Portfolio Merit Scholarship

Each year upwards of $25,000 in scholarship money is awarded to new incoming students through the College’s Portfolio Merit Scholarship Competition.

Enter by Friday, March 25 at 11:59 PM

Scholarship awards

Each scholarship award will be divided evenly per semester for the student’s first year of study. Awards will be granted by a panel of PCA&D faculty and admissions staff based on the artwork applicants submit.

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

who's eligible?

Interested students who enter the competition AND…

  • Apply for the Fall 2022 semester and submit all PCA&D application materials by March 25, 2022.
  • Have already applied and submitted all PCA&D application materials for the Fall 2022 semester.
  • Have already been accepted or made their tuition deposit for the Fall 2022 semester as a new incoming student.

Current PCA&D students do not qualify for this competition.

How to enter

The submission deadline is 11:59 PM on Friday, March 25, 2022. 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 2022 semester and submit all required admissions materials prior to the March 25th 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 6 best artworks to enter. Our panel will be looking for strong portfolios that showcase creativity and technique in the 6 works entered.

Sign up for our online Art School Toolkit: Scholarship Portfolios on March 2nd and get specific tips to create a stand-out competition portfolio.


Submissions will be juried by a panel of PCA&D faculty and admissions staff. All portfolio merit scholarship winners will be notified by April 1, 2022.


PCA&D Accepted Student & Early Registration Day is Saturday, April 9th and our refundable Tuition Deposit deadline is May 1st. After May 1st, PCA&D will continue to accept applications for the Fall 2022 semester on a rolling basis.

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