The American Institute of Graphic Arts has offered these scholarships for the purpose of increasing diversity in creative professions and to foster social and environmental responsibility in artists, designers, and the studios of tomorrow. These scholarships range in value from $500 - $5000, depending on the award.
Scholarships are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents with financial need. Applicants must be enrolled (or plan to enroll) an an accredited college or university in the U.S. with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year. Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant consideration factor. Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Advertising, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design/Motion Graphics, or Photography with the intention of pursuing that discipline as a career. Applicants must also have at least a 2.0 GPA.