This guide is intended for students in the performing, cinematic and related arts who are currently pursuing degrees at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The guide includes U.S. government, international, corporate, and private funding agencies that support graduate and undergraduate study and research. Information is included for both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.
The Guide to Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants for students is structured to give you a brief description of each funding source, its purpose in offering the award, award amounts, application requirements, restrictions, deadlines, and contact information. The Office of Student Affairs has made every possible effort to ensure that the information included in this guide is up-to-date. However, given the precarious nature of financial support for artists and the arts, you should contact any funding source of which you may be eligible prior to applying in order to verify award information, deadlines, and protocols.
This guide does not present an exhaustive list of financial aid opportunities. Our aim is to get you started in the right direction. This guide offers a broad overview of the many kinds of sources of funding available; you should continue your search for funding beyond the opportunities listed in this guide. At the conclusion of this listing you will find a listing of financial aid reference materials.
Where Do I Begin?
It is important to remember that there is no strict formula to assembling funding for education. It is often best to cast a wide net and apply to many different organizations to try to piece together a funding package. Scholarships are offered for any number of purposes and based on factors such as ethnicity, gender, art medium, geographic location, affiliations. A creative approach to searching for scholarships often yields the best results.
When setting out, take stock of all of your skills, organizations you are a member of, and companies that you have worked at. You would be surprised the variety of funding sources that can be discovered given a little creative thinking.