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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Reunion: December 15, 2018

This Saturday scholars, mentors, advocates, and alumni gathered to reconnect and celebrate at reunion 2018! They commemorated the end of the semester with laughter, food, and the release of the trailer Parsons Scholars Program video directed by Youth Advocate alumni Shola Ajayi. The trailer highlighted the Parsons Scholars community and featured scholars sharing how the program has impacted them. The festive gathering also included prizes and group games. Mentors and advocates alike brought their skills together to make reunion 2018 a celebration to remember.  Entrepreneur and current mentor Allison Esannason of Smiley’s Cheesecakes brought delicious cake for everyone to share. Alumni advocate, architect and rapper Nicolas Savvides, hosted the event alongside mentor and DJ Tiama Wilson. Current mentor Dirm Luawo, used his design skills to support […]

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