Grants from local New York and New Jersey arts councils like Brooklyn Arts Council and Queens Council on the Arts are not available to students. However, each state has its own arts council funding and it's certainly worth it to call up your local council and check into what grants (both private and public) might be available in not only your particular state, but city, county and maybe even neighborhood.

Non-Bard Funding

  • In addition, there are a number of comprehensive websites and search engines with information about thousands of scholarships. The Sallie Mae Corporation has created Wired Scholar (; another resource is Thomson's College Quest (, and finally Fast Search ( In addition, the Department of Education ( has information about loans, financial aid, grants, state based aid, and more.
  • For students residing in New York/New Jersey, the Foundation Center Library is an incredible resource for funding research. The Foundation Center is searchable through many libraries across the country.
  • Although students are not eligible for the NYFA Fellowship, the NYFA website is an excellent place to look for jrants, job opportunities, internships, and more.
  • McNair Scholars Graduate Funding Opportunities

Non-U.S. Citizens

  • "BASIC FACTS ON FOREIGN STUDY," Guide to study abroad, advice on programs, financial considerations, with extensive bibliography. Initial copy is free of charge. Contact: Institute of International Education, IIE Books, 809 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 883-8200.
  • "BASIC FACTS ON STUDY ABROAD." Contact: Council on International Educational Exchange, 202 East 42nd St. New York, NY 10017 (212) 661-1414. 
  • ORGANIZATION FOR AMERICAN STATES SCHOLARSHIPS for students from Canada and Latin American countries. The OAS offers academic scholarships for study or research at the Master’s or PhD level that lead to a degree at an educational institution in an OAS Member State.  Up to $30,000 US* (maximum) per academic year may include travel, tuition, fees, mandatory expenses, a fixed monthly allowance, medical insurance; books and supplies. There is a 1 year application cycle with March deadline and November notification for awards in the following year.  Application guidelines.

Other Opportunities