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Apply for a $40,000 Scholarship

The Creative Futures Prize at Otis College of Art and Design celebrates, recognizes, and provides financial support to the next generation of emerging artists. Any senior-level student attending high school in Los Angeles County who aspires to attend Otis College is eligible for the award. This scholarship award of $40,000 will be awarded to nominees who are admitted to Otis College. The prize fosters creative opportunities for young artists living within the creative hub of Los Angeles.
Important Dates
  • December 1: Initial application deadline
  • July 1: Winners announced

Prize Highlights

Selected students will have their Fall 2024 application fee waived and will be awarded a scholarship of $10,000 per year, or $40,000 over four years if admitted to Otis College. The award will be in addition to other merit offered by the College, as well as state and federal financial aid.


All senior-level students in Los Angeles county are eligible for the Otis College Art and Design Creative Futures Prize. Only one student will be selected from each high school. December 1 is the application deadline to be considered for the scholarship.

Judging Criteria

  • Demonstrated outstanding creative achievement
  • Passion for their craft and artistic expression
  • Intellectual growth through hard work, dedication, and a genuine interest in artistic development

Create Your Future at Otis College

If you have any questions about the Creative Futures Prize, submission guidelines, or requirements, please contact our Admissions team at or 310.665.6820.