Need-based Scholarships and Grants

All students accepted by SAIC who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline are considered for need-based scholarships. No separate application is required.

Below you will find listed just a few of the many need-based scholarships at SAIC created by alumni, parents, and friends who wanted to give the gift of education to SAIC students. These scholarships are awarded in varying amounts based on the results of the student’s FAFSA. Gift aid (grants, scholarships and any other aid that does not have to be repaid) may not exceed tuition each semester.

SAIC provides need-based grant assistance to students who demonstrate financial need on their FAFSA application. Award amounts vary dependent upon enrollment, availability of funds and SAIC awarding policies. 

Roger Brown earned both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from SAIC and was a distinguished painter and major benefactor to the school. He donated his art collection as well as his homes and studios in Chicago and New Buffalo, Michigan, to SAIC in addition to establishing this scholarship.

The John and Mary Hoggins Scholarship was established in 1987 by a bequest left to SAIC. This fund supports need-based scholarships for female SAIC students.

Students are automatically considered based on the results of their Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). There is no separate application.

Merrill Lyon Golightly was an instructor at SAIC and created the need-based Merrill Lyon Golightly Scholarship Fund.

Established in 2005 by alumnus LeRoy Neiman (class of 1950) for students in financial need. Neiman is one of the world's best-known and most successful contemporary artists. He taught at SAIC and Ox-Bow from 1950–60.

Ike Sewell was a restaurateur who founded Pizzeria Uno, Due, and Su Casa.

James and Dorothy Teague studied design at SAIC in the 1930s. Dorothy established the James and Dorothy Teague Scholarship in 2001 to benefit economically disadvantaged students.