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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. 

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 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 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 $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.

Moore College of Art & Design Admissions Scholarship
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.

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:


Visionary Woman Honors Program and $22,000 Annual Scholarship
The Visionary Woman Honors Program (VWHP) is a competitive 4-years honors program for first-year students enrolling at Moore for the first time in Fall of 2017 that include a $22,000 annual scholarship. The VWHP will enhance your education by challenging high achieving student artists and designers with advanced coursework and additional opportunities to connect with working artists, volunteering with community leaders and service organizations and mentoring. Students will be selected to interview for the program during the admissions process. Minimum SAT or ACT scores are required for consideration. Learn more at moore.edu/honors

$1,000 Foundation Scholarship for First Year Students
First-year students who submit all required application materials, including their completed FAFSA, and are admitted by December 15 are eligible for the Foundation 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.

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.

SADI Scholarship
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.

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.
  • 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.

Outside Scholarships

AMDG Scholarship

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.