Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships

Term: Academic Year

Supports visual arts and music students for year-long postgraduate study in Paris

Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarships are awarded annually to 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.

The scholarship program provides a stipend and reserves a rental artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis, and at rent-controlled pricing for the successful candidate for the duration of their stay in Paris. Fellows also receive access to on-site performance and exhibition facilities, including a private art gallery and a historically significant concert hall.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens 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 enrollment 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.

Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship: The FEU also has a partnership with the Fulbright program. The deadline for this scholarship is in October each year. It is not possible to apply for both the HHW and the Fulbright-HHW.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Senior, U.S. Citizen
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Postgraduate Degree-Seeking
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023