Merit Scholarships are awarded to a select group of incoming students each semester. International applicants are considered in the same pool with U.S. applicants. Merit awards are renewable each year until graduation, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Applicants may qualify to be considered in the merit competition at the time as applying for admission. Awards are made on the basis of previous academic achievement, and portfolio excellence. To be considered, the applicant must complete the application for admission by February 15 for Fall admission or November 15 for January admission. In addition to the regular admission requirements, the applicant must also submit the Creative Assignment, 3 letters of recommendation, and the schools financial aid application.