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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Exhibitions as Classrooms : March 10, 2018

The Sophomore Scholars visited two exhibits in and near the Parsons campus. The first exhibit, titled Off-Axis, feature work from the Sophomore’s foundation teacher, Yashua Klos, as well as work from well known artist, Kambui Olujimi. The exhibit revolves around the exploration of the “deconstruction of normalized structures of control to expose the power dynamics at play against black bodies”, as explained in the exhibit’s description. This exhibit is housed in the lobby of 55 5th Avenue, which is situated in Time Equities, Inc., which is a real estate firm, and right across the street from the University Center. The curator for this exhibit, Jenny, works for a real estate developer, under the Art-In-Building program. She described the job of […]

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