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Otis College Scholarships

Otis scholarships are awarded to students beginning with their incoming term and are based on both academic and artist merit as well as financial need. The scholarships are tuition specific, non-refundable and renewable for up to 8 semesters for undergraduate and 4 semesters for graduate students. The number of semesters depends on the student's academic level/number of transferred units determined during the admission process. These scholarships are renewable. Students must keep above a 2.0 Cumulative GPA and remain enrolled full-time (12 units for BFA and 8 units for MFA) each semester. New students must accept their award and submit their FAFSA (domestic students) or CSS Profile (international students) before the beginning of their first semester.

Otis Named Scholarships

Named Scholarships are funded thanks to the generosity of donors like Nike, Sony, the Ahmanson Foundation and many other individuals and organizations who believe in the value of an Otis College education. Thanks to their comittment to assist our students, many of continuing students benefit from this privilege. This program is currently for high acheiving domestic students who maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and often requires a recommendation from your department chair.

Charles White Scholarship

Support the legacy of renowned American artist and teacher, Charles White with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Otis College of Art and Design. The Charles White Art and Design Scholarship invites a new generation of young artists and designers from underrepresented communities to explore their passion and discover their creative futures. The scholarship not only expands access to a world-class art and design education, but it also encourages a diverse new generation of young creatives to make an impact. This year, the scholarship will be awarded to two recipients including:

  • One incoming first-year or transfer student from an underrepresented group in Los Angeles County.
  • One incoming first-year or transfer student from an underrepresented group from anywhere in the U.S.

The first step for your student to be considered for The Charles White Scholarship is to submit their application no later than February 15. Get more information about this life-changing opportunity including how to apply and eligibility requirements by visiting our website.

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Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to speak with organizations they may already be affiliated with to see if scholarship funding may be available to them. General search engines are listed below but students should always be mindful of possible scams - never pay for a scholarship application! Otis College also maintains a scholarship database inside the Otis College Dashboard at under finances.

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We're here to help! Have questions about applying for student loans, grants, and scholarships? Contact our student financial services team to get your questions answered.

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