Competitive scholarships and project funding opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year are described below. Parsons students should contact
email@example.com for more information.
Eligibility: Open to students from all colleges of The New School
Application Deadline: November 10
The Tishman family generously funds scholarships for students at Parsons and other schools of the university who show interest in, and a commitment to, sustainable development, design, and construction. Every fall semester, approximately $25,000 is awarded
to the top applicants.
Student awards are made on the basis of the following considerations:
To apply, click here. The application requires 1) a résumé that details work related to furthering sustainable
design; 2) a cover letter that addresses past participation in sustainable practices, work, or projects and/or future projects or initiatives with a mission connected to sustainability; 3) and a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty
or community member who can speak to your commitment to and efforts for sustainability.
If you have any questions, please contact
Eligibility: Open to full-time students in good standing in all colleges of the university
Application Deadline: March 23
The Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design was established at the School of Constructed Environments (SCE) in memory of designer Michael Kalil. The mission of the endowment is to promote understanding of the design intersections between nature and technology and to foster a heightened sense of responsibility for increasing the sustainability of all design fields. Each year, the Kalil Endowment awards three $5,000 Memorial Grants to support the projects of undergraduate or graduate students or a team of students working in collaboration across The New School. Projects might include travel; attendance or participation in workshops, conferences, and meetings; participation in design competitions; pursuit of an independent course of study; and/or scholarly research and publication.
For more information and application materials, visit
sce.parsons.edu/michael-kalil. Questions can be directed to
Eligibility: Open to Parsons juniors and seniors and graduate students
Application Deadline: March 27
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to support and promote partnerships between Parsons and local and global nonprofit groups.
Every year, Parsons awards scholarships of at least $2,000 each to as many as six students who are engaged in socially responsible art or design projects. Awards are based on the nature and quality of the individual nominee's project and on financial
need. The committee gives preference to proposals that address issues related to urban and global sustainability, diversity, and social and personal agency through art and design practice.
The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship application is available here.
For more information, email
Student Financial Services