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 found on the "Financial Services" page. 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.
MAC CONNER Scholarship Fund – provides full tuition scholarships for qualified MFA students for two years of study.
JANE CHACE CARROLL Scholarships – provides scholarships of $15,000 per year to qualified MFA students for two full years of study.
RAMAPO TRUST Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA or Certificate students who are over the age of 40 as funding permits.
MILTON & SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION Scholarships – awarded to continuing and incoming MFA and Certificate students.
CONCORDIA FOUNDATION Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA students.
CHARLES CAJORI SCHOLARSHIP FOR PAINTING – annually awarded to one MFA or Certificate student who demonstrates artistic talent and financial need.
LCU FUND FOR WOMEN’S EDUCATION Housing Awards – awarded to continuing or incoming female MFA students who make less than $30,000 a year, receive little or no financial support from family members or others, and remain in good standing within their program of study.
ABSOLUTE SECRET Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming students based on financial need.
HARRIET GLAZIER Endowed Scholarships for Women Painters – awarded to continuing or incoming female painting students based on financial need.
HELENA RUBINSTEIN Foundation Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming female MFA students.
HENRY WOLF Foundation Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA or Certificate students based on financial need.
HOHENBERG Travel Award – awarded for use as a stipend for European travel to full-time qualified students who have attended the New York Studio School for a minimum of 4 semesters. 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.
CHAUTAUQUA School of Art Scholarships – awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled at the New York Studio School during the Spring semester to attend the Chautauqua Summer Program. Students are notified via email by the School’s Program Coordinator to nominate themselves for the scholarship. Faculty provide input on the resulting nominees and the Dean makes the final selection of the candidate. Students must be in good financial and academic standing with the School, are required to pay the application fee, and must submit a portfolio to Chautauqua. Travel expenses and delivery of supplies to and from the Chautauqua campus are the responsibility of the student.