Distinguished Goldring Scholarships

A photo of Goldring arts journalism students on a trip to the Glimmerglass Festival in 2014.

Goldring arts journalism students on a trip to the Glimmerglass Festival in 2014.

Thanks to a generous gift from arts patron and Syracuse University trustee Lola Goldring and her husband Allen, we offer financial aid for highly qualified students, including five competitive Distinguished Goldring Scholarships, granting $20,000 awards for talented emerging journalists in the fields of:

  • Film/Television
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts/Architecture
  • Music/Dance
  • Politics of Culture

Who is eligible for the Distiguished Goldring Scholarships?

Anyone applying to the Goldring program is eligible, after completing the application process. Be sure to indicate your wish to be considered for financial aid, and remember that you must submit a special scholarship application essay in order to be considered.

How are applicants chosen for the scholarships?

The Goldring Scholarship Committee will read all applications, including the required scholarship application essay. The director will interview the candidates and make recommendations to the committee. The program reserves the right to not award all five Distinguished Scholarships in a given year.

When will I be notified if I’ve received the Distinguished Scholarship or other financial aid?

Admittance notification is sent to applicants on March 1. Financial aid offers and scholarship notifications are sent on April 1.

How do I apply for the Distinguished Goldring Scholarship?

Please write a 1,000-word essay about the state of your field of cultural concentration (film/television; theater; visual arts/architecture; music/dance; or the politics of culture) and analyze the writers and publications that have informed your perspective. Tell us your career goals and what you will bring to your field of endeavor in the future.

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