Scholarship Opportunities

Precollege student at a sewing station, smiling at the camera Precollege Programs welcomes high school and middle students of all backgrounds and identities, and we are pleased to provide financial support to qualified students who would not otherwise enroll in our programs. 

In the spirit of FIT’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to educational opportunity regardless of economic status, we offer scholarship aid to eligible Precollege students. Some of this aid is based on financial need, while some scholarships are offered specifically to BIPOC students. This support expands the range of students who are able to take advantage of our programs.

We believe these scholarships will help ensure that a diverse pool of high school and middle school students is well prepared to enter colleges like FIT and go on to successful careers.

The Social Justice Center at FIT and Precollege Scholarships

The  (SJC) at FIT has been established to alleviate the systemic problems faced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) youth, college students, and working professionals. Our partners have established scholarships to support exploration of the creative industries.

Social Justice Center Precollege Scholarship

Because of the generous donation from an anonymous donor, we are pleased to offer Precollege scholarships for high-school students.

This scholarship opportunity is available to high school students currently enrolled in grades 10, 11 and 12, regardless of residency, who identify themselves as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC); African American, or BIPOC multi-racial. 

Learn more about the SJC Precollege Scholarship opportunity

Levi Strauss & Co. Social Justice Scholars Program

In partnership with the Social Justice Center at FIT, Levi Strauss & Co. is launching its pre-college scholarship program, focused on enhancing BIPOC community outreach and introducing youth to career potential in the creative industries and assisting them in meeting the qualifications for college admittance. A supply voucher for $50 is included in this award. 

This scholarship opportunity is available to all high school students, regardless of residency, who identify themselves as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC); African American, or BIPOC multi-racial and demonstrate financial need.

Learn more about the Levi Strauss & Co. opportunity

General Precollege Scholarships

Nancy Yedlin Financial Assistance Scholarship

New York City residents of high school age may be eligible for a financial assistance scholarship based on the criteria provided. This is a partial scholarship that covers the cost of one Precollege class (either Live or Workshop), with the scholarship recipient responsible for the remaining $40 balance and any supplies required for the class. Students may win only one award per semester.

Learn more about the Nancy Yedlin opportunity 

Creatives Want Change (CWC) Summer Programs Scholarship Opportunity

Creatives Want Change (CWC) is dedicated to the cultivation of Black creative talent beginning at the high school level and continuing into early professional development. 

@creativeswantchange will incubate Black high school level creative talent, offering support and guidance as they progress through the career pipeline. The support begins by linking Black talent with established pre-college programs to unleash their creative genius. CWC is proud to partner with the best design schools across the country for this endeavor to provide access to Precollege Summer Programs at top schools nationwide.

Applications for Summer 2022 are open until March 1, 2022. 

Learn more about the Creatives Want Change opportunity - Coming Summer 2023