Scholarship Impact

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Scholarships at CalArts

For many students, the transformative experience of CalArts would not be possible without the scholarship support that they receive. Each year, CalArts provides tens of millions of dollars of scholarship and financial aid to students. This website helps to illustrate the enormous impact that that support has for our community of artists.

Student Profiles

Scholarship Spotlight

qey’s (Dream) Scholarship for Indigenous Artists

This scholarship provides full support of tuition expenses for an undergraduate or graduate student from an Indigenous community or nation, with preference given to a member of the Hopi Tribe, throughout their tenure at CalArts.

Feature Music Scholarship and Feature Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a BFA4 in the Herb Alpert School of Music or the School of Art who self-identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color.

Charles Gaines Fellowship for MFA Art Students

This fellowship provides full support for students with a demonstrated financial need in the MFA Art program with a primary preference given to those who self-identify as Black or of being from the African diaspora.

Beutner Family Community Arts Partnership Award

This annually funded scholarship supports a CalArts student who participated in the Community Arts Partnership program.

The approximate amount of scholarship aid awarded to CalArts students this academic year.


The number of endowed and annually funded scholarships offered to CalArts students this academic year.

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