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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Scholars attended the first Art Future NYC Youth Alliance summit on March 9th, organized by The Joan Mitchell Foundation Alumni Council, No Longer Empty Youth Action Council, and Brooklyn Museum Teens. The day consisted of artist panels, workshops, activities, and discussions that allowed youth to reflect on a variety of art college and career paths. The program’s intended goal was to provide a space where students of color from low income backgrounds could explore art and design career options within a social justice framework. At the event Junior Scholars exhibited a group show titled “The Whitney Project.” The project highlighted the discovery that Vice Chairmen Warren B. Kanders of the Whitney Board of Directors owns a manufacturer titled “Safariland” that is supplying tear gas to I.C.E […]Continue reading