Eligibility: open to full-time and part-time degree-seeking students in good standing in any division of The New School
Letter of Intention Deadline: past
Application Deadline: February 7, 2014
New Challenge is an annual university-wide competition. Students are invited to submit their ideas for innovative projects aimed at promoting the social good. Ideas can be at any stage of development. More than one winner may be chosen. Winners receive cash awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, faculty mentorship, and workshops that help them turn their ideas into real projects.
For more information about the New Challenge competition, including details of the application process, guidelines, and past project winners, visit newchallenge.newschool.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: open to full-time students in good standing in all divisions of the university
Application Deadline: November 1 every year
The Tishman family generously funds scholarships for students at Parsons and other divisions of the university who show interest in and a commitment to sustainable development, design, and construction. Up to $40,000 is available every year; individual awards range from $2,500 to $10,000 and are based on the following criteria:
Apply online. The application requires a résumé, cover letter, and letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty.
If you have questions, email ParsonsScholarships@newschool.edu.
Eligibility: open to all Parsons undergraduate and graduate students
Application Deadline: February 15
The mission of the Michael Kalil Endowment for Smart Design is twofold: 1) to foster understanding of the design intersections of nature and technology; 2) to raise a sense of responsibility among designers for the sustainability of built environments. Every year the endowment awards three Memorial Fellowship Project Grants and sponsors a visit and lecture by an annual Kalil Fellow. Grants are awarded to finance a project or course of study that will support the mission described above. Funds are typically used to pay for travel and fees for participation in workshops, conferences, and meetings; for design competition projects; and for pursuit of an independent course of study and/or scholarly research and publication.
Three $5,000 Fellowship Project Grants are given annually, two of which are awarded to students:
Eligibility: open to Parsons juniors and seniors and graduate students
Application Deadline: April 4, 2014
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. Students are nominated by the dean of their school for consideration by the scholarship committee. The committee reviews all applications and announces winners in May.
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.
Download the application for submission details.
For more information, email ParsonsScholarships@newschool.edu.
Eligibility: open to students in good standing in all divisions of university
Application Deadline: The call for proposals opens March 17 and ends May 1.
In 2010, The New School established the Green Fund as part of an initiative to increase community involvement in the sustainability efforts of the university and promote research on environmental issues. Since then, 47 student and faculty projects have received funding.
There are two types of awards:
For more information, including judging criteria, details of the selection process, the application timeline, and examples of past funded projects, visit The Green Fund. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.