Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship

Scholarship & Organization Overview:
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.

Website & FAQ: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
How to Apply: View Here (portfolio, financial, reference requirements)
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Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or possess a green card. Having DACA certification and/or a Social Security number does not make you eligible.
  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a discipline listed below with the intention of pursuing that discipline as a career.
  • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 academic school year with the intention of maintaining full-time status for the entire year. If you do not yet know which school you will attend, put your first choice.
  • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Scholarships are only awarded to those students who are in financial need. Applicants must, therefore, provide complete financial aid information on the scholarship form and have approved signed off by his/her/their Financial Aid Officer.
  • Though not a requirement, underrepresentation of racial-ethnic minority groups as well as gender, sexual orientation, ability and disability, age, and other factors that shape creative perspective and professional experience are significant factors considered in jury decisions.

Students may apply in only one discipline and it must be the student’s major. We do not offer scholarships to students with minors in these disciplines.
Eligible disciplines include:

  1. Graphic Design (includes: visual and communication design, UX/UI, game design)
  2. Illustration (includes: animation, computer animation)
  3. Photography

Open to DREAMers: No
Questions? Please email

$2,000 - $5,000