Scholarships

College of the Arts Design Scholarship

The College of the Arts Design Scholarship is a talent-based scholarship available to select incoming undergraduate students enrolled in the:

This talent-based scholarship is renewable up to eight semesters and can be awarded in addition to any other academic merit scholarships and need-based aid. Apply now for the Spring 2022 Design Scholarship or the Fall 2022 Design Scholarship!

Design Scholarship Application Requirements

  • APU Undergraduate Application
  • Design Scholarship Application via SlideRoom including:
    • Portfolio containing 12 images of completed work, labeled with title, date, and medium.
    • Résumé including extracurricular activities, especially any creative and/or collaborative projects where you played a significant role.
    • Essay (750 words or less) on why you wish to pursue art or design, and detailing your career objectives as you presently conceive them.

Priority Deadlines

Fall 2021 Applicants

The priority deadline for the Fall 2021 Design Scholarship Application has passed, but applications are still being accepted for that term.

Spring 2022 Applicants

December 1, 2021, is the priority deadline for the Spring 2022 Design Scholarship Application. Students must complete their APU Undergraduate Application and their SlideRoom scholarship application by the deadline to ensure consideration.

Fall 2022 Applicants

February 15, 2022, is the priority deadline for the Fall 2022 Design Scholarship Application. Students must complete their APU Undergraduate Application and their SlideRoom scholarship application by the deadline to ensure consideration.

Plan a Visit

Applicants are encouraged to visit a class or meet with one of our professors. Just fill out a COTA Visitation Form to visit us virtually! We look forward to meeting you.

For more information on the scholarship application process, contact the College of the Arts at (626) 815-4600 or cota@apu.edu.

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