The Specs Howard School of Media Arts participates in a number of merit and need-based scholarship programs for both the high school senior and the non-traditional adult student. For more information regarding deadline dates, follow the links provided, or call our Admissions Department at (248) 358-9000 for more information.

 

SPECS HOWARD ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

The Specs Howard School is pleased to offer a scholarship for Specs Howard alumni. This was created to provide a $3,000.00 scholarship for a Specs Howard School graduate who enrolls in any of the Specs Howard School programs: Broadcast Media Arts, Digital Media Arts or Graphic Design.

Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:

■ Scholarship applicants must pass all applicable entrance exams prior to completing the scholarship application.

■ The $3,000 Alumni Scholarship is open to all graduates of any Specs Howard School program.

■ Graduation from the Specs Howard will be verified by the School.

■ Recipients will receive written documentation from the Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.

■ Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Specs Howard School within 30 days in order to redeem the scholarship.

■ The scholarship must be used for enrollment at the Specs Howard School within three months of the date the scholarship was awarded.

The Specs Howard Alumni Scholarship is valued at $3,000 and is for tuition 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 end 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 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 does not apply to currently enrolled, attending, transfer or reinstated students.

A limited number of scholarships are available each year, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

SPECS HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA ART SCHOLARSHIP

Annually, the Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers two competition-based scholarships for each program (BMA, DMA, GFX):

First Place: Full Scholarship of $16,900 Second Place: Quarter Scholarship of $4,225

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

Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:

The student must be a high school senior at the time of the test, and, on the day of the test, must specify which Specs Howard program they are attempting to qualify for.

The student may not compete in more than one high school scholarship competition.

Eligible students must take the test at the Specs Howard School on one of the available testing dates in order to enter the scholarship competition.

Candidates with the top 10 scores on the test from all testing dates combined 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% test; 20% essay; 60% interview), and the ten finalists will be ranked in order, the top two being awarded scholarships.

Recipients will receive written documentation from the Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.

Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Admissions Department at 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 nine months of the date of the recipient’s high school graduation.

Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.

The Specs Howard School will attempt to place 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 Media Arts Scholarship is valued at $16,900, and second place is valued at $4,225. These scholarships are for tuition 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 end 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 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.

A limited number of scholarships are available per year, and will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.

 

SPECS HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATORY SCHOLARSHIP

The Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers a $2,500 scholarship to high school seniors in a comprehensive media program, and recommended by a teacher or counselor.

Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:

■ The letter of recommendation must be on the student’s high school letterhead.

■ Recipients will receive written documentation from the Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.

■ Recipients must contact the Admissions Department at the 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. The Specs Howard High School Preparatory Scholarship is valued at $2,500 and is for tuition 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 end 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 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.

This scholarship does not apply to currently enrolled, attending, transfer or reinstated students.

Two High School Preparatory Scholarships are available per program per year, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. These scholarships are typically for summer classes only; please check with your Admissions Advisor for exact dates.

 

SPECS HOWARD VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP

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

Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:

■ Scholarship applicants must pass all applicable Specs Howard 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 the Specs Howard School unless they are eligible under Chapter 31 of the VA Benefits. Chapter 31-approved veterans are not eligible for the Specs Howard Veterans Scholarship.

■ Recipients will receive written documentation from the Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.

■ Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must contact the Specs Howard School within 30 days in order to redeem the scholarship.

■ The scholarship must be used for enrollment at the Specs Howard School within three months of the date the scholarship is awarded.

■ The 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 is for tuition 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 end 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 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 does not apply to currently enrolled, attending, transfer or reinstated students.

A limited number of scholarships are available per year, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

SPECS HOWARD NEED-BASED ADULT SCHOLARSHIP

The Specs Howard School of Media Arts offers a $2,000 need-based scholarship toward tuition for any of the three programs offered at the Specs Howard School (Broadcast Media Arts, Digital Media Arts or Graphic Design), to individuals who, after having met with the Financial Aid Department of the School, have an unmet need for additional tuition funding. Requirements for this scholarship are as follows:

■ An candidate must be classified as an independent student by the Specs Howard School Financial Aid Department, or as a dependent student whose parent or parents have been denied a Federal PLUS Loan. The classification for an independent or dependent student will be determined using federal government regulations.

■ The student 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 the Specs Howard School.

■ Recipients will receive written documentation from the Specs Howard School acknowledging scholarship approval.

■ Upon being awarded a scholarship, recipients must enroll at the Specs Howard School within 30 days in order to redeem the scholarship.

■ Recipients will be required to meet the Specs Howard School standard entrance requirements or the scholarship will be invalid.

■ The Specs Howard School will attempt to place 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 is for tuition 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 end 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 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.

This scholarship is unavailable to currently enrolled, attending, transfer or reinstated students. A limited number of scholarships are available per year and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

A limited number of scholarships are available each year, and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to the resources provided here, search the internet for scholarship opportunities that may be less publicized. Scholarships are often awarded by business owners, clubs, associations, high schools, civic groups, religious organizations, trade associations, labor unions, political parties, military associations, private foundations, private charities, ethnic organizations and even some employers.

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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