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Portfolio Merit Scholarship

Round 2 of the competition for new incoming students

Enter by Friday, July 9 at 11:59 PM

PCA&D reserved special funding to open a 2nd round of our portfolio merit scholarship competition and help students meet their financial needs for Fall 2021. Awards will be granted by a panel of PCA&D faculty and admissions staff based on the artwork applicants submit.

Scholarship awards

Each scholarship award will be divided evenly per semester for the student’s first year of study.

  • $6,000: 2 awards
  • $4,000: 3 awards
  • $3,000: 5 awards
  • $1,000: 11 awards

who's eligible?

  • Anyone who applied and submitted all PCA&D application materials, or was accepted, for the Fall 2021 semester after April 2nd.
  • Anyone who applies for the Fall 2021 semester and submits all PCA&D application materials by July 9th, 2021.
  • Current PCA&D students and those accepted or deposited for Fall 2021 prior to April 2nd do not qualify for this competition.

How to enter

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, July 9, 2021. Submit images of your 6 best artworks to PCA&D SlideRoom.

If you haven’t already, apply here to attend PCA&D for the Fall 2021 semester and submit all required admissions materials prior to the July 9th deadline.

If you’ve already submitted a portfolio as part of your admissions application, you will need to submit your 6 best artworks in PCA&D SlideRoom separately.

What should i include

Specific instructions for uploading your images are located in SlideRoom. You do not need to submit a particular kind of artwork to be considered. Just choose your six best artworks to enter. Our panel will be looking for strong portfolios that showcase creativity and technique in the six works entered.


Submissions will be juried by a panel of PCA&D faculty and admissions staff. All portfolio merit scholarship winners will be notified by July 16, 2021.


PCA&D’s Summer Open House is Saturday, June 26th. The Admissions Office will continue to review and accept new applications throughout the summer on a rolling basis.

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