College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership


  • The MFA Arts Leadership program is now accepting 2016-17 scholarship applications.

    The program is awarding two types of scholarships for first-year students in the MFA Arts Leadership Program. You may apply for one award or both.

    • The MFA Scholar Award provides full tuition to two applicants for the first year (28 credit hours) of the program. 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 MFA Financial Award provides $5,000 each to six applicants who have demonstrated 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 Financial Award will be disbursed in equal amounts over the first four quarters of the program.

    Criteria for Eligibility: Students must be applying to the MFA Arts Leadership program for Fall 2016 to be eligible for these funds. US citizens must file a 2016-17 FAFSA prior to submitting their scholarship application. International students must file a Declaration of Finances form with their application for the program.

    2016-2017 Application Form
    2016-2017 Fact Sheet

    Submit your scholarship application and required attachments via email to:

    Deadline: Applications received by March 15, 2016 will be given priority consideration. Don't delay!

    More questions? Contact us at 206-220-8244 or

    Other Scholarship Opportunities:

    $50,000 in grad arts scholarship funds through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.