The New York Academy Scholarships


Academy Scholarships

The New York Academy is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current student in accordance with the law. It is the policy of the Academy not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin or any other protected category in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other Academy-sponsored programs and activities.

New York Academy of Art scholarships are highly competitive. Factors such as but not limited to a student’s diversity of ideas and cultural content are considered when awarding. Please take the time to submit application materials that represent your accomplishments. To receive consideration for merit scholarships, applicants must submit their applications and supporting materials by the posted deadline (early consideration or regular decision).

Notification and application deadlines vary for each award. Please read scholarship requirements and deadlines carefully.  If you have additional questions, please email admissions@nyaa.edu or the Financial Aid office fa@nyaa.edu.

♦ Open to international artists

CFA Scholarships

+Academy Merit Scholarship ♦

Applicants to the CFA program demonstrating merit are eligible to apply for scholarship awards. Academy Merit Scholarships for CFA students range from $1,000 – $18,000. Applicants must complete the admissions application by the filing deadline to be considered for Academy scholarships. Award amounts are distributed in the form of tuition remission. In its distribution of scholarships, the Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or physical handicap.

New York Academy of Art scholarships are highly competitive. Please take the time to submit application materials that represent your accomplishments.  If you have additional questions, please email admissions@nyaa.edu.

MFA First-year Scholarships & Awards

+President’s Scholars ♦

The President’s Scholars Program is the highest award for entering MFA candidates. President’s Scholars receive a $30,000 award for the first year of study in the form of tuition reduction. Awards are for one year and are renewable based on the Academy’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Application & Deadlines

All Early Consideration deadline applicants will be considered for the President’s Scholar Award. Those who demonstrate a compelling case for financial aid and meet application standards will qualify for consideration for the scholarship.

The Academy reserves the right to award 0-2 awards annually.

Applicants will be notified of awards in the letter of acceptance.

+Academy Merit Scholarship ♦

Students demonstrating merit may receive annual scholarship awards of up to $20,000 if eligible. Completed admission applications are reviewed, graded and ranked by the Scholarship Committee. Award amounts are deducted from the student’s tuition bill. Awards are for one year and are renewable based on the Academy’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Decisions to renew or upgrade existing awards or grant new awards to continuing students not formerly awarded are made by the Scholarship Committee during the spring semester. The Academy reserves the right to adjust scholarship in the event you are awarded any other substantial scholarship support.

Application & Deadlines

All MFA applicants for the Early Consideration or Regular Decision deadlines are considered. All application materials must be complete and submitted online or postmarked by application deadline.

Applicants will be notified of awards in the letter of acceptance.

+Drawing Scholar Award ♦

Applicants to the MFA Drawing program are eligible to apply for the  Drawing Scholar Award on the basis of academic excellence as demonstrated by the admissions portfolio and commitment to drawing. Awards range from $5,000 – $10,000. The Drawing Scholar Award is renewable based on the Academy’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Application & Deadlines

• MFA Application must be completed by the Early Consideration or Regular Decision deadlines.
• Applicants will be notified of awards in the letter of acceptance.

+Sculpture Scholar Award ♦

Applicants to the MFA Sculpture program are eligible to apply for the  Sculpture Scholar Award on the basis of academic excellence as demonstrated by the admissions portfolio and commitment to drawing. Awards range from $5,000 – $10,000. The Sculpture Scholar Award is renewable based on the Academy’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Application & Deadlines

• MFA Application must be completed by the Early Consideration or Regular Decision deadlines.
• Applicants will be notified of awards in the letter of acceptance.

+LCU Student Housing Assistance Grant for Women ♦

The New York Academy of Art and the Ladies Christian Union annually support housing scholarships of up to $5,000 for entering students demonstrating excellence and financial need. Domestic students must complete their FAFSA as part of the application process. International students must complete the International Student Need Assessment Form. For more information please contact Admissions at admissions@nyaa.edu.

Application & Deadlines

• All MFA applicants who identify as female are eligible to apply. All application materials must be complete and submitted online through the portal. Please click here for application instructions.

+Lyme Academy Scholarship ♦

The New York Academy of Art is pleased to offer a $10,000 Lyme Academy College of Arts scholarship. Scholarship applicants must hold a Lyme Academy Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or be in their final semester of study and demonstrate excellence in their New York Academy of Art application. Excellence is demonstrated by the quality of the materials submitted as part of the application for admission. Submission of an official transcript confirming award of a BFA degree from Lyme Academy is required.

Applicants who have received a degree from Lyme are automatically considered for this scholarship with no separate application required.

Application & Deadlines

• All MFA applicants from Lyme Academy for the the Early Consideration or Regular Decision deadlines are considered.
• The New York Academy of Art reserves the right not to award a scholarship if there are no competitive applicants from Lyme in a particular year.
• Scholarships may be renewed for the second year of the MFA based on first year academic performance.

+Marist College Scholarship ♦

The New York Academy of Art is pleased to offer a $10,000 Marist College Scholarship. Scholarship applicants must hold a Marist College Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or be in their final semester of study and demonstrate excellence in their New York Academy of Art application. Excellence is demonstrated by the quality of the materials submitted as part of the application for admission. Submission of an official transcript confirming award of a BFA degree from Marist is required. Applicants who have received a degree from Marist College are automatically considered for this scholarship with no separate application required.

+SURP Teaching Assistantship Volunteer Program ♦

First-year MFA students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for a volunteer teaching assistantship position in the Academy’s Summer Undergraduate Residency Program. This opportunity provides Academy MFA students with valuable teaching experience during the summer following their first year of study. In turn, Academy SURP instructors are provided with a teaching assistant to support the tutorial component of the curriculum and the operations of the classroom. Successful applicants will be matched with Academy instructors, based on their application, experience in a particular discipline and other considerations. Please note: all SURP classes will take place in-person in the classroom. This is not a virtual position.

DESCRIPTION

The TA’s core responsibility is to assist the primary instructor through the reinforcement of material covered during studio sessions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking attendance at instructed, and makeup class sessions.
  • Conducting research and gathering materials as assigned by instructor.
  • Management of props, including the checking out, setup, cleanup and storage of props and lighting.
  • Pre-class and post-class set-up/take down including easel, stool, and taboret placement and return. This requires arriving to class early for setup and staying late for breakdown. Please expect to take 30-45 minutes before and after class for these responsibilities.
  • Overall class management – including timing of models and working as an intermediary between the class, instructor and model(s).
  • Maintain a safe, punctual and efficient work environment. This will include aiding in monitoring and enforcing Covid safety precautions in the classroom.
  • Contributing to discussions and critiques in tandem with instructor.

Please note that additional services will vary according to the demands of individual instructors and the curriculum. TAs may not apply for or be assigned to classes in which they may have a conflict of interest. TAs will not participate in student assessment or grading which is the sole responsibility of the instructor. TAs may not apply for or be assigned to classes in which they may have a conflict of interest.

All application materials must be complete and submitted online through the portal. Please click here for application instructions.

Website link: https://nyaa.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-grants/

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