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SVA Alumni Society, Inc. is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which works to provide support for SVA’s most promising students.The Society works in conjunction with the Alumni Affairs and Development office at the School of Visual Arts serving as the vehicle for granting student scholarships and soliciting donations to fund the scholarships. Due to support from the School of Visual Arts, 100% of all donations to the Alumni Society go directly to the education and financial needs of current SVA students.

Donate to the Alumni Society

Donations for all scholarship funds can be securely processed online: Donate Online.

Or mailed to:

SVA Alumni Society, Inc. 
209 East 23 Street
New York, NY 10010

Checks should be made out to the SVA Alumni Society. Please indicate Alumni Scholarship Fund, or the name of a specific named fund, in the memo section of your check to ensure that your gift is properly earmarked.

If you have any questions about the Alumni Scholarship Fund or other fundraising initiatives of the SVA Alumni Society, please contact us at [email protected] or 212.592.2300.

For a list of funds click here.

Board of Directors

To learn more about the Alumni Society Board of Directors, please click here.

Corporate Partners for the Arts

The Alumni Society’s Corporate Partners for the Arts program supports the Housing Scholarship Award which provides on-campus housing for promising students faced with limited financial resources and difficult home situations. Membership in the program provides exclusive, valuable benefits and demonstrates a commitment to the arts. To learn more about the program, click here.



Scholarships and Awards

SVA Alumni Society provides a wide variety of scholarships and awards to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in all majors offered by the College. To learn more about the scholarships, funds and recipients, please click here.

Since 2001 over 650 scholarships were distributed to deserving SVA students. The Society manages 26 annual scholarships that provide merit based support earmarked for specific academic programs, and need based support. The assortment of scholarships allows the Society to provide assistance across majors, programs and class years -- touching more students lives every year. The Society’s flagship scholarship program is the annual Alumni Scholarship Awards program. To learn how to apply for Alumni Society Awards, please click here.


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