Worldstudio Foundation in conjunction with AIGA is offering scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the USA.
Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition.
Basic scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,000–$3,000. One or two top awards may be given in an amount up to $5,000 at the jury’s discretion. Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition. In addition, honorable mention prizes in the amount of $500 cash are also awarded.
Eligible Countries: Students of the United States can apply for these scholarships.
Entrance Requirements: The eligibility criteria for World studio AIGA Scholarships:
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card. Having DACA certification and or a Social Security number does not make you eligible.
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a discipline listed with the intention of pursuing that discipline as a career.
Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 academic year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year. If you do not yet know which school you will attend, put your first choice.
Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete Financial Aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by his/her Financial Aid Officer.
Study Subject: Students may apply in only one discipline. You must be majoring in one of these disciplines to qualify:
Graphic Design (includes; visual design)
Illustration (includes; animation)
Interactive Design (includes; UI/UX, motion, digital and web)