Competitive Scholarships

Competitive Scholarships for Returning Undergraduate Students

In addition to MICA-funded scholarships, the competitive scholarships for returning undergraduate students are made possible through bequests, annual gifts, and special grants and are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and demonstrated aptitude in art.

These scholarships are reserved for full-time returning students and are awarded through MICA's Competitive Scholarships for Returning Undergraduate Students application process. The application process is overseen by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Apply for Competitive Scholarships for Returning Undergraduate Students

(Dec. 1, 2023-Feb. 2, 2024)

Each spring, MICA offers students the chance to compete for more than $600,000 in merit-based scholarships. Eligible students must be currently enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates and must register full-time for the following academic year. All entrants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average as of the Fall semester. Funding for competitive scholarships comes from MICA, as well as individual donors and organizations. All awards will be applied as a credit to the recipients' tuition for the upcoming  24-25 school year.  Students receiving MICA tuition remission benefits or a Full Scholarship are not eligible for competitive scholarships.

How to Apply

  1. Determine eligibility and application options - (FAQs)
  2. Create a Canvas Folio Project, Google Doc, Google Slides, or personal website for jury review
  3. Powerpoint Presentation for Competitive Scholarships for Returning Undergraduate Students 
  4. Apply online by visiting between December 1st and 4pm on February 2nd, 2024. 


All students who applied are notified around mid-March through their email address.


Info Sessions & Q&A

CSRUS Info Session I:
Wednesday, December 6th, 2:30 - 3:30pm EST (Zoom)
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CSRUS Info Session II:
Wednesday, January 17th, 2:30 - 3:30pm EST (Zoom)