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 communications@laghspa.org.

 

 

2022-23 Contests, Awards, Events, Scholarships, Workshops with posted deadlines:

YoungArts and The National Endowment for the Advancement of Artists identify the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities throughout their careers. Artists ages 15–18, or grades 10–12, in the U.S. are encouraged to apply in the discipline of their choice. Apply by 10/14/22.

 

Saturday Sketching at The Met: Fifth Avenue invites teens to sketch from works of art in The Metropolitan Museum’s Fifth Avenue location with guidance from a teaching artist. All experience levels are welcome, and all materials are provided. It’s an opportunity to hone skills and build a portfolio. Saturday, 10/15/22, 1-3 pm. The class is free but requires students to register ahead of time on the website.

 

Saturday Sketching at The Met: Cloisters invites teens to sketch from works of art in The Metropolitan Museum’s Cloisters location with guidance from a teaching artist. All experience levels are welcome, and all materials are provided. It’s an opportunity to hone skills and build a portfolio. Saturday, 10/29/22, 1-3 pm. The class is free but requires students to register ahead of time on the website.

 

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers seeks teen students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Awards give students the opportunity for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.  Teens can apply in 28 categories of art and writing. Apply by 12/2/2022. Visit website for applications details.

 

NYO Jazz invites young musicians to audition for its summer 2023 season starting 9/8/22. Outstanding young musicians from across the US showcase the legacy and bright future of American jazz in a free rigorous training residency with world-class jazz masters on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. Apply by 1/19/23.

 

NYO2 invites young musicians from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestra field to audition for its free summer 2023 season starting 9/8/22.  Teen musicians from communities underrepresented in classical music work closely with top players from American orchestras and conservatories during a residency on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. Apply by 1/19/23.

 

NYO-USA invites young musicians from across the US to audition for its free summer 2023 season starting 9/8/22. The program includes a training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians followed by a tour performing in great musical capitals of the world. Teens spend several weeks in sectional and full orchestra rehearsals, workshops designed to complement the repertoire, and social/recreational activities. Opportunities for orchestra librarians, orchestra management, and apprentice composers also available. Apply by 1/19/23.

 

Deadlines not posted as of September 1, 2022:

Recanati-Kaplan Program for Excellence in the Arts at the 92Yoffers 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.

 

Rolling applications:

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. 

 

Additional Opportunities:

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
(includes Ocean Awareness Contest, Future Blue Youth Council, Grants & Mentorship Fellowship Program; ages 11-18 middle and high school students)

 

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
(graduating minority high school seniors)

 

The New York Times College Scholarship Program
(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. 

 

Teens in Politics

Teens in Politics was founded with the goal of helping motivated teenagers obtain political internships. There are very few resources that are available for teenagers to learn about politics, or to assist offices in filling political internship positions. We offer the opportunity for students and young adults to experience the world of politics and get a head start on their political career. We display the latest internship positions for high school students in the New York area. Learn more!

 

Youth Leadership Councils
Open to students ages 14-21. YLCs are the place where youth can make change happen in their neighborhood, school or borough. Councils across the City need high school students to share their stories, passions, and ideas. Youth will have the opportunity to team up with peers from their neighborhood or school and develop the tools and skills to put their ideas into action. Apply here.

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