Grants & Scholarships

Brooks Institute offers new and returning students who meet eligibility criteria the opportunity to take advantage of a number of need and merit-based grants and scholarships. Students are encouraged to apply not only for Brooks’ scholarships but also to look for outside scholarships and scholarship competitions to help finance their education.

Brooks Institute Presidential Grant

Brooks Institute provides a limited number of grants to students who document exceptional need and demonstrate academic success. Students may apply for a Presidential Grant each award year. Grants may range from $500 to $2,000 and will be distributed within the award year. In order to be considered, students must:

  • Apply for all financial aid for which they may be eligible (i.e. all federal aid programs, including PLUS, state financial aid programs, alternative loans, recourse loans, etc.) such that their remaining financial need can be accurately determined.
  • Submit an essay describing their goals in their chosen field.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation documenting their academic achievement and the likelihood of success in their program.

The scholarship committee will then consider the student’s application. Brooks Institute makes available a limited amount of money each year for such grants. Once all funds have been exhausted, no additional awards will be made during that award period. Eligibility criteria may be obtained by contacting the Student Finance Department.

Brooks Institute Freshman Merit/Need-Based Grant

Brooks Institute provides a limited number of these grants to deserving students who have documented financial need and have demonstrated academic success. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, which is supported by an official high school transcript.
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $4,000.
  • Submit a Brooks Institute Merit/Need Based Grant application to the Student Finance Department within five days of his/her enrollment date.
  • To continue their eligibility for this grant, a student must maintain uninterrupted enrollment as a full-time student and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher while attending Brooks Institute.
  • All recipients must meet normal admission criteria, complete the FAFSA and all other Brooks Institute Financial Aid forms, and attend Brooks Institute on a full-time basis.

For all eligible students, this grant will pay a minimum of $4,000 to a maximum of $12,000. The amount awarded to each student will be based on the number of eligible students, the amount of funds available and the EFC and GPA of each student. The amount awarded will be paid in equal increments over 4 academic years. Grant amounts are only guaranteed for the current academic year and must be re-applied for each additional academic year. Grant money will be disbursed in equal payments, once each semester, throughout the academic year.

Students are only eligible for one Brooks Institute grant at a time. If they have been awarded any other Brooks Institute grant, they will not be eligible for this grant. The grants are awarded after the student has completed the FAFSA and Brooks Institute has received valid results (EFC). The student must also complete the FAFSA verification process (if selected by the federal government) before the grant can be awarded.

These grants may only be applied toward tuition and book/supply costs at Brooks Institute. Brooks Institute makes available a limited amount of money each year for the Brooks Institute Merit/Need-Based Grant. This grant will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis. Once all funds have been exhausted, no additional awards will be made during that award period.

Brooks Institute Graphic Design Scholarship

rooks Institute provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships to graduates of regionally or nationally accredited schools in graphic design or visual communication programs. To qualify, these graduates must:

  • Enroll in the Graphic Design program and have demonstrated academic success with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale. Applicants who have a GPA below 3.0 may submit a portfolio of work to demonstrate academic success.
  • Obtain an application from the financial aid office and return the completed application 30 days prior to the beginning of the academic year for which they wish to be considered.
  • To continue eligibility for this merit-based scholarship, a student must maintain uninterrupted enrollment as a full-time student and a 3.0 GPA or higher while attending Brooks Institute.

Students may apply for the Brooks Institute Graphic Design Scholarship at the time of application. This scholarship is for up to $12,000: $6,000 to be awarded during the student’s first year of enrollment and $6,000 to be awarded during the student’s second year of enrollment. To be considered, students must apply for a Brooks Institute Graphic Design Scholarship at the time of enrollment. Brooks Institute makes available a limited amount of money each year for the Brooks Institute Graphic Design Scholarship. Once all funds have been exhausted, no additional awards will be made during that award period. Additional information and the complete eligibility criteria may be obtained by contacting the Student Finance Department.

Brooks Institute Re-Entry Scholarship

Students who left Brooks Institute within the past 365 days and apply to re-enter in order to complete their program of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Criteria:

  • Student must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 at the time he/she left Brooks Institute.
  • The student must have not been enrolled at Brooks Institute for one academic semester.
  • The student must complete the scholarship application and submit a short essay stating why he/she wishes to re-enter Brooks Institute and complete his/her program of study. The essay should include how he/she has the “passion, vision, and excellence” that characterize Brooks Institute.

There is no deadline for the scholarship; however, applications will be reviewed prior to each semester.

Five Re-Entry Scholarships ($2,000 each) will be awarded for each of the three academic semesters. Students awarded the Re-Entry Scholarship will receive $2,000 for the academic semester they return to Brooks Institute. Any exceptions to the eligibility criteria listed above must be based on extenuating circumstances and be approved by the Brooks Institute president.

Brooks Institute High School Scholarship Program

Brooks Institute will award one scholarship of up to $12,000 to a senior in selected high schools throughout the United States that have outstanding programs in the visual, media, and design fields (limit one recipient per high school).

Criteria:

  • The student must be a high school senior.
  • The student must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 at the time of application for the scholarship.
  • The student must start classes at Brooks Institute within one year from the date of the scholarship award and within one year of being accepted for enrollment to Brooks Institute.

The following is the scholarship application procedure:

  • The student must submit a letter of application stating why he/she has the “passion, vision, and excellence” that characterizes Brooks Institute.
  • The student must provide a letter of reference from one of his/her high school teachers familiar with his/her work.
  • The student must provide at least two pieces/samples of their work demonstrating their talent in one of the following four program areas: photography, visual journalism, film, or graphic design.

Students awarded this scholarship will receive $4,000 per academic semester for up to three academic semesters at Brooks Institute. To continue their eligibility for this scholarship, students must maintain an uninterrupted enrollment as full-time students and a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or higher.

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Financial aid is available for those who qualify.