Art in NYC Scholarship

Big Apple Art Gallery & Framing is proud to announce the Art in New York City scholarship for college students. The scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to one student every year.

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To be eligible for this scholarship you must be:
– Enrolled part or full time at a New York City based college or university
– Pursuing your Bachelors or Masters Degree

You do not have to be an Art or Media major to apply! All students are welcome and encouraged to apply.


All applications must be submitted before November 27, 2016. Winners will be determined by Big Apple Art Gallery staff and notified early 2017.

How to Apply:

To apply for the “Art in NYC” Scholarship you must meet all of the requirements to the left and submit:

1. A 500-2500 Word Essay on Art and New York City. There are many essay possibilities which are accepted. For an example, you may choose to write an essay on how art has impacted the NYC area. You may also choose to write about how NYC has impacted your arts education, or, how NYC has impacted the art world. Creativity in your essay topic is encouraged.

2. A visual representation of what New York City means to you. You may draw, paint, or even create a digital representation.

You may submit these items using the form below.

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The selected winner will receive a one-time $1,000 educational scholarship. Funds are provided by Big Apple Art Gallery & Custom Framing. Winners will be selected soley by the Big Apple Art Gallery team after the specified deadline.
Applicants are judged on quality and thoughtfulness of the essay and visual representation and all decisions are final. The winners will be announced shortly after the new year.
Big Apple Art Gallery & Custom Framing reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice.
By submitting an entry to this competition, the applicant agrees that all essay and photo submissions will become the property of Big Apple Art Gallery and may be used in marketing materials, re-posted or displayed online in whole or partial form without notification.