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Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow U.S. college students from minority and
economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their
artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.
The online application system for 2014–2015 academic year Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships will be available in early January 2014. The deadline to submit completed applications will be March 28, 2014.
Learn more about the scholarship criteria and application process by downloading the application instructions and prepare the required materials in advance.
AIGA and Worldstudio announced in July 2013 that 18 talented and dedicated students were awarded Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships. Get to know the recipients through their work and personal essays.
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically
disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in
colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are:
Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and
their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to
the larger community through their work.
Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition.
Students may apply in only one discipline. You must be majoring in one of these disciplines to qualify:
Entries will be evaluated by a jury of creative professionals
appointed annually by Worldstudio Foundation and AIGA. In selecting the
winning entries, jurors will take into account a number of factors
including: quality of submitted work, financial need, minority status,
academic record, recommendations, and strength of written statement. All applicants will be notified in late June. Please do not call to check on the status of your application.
Worldstudio and AIGA will notify schools of financial awards and
distribute scholarship funds directly to the institution’s financial
aid office or bursar’s office; half in the fall and half in the spring
of the upcoming academic year. Honorable Mention Awards are paid
directly to the student. Students are required to notify Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships if there is a change in their academic status.
Scholarships are only awarded for one year. All former scholarship
applicants and recipients are invited to reapply for the next year’s
competition. Previous applicants and winners who choose to reapply
should submit a complete application, including new work and a new
Written Statement of Purpose as evidence that the student has
Before contacting us, please take a moment to review the comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Worldstudio site. If these FAQs do not answer your questions, contact AIGA.
Each year, the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship program receives hundreds
of applications from young people in this very predicament: desperate
to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the
financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous
individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA
Scholarships allow young people to achieve their goals and further their
education. Learn more about how you can help.
Since 1995, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships has awarded more than $930,000 to 637 deserving students. Help us meet the $1,000,000 mark by donating online!
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The 2012–2013 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship jurors met in May 2012 and reviewed more than 400 applications from students attending art and design programs at colleges and universities across the country.
The 2011–2012 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship jurors met in May 2011 and reviewed more than 500 applications from students attending art and design programs at colleges and universities across the country. Thirteen scholarships and eight honorable mentions were granted.
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