Pre-College awards a limited number of $100 merit scholarships each semester.  These awards are first come, first served and awarded to students demonstrating significant creative potential (based on teacher recommendation).  Complete the application (below) and return it with payment of $295 (remaining tuition and fees) by the deadline listed below.  If not awarded a scholarship, applicants have the option to withdraw or to be billed the remaining $100. 

Merit Scholarship Application

Merit Scholarship Deadline

  • Fall 2018: Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Friday, February 1, 2019

Scholarship applicants cannot register online. 
Students must apply for scholarships at the time of registration. Students who are already registered for a Pre-College Saturday School course will be ineligible for a scholarship for that term and retroactive refunds will not be processed. Contact precollege@uarts.edu for more information.

Pre-College awards a limited number of $395 full-tuition scholarships each semester. These awards are first come, first served and awarded to students demonstrating significant creative potential and financial need. To apply, complete the application and return it by the deadline listed below.  If not awarded a scholarship, applicants will have the option to be billed for the balance due. 

Full Scholarship Application

Full Tuition Scholarship Deadline

  • Fall 2018: Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Friday, February 1, 2019 

Full Tuition Scholarships are generously funded by the Louis N. Cassett Foundation, the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation, the Mill Spring Foundation and the University of the Arts.

Scholarship applicants cannot register online. 
Students must apply for scholarships at the time of registration. Students who are already registered for a Pre-College Saturday School course will be ineligible for a scholarship for that term and retroactive refunds will not be processed. Contact precollege@uarts.edu for more information.

Additional Opportunities
The Ellis Trust for Girls
The Ellis Trust for Girls helps young women of limited financial means, living in single-parent homes, enhance their high school experience and prepare for post-secondary success. They foster academic and personal growth by offering meaningful, high-impact opportunities for young women. Each year they award grants to eligible young women residing in Philadelphia to support their education and life goals by providing funds for education-related expenses and academic and personal development programs for students attending public & charter high schools. For more information, please call 215.790.1666, ext. 442 or go to ellistrust.org.

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Contact Pre-College
precollege@uarts.edu
Pre-College Programs
211 S. Broad St, Terra Hall 909
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717 - 6430