Scholarships

We are now accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-21 cycle!

Program Scholarships

The MFA Arts Leadership program offers a variety of scholarships:

  • The MFA Scholar Award covers tuition for a total of 28 credits of the MFA program (or 14 credits each year). The selected applicants will demonstrate a capacity to be exemplary role models while in the program, the potential for excellence as arts leaders upon graduation, and the commitment to complete the Arts Leadership program within the two-year period of study. For the 2018-19 academic year, the total amount of this award was $10,080 per recipient. Note this amount will change each year with the cost of tuition.
  • The MFA Financial Award provides $5,000 over the full two years of the program. The selected applicants will demonstrate their financial need along with a capacity for excellence in arts leadership and the potential to complete the Arts Leadership program within the two-year period of study.
  • The Carol Wolfe Clay Leadership Award provides $5,000 over the full two years of the program to each recipient. The selected applicants will demonstrate a capacity to be exemplary role models while in the program, the potential for excellence as arts leaders upon graduation, and the commitment to complete the Arts Leadership program within the two-year period of study. 
  • The Dr. Marylou Wyse Award is offered through the Graduate Admissions Office and provides each recipient up to $2,400 per academic year for no more than two academic years. Recipients are selected based on financial need and must maintain good standing, continuous enrollment of 3 credits per term, and a minimum of 12 credits per academic year

Criteria for Eligibility

Students must complete an application for the MFA Art Leadership program for Fall 2020 to be considered for an MFA scholarship award. Domestic applicants must also file a 2020-21 FAFSA and international students must submit a Declaration of Finances Form. International students who submit a Declaration of Finances Form are only eligible for the Carol Wolfe Clay Leadership Award. Students are encouraged to apply for all awards and will receive only one scholarship. The Dr. Marylou Wyse Award is awarded by the Graduate Admissions office and does not require a separate application, though students must have a 2020-21 FAFSA one file to be considered.

Required Documents

  • A completed MFA program application
  • A completed scholarship form 
  • A 750-word statement responding to the writing prompt below. 
  • A 250-word statement of financial need responding to the prompt below (optional). 

To Apply: 

In order to apply, you must initate an MFA program application and complete the MFA Scholarship Application Form at: https://grad-admissions.seattleu.edu/register/mfa_scholarship_2020

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Contact Us

Kevin Maifeld, MFA
Arts Leadership Programs Director
JEFF 401
206-296-5370
maifeldk@seattleu.edu 

Rachel Betron, MEd
Program Coordinator
JEFF 401
206-296-8244
betronr@seattleu.edu

Graduate Admissions
206.220.8010
grad-admissions@seattleu.edu

Student Financial Services
206.220.8020
financialservices@seattleu.edu