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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  •  Institute of International Education, IIE Books, 809 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017 (212) 883-8200.
  • 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.
  • International Scholarships The International Scholarship Search is the premier financial aid, college scholarship and international scholarship resource for students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist college and university students in their pursuit to study abroad.

Other Opportunities