Discover Uniquely U

Calling all visual artists, performing artists, creative writers, and Nature & Sustainability enthusiasts!

  • Do you live in NYC or Long Island?
  • Are you in kindergarten or 1st grade?

For the first year ever, we are expanding Uniquely U to include students in our Discovery program. We welcome students in kindergarten and 1st grade to apply for Discover Uniquely U — a scholarship search that celebrates the spectacular creativity and self-expression of our youngest students.

Show us what makes you U, and you could be selected to receive a full 8-week scholarship including busing (valued at $8,200) to Usdan for the Summer 2022 season (June 27 to August 19). But, it doesn’t end there! For every summer following that they are eligible to attend, Discover Uniquely U recipients receive a 75% tuition discount.

Additionally, all Discover Uniquely U applications will be counted towards our School Scholarship, which is awarded to the school/institution yielding the most Uniquely U applications.

How do I apply?

Answer one of the following prompts in a video that is up to 3 minutes long. Along with your video, submit the artwork that you are sharing in one or multiple of Usdan’s disciplines of: Visual Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, and Theater. Parents and caregivers are welcome to assist their children through this process. 

  1. Share an artwork you have made that is important to you. Explain what makes it meaningful to you. 
  2. Create a new piece of artwork about a magical moment that you have experienced. Tell us about the moment and what questions it left you with.

Mark your Calendars

  • Feb 28: Program kicks off
  • April 8: Submission period ends
  • Week of April 18: Usdan notifies Uniquely U scholarship recipients
  • Week of May 2: Usdan announces recipients via media, website, and social media