Diversity Scholarships

Diversity scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants for undergraduate and graduate admissions who bring diverse experiences, ideas, and creative work to the CCA community. Undergraduate students must also demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility & Criteria

Awards are based on a thorough review of the student's application, essay (including additional essay topics), and portfolio.

The following criteria will be considered in the scholarship review: students from educationally disadvantaged families who have demonstrated academic and artistic achievement, students with demonstrated leadership in service to the community, and students whose work focuses on social or cultural issues.


Prospective undergraduate and graduate students must complete all application requirements. Prospective undergraduate students must also have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Priority will be given to applicants who submit their admissions application and, if required, their FAFSA by February 1.