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Alumni: Young Alumni Association

Our Young Alumni Association is for NYISE Alumni who graduated after the year 2000. Members of our alumni association can sign up to receive the NYISE e-newsletter, as well as access information on programs and opportunities throughout NYC. Stay tuned for more information. 

Alumni Opportunities: Art Fellowships, and Scholarships

2023 Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship (Due October 17, 2022)


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Eligibility: To be considered eligible for the AIM Fellowship, applicants must:


  • Be at minimum 21 years of age.

  • Apply individually; applications from partnerships, collectives, and other group applicants are not accepted at this time.

  • Be an emerging artist defined as artists in the early stages of their creative development with 2-10 years actively creating and presenting new and original work in the field of visual arts and who have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, or the public at large.

  • Be a New York City resident at the time of application and maintain New York City residency throughout the program term.

  • Not be enrolled in a degree-granting program in any discipline concurrent to the AIM Fellowship.

  • Not be enrolled in a professional development program concurrent to the AIM Fellowship.

  • Not be a current employee (full-time, part-time, or contract) of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

  • Not be an immediate family member or employee of a Bronx Museum of the Arts board member.

  • Not be represented by a commercial gallery.

  • Due to regulations governing the distribution of stipend, honoraria, and wage payments, enrollment is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


Applications due: October 17, 2022 | Application fee: $0 | Cost to Participate: $0

We hope you join us in celebrating our Senior Class of 2022.

This year's graduation ceremony was held in our gymnasium on June 22, from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. In addition to our graduates, students' families and friends, teachers, and our staff joined members of the Institute's Board of Directors for the ceremony. Keynote speakers included New York State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey and New York State Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez. 

Over 90% of students who graduate from our Schermerhorn program pursue a two- or four-year degree. In addition to transition services provided at the Institute, blind and visually impaired youth throughout New York State can access various scholarships and transition services. For more information on available scholarships and support services, visit:

New York State Commission for the Blind

New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities:

 American Foundation for the Blind

 National Federation of the Blind