Honoring The New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts’ founder, Joan See, this scholarship recognizes students who demonstrate academic excellence, commitment to the performing arts, and financial need. At least two JSMS awards will be granted each fall to incoming freshmen.

The scholarship covers full two-year tuition cost for either the Film & TV or Musical Theater Performance Associates degree program. Students awarded the JSMS are responsible for a $400 tuition deposit and housing costs (if needed).

How to qualify for consideration:

  • Complete your application (including audition and all supporting documents) prior to April 1 of the spring prior to your starting fall term.

  • Complete your FAFSA prior to April 1 of the spring prior to your starting fall term.

All applicants who meet these criteria, and whose academic record and audition score qualify them for consideration, will receive a letter from the school inviting them to apply. Application is made via a 1-2 minute video submission. JSMS winners will be announced prior to May 15.


In its inaugural year, The Joan See Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to two talented incoming freshmen:

Jada Liggons, winner of the Joan See Memorial ScholarshipJada Liggons, a 17 year-old senior attending Arts Academy at Rush High School in Philadelphia, PA.  She is accepted into NYCDA’s Film and TV Performance Program starting in Fall 2018.  Jada has performed in a short film for director Kevin Sheaff as well as high school productions of “Annie” and “The Whiz.”

 


Miah Whitmore, winner of the Joan See Memorial ScholarshipMiah Whitmore, a 17 year-old attending Peters Township High School in McMurray, PA. She is accepted into NYCDA’s Musical Theater Program starting in Fall 2018.  Miah has performed in local productions of “High School The Musical,” “Shrek The Musical,” “Hairspray,” and “Les Miserables.”