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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Open Studios: December 8, 2018

Today was Open Studios for all Scholars! Scholars ended the semester celebrating and showcasing all of the artwork they created. During the afternoon, junior scholars met with visiting artist Akeema Zane to finish their artist bios. Afterward they reflected on their fall semester and expressed ways they could have improved, how they felt in their classes, and activities they would like to participate in next year. With the support of Youth Advocates, Mentors, and staff, the senior Scholars continued to submit college applications and edit their college essays. We are so proud of all the scholars accomplished this week!

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