PNCA has received a Challenge Grant of $100,000 over two years from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. The Challenge is in support of new and increased gifts to the annual fund through general support, as well as gifts through the College’s Gala.
Over 85% of PNCA students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship. During the 2010-2011 school year, the College has awarded more than $4 million in student scholarships, representing 25% of the College’s total annual operating budget. Scholarships are especially critical today, as the affordability of a college education becomes an even greater concern for students and their families.
The Miller Foundation Challenge also supports the College as it continues to build its BFA and MFA programs. This year, the College launched its ninth BFA Program, focusing on Contemporary Animated Arts. In fall 2011, the College will launch its third MFA program in Collaborative Design. Both of these programs will help graduating students meet the growing demands of the global workforce for creative, collaborative, critical thinkers. Support from the Miller Foundation Challenge will enable the College to build its annual fund programs, so it can continue to create new BFA and MFA programs to meet the needs of the creative economy.