THE PARSONS SCHOLARS PROGRAM CENTERS PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE EXPLORATION OF ART AND DESIGN WITHIN A COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT.

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.

Apply for the Parsons Scholars Program

Parsons School of Design is pleased to invite 10th graders who are interested in art & design to apply for an extraordinary pre-college scholarship opportunity. Applications for the 2017-18 recruiting season are now closed. Please check back in August 2018 for updates on how students who will be in 10th grade in Fall 2018 can apply.

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Juniors meet BUFU & Sophomores meet Sophia Dawson: February 10, 2018

  The Junior Scholars met two of the four collaborators and co-founders of BUFU (By Us For Us), a collaborative living archive centered around (Pan)Black and (Pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. Currently in residence at Eyebeam, “BUFU is working on a platform which will live both online and in physical installations to create interactive engagement with the stories they have collected…working from interview conducted in Ethiopia, Japan, Korea, Jamaica, China, India, Ghana and the US.” They shared with the Juniors how they travel around the globe and record/document people’s stories to create small clips of everyday lifestyle from a different perspective. Then with the short films they make they create installations so others can engage with the artwork. BUFU got to […]

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