NewSchool Opportunity Award

NewSchool of Architecture & Design annually awards the Opportunity Award to outstanding students in all of our degree programs who are expecting a temporary financial hardship. All eligible students are encouraged to apply by the deadline. Scholarship awards are made for varying amounts, generally up to $10,000, with specific amounts dependent on the number of qualified applicants, amount of student’s financial need and the amount of funds available. Scholarship funds are disbursed quarterly during the academic year.

Financial need and proof of temporary hardship are the two most important criteria used in determining recipients. In addition, applicants may be reviewed for the significance of their work as recognized by the faculty and/or other professionals, and service that leads to the betterment of NewSchool.

Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on the deadline date.

Download Opportunity Award application

Minimum requirements:

Have attended 3 quarters of attendance at NewSchool

GPA of 2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates as well as a completed 2018-19 FAFSA

Please complete the following application and submit it with the requested materials to:

Office of Financial Aid, NewSchool of Architecture & Design

1249 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Fax: 619-684-8880

Failure to comply with the application requirements, or late filings, will be disqualified from consideration. Please direct your questions to