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Creative Minds Scholarship

The Full Sail 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, eligible campus-based bachelor of science and bachelor of fine arts program participants may receive up to $10,000 toward the tuition of most of Full Sail University’s campus-based degree programs.

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The Creative Minds Scholarship program will award up to $10,000 to eligible high school seniors pursuing select Full Sail campus degree programs. Applicants will need to adhere to eligibility criteria and strict deadlines listed 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

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

  • Be a 2019 graduating high school senior earning a standard high school diploma.
  • Have conducted a formal interview with their Full Sail Admissions Representative and submitted their Application for Admission by Monday, March 11, 2019.
  • Have completed and submitted the official Creative Minds scholarship application to Full Sail University via the applicant’s Launch website by Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • The scholarship application will be made available to eligible applicants upon receipt of enrollment application on or before March 11, 2019.
  • Complete the scholarship 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.
  • Have applied for and met the requirements of a Full Sail University campus Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program.
  • Be on campus attending classes on either the September 2 or September 30, 2019 start dates.

How To Apply

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

  • Complete the official Full Sail admissions interview AND submit an enrollment application by Monday, March 11, 2019.
  • Upload the Creative Minds scholarship application to Full Sail University via the student Launch website by Monday, April 8, 2019.

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  • Applicants must have applied as a new student to Full Sail University for one of the following start dates: September 2 or September 30, 2019.
  • A change of degree program, interruption of training or withdrawal from degree program will result in cancellation of scholarship award and disbursements. Student understands that a change of student status will 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 forfeit their eligibility.
  • Funds from the Creative Minds Scholarship may be used only toward the tuition of a Full Sail campus bachelor degree program.
  • This scholarship is nontransferable and has no redeemable cash value.
  • Files provided as part of a submission will not be returned.
  • All submissions deemed to be offensive by Full Sail University because of racial, sexual, or otherwise offensive content will be disqualified.
  • Scholarship cannot be combined with any additional Full Sail initiated and awarded scholarships.
  • Full Sail University reserves the right to determine award recipient’s start date for their degree of interest.
  • The scholarship is nontransferable and has no redeemable cash value.


  • Scholarship recipients will be notified within one week of their award of up to $10,000 by Full Sail University’s Admission department via email and/or phone.
  • Applicant’s essay will be evaluated by a scholarship committee on the following criteria, originality, relevance to the topic, composition and word count.
  • Scholarship will be disbursed throughout the student’s academic years, amount to be equally divided between semesters, as applicable.
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