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Otis College Scholarships

Otis scholarships are awarded to students beginning with their incoming term and are based on both academic and artist merit as well as financial need. The scholarships are tuition specific, non-refundable and renewable for up to 8 semesters for undergraduate and 4 semesters for graduate students. The number of semesters depends on the student's academic level/number of transferred units determined during the admission process. In addition, eligible students are offered the Otis Diversity scholarship. These scholarships are renewable. Students must keep above a 2.0 Cumulative GPA and remain enrolled full-time (12 units for BFA and 8 units for MFA) each semester. New students must accept their award and submit their FAFSA (domestic students) or CSS Profile (international students) before the beginning of their first semester.

Otis Named Scholarships

Named Scholarships are funded thanks to the generosity of donors like Nike, Sony, the Ahmanson Foundation and many other individuals and organizations who believe in the value of an Otis College education. Thanks to their comittment to assist our students, many of continuing students benefit from this privilege. This program is currently for high acheiving domestic students who maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and often requires a recommendation from your department chair.

Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to speak with organizations they may already be affliated with to see if scholarship funding may be available to them. General search engines are listed below but students should always be mindful of possible scams - never pay for a scholarship application! Otis College also maintains a scholarship database inside the Otis College Dashboard at under FINANCES.