AIGA Worldstudio scholarships

About the AIGA Worldstudio scholarship

AIGA Worldstudio 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 to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent 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.

Since its inception in 1995, AIGA Worldstudio scholarships has awarded over one million dollars to over 700 minority and economically disadvantaged college students of art and design.

This is a program of AIGA's Diversity & Inclusion initiative, in partnership with the Worldstudio Foundation.

How to apply

Application period and notification

Applicants who applied for consideration this year will be notified of the result in early August 2018.

The application for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. Keep an eye on this page for when next year’s application will become available, in early 2019.


Download and read the application instructions below.

This packet is your go-to guide and contains all you need to know about eligibility, the application and portfolio requirements, selection and notification process, required financial documentation, and more.


Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.


Exceptions to eligibility requirements or to the deadline will not be made. Be sure to read the application instructions in full.

Past recipients

2017–2018: Get to know the recipients

2016–2017: Get to know the recipients

2015–2016: Get to know the recipients

2014–2015: Get to know the recipients

Ways to contribute

There is always a need for additional support. If you or your organization are interested in contributing to the AIGA Worldstudio scholarship fund, there are a few ways to give. Download this donor form to learn more about how you or your organization can make a difference.


Make sure to read the above instructions pdf in full, and review the thorough FAQ’s page. Still have questions? Email

Learn more about AIGA's Diversity & Inclusion initiative.