SVA Departmental Scholarships and Awards

The Visual Arts Foundation provides scholarships for deserving students to study at the School of Visual Arts; supports exhibitions, conferences, and competitions and promotes the study and improvement of the arts; encourages cooperation and exchange among artists, designers, students, publishers and others engaged in artistic activities; receives gifts, legacies and donations; and offers awards, appropriations and scholarships from these resources.

Please Note: All Third Year students are automatically considered for these scholarships except where otherwise indicated.

Development Program


Office of Admissions

Samton Scholarship
Support for Freshman and Sophomore Years for outstanding NYC Public High School graduates with a preference for students who participated in the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program.
$5000

BFA Advertising & Design Departments | Gail Anderson, Chair

Adam Zakin & Karen Duthie Zakin Scholarship
$350
Craig Adam Budin Memorial Award
$500
Frank Camardella Memorial Award
$750
Henry Wolf Scholarships in Advertising and Graphic Design
$25000
SVA Matching Henry Wolf Scholarships in Advertising and Design
$25000
Jerry Ashkinos Scholarship (Advertising Students)
$1250
Keith Gallagher Memorial Scholarship (Design Students)
$500
Rush Hinsdale Award
$1000
Type Directors Club Scholarship (Design Students)
$1000
Mitch Shostak Scholarship (Sophomore, Junior & Senior Years of Study)
$5000
Billy Sunshine Award
$1000

BFA Animation Department | Hsiang Chin Moe, Chair

John Gaug Memorial Scholarship
$300

BFA Film Department | Mary Lee Grisanti, Acting Chair

John Lidstone Scholarship
$1000

BFA Fine Arts Department | Suzanne Anker, Chair

Pamela Brown Roberts Memorial Scholarship
$1500
Society of Scribes Award
$500

BFA Illustration & Cartooning Departments | Thomas Woodruff, Chair

Archie Goodwin Memorial Award
$1000
Harvey Kurtzman Memorial Award
$1000
Joseph Orlando Memorial Award
$1000
Robert Eric Farmer Award (Sophomore year of study)
$2000
Robert Eric Farmer Materials Award (Sophomore year of study)
$150
Lou Stathis Memorial Award
$1000
Robert Frankenberg Award
$2000
Wally Wood Memorial Scholarship
$1000

BFA Interior Design Department | Carol Bentel, Chair

ASID Education Legacy Fund (Open Competition with Other Schools)
Amounts Vary
Decorator’s Club (Open Competition with Other Schools)
Amounts Vary
IIDA Scholarship Award (Open Competition with Other Schools)
Amounts Vary
Donghia Scholarship (Open Competition with Other Schools)
Amounts Vary

BFA Photography & Video Department | Joseph Maida, Chair

Alice Beck-Odette Award Scholarship
$1000
The Hub Scholarship (Sophomore year of study)
Amounts Vary
Robin Forbes Memorial Award
$500
The Venus Award
$1000

MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism Department | Molly Heintz, Chair

Henry Wolf Scholarships
$25000

MFA Fine Arts Department | Mark Tribe, Chair

Frieda Esikoff Scholarship
$750

MFA Illustration Department | Marshall Arisman, Chair

Coyne Family Foundation
Amounts Vary
Frieda Esikoff Scholarship
$750
Robert Weaver Memorial Award
$500

MPS Art Therapy Department | Deborah Farber, Chair

Estelle Bellomo Award
$5000
Ray Levine Memorial Award
$2000