Merit Scholarships for Students at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Students will automatically be considered for merit (academic/artistic) awards when they apply for full-time undergraduate admission.

The following are awarded at the discretion of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and, unless otherwise noted, require no special application. Award decisions will be based upon the student’s academic credentials/review of portfolio at the time of the student’s admissions decision. Students who qualify for these scholarships will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the time of their acceptance to the University.

These awards are renewable for a maximum of eight semesters and are applied only to tuition. The amounts indicated for the merit awards are based on awards offered per academic year

  • Lyme Academic Award • $5,000 to $10,000
    Awarded to students at time of admissions application based on cumulative GPA and highest SAT/ACT Composite Score. If the Lyme Academic Award is given, it is guaranteed for your first year and renewable each year, provided you remain a full-time undergraduate student while maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a bachelor’s degree and meet a certain minimum GPA requirement.
  • Chandler Portfolio Award • $5,000 to $14,000

    Awarded to students at time of admissions application based on evaluation of artwork submitted. If the Chandler Portfolio Award is given, it is guaranteed for your first year and renewable each year, provided you remain a full-time undergraduate student while maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a bachelor’s degree and meet a certain minimum GPA requirement.

  • Honors Scholarship • $1,000

    Application for this program is by invitation and requires supplemental documentation. Students who are accepted will be notified and the scholarship amount will be additional to any merit-based scholarship awarded. The Honors Scholarship is renewable if you maintain the requirements of the University’s Honors Program.

  • Dean’s Scholarship • Variable

    The Dean’s Scholarship is chosen by the Campus Dean of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts based on applicant pool. To be considered, students must have been applied and been accepted under Early Decision or Early Action.

  • Additional Scholarships

    In addition to the aforementioned scholarships, our Financial Aid Office houses information about additional scholarships for University of New Haven students. The Financial Aid Office will automatically consider students for these scholarships after the student has completed the financial aid process. Students are also encouraged to look for scholarships in their local community or through their parent's employer.