Criteria and Guidelines

Worldstudio AIGA and AIGA DC’s Design Continuum Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. While they both use the same application, AIGA DC will select recipients who are enrolled/attending DC, Maryland or Virginia colleges or universities.

Among our primary aims are:

  • To increase diversity in the creative professions
  • To foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers and studios of tomorrow
  • To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card or Form I-551).
  • Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a design or art discipline listed below and intend to pursue that discipline as a career.
  • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.*
  • Incoming students who have yet to enroll must submit proof of acceptance from schools of choice.
  • Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.
  • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Scholarships are only awarded to students who are in financial need; applicants must, therefore, provide complete financial aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a financial aid officer
  • Deadline: All entries will be due in April 2017 for the 2017/18scholarship competition; students must be enrolled for the full Fall 2017/Spring 2018 academic year.

Scholarship Recipients