Scholarships and Grants

The Art Students League is committed to keeping tuition affordable for anyone pursuing his or her art journey. All students benefit from our affordable monthly tuition, which represents only about two-thirds of the actual cost of classes. Students are eligible to apply for additional financial assistance through the League’s work-study program, merit scholarships, and grants.

Work-Study Program

The work-study program was established to assist artists who demonstrate financial need and artistic merit. Work-study applications are accepted throughout the year and are available on a limited basis. Once awarded, the applicant works four hours per week at the League in exchange for a scholarship that covers approximately 75% of the monthly class tuition for one school year (September through May). Scholarship recipients are responsible to pay the remaining balance of the class fee and all other fees applicable during time of monthly registration. The Work-Study Coordinator assigns work-study scholarships.  For further details or to receive an application, call (212) 247-4510 extension 101.

Merit Scholarships and Grants

Each May, the League has a school-wide competition for all eligible students. The requirements for eligibility vary. Please click on the document below for a full list of details. For further information please call (212) 247-4510 extension 162.


Application Instructions


Listing of All Scholarships & Grants


Naming a scholarship or grant is a very meaningful way to honor a cherished family member or friend.  To inquire about establishing a grant or scholarship, please email Elizabeth Kingman, Director of Development [email protected]