Moore College of Art & Design attracts qualified students from diverse economic backgrounds through its extensive financial aid programs. A private education should be affordable to all deserving students. In 2012-2013, approximately 95 percent of Moore’s undergraduate students attended school with the assistance of scholarships.

Scholarships are merit based awards and do not have to be repaid. Moore offers more than $600,000 in merit scholarships to first-year and transfer undergraduate students. Awards are based on the applicant's academic and artistic achievements.
 

The Following Scholarships are Available for Eligible First-Year Students:

 

Moore College of Art & Design Board of Trustees Scholarship
Up to $20,000 awarded to a limited number of students who demonstrate exceptional artistic and academic ability upon entering the college. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 per year.

 

Moore College of Art & Design Presidential Scholarship
Up to $17,000 awarded to eligible students. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 per year.

 

Moore College of Art & Design Dean’s Scholarship
Up to $13,500 awarded to eligible students. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 per year.

 

Moore College of Art & Design Admissions Scholarship
Up to $9,500 awarded to eligible students. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 per year.

International Scholarship
Up to $20,000 awarded annually to eligible students. Scholarships are based on portfolio, academic achievement and TOEFL Score. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of between 2.5 and 3.0 per year, depending on amount of scholarship.
 

Other Competitive Scholarships for New Students:

 

Early Action Scholarship
Priority housing and a $500 one-time scholarship awarded to all first-year students who complete an application for Admission by December 1st and have paid tuition deposit by May 1st. 

 

Visionary Woman Scholarship
Up to 7 scholarships are awarded by the Admissions Committee to first-year students based on academic and artistic achievements that demonstrate the potential for great success in the visual arts. These competitive scholarships are automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 per year. Students must be nominated by the Admissions Committee to apply for this scholarship. Admissions applications must be completed by March 1st to be considered for competition.

 

Transfer Scholarship
Scholarships between $5,000 and $12,000 awarded to eligible transfer students. These scholarships are automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to 3.0 per year, depending on the award.

 

Business Scholars in the Arts Scholarship for Transfer Students
This merit-based scholarship will be awarded to selected students in the amount of $2,000 per year of full-time study. Recipients will receive art and design business training throughout their enrollment at Moore. Selected students are encouraged to take the Business Minor at Moore.  Students must be nominated by the Admissions Committee to apply for this scholarship. Admissions applications must be completed by March 1st to be considered for competition.

 

Emerging Leader in the Arts Scholarship
Up to 12 scholarships valued at $2,000 each and annual leadership training awarded by the Admissions Committee to qualified first-year students based on portfolio excellence, exceptional academic history and evidence of future potential of leadership in the arts. These competitive scholarships are automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 per year. Students must be nominated by the Admissions Committee to apply for this scholarship. Application deadline is February 1st.

 

Dr. Andrea Baldeck and William M. Hollis, Jr. Scholarship in Photography & Digital Arts
One scholarship valued up to $1,250 awarded to a first-year student on the basis of portfolio excellence, academic history, financial need and an interest in Photography & Digital Arts. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment, totaling $5,000 as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 per year. The Admissions Committee will select candidates in April.

 

Evelyn Andres Whitaker Art Endowed Scholarship
One scholarship valued up to $1,250 awarded to a first-year student on the basis of portfolio excellence, academic history and financial need. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment, totalling $5,000 as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 per year. The Admissions Committee will select candidates in April.

 

Fran R. Graham ’66 Endowed Scholarship
One scholarship valued up to $1,250 awarded to a first-year student on the basis of portfolio excellence, academic history, financial need and an interest in design. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full-time enrollment, totalling $5,000 as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 per year. The Admissions Committee will select candidates in April.

 

Jane Walentas '66 Endowed Scholarship and International Travel Fellowship Up to $11,500 awarded to a first-year student who demonstrates artistic and academic merit, and articulates an interest in international travel. Automatically renewed for up to four years of full time enrollment as long as the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 per year.
The scholarship will be awarded to one incoming first-year student but there are no restrictions with respect to geography, academic discipline or financial need. The scholarship also recognizes the importance of the global perspective in educating contemporary visual artists. With this recognition, the selected student will also be awarded a $4,000 international travel fellowship to be used between the junior and senior years at Moore College of Art & Design.

Talbots Scholarship Program and the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award for perseverance and ingenuity, which is presented in memory of the founder of Talbots. This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life. Women currently residing in the United States or Canada, who earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2002 are eligible. Women must be enrolled or planning to enroll in full- or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.  Deadline for application is January 3rd. https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/talbotswomen/instructions.php
 

 

Scholarships for Continuing Students Include:

 
  • Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Scholarship
  • Adelaide Florence Reinold Binder '21 and Loraine Marie Binder Scholarship
  • Charming Shoppes, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
  • Katharine M. (Liesmann) Fetter '34 Scholarship
  • Catherine Finn Storey '81 Memorial Scholarship
  • Zena W. Fox Scholarship
  • Dolya Goutman Memorial Scholarship
  • Sis Grenald Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design
  • John & Chara Haas Art Education Scholarship
  • The Fred and Naomi Hazell Art Award
  • Debby Larkin '70 Scholarship
  • Florence Moskawitz '27 Scholarship
  • NAMSB Foundation Stanley Heller Award
  • Helen C. Endres Scholarship
  • Mary Heher Reiber '36 Scholarship
  • Charlotte Eichfeld Reinicker '55 Endowed Scholarship
  • Mary Emma Schwarz '42 Scholarship
  • R. Joan Shore '54  Memorial Scholarship in Illustration
  • W.W Smith Charitable Trust Scholarships
  • Elizabeth Swartz Fund Scholarship
  • Dorothy Tomkins Warner '29 Endowed Illustration Scholarship
 

Leadership Fellowships Include :

 
  • Frieda Fehrenbacher Women’s Leadership Fellowship
  • Tiffany & Co. Women’s Leadership Fellowship
  • Sis Grenald Women's Leadership Fellowship
 

Traveling Fellowships include:

 
  • Frieda M. Fehrenbacher International Travel Fellowship—one $2,500 fellowship awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class for international travel and study.
  • Emily Sartain Fellowship—one $2,000 fellowship awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class for advanced study and international travel and study.
  • Harriet Sartain Fellowship—one $1,250 fellowship awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class for advanced study; travel is encouraged.
  • Sarah Peter Fellowship - one $1,750 fellowship awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class for advanced study; travel is encouraged.
  • Sis Grenald International Travel Fellowship - one $2,500 fellowship awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class for advanced study and international travel and study.
 

Other Awards and Prizes include:

 
  • Advertising Specialty Institute Award for Excellence in Applied Illustration
  • Brandywine Conservancy and Bradywine River Museum Membership Award in Narrative Illustration
  • Frieda M. Fehrenbacher First-Year Prize for Drawing
  • David's Bridal Best in Show 
  • Dick Blick Award
  • Charming Shoppes, Inc. Most Saleable Collection Award 
  • Delaware Center for Contemporary Art Artists Membership Award 
  • Jannaman Award for Excellence in Construction 
  • Fabulous Stationary.com Award in Graphic Design
  • Fractures Atlas Lifetime Membership
  • Fred Acker Acheivement Award in Graphic Design
  • Harriet Glashofer Jolles Memorial Prize in Fine Arts
  • Margaret Heilbron Award for Outstanding Artist in Art Education
  • International Sculpture Center Awards
  • Elsie R. Knauss Faculty Choice Award for Fashion Illustration
  • Nancy Neil Award for Excellence in Illustration
  • Elizabeth Pennell Award for Interior Design Excellence
  • Philadelphia Sculptors Award
  • The Plastic Club Award
  • Hilda Schoenwetter Award for Outstanding Artist in Art Education
  • Philadelphia Sketch Club Award for Excellence in Illustration
  • Philadelphia Water Color Society Award
  • SMP Award for Excellence in Interior Design
  • Diane and Clarence Stern Award for Excellence in 3D Fine Arts
  • Miriam Troop '38 Portrait Prize
  • Women's Caucus for the Arts Award