In addition to over $100,000 in scholarships awarded by the college, at least one annual full-tuition scholarship is awarded in memory of Marcella Cleese through a generous endowment created by her friends.
CCA offers highly competitive $2500 merit scholarships. Awards are based on a student's academic achievement, creative ability (as demonstrated by their portfolio) and scholarship essay. The merit scholarship competition is open to all pre-college applicants.
Tuition scholarship assistance is available to those with documented financial need. Award amounts vary and are based on a student's academic achievement, demonstrated artistic promise, financial need and scholarship essays. Students who submit all required scholarship application materials for a Need-Based Scholarship by March 22 are automatically considered for the Merit Scholarship.
Applying for Scholarships
Include the following when completing your scholarship application:
For both Merit and Need-Based Applications
All required materials for application to the program including 2013 Pre-College application with deposits for tuition and housing, if desired.
A slide, photographic, or CD portfolio of your artwork (five to eight pieces, formatted no larger than 8.5 x 11 in.). Due to the possibility of lost, stolen, or damaged artwork, the college cannot accept delivery of original pieces of art. If you submit photographs, indicate whether they were printed commercially or by you. Video submissions are accepted for Film applicants only. Creative Writing applicants should submit two to five pages of writing samples. You must save images and writing samples as PDFs to upload with the online application. Video submissions must be mailed in. You have the option of applying online and mailing a CD in separately. If you are having difficulty uploading your images with the online application, you can email them to email@example.com. Please include your first and last name in the email.
A half-page essay describing your artistic interests and goals, and specifically the reasons for your interest in CCA’s Pre-College Program.
Additional Items for Need-based Applications
A copy of your family’s 2012 U.S. federal income-tax return. Your family should also document any child support received (or paid) and any other money received that is not reported on the tax return. On an individual basis, where necessary, CCA may request further financial documentation. You will not be considered for scholarships if you do not include the 2012 U.S. tax return.
A written statement describing why you need financial assistance to attend the program. Preferably a parent or guardian should write this statement, although it may also be written by a high school counselor or art teacher.
All of the above items must be postmarked by March 22 for scholarship consideration.
For commonly asked scholarship questions, please go to FAQ.