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Page Updated: March 17, 2015



Scholarships and Grants

$10,000 SING Grants

DEADLINE: October 19, 2015

Schools are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 via the 2015-16 SING High School Program. SING is a grade level (9-12) variety show, where students perform skits around a theme and compete for the best act. SING can be a memorable and pivotal experience for high school students allowing them to collaborate with peers, engage with the larger school community and build school spirit and identity. By creating new ways to engage around the arts, this program aims to help students, family members, and the school community experience the power of arts in the school setting.

Ten high schools will be selected to fund student-run SING arts productions in Spring 2016. Priority consideration will be given to large schools (enrollment over 1500) or campus sites. For more information, including detailed application instructions, please review the 2015-16 SING Request for Proposals. If you have any questions, please contact Adiam Tilahun, Arts Coordinator, at (212) 374-0271 or

School Art League Scholarships and Awards
Application Deadline: Monday, March 23, 2015

The Department of Education of the City of New York and the trustees of The School Art League have joined together to provide visual arts scholarships and financial awards for graduating seniors. The mission of The School Art League, since 1909, is to support art education and career development and to provide recognition and encouragement for our student artists.

School Art League Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
▪ School Art League/Pratt Institute/Marcia Friedmutter Scholarship, (min. $10,000)
▪ School Art League/School of Visual Arts/Henry Wolf Scholarship, (min. $10,000)

School Art League Awards for Graduating Seniors
▪ School Art League/Art Education/Renee Darvin Award ($1,000)
▪ Art Directors Club Award ($1,000)
▪ Jane Curliano Mazzella/Excellence in Visual Arts Award ($1,000)
▪ School Art League/Jane Clark Chermayeff/Design Award ($1,000)

Each candidate must:
▪ be a graduating senior
▪ have demonstrated high achievement in visual arts and academic studies
▪ intend to pursue the study of art at a professional art or liberal arts college

Scholarship and award winners will be honored at a ceremony to be held at:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.

Click here to download the School Art League Student Scholarships and Awards Memo.

School Art League Medals
Each High School Selects Students for The School Art League Medals
Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014

High school principals, assistant principals, or art teachers (after consultation with administration) can select three exemplary art students (two seniors and one 9th or 10th grader) to receive School Art League medals to be presented during the School Art League Awards Ceremony at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.

Please click here for further information and the on-line application.

For any questions, contact Edward Morgano at

Mark Rothko and Dedalus Foundation Art Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors
Awards from $500 to $2000
Submissions to be delivered to the Museum of Modern Art, Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Graduating high school seniors are invited to apply for the following three prestigious scholarships:

- The Mark Rothko Scholarship in Memory of Gustave Harrow for Excellence in Art
- The Dedalus Foundation Scholarships in Fine Arts
- The Dedalus Foundation Scholarships in Art History

Click here for a detailed memo with information, guidelines, and submission forms for the Mark Rothko Scholarship.

Click here for a detailed memo with information, guidelines, and submission forms for the Dedalus Foundation Art Scholarship.

The deadline for submissions to be delivered to MoMA is Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students may submit their portfolios for both the Dedalus and
the Rothko Awards but need to do separate paperwork for each competition.

If you have any questions e-mail Karen Rosner at or call 212.356.8569.  


Special opportunities

The Saturday Art Career Workshops for High School Sophomores and Juniors

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Saturday Art Career Workshops for High School students is a collaboration between The School Art League, The Art Directors Club and the New York City Department of Education.

NOTE: Sophomores and juniors are eligible, and the 2-student limit per school has been eliminated.

The program brings together New York City art students with design professionals who conduct workshops and share their expertise and career experiences.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for students to:
• Study with professionals in the field of Graphic and Advertising Design
• Develop “portfolio ready” artwork
• Learn about careers in the visual arts
• Participate in a FREE program with other New York City visual arts students
• Work for 3 full-day Saturdays at the Art Directors Club in the center of Manhattan

Enrollment is limited to 50 high school students. Priority will be given to schools and students that can guarantee participation and attendance at all 3 workshops.

Click here to download the Saturday Art Career Workshops memo and application guidelines.

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