In addition to any federal and MICA aid you may be eligible to receive, we suggest you explore additional information about your college-financing options. The sections below offer links to a range of websites that can assist you in this process.
Most states provide financial aid programs. Some states give students the option of using state-sponsored aid at MICA. Please contact your state education department to understand how your state aid programs operation.
Special Note to Maryland Residents
A variety of scholarships and grants are available to residents of Maryland. Information, required applications, deadlines, and instructions may be obtained from:
OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
839 Bestgate Road, Suite 200
Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
410-260-4565 or 1-800-974-1024
Tuition Installment Plan
To help you plan for the year's educational expenses, MICA has authorized Sallie Mae to offer a monthly tuition installment plan. The TuitionPay Plan allows you to pay all or part of your academic year educational expenses in monthly installments.
For more information contact a Sallie Mae representative designated to work with MICA families by calling 1-800-635-0120 or visit their website: www.tuitionpay.salliemae.com
Yellow Ribbon Program
Outside Scholarships Accepting Applications
AES Engineers Scholarship
CustomMade Scholarships (Jewelry and Furniture)
National Payday Scholarship
Essay contest open from December 1 through July 31 every year
Degree Directory Scholarship
KAFA Award for Visual Arts
Korea Arts Foundation of America is a non-profit organization and is offering this award to outstanding Korean-American artist.
Deadline: March 31
Various scholarships ranging from $500 to $25,000
Essay Contest $250-$1,250
Frugal Dad Scholarship
$5000 merit-based scholarships available to all types of students in all majors
Education Insider Scholarship
"Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship" up to $5000
Degree Directory Scholarship
Xi Gamma's Mosaic Scholarship
Applicants must be female undergraduate students, pursuing a bachelor's degree, with a minimum 2.7 GPA. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant that best represents the mission of Theta Nu Xi.
Fiber & Textile Arts Award (FTAA)
$2,000 scholarship each to two students
Rotary Club of Annapolis (Rotary District 7620 Scholarship)
Applicant must reside and attend college in District 7620, which includes most of Maryland and DC
Towson AAUW Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a woman pursuing a baccalaureate degree who has completed at least two years of college and had her studies interruped at some point for a least six months.
Please contact MICA's financial aid office in mid-February for application. Deadline is May 1.
Go Overseas Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in, or in the process of applying to, study abroad programs.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship
Friends of the Arts (FOTA) Scholarship- for Anne Arundel County Residents
Two $2,500 scholarships every year
Applicants must be an Anne Arundel county resident attending a MD college. Applicants must have completed 12 credits in the last year.
Please contact MICA's Financial Aid office in January for application. Deadline is March 31.
Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Average $2,500 award
For application: http://scholarships.worldstudioinc.com/deadline-application/
For more information: http://www.aigadc.org/events/2011/04/58647113
Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Sell Used Books College Essay Contest
Maryland Mensa Scholarship
Scholarships range from $300-$1,000
Campus Discovery Scholarship
$5000 - essay contest
US Bank Scholarship
$1000 random drawing - for undergraduate students and high school seniors
Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes
$1000 - one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund for community college student transferring into an accredited 4 year college.
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Central Scholarship Bureau
Award amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000
$1,000 scholarships awarded monthly
Free scholarship database
The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland
Baltimore Community Foundation
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Study abroad scholarship
Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck At Prom" Contest
Duck brand duct tape annually sponsors this contest, which awards $5,000 to the couple with the best outfits made out of duct tape.
National Sculpture Society Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded on a competive basis annually to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work.
John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund for Art Education
The purpose of the scholarship, in accordance with the clear stipulation of the Stacey's will, is to foster high standard in the study of form, color, drawing, painting, design, and technique, as these are expressed in modes showing patent affinity with classical tradition of western culture. Only those should apply who are skilled and devoted to this classical or conservative tradition.
FIRE's "Freedom on Campus" Student Video Contest
To be eligible for this contest, you must document a free speech controversy on a college campus and produce a short film about it.
Health Respect Win-Win Scholarship
What makes you unique? What makes you stand out from the crowd? What attributes do you have that would make others want to emulate you?
Neither merit nor financial need will be considered. The award will be based solely on completion of all required steps.
Alvin James Cox Memorial Scholarship (essay contest)