Financial Aid at School of Visual Arts
The SVA Financial Aid office is open from 9-5 Mon-Friday and you don’t need an appointment to discuss your financial aid options with an advisor. For more information visit www.sva.edu/fa
SocDoc Department Scholarships
The department gives several scholarships to support student tuition. Scholarships are normally $10,000-$15,000 per year. The scholarships is renewable for the second year of the program if students maintain a B+ average or better. The scholarship is merit-based and all accepted students are eligible to apply.
SocDoc Thesis Production Awards
SocDoc gives several Thesis Production Awards to help fund thesis film projects. These are merit-based scholarships given at the end of the second semester based on work done in the program and faculty recommendations.
SVA Work Study / Teaching Assistants
SVA participates in the Federal Work Study program and there are work study opportunities in the SocDoc department and elsewhere at SVA. SocDoc employs two TAs per year to assist faculty with classes, work in equipment office and in the department office. TAs are first offered to American students eligible for Federal Work Study, and then to the rest of the department.
SVA Alumni Scholarships
The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts provides a wide variety scholarships and awards to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in all majors offered by the College. Because SVA covers all overhead expenses for The Alumni Society, 100 percent of any donation to the Society goes directly to one of the scholarship funds.
SVA matching scholarship available to full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please visit SVA's Financial Aid website.
Foundation Center– Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. They have an excellent resource list of financial aid for graduate students.
FastWeb – A personalized search engine that compares student backgrounds with a database of over 1.5 million scholarships. Updated daily and allows online applications for many awards.
FinAid – Informative, objective, and straight-forward resource for student financial aid information, advice and tools.
College Board – A tool that offers advice about scholarship planning, research and searching.
AAUW - grants for American and international women studying in the US to pursue advanced education
American Scandinavian Foundation - Fellowships and Grants for Scandinavians to study in the US
Fulbright Foreign Student program - scholarships and mentorships for foreign students looking to study in the US
P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans - a merit-based fellowship exclusively for immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.
UNCF Scholarships - the United Negro College Fund. a mind is a terrible thing to waste
Caucus Foundation Student Production Grant - To assist worthy students in completing their student thesis film - for currently enrolled students.