Scholarships are awarded to entering undergraduate and graduate students, as well as continuing students, on the basis of merit and financial need.

Admissions Scholarships 

All applicants who submit a completed application are considered by the admissions committee at the time of application review.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the applicant’s potential to succeed at SCI-Arc, the overall merit of the application submission, and financial need. Applicants awarded a scholarship will be notified upon acceptance.

Scholarships awarded are available to both domestic and international applicants.

LAUSD Scholarship

A full-tuition scholarship for current Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students. This scholarship is intended for first-year freshman, and is merit-based. Learn more.

EDGE Scholarships

Four (4) full-tuition scholarships for SCI-Arc’s postgraduate EDGE program. A scholarship covering the full cost of tuition will be given to exceptional applicants in each of the Master degree programs. Learn more.

BECA SCI-Arc Mexico

The BECA SCI-Arc Mexico covers 100% of the tuition for either, Master of Architecture 2 program (M. Arch 2) or EDGE programs, for a Mexican citizen.  Learn more.

EU Scholarships

The SCI-Arc EU Scholarship covers 100% of the tuition for the Master of Architecture 2 program (M. Arch 2) for a citizen of one of the European Union countries. This scholarship does not cover the cost of living expenses, health insurance, personal expenses or school supplies during one’s stay in Los Angeles. Learn more.

If you have any questions about Admissions Scholarships please contact the Office of Admissions by calling 231.356.5320 or via e-mail

COLFUTURO and SCI-Arc Scholarship

This Scholarship is for students who have been awarded a Loan-Scholarship by The Fundacion para el Futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO). The COLFUTURO program awards up to $50,000 USD over two years to fund graduate studies. Learn more

Scholarships for Summer Programs 

Detailed information regarding scholarships for SCI-Arc's summer program Design Immersion Days can be found here.

Scholarships for Continuing Students 

SCI-Arc scholarships are available to all continuing students who are enrolled full-time, have completed two full semesters (fall and spring) at SCI-Arc, and plan to enroll in the following year.

Funded by endowments, SCI-Arc scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit—academic achievement, portfolio submission—and demonstration of financial need. Service to the community may also be considered. 

Applicants may be enrolled in the graduate or undergraduate programs as in-state, out-of-state, and/or international students, and must have completed at least one year of their respective programs. The weighting for scholarship decisions is as follows: portfolio (40 points); GPA (25 points); financial need (25 points); and service (max. 10 points). Scholarship applications are available in March for the following academic year. Applications are reviewed by the graduate and undergraduate scholarship committees. Consult academic counselor Deb Locascio, who acts as the scholarship coordinator, for more information and the exact application dates.