Specs Howard School of Media Arts participates in a number of merit and needs-based scholarship programs for both the high school senior and non-traditional adult student. For more information regarding deadline dates, follow the links provided or call our admissions department at 866-61-SPECS for more information.

BROADCAST MEDIA ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS

Specs Howard Alumni & Family Scholarship

Effective February 9, 2015, Specs Howard School is pleased to offer a new scholarship for Specs Howard Alumni and their family. This scholarship was created to provide a $5,000.00 scholarship for a Specs Howard School Graduate or a $2,000 scholarship for a Specs Howard School Graduate?s family member (including stepfamily, children, spouse, brother, sister, or parent) who enrolls in any of the Specs Howard School programs: Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design or Digital Media Arts.
To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Scholarship applicants must first pass all applicable entrance exams, prior to completing the scholarship application.
  • The $5,000 Alumni Scholarship is open to all graduates of any Specs Howard School program.
  • The $2,000 Family Scholarship is limited to an immediate family member of a Specs Howard School graduate (including stepfamily, a child, spouse, brother, sister, and/or parent). Verification of the relationship to the graduate may be required. The Admissions Department may request documentation depending upon the relationship.
  • Graduation from the Specs Howard School will be verified by the Specs Howard School Registrar.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment at Specs Howard School within 3 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • The Specs Howard Alumni Scholarship is valued at $5,000 and the Specs Howard Family Scholarship is valued at $2,000, and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarships have no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard School scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is available to students who enroll on or after February 9, 2015 and does not apply to currently enrolled, attending, transfer or reinstated students.
  • A limited amount of scholarships are available each year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This scholarship replaces the Specs Howard Alumni and Family Scholarship instituted on May 20, 2013.

Michigan Student Film & Video Festival (DAFT) Scholarship

Annually, Digital Arts, Film and Television (DAFT) awards a full scholarship for the Broadcast Media Arts (BMA) Program at Specs Howard School. Contest rules are available at daftonline.org/festival/submit-entry-setup. Only High School Seniors are eligible, and through a selection process, student film and video presentations are shown each year at the Michigan Student Film and Video Festival.

The following is a list of rules set forth by Specs Howard School of Media Arts for scholarships that are awarded by a third party, such as Digital Arts, Film and Television (DAFT):

  • For rules regarding the competition, contact the third party listed on the scholarship page.
  • After Specs Howard School of Media Arts receives notification of the award from the third party, scholarship recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Admissions Department of Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment within 12 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Michigan Student Film and Video Festival Award is valued at $16,200 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer and/or reinstated students.

Specs Howard High School Broadcast Media Arts Scholarship

Annually, the Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers 3 scholarships for the Broadcast Media Arts (BMA) Program which are the following:

First Place: Full Scholarship of $16,900 for the BMA Program
Second Place: Partial Scholarship of $8450 for the BMA Program
Third Place: Partial Scholarship of $4225 for the BMA Program

The annual competition starts in December of each school year and the testing dates are published on the Specs Howard School website approximately one month before the testing begins.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Student must be a high school senior at the time of the test and must specify that they are interested in the Broadcast Media Arts Program on the day of the test.
  • The student may not compete in more than one high school scholarship competition.
  • Eligible students must take an exam known as the CPAT Exam at the Specs Howard School on one of the three available testing dates in order to enter the scholarship competition. Testing dates are published on the Specs Howard School website approximately one month before the testing begins.
  • Candidates with the top 10 scores on the CPAT exam from all three testing dates will be selected as finalists. Finalists will be notified and invited to the school to write an essay and meet with a panel of judges from the industry. The total scores of the three-part competition will then be calculated (Scoring: 20% CPAT, 20% Essay, 60% Interview) and the ten finalists will be ranked in order with the top three being awarded scholarships.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Admissions Department of the Specs Howard School within 30 days in order to redeem the scholarship.
  • Specs Howard School High School Scholarships must be used for enrollment within 12 months from the date of the recipients high school graduation.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • First Place in the Specs Howard High School Broadcast Media Arts Scholarship is valued at $16,900 and will be used for tuition purposes only. Second Place in the Specs Howard School High School Broadcast Media Arts Scholarship is valued at $8450 and will be used for tuition purposes only. Third Place in the Specs Howard High School Broadcast Media Arts Scholarship is valued at $4225 and will be used for tuition purposes only. These scholarships have no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the students account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer and/or reinstated students.
  • A limited amount of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.

Specs Howard High School Academic Scholarship

The Specs Howard High School Academic Scholarship is awarded to three High School Seniors who demonstrate high academic achievement. This $3,000 scholarship was created to provide High School Seniors assistance towards the tuition of any of the three programs, Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design or Digital Media Arts, offered at the Specs Howard School.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a High School Senior of the current graduating class with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or better.
  • Applicant must receive a score of 20 or better on the ACT or 1500 on the SAT.
  • A copy of the applicant?s High School transcript must be submitted for verification of GPA and ACT or SAT results.
  • Deadline for the submission of an application for the Specs Howard High School Academic Scholarship is June 30th of each year.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment at Specs Howard School within 3 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Specs Howard High School Academic Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer and/or reinstated students.
    A limited amount of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Imagine America Scholarship

Annually, the Imagine America Foundation (IAF), an affiliate of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) offers $1000 scholarships to qualified high school seniors.

Applicants must be a high school senior who has been selected by a high school counselor or principal. All U.S. high schools are eligible to select up to five graduating seniors to receive the scholarship each year. For detailed criteria, visit the Imagine America website: http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships. If your high school is not enrolled in the program, ask your guidance counselor to vist the following link: http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolcounselors.

The following is a list of rules set forth by Specs Howard School of Media Arts for scholarships that are awarded by a third party, such as the Imagine America Foundation (IAF):

  • For rules regarding the competition, contact the third party listed on the scholarship page.
  • After Specs Howard School of Media Arts receives notification of the award from the third party, scholarship recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval..
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Admissions Department of Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment within 12 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Imagine America Scholarship is valued at $1000 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship.

Specs Howard Broadcast Media Industry Scholarship

Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers a $500 scholarship toward the tuition cost of the Broadcast Media Arts (BMA) Program to individuals who have an immediate family member who is currently employed in the radio and television industry.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have a family member (mother, father, sister, brother, grandparents, aunt, uncle, first cousin, spouse, and/or children) who is currently employed in the radio and television industry. Prior to class start, applicants must supply written proof of employment, and the nature of the relationship, from the relative on his/hers employer?s company letterhead.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment at Specs Howard School within 3 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Specs Howard Broadcast Media Scholarship is valued at $500 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer and/or reinstated students.
  • A limited amount of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conclave Radio Industry Scholarship

Annually, the Upper Midwest Communications Conclave awards a full scholarship for the Broadcast Media Arts (BMA) Program at Specs Howard School. Contest rules are available at theconclave.com/scholarships. Applicants must be either a high school senior, a high school graduate, or a GED holder wishing to pursue any area of radio broadcasting. An application (available online) must be completed and submitted along with an audio recording of the candidate reading a script supplied by the Conclave.

The following is a list of rules set forth by Specs Howard School of Media Arts for scholarships that are awarded by a third party, such as the Upper Midwest Communications Conclave (the Conclave).

For rules regarding the competition, contact the third party listed on the scholarship page.

  • After Specs Howard School of Media Arts receives notification of the award from the third party, scholarship recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Admissions Department of Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment within 12 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Conclave Radio Industry Scholarship is valued at $16,200 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer and/or reinstated students.

Specs Howard Broadcast Media Preparatory Scholarship

The Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers a $3500 scholarship to high school seniors that have been recommended by an instructor from a pre-approved, comprehensive radio and/or television program. Scholarships are available only to graduates of high schools that have been approved by the Specs Howard School. A list of approved schools may be obtained from Specs Howard’s Director of Admissions, an Admissions Representative, or call 248-327-4777 for more information.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates for the scholarship must be recommended by a teacher or counselor at an approved high school. A letter of recommendation is required from a teacher or counselor, on the approved high schools letterhead.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • The recipient must contact the Admissions Department at Specs Howard School within 30 days in order to redeem the scholarship
  • Scholarships must be used for enrollment immediately following the student’s high school graduation.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Specs Howard Broadcast Media Preparatory Scholarship is valued at $3,500 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student’s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship does not apply to currently enrolled, attending, transfer, or reinstated students.
  • A limited amount of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Specs Howard Veterans Scholarship

Effective February 9, 2015, Specs Howard School of Media Arts is proud to offer a new scholarship for our military veterans, their dependents, survivors, and military reservists. This $4,000 scholarship was created to provide assistance to veterans who will not receive Veteran?s Administration (VA) benefits while attending Specs Howard School. The scholarship may be used towards the tuition of any of the three programs, Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design or Digital Media Arts, offered at the Specs Howard School.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Scholarship applicants must first pass all applicable entrance exams, prior to completing the scholarship application.
  • Military verification will be required. Official Discharge Documentation must be supplied with the application for verification unless on active duty. Active duty veterans will need to provide military transcripts for verification.
  • Candidates cannot receive regular Veteran?s Administration (VA) benefits while attending Specs Howard School, unless they are eligible under Chapter 31 in the VA benefits. Chapter 31 approved veterans are not eligible for the Specs Howard Veterans Scholarship.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • The scholarship must be used for enrollment at Specs Howard School within 3 months of the date the scholarship was awarded.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice, however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Specs Howard Veterans Scholarship is valued at $4,000 and can be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value, and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student?s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard School scholarship.
  • This scholarship is available to students who enroll on or after February 9, 2015 and does not apply to currently enrolled, attending, transfer or reinstated students.
  • A limited amount of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Specs Howard Need-Based Adult Scholarship

Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers a $2,000 scholarship toward the tuition cost of any of the three programs, Broadcast Media Arts, Graphic Design or Digital Media Arts to individuals who, after having met with the Financial Aid Department of the school, have an unmet need for additional funding for tuition.

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible students must be classified as an independent student by the Specs Howard School Financial Aid Department, or as a dependent student whose parent(s) has been denied a Federal PLUS Loan. The classification for an independent or dependent student will be determined using federal government regulations.
  • Eligible students must have their financial aid calculated and be determined to have an unmet need of at least $1,800 toward the tuition cost of their program of choice at Specs Howard School.
  • Recipients will receive written documentation from Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.
  • Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must enroll at Specs Howard School within 30 days to be able to redeem the scholarship.
  • Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.
  • Specs Howard School will attempt to put recipients in the class of their choice; however, the school reserves the right to select a specific class start date.
  • The Specs Howard Need-Based Adult Scholarship is valued at $2,000 and will be used for tuition purposes only. The scholarship has no redeemable cash value and cannot be sold, transferred, or applied to any other costs. The scholarship funds will be credited incrementally to the student’s account at the beginning of each of the three semesters within the program. Each increment will equal one-third of the total value of the scholarship. Any interruption of training, change of program, or withdrawal, may result in cancellation of the scholarship award. The student also understands that a change of status may impact eligibility.
  • Recipients are subject to all policies and procedures, as published in the Specs Howard School Catalog and Student Handbook, including but not limited to grades, attendance and behavior.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for any other Specs Howard scholarship, including the Imagine America Scholarship.
  • This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer and/or reinstated students.
  • A limited amount of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

It’s also important to start your search for funds early since many scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

It’s also important to start your search for funds early since many scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

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