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Athletics awards may be granted to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding athletic ability and individual merit. Criteria include high school academic record, standardized test scores, recommendations, achievements, leadership in extracurricular activities, and other documentation of ability to contribute to and benefit from the educational experience at SCAD.
Many employers offer tuition assistance or reimbursement to employees who seek to improve themselves through further education. These students may also qualify for SCAD scholarships for up to one-fourth tuition to attend SCAD at any location or through SCAD eLearning. To be eligible, an employee must apply and be accepted to SCAD as a certificate- or degree-seeking student, and provide appropriate documentation of the employer's commitment to provide tuition assistance. The scholarship may be renewed annually provided the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
Educators who are employed full-time or in an adjunct capacity at the kindergarten through university level at a public or private institution recognized by the applicant's state department of education at the time of application may be eligible to receive a half-tuition scholarship to attend SCAD at any location or via SCAD eLearning. To be eligible to receive this award, an educator must apply and be accepted to SCAD and must provide proof of employment in good standing from his or her school administrator or human resources department. These awards are available to qualified applicants to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at SCAD. Scholarship amount is based on enrollment in three classes (15 credit hours) each quarter. The amount is prorated for those who enroll in fewer classes.
A matching scholarship is awarded to each Horatio Alger Scholar who is accepted and enrolls at SCAD. Horatio Alger Scholars also may be eligible for other financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. The award is renewable for up to four years through completion of a bachelor's degree (or up to 225 attempted hours), provided the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a grade point average of at least 3.0.
International Baccalaureate diploma recipients who apply, are accepted and enroll at SCAD, having met or exceeded admission requirements, are awarded a scholarship of at least US$3,000 and up to US$15,000 on a score-based scale, per year of enrollment at SCAD, up to 225 attempted quarter hours, or until completion of a bachelor's degree. This award may not be granted in addition to other academic scholarships.
A limited number of scholarships is awarded each year to degree-seeking international students who apply and are accepted to SCAD. To be considered for an international student scholarship, applicants should meet or exceed normal admission standards and must request scholarship consideration by submitting a 500-word essay explaining how an international education would influence their artwork, goals and experiences.
Scholarships of at least US$3,000 are awarded to dependents of SCAD alumni who apply and are accepted to any undergraduate or graduate program. The scholarship may be renewed annually through completion of a bachelor's degree (or up to 225 attempted hours) provided the recipient remains enrolled at SCAD and maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. This scholarship may not be granted in addition to other SCAD scholarships.
A limited number of scholarships may be awarded each year to help make the benefits of a postsecondary or postgraduate education available to degree-seeking students of various ethnic backgrounds who apply and are accepted to SCAD. Students should meet or exceed normal admission standards and must request scholarship consideration by submitting a 500-word essay that addresses how their artwork, goals and experiences are influenced by their cultural background.
Scholarships of at least US$250 per course may be awarded to SCAD and ACA alumni who apply and are accepted to any undergraduate or graduate program at SCAD.
The application fee and enrollment fee are waived for SCAD and ACA alumni accepted into a SCAD degree program, and their SCAD transcript may be requested by SCAD admission at no charge. This scholarship may not be granted in addition to other SCAD scholarships.
Offering high school/secondary school students an international stage on which to exhibit their work, the SCAD Challenge seeks the next generation of talented artists and designers. High school seniors and juniors, and students completing their last two years of secondary school, compete for SCAD scholarships and funding to attend SCAD's pre-college programs.
Qualified high school or homeschool students admitted to SCAD for joint enrollment may be eligible to receive up to a half-tuition scholarship to enroll in courses offered through SCAD eLearning. To be eligible, the student must follow the application requirements for first-time freshmen, be recommended for joint enrollment by a counselor or teacher, and be admitted for joint enrollment. This award may only be applied toward courses completed as part-time non-degree-seeking joint-enrolled student. Joint enrollment students who have taken courses on a non-degree-seeking basis and who wish to become degree-seeking must reapply as a degree-seeking student and adhere to all first-time freshman admission requirements. The scholarship amount is based on enrollment in three classes (15 credit hours) each quarter. The amount is prorated for those who enroll in fewer classes. Available courses may vary.
SCAD voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, eligible veterans who apply and are accepted to SCAD may receive grant money from SCAD and a matching amount from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs toward their tuition at SCAD. Qualified students may receive either the Yellow Ribbon Grant or a SCAD scholarship based on academic achievement, artistic achievement, or both. Although those who accept the Yellow Ribbon Grant are not eligible to receive other institutional scholarship awards from SCAD, they may qualify for additional federal or state aid and outside scholarships. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA and the Georgia aid application to receive maximum financial aid benefits.
In order to qualify for this grant, the student must provide SCAD with a copy of their VA Certificate of Eligibility. Recipients continue to receive the grant as long as SCAD participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and as long as he or she maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct and attendance, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and has remaining entitlement with the VA. For eligibility requirements and to verify SCAD's participation and contribution amount for the current academic year, visit the Yellow Ribbon Program page through the VA website at gibill.va.gov