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Scholarships

MassArt offers a variety of merit scholarships to Massachusetts, New England, out-of-state and international applicants. Some scholarships are awarded based strictly on merit; others require a student to also have financial need.

All applicants to MassArt will be automatically reviewed for the merit scholarships for which they are eligible. No additional application is necessary for consideration.

MassArt merit scholarships are quite competitive. Serious consideration will be given to high academic achievers with strong portfolios. Take the time to submit application materials – especially your portfolio – that fully represent your accomplishments and potential and demonstrate what you will bring to MassArt.

To receive the fullest consideration for all merit scholarships, be sure to complete the FAFSA by February 15. The scholarship committee begins reviewing all accepted applicants after March 1. Once a scholarship decision has been made, the recipient will be notified by letter.

Students awarded a merit scholarship must meet certain academic standards in order to remain eligible for their scholarship each year.


Scholarships for applicants from Massachusetts

MassArt President's Scholarship

MassArt President's Scholarships are awarded to accepted first-time first-year and transfer applicants from Massachusetts, based strictly on the merit of the student's application for admission to the college; financial need is not a factor. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Award amounts are $1,000 for first-time first-year applicants and $1,000-$2,000 for transfer applicants.

Senator Paul E. Tsongas Scholarship

The Senator Paul E. Tsongas Scholarship covers all tuition and fee charges for four years and is awarded annually to five new students from Massachusetts. Recipients must place in the top ten percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.75. They must also have a combined SAT score of 1200 or higher or have earned at least two grades of 3.5 (B+) or better in advanced placement or honors courses. The scholarship committee selects Tsongas scholars from the pool of accepted applicants who meet the above criteria, and who also have exemplary portfolios and other admission submissions; preference is given to those candidates demonstrating financial need.


Scholarships for applicants from New England

MassArt Dean's Scholarship

MassArt Dean's Scholarships are awarded to accepted first-time first-year and transfer applicants from New England, based strictly on the merit of the student's application for admission to the college; financial need is not a factor. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Award amounts are $3,500-$4,500 for first-time first-year applicants and $3,000 for transfer applicants.

Trustees Scholarship

The Trustees Scholarship is the highest award for New England applicants. It covers all tuition and fee charges and is renewable for up to four years. Each year, the selection committee identifies up to six Trustees Scholarship recipients. Trustees Scholarships are awarded to top academic students with outstanding portfolios who also have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is available to US citizens and legal permanent residents


Scholarships for out-of-state and international applicants

MassArt provost's Scholarship

MassArt Provost's Scholarships are awarded to accepted first-time first-year and transfer applicants from outside of New England, based strictly on the merit of their application for admission to the college; financial need is not a factor. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Award amounts are $4,500-$9,500 for first-time first-year applicants and $3,000-$5,000 for transfer applicants.

Trustees Scholarship

The Trustees Scholarship is the highest award for out-of-state applicants. It covers all tuition and fee charges and is renewable for up to four years. Each year, the selection committee identifies up to six Trustees Scholarship recipients. Trustees Scholarships are awarded to top academic students with outstanding portfolios who also have demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is available to US citizens and legal permanent residents


MassArt Foundation Scholarships

All applicants and returning students may also be considered for an assortment of endowed scholarships based on various academic and demographic criteria. Eligible applicants are identified during the application review process, and names are forwarded to the scholarship committee for consideration. Returning students may be nominated by faculty and then reviewed by the scholarship committee. No additional application is necessary. Some awards are renewable, and some are for only one year.