Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships are awarded annually to up to four graduate and postgraduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, or photography) and music (composition, or instrumental or vocal performance). Successful candidates propose a detailed project related to their study that requires a year-long residency in Paris.
Each scholarship carries a stipend of €8,500, paid in four installments throughout the academic year. The scholarship program will reserve a rental artist atelier or music studio at student pricing for the successful candidate for the duration of his or her stay in Paris.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 21 and 29 and have graduated with academic distinction from an American college, university, or professional school. (Preference is given to mature students who have already done some graduate study.) Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of artistic or musical accomplishment, as well as good character, personality, and adaptability to new cultures.
Ideally, projects will include enrolment at a recognized French art school or music conservatory, and candidates will provide evidence of contact with a teacher or institution in Paris in their application materials.