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Grand Central Atelier


Scholarships and Prizes

The GCA thanks all our generous scholarship donors for their continuing generosity in support of our hardworking talented students!

Drawing Year Scholarships
GCA offers scholarships ranging from $500 - $5,000. Application required upon acceptance.

Second - Fourth Year Scholarships
For continuing students, merit-based scholarships of $2,000 - $3,000 towards the next year’s tuition are awarded in the following categories, first and second place, in Block in (figure), Cast Drawing, Cast Painting, Figure Structure Drawing, Group of Figure Works, Figure Structure Painting, Sculpture and General Excellence.

Students may be awarded prizes in more than one category. Amounts & categories vary.

International Student Scholarship
We are pleased to begin offering one full-tuition scholarship to a continuing international student.

Apply for a Drawing Boot Camp Scholarship!
Students considering applying to the Drawing Year are encouraged to enroll in a GCA Drawing Boot Camp! These multi-week drawing workshops are held annually in July and January. Scholarships are available. Enrolling in any GCA workshop or part time class is a great way to help you decide whether GCA is the right full time program for you. It is an opportunity to meet teachers and students. For details email:

Our Scholarship Donors

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Scholarships

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund’s founding and continuing support has enabled the studies and careers of many diligent and inspired full time core students since 2006. Merit-based scholarships are awarded towards tuition to both incoming students as well as continuing students.

The Alfred and Jane Ross Scholarship Program

The Alfred and Jane Ross Foundation generously funds scholarships for full time students in GCA’s core program and for younger artists in our teen programming. The foundation hopes to encourage students who aspire to artistic excellence and donors who may be inspired to offer similar support.

The Anders Larson-Toich Memorial Scholarship

We are honored to award the Anders Larson-Toich Memorial Scholarship to foster the studies of serious young students enrolled in full time study. Battling cancer in 2007, Anders Larson-Toich discovered the GCA when it was located in Midtown, Manhattan. He enrolled in the Instructed Evening Cast Hall taught by Camie Davis. He became inspired. His family has since created the Anders Larson-Toich Foundation after his passing to help support young adults with cancer. To read more about Anders, click here.

David S. Boger Patron Scholarship for International Students

GCA is delighted to begin awarding scholarships to a continuing international students. The David S. Boger Scholarship for International Students covers one year of full tuition for a continuing student.

Core Monthly Structure Prix

This prize is awarded monthly to students enrolled in Colleen Barry’s Figure Structure Drawing and Figure Structure Painting classes in our full time core program. The poses averages 20 hours over 5 sessions and students are instructed in anatomy, proportion and form. Inspired by the cash awards given to the best student drawing every week to encourage healthy competition among peers at the Academy Julien in Paris in the 19th Century, the Structure Prix winners receives $500. Each month Colleen Barry invites another GCA instructor to join her in choosing the winner.

Alma Schapiro Prize

GCA, working in partnership with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, offers a three-month affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The award includes Academy fees, travel allotment and a stipend. Applications are judged for work displaying academic training in painting or sculpture and work that is tied to contemporary classicism. Read more on the ICAA website.

Are you interested in supporting GCA student through scholarship giving? Read details here.