Open to High School Juniors, Seniors, High school graduates or those who have earned a GED and are interested in attending. Scholarships are not transferable and are good only for September starts of the year they are awarded. All scholarships are judged on the basis of  excellence of artwork submitted and must follow the rules for entry. Like grants, scholarships are free money and will not need to be repaid.

Incoming Students:

$10,000 President’s Scholarship

$10,000 Roy Waits Scholarship

$8,000 ICDS Scholarship

$5,000 Faculty Scholarships (3)

$5,000 Military Scholarship

Kentucky Need/Merit Scholarships

Up to $1,000 each to offset KEES Money. Kentucky residents only.

$6,000 Partners in Art Scholarship
AIC College of Design and local community partners have joined together to award a scholarship to an outstanding art student at your school.

Incoming or Current Students:

$6,000 John Harris Memorial Scholarship

$6,000 Jane Walter-Knaber-Baker Memorial Scholarship (Awarded to a single parent)

$1,000 to Full Scholarship Allman/Mendell Founders Scholarship

Second and Third Year Student:

$5,000 Ron Long Memorial Scholarship

To Qualify

The scholarship is open to high school seniors, high school graduates or those who have earned a GED and are interested in attending. The scholarship is not transferable and is good only for the year it is awarded. The scholarship may be used only at AIC College of Design. Any person who wins a scholarship and then decides not to attend AIC will forfeit their scholarship.

Enter AIC's 2017 Art and Design Scholarship Competition

How to Enter

All entries must be contained in an envelope, portfolio or 2 boards completely taped together on 3 sides. No loose pieces will be accepted. All scholarships are judged on the basis of excellence of artwork submitted and must follow the rules for entry.

The deadline for entries is May 11, 2017.

• At least one piece must be in color.
• Out-of-town entries can be digitally submitted.If mailed, please put work on a CD or USB with a self-addressed-stamped envelope for     return.
• We recommend you include a letter of recommendation from your High School Art teacher.
• Select five (5) pieces of your best work. Work may consist of drawings, paintings, design or sculpture.
• Sculpture or 3 dimensional pieces must be entered on a CD or photographic form.

Entries may be delivered to:

AIC College of Design
1171 E. Kemper Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Attn: Scholarship

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Junior Incentive Tuition

Early enrollment has it’s benefits; 1) Tuition remains frozen throughout the two years in attendance 2) Enrollment fee is reduced from $100 to $50. 3) A student is eligible to receive a $500 scholarship towards first year tuition based on quality of work, dedication and imagination. Open to all students who complete a tour and interview and are accepted into AIC.


Senior Incentive Tuition

Incoming first year students who qualify are eligible for up to $5,000 tuition assistance. This assistance continues into second year based on excellent attendance and GPA of at least a 3.4.


Students with College High School Credits

Students accepted into first year classes beginning fall and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in college rated courses (general education) those credits will be transferable and the cost deducted from the tuition.