Below is a list of all the scholarships offered internally to graduate applicants of our Master of Arts in Teaching program. Scholarships are generally determined and awarded with (or shortly after) 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 finaid@meca.edu, or Graduate Admissions Coordinator Joel Tsui at joel.tsui-staff@meca.edu.

Other than the applicants’ own scholarship or fellowship award, Maine College of Art & Design does not disclose funding metrics or other individuals’ scholarship amounts.

Merit Scholarship

Purpose

All admitted Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students will receive this merit-based scholarship to encourage pursuing their graduate studies at MECA&D.

Award amount

The scholarship amount ranges between $1,000–$4,000 and is determined by the MAT Admissions Review Committee upon an offer of admission. No further action from the student is required to receive the scholarship.

Inclusion criteria

The scholarship is awarded to all admitted MAT students, and no additional materials are required to be considered.. While early submission of application materials is strongly encouraged, all materials submitted in alignment with the program’s deadlines will be fully considered.

Evaluation criteria

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 with strong merit scholarship offers are able to exhibit 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.

Additional notes

Deferring students are able to retain this scholarship for up to one year.

Related links:

Tuition and Fees (MAT)

Financial Aid

How to Apply (MAT)