Graduate Financing Options

Graduate Merit & Competitive Scholarship

Through merit-based and competitive scholarship awards, MICA recognizes the talent, determination, and qualifications of the graduate student body.

MICA Graduate Merit Scholarship

Candidates applying for MFA and MA programs are automatically considered for partial merit scholarships, which offer funds covering between 10% and 75% of tuition. Candidates selected for admission are holistically reviewed by the Graduate Scholarship Committee. Scholarship awards are granted on the basis of comprehensive merit, considering all materials submitted with the application. No additional application materials are required. All admitted MFA and MA students receive some form of merit scholarship. 

MICA Competitive Graduate Scholarship

Each year, the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Scholarship Committee offer at least one competitive scholarship for admitted MFA and MA students. To be eligible to participate in the competitive scholarship process, candidates must apply by the first round deadline. The most recent competitive scholarship, the Leslie King Hammond Graduate Fellowship, is scheduled to be offered again in 2021. 

Other Scholarships & Fellowships

The Graduate Scholarship Committee considers eligible MFA and MA candidates for additional scholarships funded by private donors and foundations. Admitted candidates who meet the eligibility criteria are automatically considered for awards. In most cases, no additional materials or supplemental financial aid application is required. These awards include but are not limited to: 

  • Al Hurwitz Scholarship, Art Education
  • Community Endowed Fellowship for the Mount Royal School of Art
  • Hoffberger Foundation Fellowship
  • Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation MFACA Fellowship
  • Jean C Miller '42 Scholarship, Art Education
  • Marcella Brenner '01 Distinguished MAT Scholarship
  • Margaret Glace Scholarship, Art Education
  • Mildred Caplan Perl '39 Scholarship
  • Morris Louis Scholarship
  • Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Fellowship
  • O'Neill Troy Hammond '69,'75 Memorial Scholarship
  • Patricia Lion Krongard '77, '90, Art Education Scholarship
  • Perna Krick '31 & Reuben Kramer '32 Fellowship
  • Polevoy Scholarship
  • William Mayo Herring '41 Scholarship
  • William Phillips Memorial

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