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Creative Minds Scholarship

The Creative Minds Scholarship is designed to identify high school seniors who are exceptionally talented in their written and visual communication, academically successful, and passionate about the entertainment and media industries. Through the Creative Minds Scholarship program, eligible campus-based Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts program participants may receive up to $25,000 toward the tuition of Full Sail University’s campus-based degree programs.

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Awards

The Creative Minds Scholarship program will award up to $25,000 to eligible high school seniors pursuing Full Sail University campus degree programs. This scholarship fund is limited and will be awarded to all applicants who meet the eligibility requirements and according to the award determination process as outlined below.

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How To Apply

To apply for a scholarship, speak to your admission representative by calling: 800.226.7625

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Minimum Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, those applying for the Creative Minds Scholarship must:

  • Be a 2020 graduating high school senior earning a standard high school diploma
  • Have earned at least one of the following: a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher; an SAT score of 927 or higher; an ACT score of 19 or higher
  • Have submitted their Application for Admission by Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Have applied for and met the requirements of a Full Sail University 20- or 29-month campus Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program
  • Begin their degree program on one of the following start dates: August 3, August 31, or September 28, 2020
  • Have completed and submitted the scholarship application, along with either unofficial high school transcript, SAT score or ACT score to Full Sail University via the student Launch website by Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Complete the application and an original 500-word essay answering How Has My Creative Mind Led Me to Full Sail University?

    Fulfilling your dream requires a journey and a creative mind. Tell us about your creative journey so far and what decisions, experiences, and achievements have brought you to Full Sail University.

How To Apply

In order to be eligible for consideration, those applying for the Creative Minds Scholarship must:

  • Read the application thoroughly and complete a 500-word essay answering How Has My Creative Mind Led Me to Full Sail University?
  • The Creative Minds Scholarship application and essay must be submitted to the Full Sail University Scholarship Committee by Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Submit the unofficial high school transcript, if applicable, via the student Launch website by Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Attach the essay, and if applicable, SAT or ACT score, by using the attachment feature and submit the completed scholarship application or: Email [email protected]

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Provisions

  • Applicants must have applied as a new student to Full Sail University for the August 3, August 31, or September 28, 2020 start date.
  • Applicants must have met the entrance requirements for the desired Full Sail University 20- or 29-month campus bachelor’s degree program.
  • Applicants must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or confirmed cash payments.
  • A change of degree program, interruption of training, or withdrawal from degree program may result in cancellation of the scholarship award and disbursements. Student understands that a change of student status may impact eligibility.
  • Final award of scholarship is contingent upon receipt of all required Admissions and Financial Aid documents by assigned start date.
  • Students who delay their start date as determined by Full Sail University will forfeit their eligibility.
  • Funds from the Creative Minds Scholarship may only be used toward the tuition of a Full Sail University 20- or 29-month campus bachelor’s degree program.
  • This scholarship is nontransferable and has no redeemable cash value.
  • All submissions must abide by Full Sail University’s Nondiscrimination Policy. Applicants who submit an essay that does not abide by this policy will be disqualified.
  • The Creative Minds Scholarship may be combined with most Full Sail University scholarships; some restrictions apply.
  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Award Determination

  • Applicants’ unofficial high school transcript, SAT score, or ACT score will be reviewed by a scholarship committee.
  • Applicants’ essays will be evaluated by a scholarship committee on the following criteria: originality, composition, clarity, and relevance to the topic. Essays judged outstanding will be awarded.
  • Recipients will be notified by the Admissions department prior to beginning their degree program, provided eligibility
  • Scholarship amount will be disbursed throughout students’ academic years, equally divided between semesters as applicable.
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