Alternative funding

Alternative (credit-based) loans from private lenders are one source of funding that may help compensate for any shortfall.

Parents and students should be aware that these loans may be a more expensive way of borrowing and they should read all the information available on these loans and select the lender with the most suitable terms. The best source of information for private education loans is the lender. Programs and qualifying regulations are subject to change without notice.

Elmselect

Elmselect is a free online tool to help find and compare lenders and student loans that match your needs.

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Outside scholarships

SCAD accepts scholarships from outside sources; many are available through a variety of organizations. Select your academic level to learn more about alternative funding opportunities for your education. This list is only a small selection. Be sure to do an internet search to find new and possibly better opportunities.

Students are responsible for applying and completing the process to obtain these scholarships. Once an outside scholarship is awarded, the scholarship is applied to the student's financial aid award. SCAD is not involved in the selection process for outside scholarships. SCAD does not guarantee that students pursuing outside financial assistance will receive aid from these organizations.

Student employment

SCAD provides ways for students to apply the skills learned in the classroom to relevant professional settings through various on and off campus job opportunities.

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AmeriCorps

For undergraduate students

Cintas Foundation Fellowship

For creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (having a Cuban parent or grandparent) living outside Cuba

Daniels Fund Scholarship program

For high school students who are residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming

DiversityJobs.com Scholarship program

Awards $2,000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to minority students.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics

Essay contest for full-time juniors and seniors

Families of Freedom scholarship fund

For dependent children, spouses and domestic partners of victims of 9/11

Harry S. Truman scholarship

For undergraduate students with junior-level academic standing

Horatio Alger Association scholarship program

Horatio Alger Association scholarship program for high school seniors planning to pursue a bachelor's degree

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships for community college students transferring to a four-year college or university

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship for minority undergraduate students

JustJobs.com Scholarship Program

Awards $2,000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to all students.

LatPro.com Scholarship Program

Awards $2,000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to all Hispanic and bilingual students.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) scholarship

League of United Latin American Citizens scholarship for Hispanic undergraduate students

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts' Young Arts Scholarship

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts' Young Arts Scholarship for high school seniors

National Merit Corporation Scholarships

National Merit Corporation Scholarships for high school students planning to enroll in college full-time

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund for students at member schools (SCAD is a member school)

AmeriCorps

For graduate students

Cintas Foundation Fellowship

For creative artists of Cuban citizenship or direct lineage (having a Cuban parent or grandparent) living outside Cuba

Dedalus Foundation fellowship

Dedalus Foundation fellowship for M.F.A. students in painting or sculpture.

Families of Freedom scholarship fund

Families of Freedom scholarship fund for dependent children, spouses and domestic partners of victims of 9-11.

Garden Club of Georgia Cherokee Rose Scholarship

Garden Club of Georgia Cherokee Rose Scholarship for graduate students in historic preservation, decorative or historic architecture.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) scholarship

League of United Latin American Citizens scholarships for Hispanic students.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New American for graduate students under 31 with a status as new American.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for female graduate students form countries other than the United States or Canada.

Institute of International Education Fulbright Programs

Institute of International Education Fulbright Programs for international graduate students.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for female graduate students form countries other than the United States or Canada.

Veterans aid

SCAD voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

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Vocational rehabilitation aid

Many states offer vocational rehabilitation benefits to qualified students requiring these services. Any student who has a qualifying condition for vocational rehabilitation benefits should contact the appropriate state agency directly.

If the state agency requires a financial aid offer prior to determining or distributing state funding, eligible students must complete the financial aid process before that offer may be presented to the agency.