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Scholarships

MassArt offers a variety of merit scholarships to Massachusetts, New England, and out-of-state 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.

However, 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

The 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.

MassArt Merit Scholarships

MassArt merit scholarships are awarded to accepted first-time freshman 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 four years.

MassArt Transfer Merit Scholarships

MassArt Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to accepted applicants from Massachusetts who are transferring to MassArt. Awards are 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 the length of time it will take the student to complete their program at MassArt.


Scholarships for applicants from New England

MassArt Merit Scholarships

MassArt merit scholarships are awarded to accepted first-time freshman 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 four years.

MassArt Transfer Merit Scholarships

MassArt Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to accepted applicants from New England who are transferring to MassArt. Awards are 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 the length of time it will take the student to complete their program at MassArt.

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 Scholars. Trustees Scholarships are awarded to top academic students with outstanding portfolios who also have demonstrated financial need. The award is available to US citizens and legal permanent residents


Scholarships for out-of-state applicants

MassArt Merit Scholarships

MassArt merit scholarships are awarded to accepted first-time freshman 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 four years.

MassArt Transfer Merit Scholarships

MassArt Transfer Merit Scholarships are awarded to accepted applicants from outside of New England who are transferring to MassArt. Awards are 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 the length of time it will take the student to complete their program at MassArt.

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 Scholars. Trustees Scholarships are awarded to top academic students with outstanding portfolios who also have demonstrated financial need. The award is available to US citizens and legal permanent residents.


MassArt Foundation Scholarships

All applicants may also be considered for an assortment of institutional 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. Some awards are renewable, and some are for only one year.