NewSchool Fellows Award | NewSchool of Architecture & Design

New, Incoming Students

$10,000 Per Year

September 4, 2020

  • $10,000 scholarship per year.
  • NewSchool Fellows will participate in a Pre-Orientation Event prior to the beginning of each fall quarter.
  • A common reading project will be required of the NewSchool Fellows cohort. The reading will become the basis for a weekly course (DES 595) taken for credit, graded, and to be included in each student’s grade point average.
  • NewSchool Fellows are assigned a Peer Mentor after the inaugural cohort has completed its first year, as the mentor should be a continuing NewSchool Fellow.
  • NewSchool Fellows are supported by a Staff Mentor who is a member of the Division of Student Affairs.
  • NewSchool Fellows will be given a Professional Mentor who will commit to meeting with their mentee monthly.
  • NewSchool Fellows will receive priority registration during each quarter.
  • NewSchool Fellows will be introduced during convocation.
  • Hosted dinner with President at year end with family/guests to acknowledge achievements and graduations.
  • Special cord and seal on diploma at commencement.

  • 3.75 GPA minimum
  • 1-page personal essay describing professional goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation: one based on academic performance, one based on personal character
  • High school transcript(s) and/or at minimum, overall GPA and any significant academic achievements, AP courses completed, etc.

In order to retain the Fellowship, all NewSchool Fellows will be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 for undergrads and a cumulative GPA of 3.75 for graduate level Fellows (GPA criteria will be reviewed at the end of each academic year).  Additionally, NewSchool Fellows will be required to research, write, and present an original 15-20 page paper or design project each year of Fellowship. Fellows will also be encouraged to complete two days of community service each year of Fellowship, projects to be vetted through the Office of Student Life.

  • The materials sent to NewSchool will not be returned to the applicant.
  • Receiving a scholarship does not guarantee admission to NewSchool. All applicants will have to apply and meet all the admission requirements in order to be admitted.
  • Award amount, when combined with all other institutional awards and/or financial guarantees, cannot exceed 100% tuition and fees on a student account for the scholarship to be applied.
  • Projects and essays submitted previously to NewSchool for other scholarship opportunities.

This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional scholarships except for the Opportunity Award and Financial Awareness Scholarships. All scholarships and institutional awards are based on availability and subject to change.

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