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Why Support Scholarships at ArtCenter?

Creating opportunities for the most deserving art and design students is a top College priority. By directing your gift towards scholarships, you become an essential partner in both promoting excellence and expanding access to an ArtCenter education for aspiring artists and designers, regardless of economic background.

The Impact of Your Gift

Donor scholarships have a profound impact on the lives of our students and the future of art and design. Your gift directly contributes to the socio-economic diversity of our student body, shaping a future where art and design address the needs, aspirations and dreams of our global community. Your generosity also helps equip students with the resources they need to tackle the complex challenges of our ever changing world with innovative solutions.

Make a Gift to Scholarship

If you would like to make a gift towards scholarship support, please visit our giving page.

If you are interested in establishing a named scholarship, please reach out to:

Natalie Farrow

Director, Development
626 396-2435

For those who wish to establish a scholarship through a planned gift, please take a moment to learn about our Orange Door Society and feel free to reach out to:

Audrey Pettyjohn

Director of Gift Planning
626 396-2496

Sam Fillmore

I want to use this incredible education to help improve how humans move through the world.

Sam FillmoreTransportation Design

Scholarship Stories

Named Scholarships

Scholarship gifts can be deeply personal expressions of an individual or family legacy, or serve as memorials to loved ones. They can also serve as a public testament to a corporation’s or foundation’s belief in the power of art and design to shape industry or culture. Donors who establish their own scholarships have the opportunity to customize their gift by choosing a unique name for their fund and by specifying awarding preferences.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships create a lasting legacy at ArtCenter, providing critical and dependable financial support to students for generations to come. Your gift ensures that deserving students have the dependable resources they need to excel in their education and careers. Increase the principal of your fund at any time through additional gifts.

Current-Use Scholarships

These funds provide immediate financial relief to students in pursuit of their degrees. A current-use scholarship established at the minimum level will typically be awarded in full within one year. Renew your scholarship or pledge an annual gift over multiple years to ensure more consistent student support.

Your Scholarship Gift Influences Change

  • 100% of your generosity supports socio-economic diversity among our student body.
  • Scholarships enable ArtCenter to attract and retain the most talented and deserving students.
  • Scholarships boost student confidence and provide motivation to persist.
  • By alleviating financial worries, scholarship gifts allow students to lean into their creativity and produce their best work.

Your support transforms lives, fosters creativity, and ensures that ArtCenter remains a hub of innovation and excellence in art and design education. Together, we are creating a brighter future for aspiring artists and designers.

To make a gift to an existing scholarship fund, please follow this link and select a fund from the drop down menu. To have a conversation about establishing a named scholarship, please contact Natalie Farrow, Director, Development at or 626-396-2435.

Josh Fregoso “Fergie”

As a prior service member, I am humbled and grateful that beneficiaries continue to show their support for veteran students looking to further their education.

Josh Fregoso “Fergie”Entertainment Design
Fangting Liu

Your support allows ArtCenter students like me to reach our full potential educationally and in the real world.

Fangting LiuBFA 23 Fine Art

New Donor Scholarships

President Lorne M. Buchman Endowed Scholarship for Excellence

The President Lorne M. Buchman Endowed Scholarship for Excellence awards excellence in design in any of the College’s undergraduate programs. It was created in 2022 to honor the contributions made to ArtCenter by Dr. Lorne M. Buchman, who served as the College’s president from 2009-2022.

Janice Feldman Endowed Scholarship

We are so grateful to the generosity of ArtCenter Trustee Janice Feldman who established a scholarship this year for talented graduate students in the Industrial Design program. Thanks, Janice!

Students First Endowed Scholarship

ArtCenter faculty and staff don’t just dedicate their professional lives to educating the designers of the future, they also address student financial need by making donations to the Students First Endowed Scholarship--- created by faculty and staff, for our students! What an incredible community we have.