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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This Spring semester we welcomed the 2021 Sophomore scholar cohort. New scholars participated in orientation and settled into their Foundation Drawing class with Yashua Klos and Foundation Design class with Jessica Cannon. They received new art supply starter kits and were introduced to the seniors, juniors, and PSP staff through various ice breakers. The Junior cohorts welcomed two new Scholars to the group and began preparing for the rigorous semester ahead that will include SAT prep classes, portfolio development, and college application readiness workshops. The Junior cohort also took a trip the Whitney museum to re-visit and discuss the social responsibility and role of museums within communities. Specifically, they examined the current political and social turmoil surrounding the Whitney museum for keeping vice […]Continue reading