Our Expanding Relationship

You are a part of our history.

For more than 90 years, ArtCenter has prepared artists and designers to make a positive impact both in their chosen fields and the world at large. In 1930, The Art Center School, as it was then called, opened under the direction of its co-founder, advertising man Edward A.“Tink” Adams. In the 1950s, the College played a seminal role in the founding of the first advanced-concept design studio. In the 1980s, we were the first design school to install computer labs, spearheading the revolution in digital design. And in 2003, we became the first design school to receive Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status from both the United Nations Department of Public Information and the United Nations Population Fund.

You are also part of our future.

Looking forward, the College is fulfilling its educational mission through the adaptive re-use of buildings at South Campus, an expansion of its Berlin-based study-away opportunities, and the development of additional student amenities. But no matter how the College evolves, you will have helped us get there. Which is why we want you to be a part of our collective future. From serving as a mentor to students, conducting portfolio reviews and keeping us in the loop of your latest accomplishments, to providing us with corporate connections, securing sponsorships and funding student scholarships, there are countless ways to stay involved. And you’re in good company: Approximately 24,000 ArtCenter alumni are spread throughout the world. As a member of the ArtCenter community, you are now part of a vibrant global network that will follow you no matter where life takes you.

Our Gratitude for Scholarship Support

Creating opportunities for the most deserving art and design students, regardless of economic background, is a top College priority. ArtCenter gratefully acknowledges the alumni, corporations, foundations, parents and friends whose generous support funds over 150 endowed and annual scholarships each year.

The following scholarships that received funding in the last two years have helped make an ArtCenter education possible for our talented students.

  • Ahmanson Foundation Collegiate Scholarship
  • Ahmanson Veterans Scholarship
  • Alice Epstein O'Connor Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Aratani Scholarship for Nikkei Students
  • ArtCenter100 Annual and Endowed Scholarships
  • ArtCenter General and Departmental Annual and Endowed Scholarships
  • ArtCenter For Kids Scholarship in Memory of Arthur Goodman
  • ArtCenter Berlin Study Away Annual Scholarship
  • Barbara Mann Steinwedell Endowed Scholarship Anonymous
  • Bill Cann Endowed Scholarship
  • Brian Hathaway Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Clive Piercy Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Coyne Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • Don and Ailene Chambers Endowed Scholarship
  • Douglas R. Burrows Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Photojournalism 
  • Dwight Harmon Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Edwin T. Kitasako Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Elise Mudd Marvin Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Ford Blue Oval Transportation Design Scholarships
  • Ford Motor Company Transportation Design Scholarship
  • Giesen Trust Public Programs Scholarship
  • Halverson Frazier Memorial Scholarship
  • Henry H. Harada Endowed Scholarship
  • Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography Scholarships
  • Inspiring Teachers Endowed Scholarship Fund for Doyald Young and Ted Youngkin
  • J. Yang and Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
  • Jim and Marie A. Jordan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Joe and Rosa Farrer Endowed Scholarship
  • John and Susan Caldwell PCC Scholarship
  • Joseph and Rebecca Lacko Annual Scholarship
  • JR Gaulding Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Julian and Joanna Ryder Endowed Scholarship
  • Kanter Endowed Scholarship for HMCT
  • Kelsey Browne Hall Endowed Scholarship
  • Kenneth R. Deardoff Endowed Scholarship
  • Louis Danziger Endowed Scholarship
  • Luke Gabriel Meraz Memorial Scholarship
  • Mark Hughes Foundation Scholarship
  • Marte Foundation Scholarship
  • Martha Marsh Chandler Endowed Scholarship
  • Martin Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Matthew Rolston Scholarship for Film and Advertising
  • Meaningful Works Annual Scholarship for Interaction Design
  • Metal Finishing Association of Southern California
  • Bright Design Challenge Scholarship
  • Michael Bates and Jules Bates Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Michael K. Shinoda Endowed Scholarship
  • Mini Lai Scholarship
  • Nissan Diversity Scholarship
  • Norman Schureman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Pae White Scholarship
  • Pasadena Art Alliance Scholarship
  • Pentagram/Studio Hinrichs Endowed Scholarship
  • Phil Hettema Endowed Scholarship
  • The Ray Charles Foundation Minority Scholarship
  • Ronald E. Galella Endowed Scholarship for Photography
  • Ross Dimond Player and Madelyn Maberly Player Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  • Sam and Emily Mann Scholarship
  • San Marino League Fine Art Scholarship
  • Sir Francis Bacon Endowed Scholarship
  • Sodexo Diversity Scholarship
  • Strother MacMinn Endowed Scholarship
  • Student Support Fund
  • Students First Endowed Scholarship
  • Su Mathews Hale Scholarship
  • W. Bruce Carroll Annual Scholarship
  • William Clay Ford Scholarship

An Honor Roll listing of all of our annual donors is available on the ArtCenter website, where you may also access information about a variety of giving options.

If you would like to establish a named scholarship or have any other questions, please contact Amy Swain at 626 396-2427 or amy.swain@artcenter.edu.


Jeffrey C. Barbakow

Ronald Bension

Kevin G. Bethune MS 12

Christopher J. Birchby MFA 01

Lorne M. Buchman

Wesley A. Coleman

Clarence A. Daniels, Jr.

Sarah Gavlak

Tom Gilmore

William T. Gross

Su Mathews Hale, Chair

Bruce Heavin BFA 93

Linda A. Hill

Steven M. Hitter BS 69

Timothy M. Kobe BS 82

Melissa Lora

Samuel J. Mann

David C. Martin

Peter W. Mullin

Charles E. Nearburg

Ivy Ross

Michele Ruiz

Zachary E. Snyder BFA 89

Reiner M. Triltsch

Michael M. Warsaw BS 90

Alyce de Roulet Williamson