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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The senior cohort is preparing for their Capstone Exhibition happening May 4, 2019 at the Parsons School of Design, Social Justice Hub. They will be showcasing their own individual projects as well as group projects they have developed collaboratively using art & design to address topics that are important to them. As a group they are setting deadlines, creating proposals, looking into production costs and working together to execute projects that showcase their collective values. This month they met Ari Melenciano, a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, educator and activist. Ari’s work explores the relationships between various forms of design and human experience. After Ari presented her work to the scholars, they shared their senior Capstone projects. Scholars shared […]Continue reading