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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Alliance for Young Artists & Writers


College & University Scholarships

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partners with colleges and universities to earmark scholarships for college-bound Scholastic Awards winners. Each university has the final decision-making authority on awarding scholarships.

Please note that when reviewing your financial aid offer the Scholastic Awards Scholarship may be incorporated into your financial aid package at the initial point of the offer and will not constitute an additional offer.

Scholarship Partners


Art Center College of Design

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

Laguna College of Art & Design

Otis College of Art and Design

San Francisco Art Institute


Ringling College of Art & Design


School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Maine College of Art


Maryland Institute College of Art


Lesley University College of Art & Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Montserrat College of Art

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University


College for Creative Studies

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University*


Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Kansas City Art Institute

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Institute of Art

New York

Parsons School of Design at the New School

Pratt Institute

Purchase College SUNY, School of Art & Design*

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences*

School of Visual Arts

Syracuse University College of Visual + Performing Arts*


Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cleveland Institute of Art

Columbus College of Art & Design


Oregon College of Art & Craft

Pacific Northwest College of Art


Carnegie Mellon University*

Moore College of Art & Design

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

University of the Arts

Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design


Watkins College of Art, Design & Film


Cornish College of the Arts


Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

*With the exception of schools designated with an asterisk, our Scholarship Partners are members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

About the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the non-profit organization that administers the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, recognizes member colleges of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) as the leading, nonprofit, art and design colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

To learn more about AICAD, please visit—a free online resource to explore and connect with AICAD member schools.

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