Parsons the New School for Design is pleased to invite 10th graders who are interested in art & design to apply for an extraordinary pre-college scholarship opportunity.

The Parsons Scholars Program provides youth from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to explore art & design in a college environment. Accepted students receive college credit while preparing for the college admissions process at no cost to them. (Note: this is a pre-college scholarship, and not a college scholarship.) Fore more information, download our information sheet here.

Applications for current 10th graders are closed.

If you would like to receive notification when the application opens for 2016-2017, please sign up here.



Upcoming Events

Senior Capstone Presentation and Learning Portfolio Presentation
May 16, 2016
Location To Be Announced


Contact Us

2 West 13th Street, room 507A
New York, NY 10011
212.229.8933 x4465
Tuesday through Saturday 10AM to 5PM


The Parsons Scholars Program is a college access program for NYC public high school students who are passionate about pursuing higher education in art and design.

Parsons Scholars dedicate their Saturdays and summers to studio coursework and workshops which expose them to a range of exciting art and design careers and majors.

For more information including application and registration details please visit the Parsons site.

From the Blog

  • Careers in the Arts 2016

    Careers in the Arts 2016

    Our Mission: The Careers in the Arts Fair aims to expose educational and professional opportunities within the visual arts and design to high school students. We aim to provide access to professionals in different points of their careers who can share insight on their success while being sensitive to challenges...Read More »
  • Sophomore Workshops

    Sophomore Workshops

    We welcomed our fresh bunch of talented sophomores this Spring to The New School! For the past few weeks, the Scholars have in engaged in trips to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem. During afternoon workshops, they’ve mastered the use of Tumblr to start  documenting their work...Read More »
  • First Day of Spring Academy! Ice Breaker at Lunch!

    First Day of Spring Academy! Ice Breaker at Lunch!

    On Saturday January 30th, Scholars, Mentors, and Youth Advocates gathered together for an Ice Breaker check-in where they stood in a circle and said one word that described how they were feeling. For the next ice break activity they split up into groups so that the mentors and scholars could get...Read More »
  • Sophomore Trip to Studio Museum of Harlem

    Sophomore Trip to Studio Museum of Harlem

    On their first day of the Parsons Scholars Program, sophomore scholars take a field trip to the Studio Museum of Harlem with their advocates Yashua and Havanna to look at the current exhibitions.Read More »
  • Portfolio Redefined 2015, October 10

    Portfolio Redefined 2015, October 10

    On Saturday, October 10, 2015 the Parsons Scholars Senior group along with other New York City senior high school students attended Portfolio Redefined Workshop held by Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Parsons Scholars Program. Portfolio Redefined is a workshop for all aspiring students who are preparing an art and design...Read More »