Each spring CCA sponsors the All College Honors Awards competition. Twenty-three scholarship awards are given to students in the BA, BFA, and BArch undergraduate programs and the MA, MBA, MFA, and MArch graduate programs. The awards are granted during the fall semester.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility requirements to be considered for the All College Honors Awards:

  • Entrant must be a full-time student enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the spring semester and must plan to enroll as a full-time student in the fall. Students expecting to graduate in spring or summer semesters are ineligible.

  • Entrant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and in good academic standing.

  • Recipients of the Hamaguchi Award are ineligible to compete in the visual works category.

Award recipients must be enrolled full-time at the college in the fall semester; otherwise the award is relinquished and granted to the next honorable mention recipient in the category.

Download the All College Honors Graduate application form (PDF).

Means of Entry: Undergraduate

Undergraduate Design & Architecture

Students who are Design and Architecture majors are eligible for the Undergraduate Design and Architecture Award(s), which will be juried during the Junior Review. All students who participate in the review will be considered for the award.

Undergraduate Fine Arts

Students who are Fine Arts majors are eligible for the Undergraduate Fine Arts Award(s), which will be juried during the Junior Review. All students who participate in the review will be considered for the award.

Undergraduate Writing

Students who are either Writing and Literature or Visual Studies majors are eligible for the Undergraduate Writing Award, which will be juried during the Junior Review. All students who participate in the review will be considered for the award.

Undergraduate First Year

New first-year students, transfer, and second-degree students who are currently taking Core Studio courses are eligible for the First-Year Award(s), which are juried during the First-Year portfolio review.

Students who participate in the review are considered for the award. This is a merit award offered to student(s) who are in good academic standing and represent leadership in the First-Year Community. For more information, please contact the First Year Program Office at firstyear@cca.edu.

Recipients of Undergraduate Award(s) are selected by an interdisciplinary faculty jury from CCA. Also, the review process of the All-College Honors is separate from the Junior Review results.

Means of Entry: Graduate

Graduate Programs

Graduate students will be notified by email when the application process opens in March of each spring semester. Visual and written submissions will be reviewed by an external jury for each Graduate Award(s).

For more information please download the All College Honors Graduate application form or contact your program manager in the Graduate Office on the San Francisco campus.

Graduate Architecture majors are eligible for the Architecture Award(s), which will be juried during the MArch midreview. All students who participate in the review will be considered for the award.