Tuition and Aid

Donor-Funded Scholarships for Diversity

In addition to the institutional scholarship funds awarded to support diverse students in the ArtCenter Community, ArtCenter also awards the following donor funded scholarships through our Financial Aid Department.

Below is a list of these scholarships that were awarded during the 2019-20 academic year. Some of these are annual scholarships, which are spent in full and do not renew, while some are endowed scholarships, which are spent in full and renew the next year.

Many of these scholarships are awarded through the Continuing Scholarship Review process while others are awarded by the Financial Aid Department according to specific scholarship criteria. To participate in the Continuing Scholarship Review process, submit your portfolio per your academic department’s guidelines.

Additional qualification criteria and restrictions may apply beyond the information provided below, such as GPA requirements, demonstrated financial need, merit, and more. Each scholarship carries specific restrictions and criteria as stipulated by the donor upon gifting the funds to the College. ArtCenter must adhere to these requirements in awarding these funds.

PLEASE NOTE: Award amounts/year are approximate. Number of student recipients listed is based on historical awarding patterns and funds are not necessarily equally distributed between recipients.

J. Yang & Family Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to Taiwan nationals or recent immigrants

  • Approximately $150,000/year
  • Awarded to 3 undergraduate or graduate students

Otis & Bettina Chandler Presidential Transportation Endowed Scholarship

Preference given for a woman in Transportation Design, beginning in her 2nd or 3rd term

  • Approximately $60,000/year
  • Awarded to 1 student

Sam & Emily Mann Scholarship

Awarded to U.S. domestic, historically under-represented students in Product Design, Transportation Design, Environmental Design, Film, Graduate Environmental Design or Graduate Industrial Design

  • Approximately $100,000/year
  • Distributed across 4-5 students at a time

The Ahmanson Veterans Initiative Scholarship

Awarded to Veterans and active-duty military

  • Approximately $50,000/year
  • Distributed across 2-5 students at a time
  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students

Jay Chiat Advertising Scholarship

Awarded to African American or Latinx students in Advertising or undergraduate Graphic Design or graduate Graphic Design

  • Approximately $34,500/year
  • Distributed across 2 students at a time

Coyne Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to economically or geographically disadvantaged Latinx students with a preference for ACX Alumni

  • Approximately $28,000/year
  • Distributed across 2-3 students at a time
  • Awarded to undergraduate students

The Ray Charles Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to African American students in any major

  • $25,000/year
  • Distributed across 5 students at a time
  • Awarded to undergraduate students

Anonymous Scholarship

Awarded to Veterans and active-duty military students

  • $25,000/year
  • Distributed across 2-3 students at a time
  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students

Aratani Foundation Scholarship

Awarded to students of Japanese descent, preference for US residents

  • $25,000/year
  • Distributed across 2-3 students at a time
  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students

The lynda.com Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to historically under-represented students in the Illustration department

  • Approximately $11,500/year
  • Distributed across 5-6 students at a time

Rubin & Postaer Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to historically under-represented students in Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration or Graduate Industrial Design

  • Approximately $11,500/year
  • Distributed across 5-6 students at a time

Ford Blue Oval Undergraduate Transportation Design Scholarship

Preference given to historically under-represented students in Transportation Design

  • $10,000/year
  • Distributed across 2-3 students at a time

Ford Blue Oval Graduate Transportation Design Scholarship

Preference given to historically under-represented students in Graduate Transportation Systems and Design

  • $10,000/year
  • Distributed across 3-4 students at a time

Sue Bennett Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to women in Photography & Imaging, 4th term or higher

  • Approximately $6,000/year
  • Distributed across 3-4 students at a time

Kit & Linda Hinrichs Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to women who were born and raised in LA County, preference for transfer students

  • Approximately $2,500/year
  • Distributed across 2 students at a time
  • Awarded to undergraduate students

S. Philibosian & J. Conte Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an Armenian student in any major

  • Approximately $2,500/year
  • Awarded to 1-2 students
  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students

David & Judy Brown Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an African American or Latinx woman in Product Design or Transportation Design

  • Approximately $1,500/year
  • Awarded to 1 student

Claire De Nador Scholarship

Awarded to a woman, 5th term or higher in any major

  • $775/year
  • Awarded to 1 student
  • Awarded to undergraduate students

Margaret Browne Reese Endowed Scholarship

Awarded to an undergraduate woman in the Illustration or Fine Art program

  • Approximately $2,500/year
  • Awarded to 1 student

Kubly Family Endowed Scholarship

Preference given to women from any discipline, 2nd term or higher

  • Approximately $7,000/year
  • Awarded to 1 or more students
  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students

Mark Hughes Foundation and Jeffrey L. Glassman Scholarship (New for 2020-21)

Awarded to African American students in any major.

  • $25,000/year
  • This is a new scholarship and the number of student distributions is to be determined
  • Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students