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.

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A Pieceable Kingdom & Canal Street Market : March 17, 2018

On their last Saturday before their break, the Sophomore Scholars excitedly visited Camille Hoffman’s exhibit, Pieceable Kingdom, at the Museum of Arts and Design. Hoffman graduated from California College of the Arts as well as Yale School of Art and is of Jewish and Filipino descent. She extensively uses her background and experience to create works that engage with unconventional materials such as chicken wire, table cloths and collage. Her theme for Pieceable Kingdom revolves around the “histories of race, gender, and power [that] are often embedded within influential American landscape paintings of the nineteenth century through their depictions of light, nature, the frontier, and borders.” The students quickly pointed out certain cultural references in Hoffman’s pieces, such as Dora, […]

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