Graduate departments consider all accepted applicants for generous merit-based scholarships, and no application is required to be considered. Amounts vary by department.
Department Scholarship Terms
Department scholarships are not need-based. They are distributed to incoming students and awarded prior to deposit. Once a deposit has been made, a department scholarship cannot be adjusted. Deferred Students, Leave of Absence students and Readmitted Students will not be reconsidered for department scholarship; Pratt will honor the original award offered.
Department scholarships should not be conflated with “restricted and endowed awards and scholarship” or “assistantships”, which continuing students are considered for based on particular criteria. Department scholarships are distributed to new, incoming students upon acceptance per the discretion of each academic department. Semester awards cannot be transferred to other semesters. Department scholarships are applied to offset tuition charges only and are not cash awards to be used for any other purposes. Scholarships are contingent on maintaining a 3.0 GPA and 9 credit hours. If a course load falls below 9 credits, the semester award in question will be forfeited, unless it occurs in the final semester due to the department’s course sequencing, in which case it will be prorated accordingly. In the case of Arts and Cultural Management or Design Management, we require students to follow the sequenced curriculum as prescribed in the catalog to retain awards, maintaining the full time credit load offered by the department as designed.
Questions or negotiations related to an award can be discussed with the academic department who awarded it prior to deposit (faculty/staff directory). Questions about the terms of scholarship, prorated amounts, billing, or reapplication pertaining to awards cannot be discussed with academic departments, and should be discussed exclusively with Student Financial Services firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pratt Restricted Awards and Scholarships
What is the purpose of the program?
To provide funds derived from Institute endowments and restricted gifts that are granted to students according to the wishes of the donor and on the recommendation of the appropriate dean or departmental chair.
How much are the awards?
The awards range from $100 to $1,000 for the academic year.
Who can receive this money?
Full-time students who have applied for aid and have demonstrated financial need and are making satisfactory academic progress. Some awards are based on academic merit only, and all are based on departmental recommendations.
How much do I have to pay back?
No repayment is required.
How do I apply?
There are no special application forms for restricted and endowed scholarships. Each department determines its own application process. Recipients are selected by deans or department chairpersons based on criteria established by donors.