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.

Sign up to be notified when our Fall 2018 application becomes available online.

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Open Studios, Beat Making & Activist NY: April 14, 2018

Open Studios offers the greater Parsons community the opportunity to see the work created by the pre-college students, including our Scholars’ work. It’s a great way to celebrate and experience their hard work as they grow from semester to semester. Spring Open Studios is especially significant for the Sophomore Scholars since it’s their first semester in the program. “The Sophomore Scholars successfully completed their first semester at Parsons today, and completed gorgeous work from both their Foundation Drawing and Painting class, as well as their Foundation Design class”, states Mentor, Dirm. The afternoon led the Sophomore Scholars on a trip to the Museum of the City of New York. The specific exhibit they visited was Activist New York, which explores […]

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