Continuing Education Tuition Scholarships

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Continuing eEducation strives to make arts learning opportunities accessible to students from all economic backgrounds. Whenever possible, we offer full-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—Summer 2014

Adult Campus-Based Classes*

To Apply:

  1. Browse our summer classes before submitting an application
  2. Complete an online scholarship application
Adult Art Educator Workshops*

To Apply:

  1. Browse our current workshops before submitting an application
  2. Complete an online scholarship application
MCAD for Teens Summer Program*


Scholarships provided by the Carolyn Foundation are available for young teens ages 12-14 (at the start of class) residing in Minneapolis proper. Browse our young teen classes.

Scholarships provided by the Coyne Foundation are available for teens ages 15-18 Portfolio Preparation class are also available. Browse our Portfolio Preparation classes.

Scholarship funds for all other ages, camps, and classes are depleted for summer 2014.

To Apply:

  1. Browse the above summer camps before submitting an application
  2. Complete an online scholarship application

Please note: As scholarships are not guaranteed to every applicant, families are unable to reserve spots in advance.
This is not a scholarship application for the Pre-College Summer Session.

Pre-College Summer Session—High School Teens

Application and scholarship information for this three-week residential program can be found on the Pre-College Summer Session page.

*Scholarships cover 97% of class cost. Supply costs included on a case-by-case basis. Not valid for online or for-credit classes. Other restrictions will apply.


Funding Sponsors

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

  • Carolyn Foundation
  • Coyne Foundation
  • Minnesota State Arts Board
  • Thomson Reuters
  • William Boss Foundation

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Continuing Education would also like to thank its past sponsors:

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


Additional Continuing Education Information