“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

Parsons The New School are holding their second annual competition which will present 10 scholarships for the winning candidates to study a bachelor’s degree program at the world famous The New School in New York

The New School's campus is  itself a work of art. Designed by architecture firm SOM to provide 35,000 square-metres of teaching facilities and student housing.  Photo by James Ewing.

The New School’s campus is itself a work of art. Designed by architecture firm SOM to provide 35,000 square-metres of teaching facilities and student housing.
Photo by James Ewing.

The competition is open to high school students and college students worldwide who are interested in applying or transferring to one of the five participating divisions at The New School.
The 10 scholarships are split into two levels; there are 5 Full-Tuition and 5 Partial-Tuition scholarships available.
The winning submission from each division of The New School will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship; 2nd prize winners will win a partial-tuition scholarship.

To enter you must make a short video expressing “Why are you New School”.
Watch the video below for an idea of what works.
Write a Motivation Statement and compose a personal profile.
Then head to the website to enter where you will be prompted to complete a three-part multiple-choice questionnaire. These parts will be judged as much as the video presentations so be sure to consider your answers carefully.

The deadline for entries is February 1st 2015

The New School Competition 2014 Winner, Daniel Levi who went on to study Fashion at Parsons, won the competition with his dynamic and insightful video :

“Learning about The New School Competition, I soon realized that this was my one chance to fulfill my dream. Thanks to the competition, I will attend the best school there is, and benefit from a unique stepping-stone on my way to become a fashion designer.”

Parsons may be called The New School but it’s almost a century since it’s founding in 1919 and it has since grown to become one of the world’s most progressive universities enrolling 10,000 students a year across it’s campuses in New York, Paris, and also online, offering more than 135 undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary learning.

A Fashion Room at The New School

A Fashion Room at The New School

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Parsons as the top university for international undergraduates for the seventh consecutive year.

“The New School’s high rankings reflect our global vision and commitment to active, project-based learning, The New School’s core values of social engagement, creativity, innovation, and challenging the status quo prepare our global student body to lead in an evolving world economy.”

New School president David E. Van Zandt

This year the Fashion School held it’s 66th Graduate Show in the school’s new state-of-the-art University Center at 63 Fifth Avenue where the school presented three of it’s graduating designers with Designer of the Year Awards. At the event Parsons also honoured famous alumni Jason Wu with an award for his Contribution to the History of Fashion.
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