CalArts Merit Scholarships for bachelor Programs overview
California College of the Arts CalArts offers merit scholarships to admitted students based on their admission portfolio or audition. These scholarships are highly competitive and are awarded to the top 30% of freshman classes.
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must demonstrate outstanding academic and artistic potential. Your work should reflect a strong personal aesthetic and originality. This grant is intended to support a variety of voices and practices, and is consistent with CalArts’ emphasis on experimentation, diversity, and interdisciplinary research. The award also strives for balance and representation within each program and across the school.
The selection process takes into account the student’s previous academic and artistic achievements, as well as their evaluation in comparison with other students.
This scholarship provides financial support of US$10,000 per year to support your educational efforts. This amount is awarded to support your studies and alleviate the financial burden associated with tuition, books, living expenses, and other educational expenses.
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and facilitate access to higher education, allowing students to focus on their academic goals without worrying about financial aspects. This support allows recipients to fully engage in their studies, explore opportunities and make the most of their educational experience.
October 15, 2023
Members of the Admissions Committee
I am writing to express my sincere interest in applying for a Merit Scholarship offered by the California College of the Arts (CalArts). As an aspiring artist, I believe CalArts is the ideal institution to help me develop my creativity and develop my skills in [chosen art field].
CalArts’ reputation as a world-renowned arts institution is truly amazing and I am intrigued by the unique interdisciplinary approach it offers. The opportunity to work with talented artists from different fields will definitely broaden my horizons and encourage innovative thinking. I am particularly impressed with CalArts’ commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive community, which I believe is essential to the development of a thriving arts environment.
Having carefully reviewed the outcome-based grants offered by CalArts, I am thrilled to be eligible for this prestigious grant. Merit scholarships not only recognize academic excellence, but also highlight the potential and dedication of students who are passionate about their craft. I am honored to have been given this opportunity to fully engage in my artistic activities without financial constraints.
Over the years, I have diligently honed my skills in [your chosen art field] and have been recognized for my work in various local and regional exhibitions. My commitment to artistic excellence and dedication to personal growth motivated me to seek admission to California Arts. With the guidance and guidance of CalArt’s distinguished faculty, I am confident that I will be able to push the boundaries of my artistic practice and make a meaningful impact in this field.
In addition to my artistic skills, I am also actively involved in community outreach programs, using art as a medium to inspire and connect with diverse audiences. I believe in the transformative power of art and its ability to convey important social messages. At CalArts, I want to continue exploring this aspect of my artistic journey and help create positive change through my work.
Given the high quality of applicants who apply to CalArts each year, we understand that competition for Merit Scholarships is fierce. However, I am confident that my passion, talent, and commitment to artistic progression make me a good candidate. If I am selected as a Meritorious Grant recipient, I will take full advantage of the opportunities CalArts provides to push the boundaries of my artistic practice and use it to make a meaningful impact in the art world.
Thank you for considering applying for the CalArts Merit Scholarship. We look forward to the opportunity to join the CalArts community and contribute to its vibrant artistic landscape. All required application documents are enclosed. If you have any further requests or need more information, please feel free to contact us.