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Application to the Program

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Parsons Disabled Fashion Student Program! The committee is excited to learn about you and the impact you want to make in fashion design. 

Please note that in order to submit an application for this scholarship program it is understood that you have applied to Parsons School of Design in one of the following programs: BFA Fashion Design, AAS Fashion Design or MFA Fashion Design and Society. 

This scholarship program, housed within Parsons’ School of Fashion, is specifically for Disabled people with lived experience. In order to be eligible to be awarded the scholarship, you may be asked to go through an eligibility process with Student Disability Services

We know that disability inherently produces wisdom and creativity in fashion. We are excited to find new Disabled innovators who will push the creativity of fashion to new heights. 


If this application is not accessible to you for any reason, please reach out to us at DisabilityFashion@newschool.edu 

Andraéa LaVant, a Black woman, at the Academy Awards wearing a full length Parisian Coat in shades of green, red, orange, purple, and pink over a teal velvet mock turtleneck and pants. It’s paired with a rose gold sequin turban and round purple glasses.

Image Description: Andraéa LaVant, a Black woman, at the Academy Awards wearing a full length Parisian Coat in shades of green, red, orange, purple, and pink over a teal velvet mock turtleneck and pants. It’s paired with a rose gold sequin turban and round purple glasses.

Application Form

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Date of Birth*

Semester and Year*
Mailing Address*

Please answer the following three questions in written format, in a video format, or an audio recording. Answers should be between 150 - 600 words each, if written, or 2 - 7 minutes long, if recorded via video or audio.

We recognize that people express themselves differently. This wide range is to support accessibility needs and different styles of communication.

Digital submissions can be uploaded in this section.

How did you first become interested in fashion and how has your lived experience informed your work as a fashion designer?
Why do you want to study fashion and what gets you excited about fashion design?
What’s your dream for the future of the fashion industry? Explain how you want to contribute to that dream.

File size: We support media files as large as 1GB, but please be advised that larger files will take longer to upload from your Internet connection and may stall if you are on a wireless connection or one that cannot sustain a connection for the necessary period of time.

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  • Document: .doc, .docx, .odg, .odp, .odt, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .rtf, .wpd
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