SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award

  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Distinguished Scholars Award
    This award is for US$20,000 per year and is applied to tuition at any SCAD location, including online via SCAD eLearning. To be considered, students must be recommended by a teacher, professor or counselor. The SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award is renewable annually for students who maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0.Offering more than 100 degree programs, SCAD champions outstanding students who will go on to shape the future of creative professions. Life at SCAD is engaging within and beyond the classroom, and boasts a university experience that includes programs and activities to promote student interaction, leadership and community service.

    Nominations and completed student application files, including transcript, official test scores, portfolio and résumé, must be received by Feb. 1, 2019. We encourage you to nominate students who meet or exceed the following requirements:

    • Minimum 1410 SAT combined math and critical reading score, or ACT composite score of at least 30
    • GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
    • Outstanding visual arts, performing arts, writing or riding capabilities
    • Honors and awards from competitions, or other recognitions
    • Leadership skills demonstrated through co-curricular or extracurricular involvement

    To be considered, your nominee must complete all SCAD admission requirements, including transcript and portfolio submissions, prior to Feb. 1, 2019. Students should apply online at To nominate a student, email the following information to

    • Student’s name
    • Institution name, city and state
    • Your name and position
    • Brief statement (100 words or less) explaining why you are nominating the student