Student Scholarships

When you support scholarships you provide critical assistance for talented students who show exceptional promise and who otherwise could not afford to attend CCA.

Give the Gift of Education

The students you support today will be the artists, architects, designers, and writers of tomorrow -- influencing what we see, use, and experience.

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Your investment in CCA students will pay the highest of dividends by giving them the opportunity to fulfill their boundless potential. Give any amount to a pooled scholarship fund, or learn more about creating your own named or endowed scholarship fund.

Stories of Scholarship Recipients

Kalee Abella, Graphic Design 2013

“Studying Graphic Design at CCA has been such a great experience. Each year I am more excited, learning how design can make an impact. I wouldn’t feel as confident in my career choice if it wasn’t for the faculty and my classmates, who motivate me to push my work to its fullest.

"I am extremely grateful for my scholarship, as it inspires me to always work harder at a school that is rich in opportunities."

Kevin Demery, Painting/Drawing 2015
"I’ve wanted to paint since I was seven years old. I attended public school across the street from CCA and watched and dreamed of joining its community of artists. Words cannot express the joy and pride in my household when I was accepted at CCA.

"Thanks to scholarships, I’m now a sophomore, inspired by my teachers and classmates and the freedom to make art. CCA gives me the liberty to experiment, express myself, and ask questions through my work. I am grateful to all the alumni, parents, and friends who make gifts to keep our school strong and give students like me the opportunity to study here."

Read other testimonials from CCA-funded scholarship recipients »

Ways to Give

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Mail a check (made payable to CCA) to California College of the Arts, Office of Advancement, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618-1426

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Contact CCA's Office of Advancement directly at 510.594.3784 or

Thank you for your generous support of California College of the Arts!