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Below is a list of all the MECA&D scholarships offered to our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) applicants. Scholarships are determined and awarded following an offer of admission.

All scholarships listed are applicable to both domestic and international applicants.

For additional internal and external funding opportunities, please reach out to the Financial Aid office at, or the Graduate Admissions office at

Merit Scholarship


Merit-based scholarships are awarded to all admitted MAT students based on the overall quality of the application and interview performance.


MAT scholarship amounts range between $1,000–$4,000 and are determined by the MAT Admissions Review Committee upon an offer of admission.


The scholarship is awarded to all admitted MAT students, and no additional materials are required to be considered.


While each applicant is different, MECA&D strives to engage in an equitable admissions process that evaluates applicants using four main criteria:

  • Strength of Portfolio
  • Breadth and Depth of Personal Essay
  • Academic Achievement
  • Virtual Interview Performance

Candidates who are awarded a strong Merit Scholarship demonstrate preparedness for the rigors of MECA&D’S ten-month graduate program, specifically through a well-rounded studio practice, a strong foundation in art history, and a favorable virtual interview performance.


Deferring students may retain this scholarship for up to one year if approved to defer their enrollment.

Extended Reading

To learn more about our MAT program, visit Program Overview.

To learn more about the financial commitment and funding opportunities, visit Tuition & Fees​, and Financial Aid.

If you are eligible for the US Federal Student Loan, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid​. Our School Code is 011673.

To find opportunities to visit us, visit Visit MECA&D.