Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship

Website: WorldStudio


Imagine you had everything you needed to share your vision with the world: talent, desire and dedication. Everything, that is, except money.

Each year, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships receives hundreds of applications from young people in this very predicament – desperate to influence the world with their amazing talents but without the financial means to do so. Fortunately, with the support of generous individuals, organizations and corporations, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships allow young people from minority and economically disadvantaged backgrounds not only to realize their artistic dreams, but also to give back to their communities.

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States.

Among the Scholarships’ primary aims are:
• to increase diversity in the creative professions, and
• to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

To this end, scholarship recipients are selected not only for their ability and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work.

Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000-$3,000. Grand Prize awards are also given each year in amounts up to $5,000 at the jury’s discretion. These awards are paid directly to your school to be applied toward your tuition. In addition, Honorable Mention prizes in the amount of $500 cash are awarded.




Educational Requirements:
  • Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Applicants must be pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in one of the following disciplines:
    • Graphic design
    • Illustration
    • Photography

*Note: Apply in the category that best matches your major

Citizenship Requirements

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be in possession of a Green Card (formally known as a Permanent Resident Card of Form I-551)
  • Applicants must be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) at accredited colleges and universities in the United States for the Fall/Spring academic year and must maintain full-time status for the entire year.

Additional Criteria

Scholarships are only awarded to students who are in financial need; applicants must, therefore, provide complete financial aid information on the scholarship form and have the form signed by a financial aid officer.

Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor considered in jury decisions.

Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Apply online at

The application includes:

  • Personal information
  • School information
  • 400-word (max)statement of purpose incorporating: A brief autobiography, explaining how your experiences have influenced your creative work and your career plans. In the future, how do you see yourself as a creator contributing to the community at large?
  • Financial information
  • Portfolio: 5-10 examples of your work
  • 2 Recommendation letters
Contact Information

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Still have questions? Email