Grants For Art Students

A student with a strong inclination for art and its other disciplines may find difficulty in enrolling a school of their choice due to financial reasons. Grants come in many forms. They are usually awarded by the government, charitable organizations and private individuals. There are schools who offer grants that may be similar to a full scholarship. There are grants that are offered for an online education and for a campus type instruction. With the latter you will benefit with using the facilities of the university or college while completing your bachelor or master degree.

It would be best to check if the school is offering a grant that will subsidize your full or part of your academic costs. The following schools offer such type of grants:

Academy of Arts University

The Academy of Arts University has around 16,000 students and is the largest private university in art and design in the nation. This university offers accredited programs in AA, BA, BFA, MA, MFA and M.Arch in 15 areas emphasizing in arts and design. Graduates of these programs are hired by the top advertising companies and premier corporations of America.

Aspiring art students can apply online at their website:
Or send their applications to:

Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Online Division)

This online educational institution offers student grants for 16 academic courses with their online degree programs. This helps students in launching or enhancing their creative careers. Students may apply for the grant by filling up an application form on line at  or by sending an application letter to:

The Art Institute of Pittsburg-Online Division
420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburg, PA

Digital Media Arts College

The Digital Media Arts College offers grants to students who are inclined in courses like computer animation and graphic design. The college has a low faculty-student ratio classroom setting and they receive a hands-on education from industry professionals. The students can work with the college’s professional-grade facilities which will prepare them for a career in the real world.

Students can apply for the grant by going online at
or by sending an application form at:

Digital Media Arts College
5400 Broken Sound Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA

Full Sail University

The university gives grants to students to avail of online and campus programs of different art disciplines. These programs provides students with an innovative and accelerated style of education geared toward career opportunities in music, recording, film, video games, show production, design, entertainment business, animation, sports management and internet marketing. Interested students may apply online at
or send their application to:

Full Sail University
3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

The Eugene Smith Memorial Fund gives photography students grants to encourage individuals who are working against the economics and fashion of modern publishing. Established in 1979 the fund has existed for 30 years and has helped a lot of deserving candidates complete their major projects. The amount of the grant ranges from $2,500 to $30,000 and is awarded to select graduate and undergraduate photography students.

Students may apply for the grant online at or send it to:

International Center of Photography (ICP)
Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036 USA

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