Financial Aid

Students in full- and part-time classes are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the League's own financial aid program. The League does not participate in financial aid programs sponsored by the federal or state government.

The League offers three types of support:
  • A work-study program that covers approximately 75% of the monthly tuition for one school year, September through May.
  • Merit Scholarships for full-time classes.
  • Grants that include cash awards (usually for a specific purpose like travel) in addition to class scholarships.
The work-study program was established to assist artists who demonstrate financial need and artistic merit. Work-study applications are accepted throughout the year. Work-study scholarships are limited. All applicants are required to submit a new application each year. A work-study scholarship covers approximately 75% of the monthly tuition for one school year, September through May, and requires fours of work per week. Scholarship recipients are responsible to pay the remaining balance of the class fee and all other fees applicable during time of monthly registration. Work-study positions are assigned by the Work-Study Coordinator, and all take place at the League's 57th Street location.  For further details or to receive an application, call (212) 247-4510 extension 101.
Merit scholarships and grants are awarded by a school-wide competition each May. Part-time students may be eligible for merit and work-study scholarships. In order to be eligible for a grant, a student must be a member of the League. Grants are based on juried competition and plans of study, and require specific advanced registration at the League.

Available Grants and Scholarships for 2016
You can view the list of our past Grant and Scholarship winners below:
For further details, call (212) 247-4510 extension 162.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The League admits the students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school and the League does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Veterans Training
The Art Students League of New York is approved to accept students who wish to use their Veterans Education Benefits. Students entitled to Veterans Education Benefits may register for one of the three Prescribed Courses of Study: Fine Arts Sculpture, Fine Arts Painting or Fine Arts Printmaking. Veterans who are not high school graduates are required to bring examples of their work for approval before registering. For an appointment, please call: (212) 247-4510, extension 102. To check your eligibility status, call the Veterans Affairs toll-free number: 1- 888-442-4551.
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Grant
Will Barnet Printmaking Grant for students registered in printmaking
Nessa Cohen Grant for students not registered in painting or pastel classes
Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Grant for students of painting for travel and study in Spain
The Kuniyoshi Award for students of painting or printmaking
Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant for students of traditional figurative sculpture in clay
Phyllis H. Mason Grant for students of painting working in a representational style
Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant for students of painting in a representational style
Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant for unmarried students available for travel and study in Europe
Lloyd Sherwood Grant for a student working in a nonobjective style in oil, acrylic or mixed media

Work-study Scholarships

Based on documented need and talent. Recipients work four hours a week at the League and pay 25% of tuition.

Doreen Booker Bibro Scholarship for women over 40 to pay 25% of tuition
Mario Cooper Scholarship
Manuel Infante Scholarship
Robert Y Kimura Scholarship
Evelyn Page Scholarship
Joan Tait Scholarship

Merit Scholarships

Adolf H. and Ada Aldrich Scholarship for students of realism and semi-realism
Will Barnet Printmaking Scholarship
Joseph Bartnikowski Scholarship
Jack Bilander Scholarship for printmakers
The Leonard and Ruth Bocour Scholarship
Angelo Bona Scholarship
Janet and Russell Doubleday Scholarship
Ruth Eckstein Scholarship
The Joe Eula Scholarship for artists whose work focuses on drawing
Vivian A. Frankel Scholarship for sculptors
Mary A. Frey Scholarship
Trudy and Henry Gillette Painting Scholarship
Trudy and Henry Gillette Sculpture Scholarship
Sidney Glusman Scholarship
Stella Stember Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship
Roberta Goode Scholarship
Susan Gray Memorial Scholarship
Margo L. H. Hammerschlag Scholarship
Ardis Hughes Scholarship
Antoinette Jacoby Scholarship
James C. Johnson Scholarship for sculptors
The Zena Kaplan Scholarship for women
Gerda Karr Scholarship for sculptors
Ruth Katzman Scholarship in loving memory of her parents, Lilian and Max Katzman (The League Residency at Vyt)
The Kuniyoshi Scholarship (The League Residency at Vyt)
Brenda F. Koenig Scholarship
Richard Lahey and Carlotta Gonzales Lahey Memorial Scholarship
Richard Lillis Memorial Scholarship
Reginald Marsh and Felicia Meyer Marsh Scholarship
The Henry Matisse Estate Scholarship
Marion R. Netter Scholarship for an immigrant student
Newington-Cropsey Foundation Scholarships for students working in metal
Anthony Palumbo Scholarship for figurative drawing
Charlotte Howard Porter Scholarship
George A. Rada Memorial Scholarship for artists working in the  realist tradition
Martha T. Rosen Memorial Scholarship
Leonard Rosenfeld Scholarship for painting
Y.G. Srimati Printmaking Scholarship for women
Hyman Stenzel Scholarship for artists working in pastels and/or a realist style
Sol Tanne Scholarship
Ventura Family Scholarship for printmaking
Gail von der Lippe Scholarship for artists whose work focuses on painting or drawing
Vaclav Vytlacil Memorial Scholarship gift of Dr. Henry L. Segal and Evelyn Buff Segal
Seeds of the League
The Chervenak-Nunnallé Scholarship
Irwin Greenberg Scholarship for High School of Art & Design students
Akiko Hoshino Scholarship
The Jack Kamen Scholarship for high school students
Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.
Susan Mitnick Memorial Scholarship Art Scholarships for young people
Joan M. Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship

Special Opportunities
The following opportunities are made available to League students via nomination:

Fantasy Fountain Fund Scholarship Award for study at the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence
Fantasy Fountain Fund Scholarship Award for study at the Paris American Academy Fine Arts Workshop
Work-Study, Financial Aid Program Support
Work-Study funding has been made possible by many generous League supporters and friends, including:

William and Doris Adelman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Edward E. Block
Martha Moore and Louis A. Burnett
Olin Dows Estate
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust
Edward Gilbert Estate
The Golinger Fund
Emilie I. Guntrum
Helen Herman
Hans and Dr. Emma I. Jacoby
The Hans Langhammer Family Scholarship Fund
Mary S. Litt and the Litt Foundation
Janine Luke Fund, in memory of Nina Schick
The Gloria Caruso Murray Scholarship Fund
The National Association of Women Artists
The Pastel Society of America
The Sara Roby Scholarship Fund
Sidney Simon Memorial Fund
Theodore Adam Smith, in memory of his brother, Robert L. Smith
The Stillman-Lack Foundation, in memory of Ary Stillman
Benedict M. Tatti Scholarship Fund, established by the Tatti Family
Sydney Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund, established by Ada Abrams
Windgate Scholarship Fund


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