DAAPCamps Scholarships and Financial Aid
A limited number of partial scholarships based on merit are available to those who qualify. To be considered for a scholarship, students should supply the following materials in one packet to be received at DAAP no later than April 1, 2017 (the mailing address for the packet is listed at the top of the Scholarship Cover Form):
In one complete packet (do not send separately or have individual pieces emailed or sent separately by others) include the following:
• Scholarship Cover Form (found on the web site under Scholarships)
• A letter of recommendation from a school teacher or counselor
• A copy of your most recent high school transcript (for scholarship & financial aid only, does not have to be a sealed copy, can be a standard copy)
• A 750-word-maximum essay addressing the following prompt:
Please describe how the design of an object, an item of fashion, a building, an interior space, a city, or the presence of a work of art has had a positive/significant impact on you or on people in general.
Please provide a specific example of the design or artwork (such as a famous building, painting, sculpture, or a popular object, fashion design, etc.), describing specifically how that piece supports your thesis statement.
Please provide and discuss only one example.
Please also include in the essay, the topic of the camp you have registered for and how the discipline/major addressed in that camp relates to the inspirational object, building, interior space, city, fashion item or piece of art you have indicated and why attending the camp is important to you.
Financial aid is set aside for DAAPcampers with demonstrated need. Financial aid is different than a scholarship in that it intends to address financial need. To apply for financial aid, please provide the four items listed above, PLUS a statement of the family’s financial need. The statement of financial need is a confidential statement, in letter format, from the student explaining their unique situation. No financial records are required.
Please be advised that all scholarships and financial aid determination decisions are final. Each award amount is determined on a case-by-case basis, as evaluated by the DAAPcamps’ Scholarship Panel using student-supplied information. The Scholarship Panel is made up of camp leadership team members, faculty, and DAAP administration.
All received funds are applied directly toward DAAPcamps’ tuition only. Of course, applying for a scholarship or financial aid does not guarantee you will receive funds. If you think you will be unable to attend DAAPcamps without financial assistance, please note this in your application forms. Once awards are distributed, if it becomes apparent that you are unable to attend, your deposit will be returned and your award will be redistributed to other students.
If you want to get a head start, click here to download the Scholarship Forms.