The key to your door of opportunity
If you are planning to enroll at a graphic design school you already know that part of the hurdle is meeting educational expenses such as tuition, supplies, living expenses and other amenities.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) understands the role for economic assistance in education and states:
“Imagine you had everything you needed to share your vision with the world: talent, skill, dedication, desire.
“Everything, that is, except money.
“Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.”
The individuals who are selected for theWorldstudio AIGA Scholarships are based upon their talent, ability, and need for financial assistance.
The recipients must also demonstrate their commitment to give back to their community through their work.
* Scholarships range from $2,000-$3,000
* Individuals may qualify for up to two more awards totaling up to ….$5,000
* Honorable mention prizes of $500 are also awarded
* The scholarship awards are paid directly to the recipient’s school ….for tuition costs
There are several important points that all potential applicants need to know about:
* Eligibility requirements state that you must be a citizen of the U.S. or hold a green card ….(Permanent resident card/ Form I-551)
* Applicants must pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising (art direction only), ….fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/ motion graphics, or photography.
Entries will be screened by a jury of creative professionals. Winners will be notified in June 2011.
Scholarship links and other information
The deadline for all applications is April 1, 2011. See the complete guidelines and links below for crucial information about this scholarship program:
AIGA scholarship website
Complete application guidelines
Graphic design school and scholarships
Your wish to attend a graphic design college may be fulfilled with financial help through various grants and scholarships offered by these liberal arts schools.
There are also other scholarship opportunities or loans available through government agencies or graphic design organizations such as AIGA.
Find out more about these opportunities by speaking with your local graphic design school representative.