competitions" link listed above.

The Miami International University of Art & Design Merit Award

New degree-seeking students who enter the university with a 2.5 or higher GPA are eligible for a quarterly award based on need and academic accomplishment. The award is effective for as long as the student maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA and is continuously enrolled. Students must be registered for at least 12 credit hours.

 All scholarship winners must adhere to the scholarship rules established by The Art Institutes. Scholarship winners must apply to and be accepted at a location of The Art Institutes system of schools to validate the scholarship. Scholarships can be applied toward tuition only.


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