Daring young artists to dream

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. We will post new information for 2016 in late fall of 2015. You can reference the information below to learn more about the program.

The Wolrdstudio AIGA 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 community through their work.

See past winners work here:


Basic scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000-$3,000. Grand Prize awards are also given each year in amounts up to $6,000 at the jury’s discretion. In addition, Honorable Mention prizes in the amount of $500 cash are awarded.


This year we are offering scholarships in the following disciplines:
» Advertising (art direction only)
» Fine arts
» Graphic design
» Illustration
» Interactive design/motion graphics
» Photography


All applications must be received by March (date to-be-determined) 2016. Note: This is not a postmark deadline – all applications must be received by this date.


Step 1: Download and read carefully the application instructions. Find the download link on the left of this page.

Step 2: The application is to be completed online. Click here to access the online application.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified.

Students with scholarship inquiries should consult our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question has not been answered, you may contact us by email. Worldstudio receives several inquiries per day; please be patient waiting for your reply. Inquiries may also be submitted by mail to:

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
233 Broadway, 17th floor
New York NY 10279