UArts recognizes the talents of its students through a range of merit-based scholarships.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarship awards during the admissions process. No special application is required.  

Scholarship recipients are evaluated based on the review of their creative portfolios and/or auditions, prior academic success, related experience and general suitability of one’s interests and goals within our programs.

International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships under the same criteria as domestic applicants.

Applicants who are offered admission will be notified as to any merit-based scholarships they have been awarded in their admission acceptance letter.

In addition to merit-based scholarships, applicants who have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be reviewed for need-based financial aid.  Applicants who have been offered admission to the Fall will be sent a comprehensive award package, with their merit-based and need-based awards, starting the first week of January.  Accepted applicants who submit the FAFSA after this date will receive a comprehensive award package award package approximately 2-to-3 weeks after filing the FAFSA.

Named Scholarships

The individuals that make up our student body and our ever-growing alumni community are at the core of UArts. Many of our students know the impact scholarships have on their studies and future career. To help these students succeed, generous donors have created named scholarships which are awarded to students based on merit and/or financial need. All students are automatically considered for scholarships. No separate application is required unless specified. 

University of the Arts (unrestricted)
Adolf and Geraldine Paier Scholarship
Annie E. Sinnott Scholarship
Antos Family Scholarship
Arnold A. Bayard Scholarship
Camden High Scholarship Fund of the Alumni Association
Elizabeth Grasso Christensen Scholarship
First Union Mummer's Education Scholarship
Frand & Fannie Hamilton Magee Scholarship
James M. Cresson Scholarship
Jill Felix Colton Memorial Scholarship
Joseph E. Temple Scholarship
Maureen Chapman Scholarship
Miriam Cone Scholarship
Ruth K. Colten Scholarship
Sigrid Berwind Scholarship in the Arts
W. W. Smith Scholarship
William and Kate Hofacker Scholarship

School of Art
Alice H. Pechner Scholarship
Anne Lisette Boysen Memorial Scholarship
Arronson Scholarship
Aspasia E. Ramborger Scholarship
Barclay Ewing Scholarship
Baugh-Barber Trust Scholarship
Biddle Scholarship
Celia Kanev Scholarship
Charles Godfrey Leland Scholarship
Christina Marie Cullen Scholarship *based on an annual photography competition
Clayton French Scholarship
Davis Family Scholarship
DeSilver Scholarship
Donald Stanley Wilf and Peter H. Arger Scholarship Fund
Donna Emma Brosniak Memorial Scholarship
Edith & Lessing J. Rosenwald Scholarship
Edith Clemmer Steinbright Scholarship
Edna Andrade Travel Scholarship *separate application is required, for more information contact Regina Barthmaier (rbarthmaier@uarts.edu)
Edward Tonkin Dobbins Scholarship
Emily Leland Harrison Scholarship
Eva Keyden Scholarship
George and Mary Lou Beitzel Scholarship
George Bunker Scholarship
Georgia B. McIlhenny Scholarship
Gertrude C. Partenheimer Scholarship
Gertrude S. Schell Scholarship
Harry Soviak Memorial Scholarship
Henry Nias Foundation Scholarship
Howard A. and Martha R. Wolf Scholarship
John Harrison Scholarship
Lenore G. Tawney Scholarship
Lila Oliver Asher Scholarship
Lyola C. Pedrick Memorial Scholarship
Mabel E. Johnston Scholarship
Madeline K. Bean Scholarship
Marguerite & Otis Walter Scholarship for Art History
Marian Churchill Scholarship
Marion G. Barraclough Scholarship
Mark Higgison Scholarship for Wood
Mildred Itter Jantzen Scholarship
Milton & Sally Avery Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. John McInhenny Scholarship
Patricia C. Cole Scholarship
Peter Freudenberg Scholarship
Randy Granger Art Education Scholarship
Richard Reinhardt Memorial Scholarship
Roberta Treatman Eisenberg Scholarship
Roy Friedman Scholarship
Runear Williams Jr. Scholarship
Scott Memorial Scholarship
Sid Laverson Scholarship for Painting and Drawing
Theresa M. Keehmle Scholarship
Thomas Miles Scholarship
Thomas Skelton Harrison Scholarship
Viola Foulke Scholarship
Virginia G. & Harvey Kimmel Scholarship in Crafts
Von Hess Scholarship *separate application is required, for more information contact Jessica Kahle (jkahle@uarts.edu)
Weightman Scholarship
Wesley Emmons Scholarship
William Daley Scholarship Fund
Windgate Foundation Craft School Scholarship
Winifred Finkelstein Cantor Memorial Scholarship
Zelda and Josef Jaffe Scholarship

School of Critical & Professional Studies
Aidan Doyle Memorial Scholarship
Stephen Berg Memorial Scholarship
Marguerite & Otis Walter Scholarship for Art History

School of Dance
Aleena L. Hervey Scholarship
Elizabeth Pulaski Scholarship
Ian Berry Memorial Scholarship
Lillian and Albert Noren Scholarship
Stella Moore Dance Scholarship
The Stone Dance Scholarship

School of Design
Arronson Scholarship
Aspasia E. Ramborger Scholarship
Barclay Ewing Scholarship
Benjamin Eisenstat Scholarship
Bernice Travis Rudnick Memorial Scholarship
Biddle Scholarship
Charles Godfrey Leland Scholarship
Clayton French Scholarship
Davis Family Scholarship
DeSilver Scholarship
Donald Stanley Wilf and Peter H. Arger Scholarship Fund
Edith Clemmer Steinbright Scholarship
Edna Andrade Travel Scholarship *separate application is required, for more information contact Regina Barthmaier (rbarthmaier@uarts.edu)
Edward Tonkin Dobbins Scholarship
Elizabeth Webb George Scholarship
Emily Leland Harrison Scholarship
Eva Keyden Scholarship
George and Mary Lou Beitzel Scholarship
Georgia B. McIlhenny Scholarship
Gertrude C. Partenheimer Scholarship
Gertrude S. Schell Scholarship
Gillespie Scholarship
Gregory Scholarship
Henry and Audrey Walters Scholarship Fund
Howard A. and Martha R. Wolf Scholarship
John Harrison Scholarship
Ken and Eleanor Hiebert Scholarship
Lila Oliver Asher Scholarship
Lyola C. Pedrick Memorial Scholarship
Mabel E. Johnston Scholarship
Madeline K. Bean Scholarship
Marion G. Barraclough Scholarship
Mary B. Sweeny Scholarship
Mildred Itter Jantzen Scholarship
Milton & Sally Avery Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. John McInhenny Scholarship
Naeye Scholarship
Patricia C. Cole Scholarship
Richard J. Schneebeli Scholarship
Runear Williams Jr. Scholarship
Scott Memorial Scholarship
Theresa M. Keehmle Scholarship
Thomas Miles Scholarship
Thomas Skelton Harrison Scholarship
Von Hess Scholarship *separate application is required, for more information contact Jessica Kahle (jkahle@uarts.edu)
Weightman Scholarship
Winifred Finkelstein Cantor Memorial Scholarship

School of Film
Arronson Scholarship
Barclay Ewing Scholarship
Biddle Scholarship
Charles Godfrey Leland Scholarship
Clayton French Scholarship
Davis Family Scholarship
DeSilver Scholarship
Edith Clemmer Steinbright Scholarship
Edna Andrade Travel Scholarship *separate application is required, for more information contact Regina Barthmaier (rbarthmaier@uarts.edu)
Edward Tonkin Dobbins Scholarship
Emily Leland Harrison Scholarship
Eva Keyden Scholarship
George and Mary Lou Beitzel Scholarship
Georgia B. McIlhenny Scholarship
Gertrude C. Partenheimer Scholarship
Gertrude S. Schell Scholarship
Howard A. and Martha R. Wolf Scholarship
John Harrison Scholarship
Lyola C. Pedrick Memorial Scholarship
Mabel E. Johnston Scholarship
Madeline K. Bean Scholarship
Marion G. Barraclough Scholarship
Mildred Itter Jantzen Scholarship
Milton & Sally Avery Scholarship
Mr. & Mrs. John McInhenny Scholarship
Nicholas DeCherney Scholarship
Patricia C. Cole Scholarship
Runear Williams Jr. Scholarship
Scott Memorial Scholarship
The Ron and Suzanne Naples Scholarship Fund
Thomas Skelton Harrison Scholarship
Weightman Scholarship
Winifred Finkelstein Cantor Memorial Scholarship

School of Music
Alumni Association Scholarship
Cairns Scholarship
Castaldo Scholarship
Catherine T. Quaile
Clement C. Patrillo Scholarship
D. Hendrik Ezerman Foundation Scholarship *based on an annual piano competition
Donald Chittum Scholarship
Esther Gowen Hood Music Scholarship
Evan Solot Scholarship
Grube Scholarship for Piano
Heinz P. Kerber Scholarship
Helen Chait Scholarship
J. Eschelman Scholarship
John T. Mathis Scholarship
Laura Mulitz Scholarship
Lutsky Family Scholarship
Parks Scholarship
Presser Foundation
Rick Kerber Memorial Scholarship
Ruth Weil Scholarship
The Larry and Barbara Magid Scholarship
William King Scholarship

School of Theater
GJ Wheeler Scholarship
Ira Brind Scholarship
Ira Brind Scholarship II
Jac and Miriam Striezheff Lewis Scholarship
Laurie Beechman Memorial Scholarship *based on an annual competition
Luis Lee Memorial Scholarship
Russell Harrison Jr. and Friends Scholarship
 

We encourage all applicants to explore all options for outside scholarship opportunities. Scholarships from local businesses, boosters, foundations, churches, unions, etc., can be used as payment towards a student’s educational costs. These scholarships are applied on top of a student’s existing financial aid to meet their costs. Some scholarship search engines are: FastWeb and GoodCall. Student Financial Services advises student to never pay to apply for a scholarship.

If you receive an outside scholarship, please notify Student Financial Services by sending a copy of the scholarship letter so you may receive a pending credit to be issued on your bill. Scholarships in excess of total costs or demonstrated need may sometimes result in changes to your award offer.  

Additional Scholarship Websites & Resources:

Are scholarships available?

Yes. A range of generous, merit-based scholarships are available for UArts students, including international students. Scholarships are competitive and vary in amount but offer a considerable reduction in the price of tuition.

How is the amount decided?

Applicants are evaluated on a combination of credentials including: creative portfolios, auditions and/or interviews; academic preparedness and success; related experience; and general suitability of one’s interests and goals within our programs.

Are international students eligible for scholarships?

Yes, international students are eligible for merit-based scholarships under the same criteria as domestic applicants.

Is there an application or deadline?

No, Students are automatically considered for scholarships at the time of admission. UArts operates on a rolling admissions basis, but programs are filled on a space-available basis, so submitting your materials early may improve your chances for acceptance.

Can I appeal my scholarship?

While the amount of your Merit-Based scholarship won’t change, please contact Student Financial Services if you have a situation that warrants appealing for additional Need-Based financial aid.