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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 Scholarships and Grants:
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.