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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Sophomores Explore Art & Design

Youth Advocates Darielle Harris and Nelson De Jesus Ubri, have welcomed sophomore Scholars into the program by introducing them to exhibits around NYC that highlight the voices of people of color. Their first trip was to the Soul of A Nation exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Scholars discussed the role of art within social or political movements and its impact on the black power movement of 1960-1970. Scholars were blown away by the exhibit and taken back by the events that inspired works such as Dana C. Chandler’s piece “Fred Hampton’s Door 2.” The door is punctured with bullet holes, as a reference to the Chicago police raid on the 21-year-old Black Panther leader’s home, where he was murdered. Scholars also took […]

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