Students at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) often wonder how to best fund their college education. One of the best ways to find college scholarships is to complete the FAFSA application as early as possible. This application will quickly inform you whether you have qualified for any federal or state funding. In addition to completing the FAFSA, students who plan to attend SCAD (or those students who are currently enrolled in SCAD) should check out some of the college scholarships that are offered through this specific institution. Below is a list of some of the best scholarships available through SCAD:
Undergraduate Incoming Student Scholarships: For a full list of scholarships available to incoming undergraduate students, head to this link. Some of these scholarships, such as the Frances Larkin McCommon Scholarship and the May and Paul Poetter Scholarship fund the complete cost of tuition at SCAD. Both of these scholarship opportunities require that students show superior ability in either their academic and/or artistic pursuits. The SCAD Achievement Scholarships, SCAD Academic Scholarships, and the Governor’s Honors Programs provide scholarships that range in value from a low of $1,500 all the way up to $12,000.
Graduate Incoming Student Scholarships: Graduate students are also able to obtain free cash for college through a variety of scholarship programs. The Graduate Fellowship and the Dean’s Fellowship are open to students who hold at least a 3.3 grade point average/ All students must have an exceptional portfolio and submit a statement of purpose. The SCAD Honors Scholarship is another option to help new graduate students fund their studies at SCAD. In order to be considered for this scholarship, students must hold at least a 3.5 grade point average and hold very high GRE scores (158 or higher on quant section, 5.0 or higher on writing, and 163 or higher on the verbal section). Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate a strong audition, portfolio, or writing submission.
Athletic Scholarships: The exact amount of the athletic scholarships varies widely. These awards are given to students who have shown strong academic ability in addition to strong athletic performances. In order to be considered for one of these awards, students should hold strong letters of recommendation, excellent scores on the ACT or SAT, a good grade point average, and must have been active in extracurricular activities. Additional information about this scholarship is available here.
Current SCAD Student Scholarships: Students who are returning for additional semesters at SCAD may want to apply for one of these scholarships. In order to be considered, students must have completed at least 15 graduate credits or 45 undergraduate credits before applying. Students can only apply for this award during April and should do so through their MySCAD account. Some of these awards are based on financial need while others are awarded based on academic merit. A full list of these opportunities are available at this website. In order to find the list that applies to you, simply select the link that matches the SCAD location where you are studying.