Basic scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,000 to $3,000 annually. One or two top awards in the amount of $5,000 are also given each year at the jury's discretion. In addition, honorable mention prizes in the amount of $200 may also be awarded. All awards are non-renewable, but recipients may reapply each year. Worldstudio/AIGA will notify schools of financial awards, and distribute scholarship monies directly to the institution's financial aid office, half in the fall and half in the spring. Each recipient is required to notify Worldstudio/AIGA of any change in academic status.
The number of awards offered varies annually. In past years, 30 to 50 awards have been offered.
Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions. However, financial need is a requirement. Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. The applicant must, therefore, be approved for financial aid by his/her educational institution. Entries will be evaluated by a jury of creative professionals appointed 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 of purpose. All applicants will be notified via email in late June.
All applications for Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships must be completed in two parts: one that is online (Step 1) at the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship website and one that must be mailed (Step 2). The app ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.