In an effort to continue Cooper Union’s tradition of meritocracy and opportunity, we welcome our partners, The Jeff and Paula Gural Merit Scholarships for NYC Public High School Students. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and are available for local high school students who wish to pursue portfolio preparation and intensive study this summer.

Applications for the Jeff and Paula Gural Merit Scholarships for New York City Public High School Students will be accepted between February 24 and March 31, 2020. 

Students are encouraged to apply even if they are new to the mediums they are interested in studying.

  • Submit a portfolio of 10—20 jpeg images of your artwork (not to exceed 4MB in size per file).
    • Only submit work made within the last 2 years.
    • Include drawings from direct observation.
    • Include a self portrait.
    • For video and animation work, provide links to your Vimeo or YouTube videos.

The Summer Art Intensive runs Monday -Thursday, 9am - 5pm, from July 7 - 31, 2020 with a student exhibition of student artwork on August 5, 2020.












The Cooper Union Pre-College Art Programs