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Continuing Education strives to make arts learning opportunities accessible to students from all economic backgrounds. Whenever possible, we offer tuition scholarships to those demonstrating financial need.

“Existing in a lower-income family, it is difficult for interests and talents to be served or grown. Attending a class on scholarship offered our son not only a great experience, but also a place of pride knowing he was deserving of the opportunity.” —Parent of Scholarship Recipient

Current Scholarship Opportunities*

Fall 2016

Scholarships are dependent on funding and are currently only available for our Pre-College Portfolio Preparation classes for teens ages 15-18.

To Apply:

  1. Review the class schedule and descriptions.
  2. Complete an online scholarship application or print a PDF of the application and mail or fax to 612.874.3695.


Applications are reviewed every Friday. Scholarships are not guaranteed to every applicant and students are unable to reserve spots in advance. Funds are limited and priority is given to families who have not previously received a scholarship. Scholarships must be redeemed by registering for a class using the unique scholarship code that will be provided within 2 weeks, or the funds will be forfeited and awarded to another applicant.

*Scholarships cover 97% of class cost. Supply costs included on a case by case basis.


Funding Sponsors

In addition to funding provided directly by MCAD Continuing Education, current scholarship opportunities have been generously funded by the following sponsors:

  • Best Buy Children's Foundation
  • Carolyn Foundation
  • Coyne Foundation
  • Gamble Skogmo Fund
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Whittier Alliance
  • William Boss FoundationXcel Energy Foundation
  • Xcel Energy Foundation

Continuing Education would also like to thank its past sponsors:

  • David Winton Bell Foundation
  • Minnesota Office of Higher Education
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • RBC Wealth Management