Tuition & Aid

Scholarship Opportunities

Applicants to CCS are automatically considered for CCS Scholarships once they complete their admissions requirements. Awards are based on the portfolio review and academic achievement of the applicant and range between $10,000 to $17,000 per year. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to continue receiving these scholarships.

CCS Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence

Applicants who complete all parts of the application process by our Dec. 1 Early Action deadline will be reviewed by faculty and the admissions team, for our Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence (AOE) merit scholarships. AOE scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate a high level of creativity and skill, the potential for success in both studio and academic classes, and interest in fully engaging in the campus community at CCS.

Additional CCS Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered by the College for Creative Studies to eligible students based on the donor’s requested awarding criteria. Students who are awarded these scholarships or are eligible to apply will be notified by their admissions counselor or by the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Mitch Albom Detroit Dream Scholars Fund
  • Mitch Albom Detroit Dream Fund
  • Sarah J. Alleman Memorial Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • American Chemistry Council – Plastics Division Scholarship
  • Autoweek Poster Design Scholarship
  • James Banton Endowed Scholarship
  • Berman Family Scholarship
  • Booth Family Crafts Scholarship
  • Bordinat Memorial Scholarship
  • Bowersox Scholastics Scholarship
  • Maxine Brewer/Harry Smallenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • John Broutin Scholarship
  • CE City Scholarship
  • Campbell-Ewald Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Don Gould
  • CCS Congressional Arts Competition Scholarship
  • CCS FIRST Robotics Scholarship
  • CCS Ohio Governor’s Scholarship
  • CCS Scholastic Art Scholarships
  • CNH Industrial Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Collectors Foundation Scholarship
  • Richard & Jean Coyne Family Foundation Scholarship
  • G.D. Crain, Jr. Scholarship
  • Czarnowski Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Karnig Dabanian Memorial Scholarship
  • Delphi Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Albert & Peggy DeSalle Scholarship
  • Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Scholarship
  • Rita E. Dilanian Endowed Scholarship
  • DURA Automotive Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Employee Funded Scholarships
  • Paul & Helen Farago Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • Cornelia & Audrey Farley Scholarship
  • Benson & Edith Ford Scholarship
  • Ford Blue Oval Scholarship
  • Ford WPP Team Detroit Scholarship
  • Barbara C. Frey Endowed Scholarship for Entertainment Arts
  • General Motors Foundation Scholarship
  • James S. Goldwasser Award for Excellence in Writing
  • James C. Gordon Memorial Scholarship
  • Charl E. Greene Memorial Scholarship
  • Hagopian Rug Design Scholarship
  • Henry Ford Health System Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Charles Jordan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Kaufman Financial Group Design Competition Scholarship
  • George Moon Memorial Scholarship
  • Emmet J. McNamara Memorial Scholarship
  • Michelin Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • NAIAS Poster Design Competition Scholarship
  • The National Association for Surface Finishing Bright Design
  • Challenge Scholarship
  • David Robert and Sylvia Jean Nelson Foundation for Arts and Letters
  • Scholarship
  • Steve Nickerson Memorial Scholarship
  • Carl Olsen Endowed Scholarship
  • PPG Industries Scholarship
  • Reebok Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Beatrice & Reymont Paul Foundation Scholarship
  • SABIC Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Shinola Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Stratton Foundation Scholarship
  • Michael J. Swancutt Memorial Scholarship
  • Target Scholarship
  • 36th District Court Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • WardsAuto Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Warrior Sports Sponsored Project Scholarship
  • Matilda Wilson Foundation Scholarship

Outside Scholarships

Students are encouraged to seek out outside scholarship opportunities. CCS will accept any outside scholarships students obtain. CCS does not reduce institutional aid when additional scholarships are received, unless all tuition and fees are paid by the additional scholarship. In rare cases, a student may lose Michigan Tuition Grant/Competitive Scholarship or Subsidized Stafford loan eligibility if they exceed their Demonstrated Need calculation or may have loan funds reduced if they exceed their Cost of Attendance calculation (contact Financial Aid Office for more information).


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

You are making a difference. In your classroom and in your community. If you have the passion to succeed—especially in fields of study important to the automotive and related industries—the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. This year, we will award 100 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year.

New and current students are eligible and eligible majors include Automotive Design, Fine Arts - Sculpture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Product Design and Transportation Design.

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