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Your gift to the CCS Annual Fund, or one of our named scholarship funds, provides young artists and designers with the financial help they need to get a great education and become the next generation of creative talent in our region.

CCS Annual Fund

Our area of greatest need. Gifts to the CCS Annual Fund provide scholarships across all disciplines, allowing young artists the opportunity to pursue their studies.

Named Annual Scholarships

Scholarships that are awarded on an annual basis and can be directed by the donor to benefit a particular department or specific year(s) student. These scholarships be awarded in one year or over a period of years.

Endowed Scholarships

Established with a suggested minimum of $25,000, these funds are invested through the College’s investment advisor and are diversified in various investment funds. Scholarships would begin to be awarded based on the average earnings after a period of three years, based on the donor’s directives regarding department, year of school, academic standing, etc. The principal is never spent and exists in perpetuity.

Alumni Scholarship Endowment

The Alumni Scholarship Endowment was established in 1983 with a generous gift by two alumni who met while attending CCS. The couple later married and provided additional funds to match gifts made by other alumni. Your gift will be added directly to the endowment’s principal balance and continue to provide scholarships for talented CCS students for years to come.

Mitch Albom Detroit Dream Scholars Fund

Mitch Albom's Detroit Dream Scholars Fund provides scholarships for students from Detroit to attend CCS as undergraduates. A Detroit Dream Scholarship may be funded for $15,000 per year for four years, or gifts of any size can be contributed to this initiative.

Read more about Mitch Albom's generous gift.

Charles M. Jordan Endowed Scholarship

The family of legendary GM designer Charles M. Jordan created the Charles M. Jordan Endowed Scholarship at CCS to provide scholarships to students in the Transportation Design department.

Read more about Charles M. Jordan's gift