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Additional Resources for Scholarships & Financial Aid

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.

State-sponsored Aid

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 operate.

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:

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 Tuition Pay 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:

Yellow Ribbon Program

 MICA is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans.
Yellow Ribbon Program Information
Yellow Ribbon Program Application Form


Outside Scholarships Accepting Applications

Scholarships for first generation college bound

College Board's BigFuture link

Log Cabin Rustics Scholarship
$300 scholarship

Student Scholarship search (database search engine)

ESA Foundation scholarship (for women and minorities pursuing degree in the computer and video game design arts)
$3,000 scholarship Scholarship
$2,500 essay contest

Birkenstock Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest

ATT Internet and Education Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship

Zing! Broadband Scholarship
$1,000 blog contest Scholarships (database search engine) (database search engine)

Go Abroad Scholarship (database search engine for study abroad programs)

Military College Scholarship

Rocky Mountain Mattress Scholarship
$1,000-essay contest

Spokeo Connections Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest

WTS (Women in Transportation) Baltimore Scholarship
$3,000 scholarship for female pursuing a career in a transportation-related field

Resume Companion Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest

Scholarship Guidance (database search engine)

Eve's Addiction Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest

Special Cable
$1,000 scholarship

True Fit Good Citizen Scholarship
$1,000-$5,000 - application period start April 1 and only first 3,000 entries are eligible

AAFB Scholarship
$1,000-$3,000 essay contest

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
$7,500 a year

Cash Store Scholarship
$1,000 - must be 25 years of age or older to apply

Big Sun Scholarship
$500 - must be involved in a sport with school or community during application submission (scholarship database)

Drive to Learn Scholarship
$1000 essay contest

QuickShip Toner Scholarship
$1,500 essay contest Scholarship
$1,000 Scholarships Scholarship

LatPro Scholarship (hispanic scholarship)

SaveOnEnergy Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest Scholarship
$1,000 poster contest

Minted Design Grant
Three $4,000 grants awarded annually

CenturyLinkQuote Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest

Point Foundation LGBTQ Scholarships
$1,000 essay contest

B. Davis Scholarship

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship
$1,000 essay contest

Internet Initiative Scholarship
$1,500-$2,500 Scholarships

Verizon Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship

HotelsCheap Scholarship
$2,500 scholarship

AES Engineers Scholarship
$500 scholarship

CustomMade Scholarships (Jewelry and Furniture)
$1,000 scholarships Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship

National Payday Scholarship
Essay contest open from December 1 through July 31 every year
$3000 scholarship

Degree Directory Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship

KAFA Award for Visual Arts
$10,000 award
Korea Arts Foundation of America is a non-profit organization and is offering this award to outstanding Korean-American artist.
Deadline: March 31

Student Scholarships
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

Design*Sponge Scholarship

Xi Gamma's Mosaic Scholarship
$500 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
$1,000 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
$1,000 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:
For more information:

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
$1,000 Scholarship

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

Sallie Mae
$1,000 scholarships awarded monthly

Free scholarship database

Scholarship Experts

Scholarship America

The Polish Heritage Association of Maryland
$1,500 scholarships

Baltimore Community Foundation

Duck Brand Duct Tape "Stuck At Prom" Contest
$5,000 scholarship
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
$2,000 scholarship
This scholarship is awarded on a competitive 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
$5,000 scholarship
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
$1,000-$5,000 scholarships
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
$500-$25,000 scholarships
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)
$1,000 scholarship