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Scholarships and Prizes

The GCA would like to thank all the generous donors who support our talented students as they work hard to achieve their artistic goals!

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund Scholarships

The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund’s founding and continuing support has enabled the studies of many diligent and inspired full time core students since 2006. Merit-based prizes are awarded at the end of the school year to fund full time studies the next year.

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.

Core Monthly Structure Prix

This prize is awarded monthly to students enrolled in Colleen Barry’s Figure Structure Drawing class in our full time core program. The pose averages 20 hours 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 winner receives $200. 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.