In the first year of attendance at Cornish, most students receive a Cornish Scholarship. There is no separate scholarship application to participate in the process.
Merit scholarships at Cornish are based upon your application, including an audition or portfolio review. Each year, Cornish awards over $3.5 million in scholarships to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Prospective students who are admitted to Cornish will receive notification if they have been awarded a Cornish merit scholarship.
Students who receive scholarships from organizations outside of Cornish are welcome to apply these towards tuition or housing costs. Unlike many schools, bringing in outside scholarships will not reduce the amount of any merit scholarship a student receives.
Made possible through the generosity of donors, these awards support new and continuing students in a variety of artistic pathways. While some endowed scholarships are available only to juniors and seniors, others are awarded to selected first-year students.