General Scholarships
UrbanGlass offers a rolling scholarship application accessible throughout the year, but the extent of assistance with tuition is dependent on available funding and will vary. For the best chance at receiving partial aid to take a workshop, apply by one of our quarterly scholarship deadlines, which are scheduled approximately two weeks after that season's classes are posted.

If you are applying as a partner student, Bead Project alumni, or youth student/partner please see additional information below.

Partnership Scholarships
UrbanGlass  partners with over 160 universities and arts organizations around the world to offer free and low cost learning opportunities for students, staff, faculty and recent alumni. Please inquire with your university or home studio to see if they have a partnership set up. To set up a partnership for your school or studio please email Director of Education, Kate Dowd at .

Bead Project Alumnae Scholarships
• The Chelicca Bead Project Alumnae Fund: Launching in 2019, UrbanGlass is very excited to offer a limited number of full scholarships for Bead Project alumnae to continue their studies at UrbanGlass through the generosity of the Chelicca Fund. The Fund will provide ten, full scholarships each year, through 2028.*

• Partial scholarships through our general scholarship fund are also available for Bead Project alumnae.*

   * If you are applying for either of these scholarships, please select "Bead  Project" as your scholarship type in the form below.  Alumnae may only receive a scholarship from the Chelicca Fund once per calendar year. Additional scholarships may be possible through the general scholarship fund within the same calendar year. 

Youth Scholarships
If you would like to enroll your child in one of our youth programs or summer camps but can't afford the full price please apply for one of our new need-based youth scholarships. Fill out the form below and choose Youth Scholarship as your scholarship type. 

Studio Futures: The UrbanGlass Scholarship Fund
Studio Futures: The UrbanGlass Scholarship Fund aims to foster diverse voices in the field of glass art. The fund supports full scholarships for BIPOC identifying students ages 15-24 who want to learn glassmaking processes and build skills to use in their art practice moving forward. The 2023-2024 application period has passed. Please check in Spring 2024 for 2024-2025. 

Studio Futures: The UrbanGlass Scholarship Fund is generously supported by Fred and Susan Sanders.

Youth Partnership Scholarships
Modeled on our extremely successful University partnership scholarship program, UrbanGlass is reaching out to local schools and youth arts organizations to set up collaborative scholarships for our summer camps and other youth programs.  The details of these scholarships vary from school to school but all recipients are chosen by our partner organizations so please inquire with your school or arts organization if they have a partnership with UrbanGlass. Any Parent's groups, school officials or teachers interested in setting up such a relationship for your school please contact Director of Education, Kate Dowd at 

Please direct any questions about our scholarship programs or application process to

Education and Scholarships at UrbanGlass are supported by the Agnes Varis Trust, the Dana Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and many individual donors.

***please note that once enrolled all scholarships are non-refundable and non-transferable

Scholarship Application Form

Thank you for your interest in workshops at UrbanGlass! We are happy to offer 4 chances a year to apply for partial scholarships to classes. Please email with any questions or concerns. You will hear back about your application within 2 weeks of the scholarship deadline.

Please fill in your state of residence
What type of scholarship are you applying for? Please reference the descriptions at the top of the page if you have any questions.
If you chose Partner Scholarship, please write the name of the Partner Institution/School/Organization
Please list your top three workshop choices by class title. Find classes at
Please write a short (250 word max) statement on why your chosen workshops are crucial to your development.
***For General Scholarship and Partner Scholarships *** Please upload 5 images of your artwork. Images should be a maximum of 1MB and labeled with your name. If you are submitting video, please upload a video still and email the full file or link to with your name.
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