THE PARSONS SCHOLARS PROGRAM CENTERS PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE EXPLORATION OF ART AND DESIGN WITHIN A COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT.
Thanks to everyone that applied for the 2018 cycle! The application is now closed.
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.) For more information, download our information sheet here.
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.
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On Saturday, May 1st the senior class of 2019 were joined by families, friends, and allies to celebrate the completion of their 2.5-year journey in the Parsons Scholars program. Each scholar presented their learning portfolios, the college they’ll be attending in the fall, and the fields they’re interested in studying. The presentations highlighted their values, their skill sets, and how they plan on using their learnings to achieve their future goals. Presentations were followed by collective Q&A sessions with the audience where scholars shared their personal experiences navigating higher education and gave advice on how they stayed true to themselves. Amongst the shared tears of joy and laughter, we were all grateful to once again be part of a shared […]Continue reading