Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative – Recruit • Retain • Educate (AVSI)

Whether your interest is liberal arts, business, science, technology or the arts, you may qualify for admission to any one of the twenty-four private California college and universities listed below. With funding in part from the Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative these schools offer support to students eligible for the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Art Center College of Design
Azusa Pacific University
Biola University
Brandman University
California Institute of Technology
California Lutheran University
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont McKenna College
Loyola Marymount University
Marymount California University
Mount Saint Mary's University / Los Angeles
Occidental College
Otis College of Art and
Pepperdine University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Santa Clara University
Scripps College
University of La Verne
University of Redlands
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
Westmont College
Whittier College
Art Center College of Design Art Center College of Design

Specializing in the visual arts with programs offered in 14 disciplines leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Azusa Pacific University Azusa Pacific University

A Christian university offering undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and degree completion programs, both on campus and online.

Biola University Biola University

A private Christian university committed to a biblically centered education, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D.

Brandman University Brandman University

Offering over 50 undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs in Arts and Sciences, Business and Professional Studies, Education and Nursing and Health Professions.

California Institute of Technology California Institute of Technology

A world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution with 26 academic programs.

California Lutheran University California Lutheran University

A Christian-minded institution, emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences of the professional world.

Claremont Graduate University Claremont Graduate University

The oldest all-graduate institution in the United States, CGU offers five different schools of research for graduate students.

Claremont McKenna College Claremont McKenna College

A co-educational liberal arts college with a curriculum focus on social sciences including economics, government, international relations, and psychology.

Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount University

LMU offers rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to academically ambitious students.

Marymount College Marymount California University

A residential liberal arts college offering bachelor’s and associate degrees.

Mount St. Mary's College Mount Saint Mary’s University- Los Angeles

An independent, Catholic liberal arts college providing values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles.

Occidental College Occidental College

An experienced liberal arts college offering over 30 majors including design, law, and biotechnology.

Otis College of Art and Design Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles’ first independent professional school of art. OTIS is home to one of the top fashion design programs in the U.S.

Pepperdine University Pepperdine University

An independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700 students in five colleges and schools.

Pitzer College Pitzer College

Located in Claremont, California, Pitzer College specializes in the fields of social science, behavioral science, and media studies.

Pomona College Pomona College

Offers over 40 major programs with the resources of a larger university in the closeness of a smaller, city college atmosphere.

Santa Clara University Santa Clara University

The oldest operating institution of higher learning in California. 45 majors are offered in its three undergraduate schools and colleges of science, engineering, and business.

Scripps College Scripps College

One of the oldest progressive liberal arts women’s college in California. Programs and classes are focused on interdisciplinary humanistic studies.

University of La Verne University of La Verne

A private non-profit university offering curriculum focus in the arts, business, public management, education, and organizational leadership.

University of Redlands University of Redlands

A renowned institution nestled at the foot of a mountain range, University of Redlands offers a specialty in business, education, and music.

University of San Diego University of San Diego

Overlooking the Mission Bay in San Diego, USD is a values-based liberal arts university with six professional schools.

University of Southern California University of Southern California

A world renowned private university offering expertise in the fields of arts, sciences, and humanities.

Westmont College Westmont College

A liberal arts college set on the central California coast in Santa Barbara.

Whittier College Whittier College

A four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Southern California distinguished by its small size, nationally recognized curriculum and pioneering faculty.

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