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Financial aid helps provide highly gifted students the opportunity to experience a rigorous education in the visual arts among a talented peer group and under the guidance of internationally recognized faculty. Most New York Studio School financial assistance is awarded on the basis of the student’s documented financial need as demonstrated by completing and submitting the school’s Financial Aid application. All students must complete the financial aid application on an annual basis and be in good academic standing to be considered for financial assistance.
In addition to scholarships awarded from the school’s endowed scholarship fund, a number of special scholarships are awarded as funding is made available to the school.
The Dita Amory Scholarship
The Dita Amory Scholarship is awarded to MFA students.
Philip Guston Scholarship
The Philip Guston Scholarship is awarded to MFA or Certificate students studying painting who demonstrate both talent and financial need.
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Scholarships
The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Scholarship is awarded to MFA or Certificate students.
Helena Rubinstein Foundation Scholarship
The Helena Rubinstein Scholarship is awarded to a female MFA student.
Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation Scholarship
The Jonathan and Barbara Silver Foundation Scholarship is awarded to MFA or Certificate students.
The Alumni Scholarship is awarded to an incoming MFA, Certificate or Post-Graduate Certificate Program student. All funds are generously donated by NYSS Alumni.
The Gerald L. Lennard Scholarship
The Gerald L. Lennard Scholarship is a need-based Scholarship that will support a full year of tuition for two MFA students for the two-year duration of the program. Awarded students must remain in good academic standing for the duration of the Scholarship.
Jane Chace Carroll Scholarship
The Jane Chace Carroll Scholarship is awarded to exceptional MFA students. Each student will receive $15,000 annually.
Charles Cajori Scholarship for Painting
The Charles Cajori Scholarship for Painting is awarded to one MFA or Certificate student who demonstrates strong artistic talent.
Harriet Glazier Endowed Scholarship for Women Painters
The Harriet Glazier Endowed Scholarship for Women Painters is awarded to female MFA or Certificate students.
The Vera List Endowment Scholarship
The Vera List Endowment Scholarship is awarded to MFA or Certificate students.
LCU Fund for Women’s Education Housing Awards
The LCU Fund for Women’s Education Housing Grant is awarded to female MFA students who make less than $30,000 a year and received little to no financial support and remain in good standing at NYSS.
Absolute Secret Scholarship
The Absolute Secret Scholarship is awarded to MFA or Certificate students.
Henry Wolf Foundation Scholarship
The Henry Wolf Foundation Scholarship is awarded to MFA students.
Ramapo Trust Scholarship
Ramapo Trust Scholarship is awarded to students who are over the age of 40.
Travel Awards, Residencies & Internships:
Hohenberg Travel Award
The Hohenberg Travel Award is awarded to a full-time MFA or Certificate student who has attended the New York Studio School for a minimum of four semesters. The student is awarded a stipend for European travel. To apply, students must submit a description of travel plans and a recent work for inclusion in an exhibition for applicants. The award is determined by a vote of faculty during the exhibition of submitted artwork. Voting faculty are provided with each applicant’s travel plans.
Peter Rippon/Royal Academy of Art Travel Award
The Peter Rippon/Royal Academy of Art Travel Award is awarded to one MFA or Certificate student to travel to the Royal Academy of Art and the New York Studio School to expand their students globally.
Rosemarie Beck Foundation Studio Residency/Internship Program
The Rosemarie Beck Foundation has partnered with the New York Studio School to offer NYSS MFA graduates the opportunity to participate in the Rosemarie Beck Foundation Studio Residency / Internship Program. The Rosemarie Beck Foundation (RBF) is a nonprofit organization that honors and promotes the values, ideals and combined artistic-pedagogic-literary output of the artist and former NYSS teacher Rosemarie Beck (1923-2003). The RBF Collection – housed in Beck’s former studio space – contains an extraordinary selection of Beck’s paintings, textiles and works on paper. The RBF strives to inspire and support serious artists by providing them with an ideal space in which to cultivate and develop their own artwork, while learning and applying collections management and exhibition skills in the RBF Collection. The program offers studio privileges and immersive access to the Rosemarie Beck Foundation Collection and Archives to a qualified painter who has applied for the position and been selected, following review, by the RBF Board.
The Studio Intern will have a private studio space within a dedicated area of Rosemarie Beck’s former studio—located within Kenkeleba House, home of the RBF permanent Collection, in the East Village—to develop their paintings. In return, the Studio Intern will participate in ongoing collections management work and special projects related to the RBF Collection, as well as accompanying approved visitors to the RBF Studio at scheduled times. The Studio Internship time commitment will occupy approximately 15 hours per week, not including the time spent by the Intern devoted to their own artwork. Each internship will culminate in a show of the Studio Intern’s own artworks, created in the space over the course of their internship.
Kenkeleba House is an alternative art space, which includes the Kenkeleba Gallery and The Wilmer Jennings Gallery. Its mission is to present, preserve, interpret and encourage the development of art by African Americans and the broader African Diaspora, as well as other artists overlooked by the cultural mainstream – Latinx, Asians, Native Americans, including mature artists that have not received proper recognition. Located on the sixth floor, the large RBF Studio space is approximately 1,235 square feet, with an additional storage room/bathroom and slop sink that is 210 square feet, for a total of around 1,445 square feet. Bathed in light, with large south-facing and west-facing windows on two sides, a little more than 1/3 of the room is open space, with ample room for an easel and still-life or portrait work, as well as a small gallery space for hanging artwork. The remainder of the semi-divided space holds the RBF collection, housed on customized racks.
Past & Current Resident Interns:
Misato Pang, NYSS MFA 2019, RBF Resident 2020
Eva Jiménez-Cerdanya, NYSS MFA 2019, RBF Resident 2020 – 2022
Georgia McGovern, NYSS MFA 2019, RBF Resident 2022