Pre-College Scholarships

  • Undergraduate
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
  • Graduate
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Master of Fine Arts and Master of Arts Degree Programs
  • Post-Baccalaureate
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
  • Pre-College
    • Types of Financial Aid Options for the Pre-College Summer Session

Financial Aid Options for Pre-College Summer Session Students

The scholarship deadline for 2014 has passed. Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted.

A limited number of scholarships are awarded based on financial need and artistic merit. Students who apply and complete an application for a scholarship by the deadline will be considered for all potential scholarships listed below. Review the admission requirements to learn how to apply.

Full Tuition Scholarship Types

Economic-Need Based

Full tuition scholarships are available for students demonstrating economic need. For these scholarships, financial need is given the most weight in the decision (historically, a family/supporting guardian AGI of <40K), but students who also submit strong corresponding application pieces will have the best opportunity of receiving a scholarship. Priority will be given to students who have not received a previous scholarship to the Pre-College Summer Session program.


Partial Tuition Scholarship Types

$500 Academic or Portfolio Merit-Based

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for students who demonstrate outstanding portfolios or academic success, independent of financial need, are eligible to receive partial scholarships. Priority will be given to students who have not received a previous scholarship to the Pre-College Summer Session program.

$1000 Stipends for Minnesota Residents

(pending approval in March 2014)
Minnesota residents who are in their sophomore or junior year will automatically be considered for a $1000 stipend program offered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (pending organizational approval in March 2014). Students must demonstrate economic need by way of eligibility for free or reduced priced lunch, and also carry at least a C average as reported on their official high school or homeschool transcripts. Previous recipients of the $1000 stipend are eligible to receive another stipend for 2014.

 

$1,000 MCAD Undergraduate Scholarships

Based on their adherence to high academic standards and student conduct, four of the most exemplary Pre-College students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend MCAD as an undergraduate. All students will be eligible.

Waived Undergraduate Application Fee

Participants in the Pre-College Summer Session program who apply to MCAD as an undergraduate will have their $50 undergraduate application fee waived.


Scholarships are generously funded by the Boss Foundation, Best Buy Foundation, and David Winton Bell Foundation.