Scholarships

New! Youth Scholarships
If you would like to enroll your child in one of our youth programs or summer camps but can't afford the full price please apply for one of our new need-based youth scholarships.

To apply for a need-based aid, please have your youth email a short (250 word max) statement on why their chosen workshop is crucial to their development, and short statement of need (250 word max) to scholarships@urbanglass.org (please write youth need-based scholarship in the header).

New! Youth Partnership Scholarships
Modeled on our extremely successfull University partnership scholarship program, UrbanGlass is reaching out to local schools and youth arts organizations to set up collaborative scholarships for our summer camps and other youth programs.  The details of these scholarships vary from school to school but all recipients are chosen by our partner organizations so please inquire with your school or arts organization if they have a partnership with UrbanGlass.  Any Parent's groups, school officials or teachers interested in setting up such a relationship for your school please contact Ben Wright at scholarships@urbanglass.org


There are three paths to receiving a scholarship to attend a workshop at UrbanGlass. 

Need Based Financial Aid
UrbanGlass accepts applications for need-based financial aid for our workshop programs on an ongoing basis.  The extent to which we can assist with tuition is dependent on available funding and will vary throughout the year.  

To apply for need-based aid, please email 5 images of your artwork, a short (250 word max) statement on why your chosen workshop is crucial to your development, and short statement of need (250 word max) to scholarships@urbanglass.org (please write need-based scholarship in the header).

Partnership Scholarships
UrbanGlass offers partnership scholarships with over 40 university and arts organizations.  The details of these scholarships vary from school to school but all recipients are chosen by our partner organizations so please inquire with your university or home studio about deadlines and application process and materials.

Merit Based Scholarships 
UrbanGlass is happy to now offer 4 chances a year to apply for full and partial scholarships to workshops.  These selections are not need-based and are awarded on artistic merit and potential only. 

To apply for merit-based aid, please email 5 images of your artwork, a short (250 word max) statement on why your chosen workshops are crucial to your development, and your top three choices for workshops to scholarships@urbanglass.org (please write merit-based scholarship in the header). 

Please be aware of the following deadlines for Merit Based Scholarships:
February 28th 2017:  Deadline for applications for Spring scholarships
Extended to June 1st, 2017:  Deadline for applications for Summer scholarships
Aug 15th 2017:  Deadline for applications for Fall scholarships 
Dec 1st 2017:  Deadline for applications for Winter scholarships 

Please direct any questions about our scholarship programs or application process to scholarships@urbanglass.org 


Education and Scholarships at UrbanGlass are supported by the Agnes Varis Trust, the Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and many individual donors.

***please note that once enrolled all scholarships are non-refundable and non-transferable