Scholarships & Awards
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.
Merit Based 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. Additionally, there are annual competitive scholarships from organizations outside of Moore that we encourage all of our students to apply for.
The following scholarships are available for First-Year & Transfer Undergraduate Students
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.
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.
Up to $14,000 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 2.5 per year.
Up to $8,000 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 2.5 per year.
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.
The Visionary Woman Honors Program (VWHP) is a competitive four-year honors program for first-year and transfer students enrolling at Moore. Through this program, first-year students receive a $25,000 annual scholarship and transfer students receive $20,000 annually. The program provides two goal-oriented options for student learning—Leadership Path or Academic Path—and is designed to support students in achieving their career goals, developing as leaders and gifted academics, and pursuing their professional dreams.
The VWHP challenges high-achieving student artists and designers with advanced coursework and additional opportunities to connect with working artists, volunteer with community leaders and service organizations, and receive invaluable mentorship opportunities. A Visionary Woman Honors Scholarship is our most competitive scholarship and supplants all other Moore merit scholarships.
First-year students who submit all required application materials, in addition to their FAFSA, by December 15 are eligible for the Early Action Scholarship. The benefits of this award include a $1,000 one-time scholarship for your first year at Moore as well as priority financial aid and housing consideration.
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.
Students who successfully complete Moore’s Summer Art and Design Institute between their sophomore and junior year of high school or their junior and senior year of high school and apply and are accepted as a first-year BFA student at Moore College of Art & Design are eligible to receive a $2,500 per year scholarship
The College may, at its discretion, change the name and funding source of any awarded scholarship. Scholarships are subject to revision based on receipt of any grant or scholarship not anticipated at the time of this award. In addition, you may be required to submit additional paperwork or a signed contract to secure specific scholarships. Scholarships, unless otherwise indicated, are based on full-time enrollment and will be applied to tuition and fees.
The following scholarships are available for all students. Applicants must apply with the outside organization’s links and requirements
Applicants must be enrolled in, or have formal acceptance for enrollment, as a full-time undergraduate student at Moore within the academic year for which scholarships are awarded. Applicant must meet the following academic qualifications: a cumulative grade average which places the applicant in the top 15% of the applicant’s graduating high school or secondary school class; if transferring from another a college or university, the applicant must have a cumulative post-secondary grade point average of 3.0 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale); demonstrated financial need. Preference in selection shall be given to residents of the Greater Philadelphia area (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Delaware counties) who are Illustration or Art Education majors. Apply here
Moore provides special award funding for students with specific financial needs. Requirements are unique to each award, but students must apply for its funding. The following awards are available for all current students.
Moore College of Art & Design values diversity in all aspects of the College community, and is committed to achieving increased diversity among its student body. Moore has established the Anna Russell Jones Award and hopes to enhance diversity by encouraging traditionally underrepresented minority students and financially disadvantaged students to apply for the award. Learn more about the Anna Russell Jones Award
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are pleased to inform you that an Aftermath Emergency Fund has been set up at the College to provide timely financial support to students facing severe financial hardship. This fund is intended to be a supplemental financial resource for students who are experiencing unexpected emergency expenses that directly impact or jeopardize continued enrollment at Moore.
Students are encouraged to apply for the emergency funds when other traditional methods of funding have been exhausted. Learn more about the Aftermath Emergency Fund
Moore also offers students the opportunity to compete for fellowships and awards that will support them financially as they enhance their skills. Students can apply individually, or as a team of two. There are Leadership, Travel, and Internship fellowships available. Senior Awards are also available for competitive application. Click here for more information.