BFA Scholarships

Working with students and their parents, PNCA helps finance college expenses through grants, employment, loans and scholarships

Pacific Northwest College of Art awards scholarships for entering Fall semester students who demonstrate potential to succeed in the BFA program. There are two types of available scholarships for new students: Juried and Admissions. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate outstanding creative abilities and scholarly achievement. Financial need is considered for some of the scholarships.

Admissions Scholarships for New Students

All students applying to PNCA’s BFA program for the Fall semester prior to February 15 are automatically considered for Admissions scholarships. Students applying after February 15 are considered until funds have been exhausted. The scholarships are available to both U.S. citizens and international students.

Competitive Juried Scholarships for New Students

All students applying to PNCA’s BFA program for the Fall semester prior to February 15 are automatically considered. The scholarships are available to both U.S. citizens and international students. (Students who have previously attended PNCA as an admitted BFA student are not eligible for these scholarships.)

  • The Dorothy Lemelson Scholarship is awarded to one student who shows exceptional promise as indicated by academic history, admissions essays and portfolio. Financial need is considered. Renewable up to four years, this scholarship is for the full cost of tuition and fees.
  • The Ed Cauduro Scholarship is awarded to one student based on exceptional creative promise, academic strength and financial need. The $10,000 scholarship is reviewed for renewal each year.
  • The Nines Scholarship
  • William Randolph Hearst Scholarship
  • Thomas Deering Memorial Scholarship
  • Chase Cook Memorial Scholarship
  • Al Solheim Scholarship
  • Bill Fletcher Scholarship

Scholarships for Continuing Students

PNCA has 40 scholarships and prizes available to students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Each scholarship has different application criteria and requirements; the Financial Aid office and the Academic Department Chairs distribute information regarding these PNCA Scholarships each spring.

  • William Jamison Memorial Scholarship
  • Wilber L.E. Larson Memorial Scholarship
  • Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship
  • Hawthorne Hunt Memorial Scholarship
  • Helen Director Memorial Scholarship
  • Siteworks Scholarship
  • Louis Bunce Memorial Scholarship
  • Charles H. Carey Award for Life Drawing
  • Charles Howard Voorhies Drawing Award
  • C.S. Price Award for Painting
  • Gamblin Paint Award
  • Ed & Sandy Martin Merit Sculpture Award
  • Manuel Izquierdo Scholarship
  • Vivian & Gordon Gilkey Printmaking Scholarship
  • Robert C. Lee Printmaking Scholarship
  • Scott Fuentes Printmaking Scholarship
  • Opan Filteau Photography Scholarship
  • Lloyd Reynolds Award for Graphic Design
  • David J. Thompson Memorial Scholarship
  • Interdisciplinary Artist Merit Scholarship
  • Jacob and Ruth Cole Kainen Scholarship
  • Rachael Griffin Memorial Scholarship
  • William H. Givler Outstanding Thesis Prize
  • Abraham & Anna C. Helman Thesis Award
  • Thesis Writing Award
  • PNCA Merit Scholarship

Other Scholarship Resources

Additional Supporters of PNCA Endowment Funds for Scholarships

  • Alumni & Friends Scholarship
  • Jane Chase Memorial Scholarship
  • Beth Fagan Memorial Scholarship
  • Everett B. & Jean Jacobberger Franks Scholarship
  • Ruth Elise Halvorsen Memorial Scholarship
  • Bernard & Gertrude Heims Scholarship
  • Lamb/Weston Endowed Scholarship
  • John Mosser Scholarship
  • Mary L. Peterson Memorial Scholarship
  • Agnes Prentis Memorial Scholarship
  • Anne K. & Lawrence C. Shaw Memorial Scholarship
  • Stephen Eberly Thompson Scholarship
  • Shanna C. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship
  • Holt C. Wilson Memorial Scholarship
  • Norman C. & Marian Zimmer Memorial Scholarship

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