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 financial need and demonstrate academic success. Students may apply for a Presidential Grant each academic year. Grants may range from $500 to $4,000 and will be distributed within the academic 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 Parent PLUS loan for dependent students, state financial aid programs, etc.) such that their remaining financial need can be accurately determined. Independent students must have EFC below 4,000. Students considered dependent of his/her parents for FSA program eligibility must be denied the Parent PLUS loan to demonstrate financial need.
  • Submit Presidential Grant application, including Service & Leadership section.
  • 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.
  • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application for the Presidential Grant and maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the academic year.

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. May not be combined with other Brooks Institute scholarships/grants.

Brooks Institute Graphic Design Scholarship

Brooks Institute provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships to incoming students in our Graphic Design program. To qualify, these students must:

  • Enroll in the Graphic Design Program and have demonstrated academic success with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale (based upon official High School or College transcripts). Applicants who have a cumulative GPA below 2.5 may submit a portfolio of work to demonstrate academic success.
  • Submit completed scholarship application including an essay describing their goals in their chosen field.
  • To continue eligibility for this merit-based scholarship a student must maintain uninterrupted enrollment as a full-time student and a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher while attending Brooks Institute.

Students may apply for the Brooks Institute Graphic Design Scholarship at the time of enrollment. This scholarship is for up to $6,000: $1,000 per semester for up to 6 semesters. Students do not need to reapply for the scholarship each semester. 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. Eligibility criteria may be obtained by contacting the Student Finance Department. May not be combined with other Brooks Institute scholarships/grants.

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 been separated from Brooks Institute for at least 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. Up to five Re-Entry Scholarships ($2,500 each) will be awarded for each of the three academic semesters. Students awarded the Re-Entry Scholarship will receive $2,500 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. May not be combined with other Brooks Institute scholarships/grants.

Brooks Institute High School Scholarship Program

Each year Brooks Institute will award one first place scholarship of up to $12,000, one second place scholarship of up to $3,000, and one third place scholarship of up to $1,500 to high school seniors enrolled for the fall term. Criteria/application procedure:

  • The student must be a high school senior (graduating that academic year).
  • The student must have a confirmed cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 at the time of the scholarship deadline (based on official transcript).
  • The student must start classes full time at Brooks Institute within one year from the date of the scholarship award.
  • To apply the student must submit a letter stating why he/she has the “passion, vision, and excellence” that characterizes Brooks Institute. *note there is no application form
  • The student must also provide a letter of reference from one of his/her high school teachers familiar with his/her work.
  • The student must also 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. *note images must be printed, videos must be on disc

First place will receive $4,000 per semester, second place will receive $1,000 per semester, and third place will receive $500 per 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. May not be combined with other Brooks Institute scholarships/grants.

Brooks Institute Global Scholarship Program

Brooks Institute provides a limited number of merit-based scholarships to international students (non-residents, non-citizens) who have demonstrated academic success and excellence in achievement. To qualify, these students must:

  • Have demonstrated academic success with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 for undergraduate students or 3.5 for graduate level students (on a 4.0 point scale), based on official evaluated international transcript from their prior non-Brooks Institute academic program(s).
  • Submit completed and signed Brooks Institute Global Scholarship application cover page accompanied by:
    • Short biographical essay describing what led you to your chosen field of study and what you intend to do with your education (approximately 300 words, typed)
    • Typed list of service and leadership activities and accomplishments, as well as a list of honors, awards, recognitions, and achievements
    • At least 1 letter of recommendation from a current or prior teacher or other outside reference documenting prior achievements and addressing the student’s likelihood of success in the program

To be considered, a student must apply for a Brooks Institute Global Scholarship during the time of application, up to 45 days prior to their expected enrollment date. An undergraduate student may receive this scholarship for up to $6,000: $4,000 to be awarded during the student’s first academic year ($2,000 per semester) and $2,000 to be awarded during the student’s second academic year ($1,000 per semester). A master’s level student may receive this scholarship for up to $3,000: $2,000 to be awarded during the student’s first academic year ($1,000 per semester) and $1,000 to be awarded during the student’s second academic year ($500 per semester). To continue eligibility for this merit-based scholarship, a student must maintain uninterrupted enrollment as a full-time student and a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher while attending Brooks Institute (3.5 cumulative GPA required for masters students). Brooks Institute makes available a limited amount of money each year for the Brooks Institute Global Scholarship. Once all funds have been exhausted, no additional awards will be made during that award period. Additional information and the application form may be obtained by contacting the Student Finance Department. May not be combined with other Brooks Institute scholarships/grants.

Brooks Institute Alumni Grant

Brooks Institute provides a limited number of grants to Brooks Institute alumni who are accepted into our masters programs. To qualify, these students must:

  • Meet all of the admissions criteria and be accepted into one of our masters programs.
  • Submit completed grant application.
  • Submit an essay describing their goals in their chosen field.
  • To continue eligibility for this grant, students 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 Alumni Grant at the time of application. This grant is for up to $3,500: $500 per semester for up to 7 semesters. Brooks Institute makes available a limited amount of money each year for the Brooks Institute Alumni Grant. 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. May not be combined with other Brooks Institute scholarships/grants.

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Financial aid is available for those who qualify.