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Why Support Tisch

A scholarship for the next Spike Lee. The best faculty members for the next Idina Menzel. Quality equipment for the next Ang Lee.

Your support directly impacts the next generation of great storytellers. With your support, we are able to put students first. Each day we are enhancing scholarships, providing cutting edge curriculum and equipment, and ensuring that we hire stellar working professionals to join our faculty. Together, we are training the next generation of great artists and scholars who will go on to do extraordinary things.

Your Dollars At Work

Tisch students come together from around the world to the creative capital of the world—New York City—to collaborate as artists, innovators, and scholars. Below are some examples of ways in which your generosity can change the lives of Tisch students.


The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

“Words cannot describe how thankful I am for this scholarship. The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music is my dream school. Being in New York City is one thing, but being around other students who have the same views and goals as you do is so invigorating. Back in Dallas I have two part time jobs. My father always told me if you want nice things you got to work for it, so that’s what I’m doing. When the letter came I had received a scholarship, I was so relieved. I can see my path unfolding in front of me, and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead. I know great things are in store.”

- Tisch Summer High School Scholarship Recipient, Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music

The Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

“By lightening the financial burden for my thesis film, you have allowed me to prioritize being creative, while also enabling me to create high-quality work. I assure you I will strive to make the best film I can, and know that the result will be an important demonstration of my capabilities, permitting for even greater things to come in my future career. I thank you for this immensely.”

- Production Award Recipient, Undergraduate Film & Television, Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Moving Image Archiving & Preservation

“I would like to thank you for your generous grant, which has allowed me to intern at the New York Public Library Reserve Film and Video Collection, while studying Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at New York University. I can say with confidence that, thanks to this internship, I now have much greater experience and a better eye for film and how to properly care for it. I am very grateful for the wealth of hand-on experience that your grant has allowed me to gain through this internship, which has been as instructive as any class I have taken, if not more so.”

- Internship Stipend Recipient, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation M.A. Program


Do you have another idea about how you can change lives and the future of the arts?

We want to hear it! Contact the Tisch Office of External Affairs, Development & Alumni Relations to see how we can work together to make dreams come true for Tisch storytellers.