The Dana Sassano Design Stipend – Applications due 4/15

Dana Sassano was a talented art student at Clarkstown High School North who passed away in her senior year.  Her best friend in high school started this stipend in her name.  This $250 stipend will be awarded to one art student  to offset the cost of art supplies.  Applicants must be attending college to study art.



  • -B+ or higher in an AP or IB Art Program
  • Pursuing a design major at any College / University


Submission requirements:

  • Submit a 500 word paragraph on what inspires you as an artist and why you are choosing a design career path.
  • 3-4 sample works of art (from school projects or personal work).
  • Proof of major – pdf of relevant common app documents.


How to apply:

  • Create a google folder with first and last name and Sassano Scholarship.
  • Include the following documents in the folder:
    • Save both the essay and works of art to one pdf document names with students first and last name.
    • Proof of major pdf.
    • Share the google folder with

North American Nature Photography Association-Summer Program Scholarship

Who will be the next great nature photographer?

NANPA is currently accepting nominations and applications for its High School and College Scholarship Programs.  Students will be offered a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the 18th Annual NANPA Nature Photography Summit in Jacksonville, Florida where they’ll participate in field workshops and classroom instruction designed specifically for them.  Scholarships cover all lodging, meals, and the Summit registration fee.  Transportation to and from Jacksonville is not included.

High School Program Info
Students must be 14 years old by June 1, 2012, but not yet 19 as of January 1, 2013.  Nomination/application deadline is November 30, 2012.  Program description and application info available here.

College Program Info
Applicants must be full-time students at a two or four-year college, university or trade school and be at least 19 years of age by December 31, 2012.    Nomination/application deadline is November 16, 2012.  Program description and application info available here.

Know a student who is passionate about nature photography? Urge them to apply now!

North American Nature Photography Association
618-547-7616 •
6382 Charleston Road  Alma, IL  62807  USA

Scholarship Opportunities

St John’s University-Full Art Scholarship for 4 year BFA program


                                                 deadline: February 10, 2012

Dr Seuss: “Oh The Places You will Go!’, $10,000 Scholarship

                       $10,000 College Scholarship

                         Open to seniors


                       deadline: 1/4/2012



The Dana Marie Sassano Award

Friends of the Sassano family have generously set up an award in Dana’s memory.

This years’ award will go to 3 seniors who best exemplify the passion for art and commitment to community service that Dana demonstrated throughout her life.  Each will be awarded a $100 gift card.

For application criteria and forms, please click here.

The application deadline is Monday, April 11

Art Scholarship Opportunity

The Arts Council of Rockland is offering scholarships for seniors furthering their artistic education in a public or private college, university, or conservatory located in New York State beginning in the fall of 2010. Includes visual art, architecture, written word, dance, theatre, musical theatre, music, and videography. Application can be downloaded at