Tuition and paying for college

ASU ranks among the top “best buy” public colleges in the USA. Thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships are awarded to the School of Art students annually.

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ASU has many financial aid options available.

These scholarships and fellowships are made possible by the generous donations and investments of our alumni, parents and friends.  Financial aid includes grants, scholarships, work-study, loans, education tax credits or a benefit from completing community or military service.

Please scroll down to view the many resources available to help in your search for scholarships and financial aid.

Explore the scholarship and professional development opportunities in the School of Art

Arizona Artists Guild Visual Arts Scholarship

Deadline: February 14, 2020

Award amount:

The School of Art would like to make its students aware of opportunities available to students through the Arizona Artists Guild Visual Arts Scholarship.

Who is eligible?

  • First-year student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate

Graduate Tempe Hotel Annual Award

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award amount:

Annual School of Art competition juried by Graduate Hotel design team based in Chicago. The Graduate Tempe Hotel awards six School of Art undergraduate artists a two-month exhibition on the hotel Showcase Wall and awards.

Awards:
• The Graduate Tempe will be giving all winners a Nights Stay at the Graduate Tempe for themselves or a family member (valid for one year).
• SWAG Bag
• Gift Card to their restaurant. You and a guest can use this or you can gift it to someone.
• Cash Prize of $225 to the artist whose work was best received by guests.

Who is eligible?

  • Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
  • First-year student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

MFA Thesis Award

Deadline: October 5, 2020

Award amount: $ 5,000

All MFA students in their last year of their graduate program are eligible for the MFA Thesis Award. This is a highly competitive opportunity that is only available once an academic year. This award will be will be funded through a scholarship or scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate

School of Art Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Award amount: Varies

The School of Art administers university and private donor scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. You must complete the application for the School of Art Scholarship to be eligible for these scholarships.

Who is eligible?

  • Incoming first-year student
  • Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
  • First-year student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate

Donald N Rabiner Memorial Fund

Deadline: February 8, 2021

Award amount: Varies

This fund was established in 1992 by gifts from friends and associates of the late Arizona State University Associate Professor of Art History, Donald Rabiner. The income supports a travel fellowship for the study of Italian art in Italy or elsewhere. Eligible students include graduate or undergraduate students majoring in Art History or Studio Art graduate students.

Who is eligible?

  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate

Galbut Prize

Deadline: February 15, 2021

Award amount: $1,500

Martin and Cynthia Galbut are artists and art collectors whose love of art spans throughout history from Asian Art to American Tonalism and Contemporary Western American Landscape painting. The Galbut Prize is patterned after the Henry Ward Ranger prize which was established at National Academy of Design aimed at recognizing and supporting young talent. The Galbut Prize is an annual award that includes a $1500 purchase prize juried by a rotating member of the community. This competitive prize will be awarded to an outstanding work created by one of ASU’s School of Art MFA students, which will then become part of the ASU permanent art collection and be displayed in a highly visible location on the Tempe campus.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate

Nathan Cummings Graduate Summer Travel Award

Deadline: March 15, 2021

Award amount: Varies

The Nathan Cummings Graduate Summer Travel Award was established by the Nathan Cummings Foundation to give talented visual artists in the ASU School of Art the experience of the Grand Tour, a tradition in the education of the whole person. For the visual artist, this experience is considered a necessity, and the role it plays in the life of a young artist is well documented in modern history. This “application exhibition” showcases the artwork of those students who apply from various disciplines and also includes a statement of intent. Artists are meant to create proposals for summer travel to further their artistic visions and expand their worldview in relation to their particular craft and specific concentration. After a review of the work and proposals, ASU faculty members choose who will be awarded travel grants for this summer to their proposed locations.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate

Blick Student Material Scholarship

Deadline: open/rolling

Award amount: Varies

Blick Art Materials awards gift cards to degree-seeking art and design students as needed for assistance in purchasing art materials.

Who is eligible?

  • First-year student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Graduate Professional Development Award

Deadline: open/rolling

Award amount: varies

The Graduate Professional Development Award is for professional opportunities, including attending a symposium, conference, or residency; attending an exhibition, artist talk, or panel discussion; and traveling to do research, among others.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate

Travel Enrichment Grant -School of Art Graduate Students Only

Deadline: open/rolling

Award amount: variable

Enrichment grants are for competitive professional opportunities, including presenting a paper at a symposium or conference, attending a competitive residency, participating in an invitational or juried exhibition, giving an artist talk or participating on a panel discussion, among others. These are opportunities where many people apply and only a select few are awarded the opportunity to participate.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate