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Graphic Design Scholarship Basics and You - Part I

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With a Little Help from Your Friends
Making the decision to go to a graphic design school is a wise one if you are aiming for a career in graphic arts or multimedia.

These institutions of learning specifically focus on the job training skills and background that you'll need in order to qualify for positions in the industry.

But coming up with the necessary funding for your tuition, supplies or lodging can sometimes be as challenging as taking the courses.

But with a little help from your "friends," you can be successful in both areas.

students-on-lawnGraphic Design Scholarships and You
If you need assistance in paying for some of your education expenses there are various strategies in securing funds through various scholarships.

Scholarship College Programs - Some alumni and independent sponsors of colleges provide scholarships and grants to qualified individuals. Check with the graphic design college of your choice to see what type of funding is available.

Website Leads - There are many websites that offer direction and leads on graphic design scholarships and grants. An Internet search should provide a number of locations where you can gather important information.

Government Student Loans - In the United States federal loans are available to individuals who meet specific prerequisites. Fulfilling certain conditions and parameters may qualify you for student loans. For more information visit the official FAFSA (Federal Assistance for Student Aid) website at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

computer-user-at-deskThe Alternatives
In some cases graphic design majors may not necessarily want assistance with tuition but seek alternative forms of education for their career training.

Community Colleges - Also known as junior colleges, these two-year institutions of learning can provide excellent education at more affordable price points. They offer various associate's degrees and certificates of completion.

College credits earned at community colleges can often be transferred to other four-year universities for completion of a bachelor's degree.

Online Education - If you are already working or have special circumstances that make attending a traditional campus difficult, you may want to consider online education for your graphic design classes. Online colleges provide more flexibility in course scheduling because you attend these virtual sessions anytime via the Internet.

Online graphic design schools and colleges offer a variety of two and four-year degrees in many graphic design and multimedia fields.

Next Time...
We'll investigate some of the ins and outs of applying for scholarships and also provide some leads to different scholarships that are offered to design majors in part two of Graphic Design Scholarship Basics and You.

Until then, keep on designing!


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Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
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  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
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Graphic Design (AS)
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Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Offers several scholarship opportunities for students who qualify.
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Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
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Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing
ABCO Technology , Inglewood
  • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
  • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
  • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
  • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
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