Events
  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • Todd Bradford Richmond presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and installation for his Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view January 22 to February 1, 2017 (closes at 12noon on Feb 1). There will be an artist reception on Saturday, January 28, 2-6pm.

  • Tim Davis's wry photographs find the sublime in the quotidian. Whether shooting an abandoned pair of sneakers, the streets of a nameless suburb, or the corner of a framed painting in a museum, Davis captures the peripheral, everyday beauty of our daily life.

  • Under Armour on Campus

    Jan 24| Student Event
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    Career Services is hosting Under Armour for Lunch & Learn and portfolio reviews. They are actively recruiting for paid summer internships and post grad employment in the following areas: Accessories Design Apparel Design Graphic Design – Apparel, Brand, Retail and Web Film & Video Production Footwear Design Technical Design, Patternmaking & Product Fit
  • Otis College of Art and Design and The Art and Design Department at California State University Dominguez Hills will be partnering to bring two Ceramics Artist, Diego Romero ('90) and Michael Sherrill to give a guest lecture and workshop demonstration to take place at both campuses in conjunction with the 73rd Scripps Ceramic Annua, curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis College Faculty member).

  • Workshop at Otis College campus with ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill.

  • James Hannaham

    Jan 25| Lectures
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    James Hannaham is the author of the novels Delicious Foods, which won the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award, and God Says No, a Stonewall Honor Book and a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

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Grants

Federal Grants
State Grants
Institutional Grants

FEDERAL GRANTS
Federal grants are funded by the federal government and are considered 'gift-aid' which means it never has to be re-paid. To learn more about the federal grant programs, please click here.

PELL GRANTS

US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA (online) (with OTIS listed) - See more at: http://www.otis.edu/financial-aid-office/grants#sthash.lcM3wdDH.dp

Eligibility:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens who complete the FAFSA, who are Undergraduate students with financial need.
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibilty.
Deadline:
Before the last day of the academic year.
Application:
FAFSA
Amount:
Up to $5,815
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need. Students must re-apply with the FAFSA each year.
Funding:
Federal Government Grant -does not need to be re-paid;  prorated per enrollment status

FSEOG GRANTS
Eligibility:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens who complete the FAFSA, who are Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients with financial need; coordinated with all other grants and scholarships received.
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibilty.
Deadline:
Based on availability of funds
Application:
FAFSA
Completed file with Financial Aid Office
Amount:
Up to $1,500
Renewable:
Yes, yearly according to need. Students must re-apply with the FAFSA each year.
Funding:
Federal Government Grant -does not need to be re-paid;  prorated per enrollment status


CALIFORNIA STATE GRANT (CALGRANT)
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Please keep your contact information (especially your email address) up-to-date with the California Student Aid Commission so that you can receive the most accurate Cal Grant information.
Check your CalGrant eligibility by establishing a User ID at: www.webgrants4students.org.

 

CAL GRANT A
A tuition-specific, state entitlement award, funded by California Student Aid Commission. For more information please visit the California Student Aid Commission website.
Eligibility:
Undergraduate with eligible (3.0 or higher) GPA, and financial need; resident of California**.
Deadline:
March 2
Application:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA and complete the GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application and complete the GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
More information is available on the California Dream Act site.
Amount:
Up to $9,084*
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress.
Renew by filing your FAFSA each academic year, no GPA verification form needed.
Funding:
California Student Aid Commission
*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.
**Student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to their application date.


CAL GRANT B
Eligibility:
Undergraduate with eligible GPA and financial need; resident of California**.
Deadline:
March 2
Application:
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA, and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (new applicants only)
Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application , and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.
More information is available on the California Dream Act site.
Amount:
1.First year: only living allowance totaling $1,670*
2.All other grade levels: tuition assistance of up to $9,084 and living allowance (Access) funds of $1,670.
Renewable:
Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress. Renew by filing your FAFSA each academic year, no GPA Verification Form needed
Funding:
California Student Aid Commission; Payments vary per first year of eligibility; the first year of the program, student receives access amount only ($1,670). In subsequent years, student receives access amount plus $9,084. (Up to $10,754)
*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.
**Student must be a California resident for at least one year prior to their application date.

Additional information regarding the Cal Grant: 
Students and parents are required to have qualifying income each academic year. Income limits are determined by the California Student Aid Commission yearly, please review their website at www.calgrants.org to learn more.

 

OTHER STATES

Students from states other than California should check their eligibility - please contact the state agency which runs the grant program for your home state by referencing the US Department of Education site.


INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS

OTIS GRANTS/SCHOLARSHIPS
Eligibility:
Awarded to both new and continuing students, based on academic & artistic merit as well as financial need.
Students must keep above a 2.0 Cumulative GPA as well as remain enrolled Full-time (12 units) each semester.
Deadline:
Automatically awarded to New Students (if eligible), must renew before the end of the academic year.
Application:
FAFSA
Amount:
Amount varies based upon academic and artistic merit along with financial need at the time of admittance to OTIS.
Renewable:
Yes, yearly - student must re-apply by taking the following steps:  
Complete the FAFSA (if student wishes to receive federal aid as well)
OR

submit the Financial Aid Renewal Application (Otis Grant only)
Funding:
OTIS College; Student must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to maintain eligibility. Funds are disbursed on a per semester basis.

 

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