Undergraduate Scholarships

This section includes details on DigiPen's scholarship programs for incoming undergraduate students and links to applications for these scholarships.

Refer to Scholarship Resources for further specific scholarship opportunities and scholarship databases.

DigiPen Scholarships

DigiPen offers need-based and merit-based scholarships. We are committed to helping students who exhibit financial need, and we recognize the importance of rewarding excellence.

The DigiPen Presidential Merit Scholarship

In support of DigiPen’s goal of attracting the best and brightest students, DigiPen Institute of Technology awards a number of merit scholarships each year to students who exhibit exceptionally strong academic performance and/or artistic talent. All applicants to the school are automatically considered for a Presidential Merit Scholarship; no application is necessary. We do encourage students to apply for our additional incoming student scholarships as well.

Art Scholarship

DigiPen will offer two scholarships of up to $10,000 each to two incoming students who demonstrate considerable artistic talent. To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the scholarship application and submit the required materials outlined on the application. The first scholarship will be awarded after the February 1st priority deadline and the second will be awarded after the April 1st deadline.

Bridge Scholarship

The priority deadline for this scholarship will be February 1.

DigiPen will offer a limited number of scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate considerable financial need. To be considered, students must complete a FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) in addition to the scholarship application. Bridge Scholarships will be awarded in late spring to early summer, once students have completed the financial aid process.

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Computer Engineering Scholarships

DigiPen will award up to 20 scholarships based on merit and need to highly-qualified applicants who commit to pursuing the BS in Computer Engineering degree program. These scholarships cover up to 75 percent of tuition and are  renewable for up to five years. Recipients of Computer Engineering scholarships are also eligible to earn an additional $1,500 stipend for summer research projects at DigiPen following their sophomore and junior years. All applicants to the BS in Computer Engineering program are automatically considered for this scholarship; there is no separate application.

To retain the Computer Engineering scholarship, a recipient must continue to pursue the BS in Computer Engineering and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. For recipients who receive additional grants or scholarships, the sum of the Computer Engineering scholarship and these other awards may not exceed the total cost of tuition.

FIRST Scholarship

DigiPen Institute of Technology will offer two merit–based scholarships of $5,000 each to high school seniors who have participated on a For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) team during their junior or senior year of high school. A scholarship committee will evaluate applications based on an essay about the applicant’s involvement in FIRST and the student’s academic record.

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DigiPen Scholarships for Continuing Students

The priority deadline for this scholarship will be February 1.

Continuing students who demonstrate financial need and academic success can apply for DigiPen's continuing student scholarships by submitting the application below. These scholarships are awarded to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who:

  1. have demonstrated leadership skills through active participation in campus activities,
  2. have proven to be valuable members of the DigiPen community,
  3. and are making satisfactory academic progress.

Three DigiPen scholarships are available to continuing students, including the Continued Student Academic Success (CSAS) Scholarship, the DigiPen Financial Stimulus Scholarship, and the Campus Leadership Scholarship. All three of these scholarships utilize the same application; applicants must indicate on their application which scholarships they would like to apply for.

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