The High School of Art & Design Alumni Class of 1980

Annual Merit Gift Award

with Friends of Art & Design”

This year, alumni members Class of 1980 with  Friends of Art and Design (FAD) have chosen to create and contribute an Annual Merit Gift Award.  In doing so, they wish to provide a monetary award to a a current attending Senior HSAD student.  If you know someone or can nominate a candidate that best meets the criteria then do so. Deadline is May 24th!

Award Categories:

·         ­­Illustration

·         Advertising / Graphic Design / Web Design

·         Fashion / Theater Arts

·         Photography / Film Making

·         Cartooning / Animation

Merit Award Application

Cooper Union out-reach program scholarship

Outreach continues to be a full scholarship, year–round program for New York City area high school students, grades 10-12, and is ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing a degree in art. Studio classes include: introduction to drawing, printmaking, photography, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, as well as courses that investigate creative writing and contemporary art issues—we ask what compels artists to make work today? This program serves the needs of students who would most benefit from portfolio development and a fully funded education. The curriculum is designed to harness the talent and promise of New York’s youth.

Students are admitted to the Outreach Program through a portfolio interview conducted on-campus prior to each seasonal course.

All classes are taught by college level faculty who are professional artists and poets, and are assisted by Cooper Union undergraduates. Enrollment is limited to 18 students per class to ensure lots of constructive time spent with the instructors. Classes take place in Cooper’s iconic building (at Astor Place), but also include opportunities to visit museums, galleries, and artist studios throughout the city to further enrich the student’s experience.

Each session ends with a celebration of students’ work in an exhibition at the Cooper Union as well as a reading to showcase the poetry students create in their writing workshops. After the session each student is represented in an anthology featuring their best works.

For more information: call (212) 353-4202 or email


Molloy College Annual Humanities Essay Scholarship Contest

Please click the link for information about scholarship:

For more detailed information about essay criteria, sample paragraph and scholarship information visit the college office, room 703.

Eugene Morris Scholarship Fund

Mr. Richard Morris, in honor of his late father Mr. Eugene Morris, has requested that Friends of Art & Design (FAD) select a graduating Art & Design senior, (who has been accepted and will attend City College of New York, majoring in the arts)to receive a scholarship of 5,000.00 per year for 4 years. 20,000 dollar scholarship. Student must maintain a B average or better while attending CCNY.

Please stop by the College Office, rm. 703 for more details. Please review College Office Newsletters for more scholarships.

Wendy’s High School Heisman

Available for seniors who have at least a “B” grade average and participate in at least one school- sponsored sport can apply online in just a few easy steps. The National Finalist attend Heisman Weekend broadcasted by ESPN! Visit: for details.

Fashion Institute and Design Merchandising

The National scholarship Competition is available for seven students who demonstrate an exceptional talent and interest in Fashion design, visual communication, product development, interior design, digital media, fashion merchandizing, graphic design or product development, will each win a one-year scholarship to attend FIDM. Scholarship deadline is April 30, 2013.

For more information contact: (800) 262-3436 or (818) 990-2241

Susan's Summer Scholarships

Susan’s Summer Scholarships provides up to $1,500 to rising 10th and 11th graders for study at pre-conservatory, arts intensives this summer.   See below for more information.


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