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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Senior Capstone is underway and Scholars are creating individual projects and collective brands under the leadership of Nadia Williams and Anthony Bryant. Brand collectives consists of 2-3 Scholars with interests ranging from community, identity as artists of color, and individuality. They were interested in mediums such as marketing, game designs, and advocacy to create spaces for underrepresented artists to showcase work while engaging in dialogue. During capstone, each collective met to discuss highlights and challenges they face as a group. Together they created team roles, project timelines, set goals for the collective, and decided on next steps. Amongst their peers they presented mission statements and mood boards composed of art forms such as video, mixed media, and photography. Seniors also […]Continue reading