Student Opportunities

The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any program listed below.

To submit opportunities that are free or offer need-based aid for inclusion, please email



Contests, Auditions, Events, Scholarships,Workshops, etc. 

Alumni & Friends Summer Study

Apply by 1/25/2023


KeenTeens Festival of New Work!

Auditions 1/24, 1/26, and 1/27 4:30PM to 7:30 PM at Theater Row Rehearsal Studios, 411 West 41st Street


Jazz House Kids After School Program

Free musical training and jazz education. 


Writopia Lab's Worldwide Plays Festival 2023: Bravery, MakeBelieve & Language

Submit plays by February 15, 2023


February Writing Contests Open Submissions:

The New York Times STEM Writing Contest apply by 2/15

Mary Ann Hutchison Memorial Youth Story Contest apply by 2/1

BlueFire 1000-word Story Contest apply by 2/1

EngineerGirl Writing Contest apply by 2/1

Gannon University Poetry Contest apply by 2/1

Holocaust Art and Writing Contest apply by 2/3

North Carolina Poetry Society apply by 2/3

Davidson Fellows Scholarship apply by 2/15

NCTE Achievement Aware in Writing apply by 2/15

The Interlochen Review apply by 2/18

SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest apply by 2/19

Polyphony Lit Contest apply by 2/28

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writing Contest apply by 3/1


Dance Italia+Open Arts Studio Young Artists Summer Program

All LaGuardia dancers will receive a 200 Euro discount by stating they attend LaGuardia in their response to this application section "Please tell us about your dance experience, including how long, where and with whom you have studied." Apply by 3/31/23.


Neighborhood Playhouse Teen Conservatory

Accepting applications for summer program. Application fee waived for LaG students.


Ocean Awareness Contest: Climate Heroes in Action a creative challenge for teens worldwide to research and choose an inspirational scientist, activist, artist, educator, or other hero who is working to solve climate change issues. Create a piece of art, writing, or media that highlights their efforts, organizations, and/or positive impacts. Students can participate as an individual or as a club, class, or group of any size. Contest deadline June 13, 2023.


Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts at the 92Y offers 100% full-tuition, merit-based scholarships for exceptional students in NYC to develop their creative potential as artists, dancers, and musicians. Students are immersed in a broad range of advanced classes as well as personalized private instruction. Programs in visual arts, dance, music, and musical theater. Visit website for details and deadlines.


The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities. Each recipients receives a $1,000 award and is invited to participate in a Symposium on Race. Visit website for application details and deadlines.


NYC Youth Leadership Councils are a network of youth focused on policy, practice, and advocacy to make real change happen in their school, neighborhood, or community. Students ages 14-21 currently enrolled in high school can join a YLC of peers and adult allies to act on issues that matter the most to you. YLCs are in all five boroughs and need student ideas, stories, and passion to make NYC a better place. 


The New York Times College Scholarship Program for seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, success in the face of adversity, and significant financial need.


City Year AmeriCorps 3,100+ City Year AmeriCorps members (ages 18-25) serve in 29 cities nationwide. They spend 11 months working full time in more than 300 schools to give students the extra support they need to graduate college and be career ready. Complete this form to learn how you can become a mentor and tutor for students with City Year. 




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