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Scholarships and Awards

Planning for college begins with understanding the financial impact it will have on your career. The Modern offers several institutional scholarships and awards that are credited directly toward tuition and related expenses. All awards are based upon need and talent.

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Total Scholarships Available

$450,000

Incoming first-year students have access to over $450,000 in tuition reduction and tuition award funds.

Merit Awards

Award

$10,000



Awarded To

Enrolled students may be eligible for a renewable Merit Award.
Students who earn a GPA of 3.8–4.0 may be eligible for a $5,000 renewable Merit Award ($10,000 value).
Students who earn a GPA of 3.5–3.79 may be eligible $2,500 renewable Merit Award ($5,000 value).

Daniel E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Award

$10,000



Awarded To

One accepted student who reflects excellence in both design and academics will be awarded a $5,000 renewable scholarship ($10,000 value).
To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by March 4, 2020.

Portfolio Competition Scholarships

Award

$5,000



Awarded To

Up to four accepted students who reflect excellence in academic achievement and creativity in their portfolio submission will be awarded a $2,500 renewable scholarship ($5,000 value).
To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by March 4, 2020.

Multicultural Awards

Award

$5,000



Awarded To

Enrolled students may be eligible for a $2,500 renewable Multicultural Award ($5,000 value).
To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.0 and must identify themselves on their application as members of the African American, Latina/Latino, Native American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or other ethnic minority.

Need-Based Awards

Award

$10,000



Awarded To

Enrolled students may be eligible for a $5,000 renewable Need-Based Award ($10,000 value).
To qualify, the student must have a FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that results in Pell Grant eligibility, and the parent(s) must have received a denial on a PLUS loan credit check (for dependent students). The student would first need to borrow all the Federal Direct Loan money for which the student is eligible and receive all the grants for which the student qualifies.

Career Center Graduate Tuition Award

Award

$5,000



Awarded To

Enrolled students may be eligible for a $2,500 renewable Career Center Graduate Award ($5,000 value).
To qualify, the student must graduate from a career center or have earned credits in a design-related lab or class from a career center and have earned a GPA of 3.0.

Out-of-State Awards

Award

$5,000



Awarded To

Enrolled students may be eligible for a $2,500 renewable Out-of-State Award ($5,000 value).
To qualify, the student must live outside the state of Ohio and have earned a GPA of 3.0.

Business Professionals of America Scholarships

Award

$2,500



Awarded To

One accepted student who was awarded first place at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Website Design, Advertising Promotion, Photography, or Video competitions at the state level will be awarded a $1,250 renewable scholarship ($2,500 value). Visit bpa.org for information about this competition.

Congressional Art Award

Award

$2,500



Awarded To

One accepted student who won first place in their home district’s Congressional Art Competition will be awarded a $1,250 renewable scholarship ($2,500 value). The scholarship is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit house.gov for information about this competition.

Governor’s Show Scholarships

Award

$10,000



Awarded To

Up to two accepted students whose artwork is selected for display in the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition will be awarded a $5,000 renewable scholarship ($10,000 value). Visit govart.org for more information.

SkillsUSA Scholarships

Award

$2,500



Awarded To

Up to two accepted students who were awarded first place in the Ohio Southwest Regional Advertising Design Contest or in the State SkillsUSA Advertising Design, Web Design, Photography, or Video Contests will be awarded a $1,250 renewable scholarship ($2,500 value). Visit skillsusa.org for information about this competition.

Submitting your Artwork

Once you have been accepted at The Modern, you will receive detailed instructions about how to apply for eligible scholarships.