Through the continuing support and generosity of numerous organizations and individuals, ACN is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to deserving students based on financial need.

ACN general scholarships

These scholarships are intended for students who have a strong desire to pursue a career in an art or design and are preparing to submit portfolios for admission to one of ArtCenterís full-time degree programs. Awards are based on the applicantís financial need, a written personal statement, samples of a artwork and available scholarship funds. ACN scholarships cover tuition for one ACN course, plus a supply stipend of $75. Scholarship recipients may be asked to show a copy of their federal income tax return for verification. For an application and guidelines, please see below.


Download the application.
If you would prefer to have a hardcopy mailed to you, call 626.396.2319.

See the ACN Calendar for specific scholarship deadlines. Note: All scholarship submissions are due in the Public Programs office before 8:30 p.m. on the deadline.

Submit materials in person to the Public Programs office or mail them to:

Public Programs
ArtCenter College of Design
P.O. Box 7197
Pasadena, CA 91109-7197

Scholarship submission hours are Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Scholarship Decisions

Applicants will be notified by mail approximately two weeks after the scholarship deadline. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to pick up submitted work after receiving a scholarship decision letter.

Students who do not receive a scholarship and wish to subsequently enroll should be aware that courses fill quickly. We can only guarantee class spaces for scholarship recipients.

Although every precaution is taken, ArtCenter cannot be responsible for lost or stolen portfolios. Scholarship applicants are encouraged to pick up their portfolios as soon as possible upon receipt of letter of decision.