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New York Scholarships

by Bethany Goldszer | Last Updated: January 5, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for New York State students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2021-22 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

New York scholarships

January

This scholarship provides academic support and financial assistance. The majority of the cost of tuition, fees, books, and parking will be covered if you are both educationally and economically disadvantaged as well as meet the New York State low-income guidelines. The deadline to apply is January 1st. Read more here.

This award is for students enrolled in a degree program in physical or occupational therapy; this may include a two- to three-month fieldwork program as part of their degree. This scholarship is of $3,000 for a year and it is paid in two installments of $1,500 per semester. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Learn more here. 

This is in the amount of $3,000 per recipient and is paid in installments of $1,500 per semester for any year the student is enrolled in college. Students must be a New York State resident and/or attending a college or university in New York State. The scholarship is also presented to an individual who intends to pursue a career related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management or psychology. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Website found here. 

This is a nonrenewable award for $6,250 total and is given to 20 U.S. female high school seniors and/or current college students who are permanent residents of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Students must also have a GPA of 3.2 or higher overall, and major in a communications-related field, such as advertising, broadcasting, communications, journalism, marketing, new media or public relations. The deadline to apply is January 24th. More details here.

This is a one time award of $10,000. It is awarded to students who reside within the five boroughs of New York City, possess a minimum 2.5 GPA, and are current high school senior Students with an expressed interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business/finance are strongly encouraged to apply. Students must write two essays and must submit the application by the deadline January 31st. Application found here.

This award is for $1,250 per year for four years of college. Two hundred scholarships awarded to public high school graduates each year. To be eligible, you must be a New York City public high school senior with high academic standing and demonstrated leadership in school and community. Applicants must also meet eligibility requirements for Pell Grants (need-based). The deadline to apply is January 15th. Read more here. 

February

This scholarship is is offering $1,000 to $5,000. It is a merit-based fund that helps graduating high school seniors or current undergrads in Western New York. Applicants must plan to attend an ABET-accredited university in-state and study manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Apply here.

This is for students motivated by spiritual values who are considering a career in education. To be eligible, applicants must reside in one of the 16 states, including New York. Additionally, students must write three autobiographical essays for a chance to win $2,000-$3,000. Website found here. 

This is for immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school. Scholarships range from $2,500 to $20,000. To apply, the applicant must submit the completed and signed application form, an official high school transcript, a copy of SAT or ACT score report, two letters of recommendation, and two essays. The deadline to apply is February 5th. Learn more here. 

This will provide eight $2,500 scholarships to students who reside in Ontario County and are committed to college-level study in the fields related to environmental science, environmental engineering, agricultural, or waste management. Applicants must write a maximum of 4 pages and submit their application by February 8th. Application found here. 

This ranges from $500 to $10,000 and is available to high school seniors attending a New York City public high school. Original literary composition must be submitted in the genre of poetry/spoken word, fiction/drama, personal essay/memoir, or graphic novel. The deadline for submissions is February 15th. Apply here. 

This is up to $7,500 per year and is renewable for three years. This is available to New York City high school seniors demonstrating academic achievement, a commitment to learning—especially in the face of financial and other obstacles—and community service. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Website found here. 

This provides up to $1,500 per year for up to five years of undergraduate study in New York State. Awards are based on student grades in certain Regents exams and each year, 8,000 scholarships are awarded. The deadline to apply is February 17th. More information here. 

This offers $50,000 in scholarships for incoming freshmen and current undergraduates studying environmental science or environmental or civil engineering. Applicants must also be New York State residents and individual scholarship criteria varies. The deadline is February 26th. Read more here. 

This is for graduating seniors of Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island and of Italian-American descent.The deadline to apply is February 28th. More details here. 

This is available for students who are legal residents of the state of New York and who plan to attend Barnard College, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, Columbia University, Fordham University, Long Island University (Brooklyn campus), New York University, Pace University, Polytechnic University, St. Francis College, or St. John’s University. There will be 10 scholarships awarded and these recipients will receive a full-tuition scholarship to one of the participating colleges, a paid internship at JPMorgan Chase throughout the student’s four years of college, yearly stipend for books and supplies, and a support network of mentors, peer advisors and a Smart Start program to assist in assimilation into a corporate environment. The deadline is February 28th. Learn more here. 

This gives two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a four-year degree in animal science or marketing at Cornell University, Penn State University or Virginia Tech.  You must be a resident of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Virginia to be eligible. The deadline is February 15th. More details here. 

March

This offers three scholarships a $1,500, a $1,200, and a $1,000 to graduating high school seniors who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse agricultural industry. Applicants must write a 300-500-word essay discussing an issue facing agriculture in their county, explaining how they think NYFB can support members who may deal with this issue. The deadline for submission is March 1st. Read more here. 

This scholarship of up to $10,000 is awarded to twenty five students completing a two-year, four-year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program. To apply, the applicant must answer the provided essay questions in 250 words or less. The deadline to apply is March 8th. For more information click here. 

This is in the amount of $3,000 per recipient and is paid in installments of $1,500 per semester for any year the student is enrolled in college. Students must be a New York State resident and/or attending a college or university in New York State. The scholarship is also presented to an individual who intends to pursue a career related to the field of intellectual or other developmental disabilities such as behavioral sciences, social work, nursing, healthcare administration and management or psychology. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Website found here. 

Several scholarships will be issued to selected recipients consisting of a one-time cash award to be applied towards the cost of their freshman year of study at an accredited two or four-year college or university. The cash award for each of the selected winners will range between $2,000 and $7,500. Applicants must be graduating seniors at public high schools in New York City or Westchester County and have shown civic leadership with at least 50 valuable hours of volunteer work. The deadline to apply is March 9th. Apply here. 

This $1,500 to $2,500 scholarship is available to students with physical challenges that affect mobility, vision or hearing and are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the New York Metropolitan Area. The deadline to apply is March 12th. Learn more here.

This award is for students who live in the NYC Tri-State Area (NY, CT, and NJ) and identify as LGBQT. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More details here. 

This awards $200,000 to students each year. This organization supports students who are continuing their education in the A-E-C field by providing scholarships to participating high school seniors. With this being said, applicants must have participated in ACE Greater NY for at least one year majoring in an A-E-C related major in college the following year. The application deadline is March 14th. Read more here. 

This pays the full cost of a four-year degree in math or science education at the State University of New York institution. All recipients of this award must be New York residents, graduates of New York high schools, and enrolled at a SUNY institution on an in-state basis. Additionally, recipients must agree to teach math or science in the state of New York for a minimum of five years after graduation. The deadline is March 15th. Website found here. 

This organization awards four-year scholarships for up to $20,000 to both male and female students of any race from any state. They aim to create deserved college scholarship opportunities for students, with a primary focus on first-generation collegians.The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here. 

This  offers a $2,500 scholarship to a Chatham High School senior who exemplifies the same personal characteristics for which Sean is remembered. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Learn more here. 

This offers ten, one year, scholarships each valued at $1000 are awarded annually. Students must be of Polish descent, who have resided in Central New York in following counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego for a minimum of two years and who have been accepted for admission to any accredited college, university, or training school as a full time student. The deadline to apply is March 15th. Application found here. 

 is for African-American, Latino, Asian or Native American high school graduates or GED recipients with excellent character and proven leadership ability. Applicants must be a resident of New York City and admitted to an accredited college in pursuit of a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. They must also be a high school graduate with a cumulative average of 80 or a cumulative GED of 250. The award amount is between $1,500 and $5,000. The deadline to apply is March 20th. Website found here. 

This is a $10,000 scholarship for applicants who are high school seniors from Long Island who are enrolling as a full time student at a college in the US pursuing a degree in the field of special education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need; have a 3.5 GPA and be in the top 20% of their class; must complete and document a minimum of 80 hours in volunteer hours working in the area of special education for their high school career; and, be a US citizen or permanent resident. This is also renewable upon a 3.2 GPA and full-time enrollment.The deadline to apply is March 30th. Apply here. 

April

This will be awarded on a regional basis with one statewide award. Seven regional winners will receive a $3,000 award, one second prize winner will receive a $4,000 award and one statewide winner will receive a $5,000 award. The regional scholarships will be awarded locally and the $5,000 scholarship will be given at their annual meeting in May. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Apply here. 

This will be awarded to two individuals on a statewide basis. The overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and the runner up will receive a $3,000 award. The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded locally and the $5,000 scholarship will be given at their annual meeting in May. The deadline to apply is April 23rd. Application found here. 

This will be awarded to two individuals on a statewide basis. The overall winner will receive a $5,000 award and the runner up will receive a $3,000 award. The $3,000 scholarship will be awarded locally and the $5,000 scholarship will be given at their annual meeting in May. The deadline is April 23rd. Apply here. 

This is awarded to graduating high school seniors who reside in Dutchess, Putnam or Westchester County, NY or Fairfield County, CT and who plan to obtain a career in the building/construction industry. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who will be full time students at any college in the United States. The amount awarded is $2,000+  and the number of awards varies. This scholarship is also renewable for up to 4 years. The deadline to apply is April 1st. More information here. 

This is available to high school seniors who are migrant farmworkers with a history of migration to and/or within New York State. The award amount is up to $500 annually, non-renewable. If more than one student receives the award, the amount will be divided equally among all recipients. The deadline is April 1st. Learn more here.  

This is available to graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are blind. Though the program is open to all New York residents and recent immigrants, preference is given to those students who are residents of New York City’s five boroughs. Both academic merit and financial need are taken into consideration when awarding this $1,000 scholarship. The program does not renew, but students can reapply each year. The deadline is April 1st. Read more here. 

This offers $1,000 in scholarship awards for high school seniors planning to attend college full-time. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 and a household income at or below the low income level. The deadline for applications is April 2nd. More details here. 

This organization awards a variety of scholarships for $1,500 to graduating seniors or recent graduates of high schools in Dutchess County. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a “B” or equivalent and demonstrate financial need. To apply, they must submit a 500 word essay discussing their career goals, personal values, and community service. The deadline is April 1st. More information here. 

This is for $1,000 and is available to graduating high school seniors of Our Lady of Lourdes High School and Spackenkill High School. Applicants must have demonstrated a passion or aptitude for music or history to be eligible. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Read more here.

This organization annually awards scholarships to high school seniors for their freshman year in college, vocational, trade or technical school, and high school juniors in St. Lawrence County who will plan to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. These scholarships can average up to $2,000, and are available from three programs the Community Foundation administers. The Northern New York Community Foundation Scholarships is awarded to students in liberal arts fields of study, the Herring College Memorial Scholarships is awarded to students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and related fields, and the visiting Nurse Association Scholarships is awarded to students in nursing and health-related fields. The deadline for these applications is April 1st. Scholarship overview here. 

This is available to High School students and the applicant must be either attending an affiliated educational institution or must be a family member of any person belonging to an affiliated organization. There will be three awards of the amount $1,500, $1,000, and $750. Applicants must complete and email his/her research paper with the official application form scanned and attached no later than April 6th. Learn more here. 

This award is given to a Grange individual who is currently a high school student and is preparing for a career working with the deaf, or a deaf individual who is furthering his or her education beyond high school. The deadline for submission is April 15th. More details here. 

This is for local New York City High School seniors. Students will be evaluated on their academic performance, extra-curricular activities, and their response to an essay addressing the way they handled the challenges associated with relocating to a new area and a new High School. This organization’s goal is to award as many scholarships as possible. In 2014, they awarded two $1,000 Scholarships and wants to continue providing larger scholarships to three winners..The deadline is April 16th. Read more here. 

This provides six awards in the amount of $3,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate-level study. To be eligible, the applicant must be a secondary school senior who will graduate during the current year. The applicant must also be the child of a person who is an employee of CAGNY. The deadline is April 16th. More information here. 

This shall be in the amount of $1,500 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate-level study. To be eligible, the applicant must be a senior attending a New York City high school. The applicant must also establish significant financial need, and his or her desire and ability to pursue a career in construction management, architecture, civil or electrical engineering, or another professional or managerial position in the construction industry. The deadline to apply is April 16th. More details here.  

This gives up to ten scholarships of $1000 each to New York high school seniors and students attending college and planning to pursue, or already pursuing a degree in agriculture, fair management, or outdoor amusement business. The deadline to apply is April 24th. Website found here. 

This is for 11th and 12th grade students. The scholarship recipient will receive a $10,000 cash scholarship to the college of their choice and a scholarship to Gotham Writers Creative Writing class (value from $309 to $350). To apply, applicants must submit a 650-word personal essay that describes a moment where you have found comfort in connection. Applications are due April 26th. Apply here. 

This organization will give four scholarships for $2,000 to each recipient selected. To be eligible, you must be a senior in a New York High School, or a New York State resident attending a Prep school. You must also be a New York State Amateur Hockey Association member (past or present) as well as plan to attend a four-year, two-year, or vocational school full-time. Applications are due April 26th. Learn more here. 

 This organization awards up to three scholarships for $1,500 to a student who has been impacted by sickle cell disease. To apply, applicants submit a 250-word personal essay about the year’s topic. Applications are due April 14th. Read more here.

This is for a graduating high school senior residing in Nassau or Suffolk County. The scholarship award is $5,000 over the course of two years of study at Nassau or Suffolk Community College. The application is due April 28th. Apply here. 

This is for a female high school senior student who lives in Brooklyn, has been admitted to a 4-year college or university, and has an 85% or higher. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Apply here. 

This is for $500 and is available for a migrant farmworker senior high school student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance who has demonstrated a caring and giving attitude toward another individual or community. The deadline is April 30th. Learn more here. 

These are for high school seniors who have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college or university in the US, identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and be actively and substantially involved in community service. The deadline to apply is April 30th. More information here. 

This gives a $2,500 award to a Long Island High School Senior looking to study horticulture, conservation or environmental studies at the college level. Applicants must write two essays and submit their application by April 30th. Read more here. 

This is for $2,500 per year for four years for a total of $10,000. It is available to children of IUOE Local 94 union members in New York with up-to-date dues paid. The deadline to apply is April 30th. Application found here. 

May

This chapter awards one $2,500 scholarship to a NYC student who plans to major in project management or a major that leads to a PM career such as business, construction, information technology, human resources, etc. The award must be used for a school in New York. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Learn more here. 

This is available to high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen who are either residents of Connecticut or New York City or enrolled or planning to enroll in a Connecticut or New York City institution. This organization will grant 3-6 awards of up to $20,000 each to applicants who demonstrate exceptional innovation and creativity. The amount of any award, from $1,000 to $5,000 per year, renewable for four years, will be determined by the financial need of the recipient. The deadline is May 1st. Read more here. 

This provides financial assistance to students residing in NY, NJ or PA seeking to further their education and who have a physical or psychological disability. The amount of the scholarship is up to $5,000. This scholarship will help to deter the costs of college for disabled individuals who may not have the resources due to overwhelming medical costs. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More information here.

This is a state-funded program for New York State residents who are educationally and economically disadvantaged as well as are applying to a SUNY college or university. The primary objective is to help provide educationally related services to students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their educational opportunities.  As an EOP student, you will receive support services to help you succeed academically in college. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More details here. 

This is available for current seniors at Arlington High school in New York state. Applicants must have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or close guardian. The award amount is $1,000, non renewable. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Website found here. 

This sponsor is giving 3 awards to New York State high school seniors that are children of disabled parents. Awards will be in the amounts of $45,000, $5,000, and $1,000 and will be renewable for up to 3 additional years. Qualified applicants must have a disabled family member and be entering college by the Fall. The due date is May 1st. Learn more here. 

$500 is available for graduating seniors at Roy C. Ketcham High School who demonstrate leadership through community service and participation. The deadline to apply is May 1st. More details here. 

These scholarships are for full time undergraduate students of Armenian descent whose families live in NY, NJ, and CT. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher to be eligible for this award. The deadline to apply is May 3rd. Learn more here. 

This provide financial assistance, encourages, and aids deserving candidates to enter the accounting profession. Scholarship awards will be based on financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. Depending on the type of Excellence in Accounting scholarship, the disbursement amount may vary. To be eligible, you must have declared a major in accounting and actively pursue an accounting major, be a resident of New York State, and be enrolled at or accepted to a New York State college or university that offers an accounting program(s). You must also be a student member of the New York State Society of CPAs. The deadline is May 9th. Read more here. 

This will provide monetary support to students who aspire to continue their higher education, be active in the immigrant rights movement, and wish to continue their commitment in the upcoming years. We will be awarding 11 scholarships of $500 or $1000 per person. To be eligible you must be residing in New York State, be a graduating high school senior, be currently enrolled, be recommended, and be able to attend the awards ceremony in NYC. The deadline to apply is May 14th. Apply here. 

This provides SAT preparation, one-on-one college advising, life skills & leadership development training and workshops, and up to $10,000 in scholarship funds to put towards their college expenses. This program is available to current high school sophomores who attend school in NYC and have overcome significant obstacles. The deadline to apply is May 17th. Website found here. 

This is an opportunity for graduating high school seniors to be awarded one of ten $1,008.11 scholarships. New York 811 will select students from each of six regions covering all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, to receive the single-year scholarships. Applications will be accepted until May 17th. More info. here.

This award is for students and children of a NY firefighter or police officer disable and killed in the line of duty. The scholarship is a four-year award of $20,000. The deadline to apply is May 31st. Read more here. 

This offers up to $2,000 in art awards to women from the 12th grade in conjunction with participating high school art programs throughout Suffolk County. WSA will be considering the portfolio of any female student selected by her teacher and submitting work to Women Sharing Art. Winners of this scholarship must be planning to pursue an art degree. The deadline for applications is May 31st. Application found here. 

This is a $2,000 award for students and children of law enforcement officers who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Awards are based on financial need, academic merit and other achievements, such as demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. The deadline is May 31st. Website found here. 

June

This will award six $1,000.00 scholarships, each supporting a Black student who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to social justice. Applicants must be a graduating high school/alternative school senior and resident of New York City. Students must also submit either a video or an essay to answer a specific question related to social justice. The deadline is June 1st. Learn more here. 

This offers a $5,000 award to a NYSNA member seeking a baccalaureate (or higher) degree in nursing and a $5,000 award to a family member of a NYSNA member seeking a first degree in nursing. To be eligible applicants must also have an acceptance to (or enrollment in) a college or university with an accredited nursing program. The deadline to apply is June 1st. More information here. 

This is an award of $1,000 which will be available to high school seniors who reside and plan to attend a college/university in New York state. Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher and plan to major in hospitality and tourism management. The deadline is June 1st. Read more here. 

This offers up to two awards annually. To qualify, students must be a current undergraduate student who identifies as LGBT and an active athlete. The award amount is $2,500 and the deadline to apply is June 1st. More details here. 

This scholarship is for LGBTQ+ students who are not citizens nor permanent residents of the United States and who reside and attend school in New York City. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of both need and merit. The award Amount is up to $12,500 annually, renewable for one additional year. The student must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 each term to renew the scholarship. The deadline to apply is June 7th. Website found here. 

This consists of 4 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $20,000. It is for high school seniors of Chinese heritage who live in the greater New York area, which includes the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.5 GPA, be full-time students, have participated in extracurricular activities or community service, and have shown leadership in extracurricular activities or have won awards. Financial need will be considered in awarding this scholarship. The deadline to apply is June 14th. Learn more here. 

This award is available for students in the New York area who are members of an underserved or underrepresented population and enrolled in or planning to enroll in an associate’s degree program with the intention of transferring to a bachelor’s program immediately upon completion of associate’s degree. The award amount is up to $3,000 annually while students are pursuing an associate’s degree. While students are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, they qualify for additional funding to cover living stipends, textbooks, etc. The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $43,000. The deadline is June 25th. Application found here. 

This is a 4 year full tuition/room and board scholarship to a CUNY/SUNY. This is a public outreach campaign consisting of a series of statewide drawings to increase awareness of the availability and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and provide incentives to New Yorkers 12-17 years of age to get a COVID-19 vaccination. There will be a total of 50 winners. The deadline to apply is June 28th. Read more here. 

You can earn up to a grant of $5,165 to attend a NY State school, both private or public. The award is income-dependent and phases out if your family earns more than $80,000.The deadline to apply is June 30th. You can apply for TAP through the Higher Education Services Corporation website.

 

This is designed to provide financial assistance to students who are enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester at a participating state college. To be eligible, students must maintain a minimum ‘C’ average, and must meet the state’s minimum income requirements. Award amounts vary, and are determined by financial need and the number of credit hours undertaken per semester. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here. 

is provided by the United States Department of Education. It awards students for a predetermined amount of time and for a specific purpose. Basis for awarding the Pell Grant involves the student’s household’s finances; whether the student is studying full-time or part-time; and scholastic programs the student is involved in. The Federal Pell Grant awards money by either crediting it to your college or university’s account, paying you directly by check, or a combination of these two methods. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More information here. 

This provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Students must study at an approved postsecondary institution in New York State. The award covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study (or five years in an approved five-year bachelor’s degree program) and includes tuition, non-tuition cost, and residence. The deadline is June 30th. Website found here.

This is available to undergraduate or high school seniors in their second year of employment at an NYSGA member club. This includes a pro shop, grounds, wait/bar, kitchen, and office staff.  Over $500,000 has been awarded to deserving students since the Scholarship Fund’s inception in 1967. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Read more here. 

This annually gives students full cost-of-attendance scholarships to attend State University of New York State-operated campus. Five students who achieved academic excellence despite an economically disadvantaged background will be selected. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here. 

HESC offers this scholarship program to children, spouses and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers (including NYS Correction Officers), and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York. The award amount for the last school year was $24,880 if living on campus and a maximum of $15,890 if commuting to college. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More details here. 

This provides merit-based scholarships to NYS high school graduates who achieved academic excellence as a high school student, and enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private NYS college immediately after high school. A recipient receives an annual award of $500. An award recipient is entitled to an annual award for not more than four years of undergraduate study, or five years if the program of study normally requires five years. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More info. here.

This provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009.The award covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study (or five years in an approved five-year bachelor’s degree program). It also includes room and board and allowances for books, supplies and transportation up to the average cost at SUNY Colleges. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Read more here.

This provides access to a college education for children, spouses, and financial dependents of innocent victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America – at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 77, 93, and 175 – and the resulting rescue and recovery efforts. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Apply here. 

This gives an award for $2,000 to New York State students who are dependents of parents or guardians presently receiving disability benefit payments from New York State Workers’ Compensation Law for Permanent Total or Permanent Partial Disability. To be eligible, applicants must be in academic good standing and must be nominated by an official of the nominee’s institution of attendance. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Website found here. 

This is for $450 and is available to students whose parents served in the U.S. armed forces during specific periods of war or national emergency. Applicants must be the dependent of a disabled or deceased veteran, POW, MIA or recipient of an expeditionary medal for participation in specific operations. The veteran must currently be a New York State resident or have been a New York state resident at the time of death. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here. 

This gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. The deadline to apply is June 30th. More details here. 

This aims to provide support and assistance to outstanding students in the New York City area. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and active members of the National Honor Society to be eligible to receive up to $10,000 towards their continuing education this coming Fall. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Apply here. 

July

This awards more than one million to Chautauqua County residents furthering their education. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, adult learners. Individual scholarships have specific requirements. Their General scholarship application is due July 15th. Read more here.

This awards one student $50,000. To be eligible, you must be part of their Family Scholarship and must be a Jovia member. Students must also have a four year overall high school GPA of 90 or above, fifty hours of community service, and in 3 extracurricular activities and/or sports. The deadline is July 15th. Apply here. 

This gives awards of up to $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester) for up to four years of full-time study. Applicants must be enrolled members of a New York State tribe or their children who are attending, or planning to attend, a college in New York State and are New York State residents are eligible to receive financial aid from the state.  The deadline to apply is July 16th. Read more here. 

This is a need-based scholarship up to $10,000 designed to meet the unmet financial needs of graduating high school seniors attending one of the 27 high schools participating in the adidas Legacy program. Applicants must be interested in enrolling full-time at traditional and non-traditional post secondary schools. The deadline to apply is July 28th. More details here. 

August

This award is for $1,000 and is available to first generation college students and underrepresented minority students located in the state of New York. Applicants must also have a faith in God and want to study nursing. The application deadline is August 1st. More information here.

This provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a participating private college located in New York State. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from their private college. The deadline for submission is August 8th. Learn more here. 

This award is for graduating high school first generation students who are enrolling full-time in a four-year undergraduate college program. The award is for $10,000 and the deadline to apply is August 15th. Application found here. 

This provides awards for full-time study up to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (SUNY), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less, for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for 5 years after graduation. The deadline to apply is August 15th. Website found here.

New York offers this scholarship for families earning less than $125,000 per year. Scholarship winners receive up to $5,500 per year for up to four or five years for a bachelor’s degree. You’ll get up to two years for an associate’s degree. The deadline to apply is August 31st. To learn more and apply, visit the Higher Education Services Corporation website.

 

This offers a $2,000 scholarship that will be applied toward the winner’s college expenses such as books, tuition, accommodation, etc. The applicant selected must be 18 years of age, enrolled or planning to go to college, have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must exemplify the core values of building relationships with those in our communities and providing services to those in need. Applicants must either submit a video or an essay for judging along with their application. The deadline to apply is August 1st. More information here. 

September

October

This is a $1,750 First-Year Grant. To be eligible, you must graduate from a high school in a New York City county and be accepted for admission to SUNY Plattsburgh. You must also attend full time and live on campus.This is awarded to students with the highest combination of academic excellence and extracurricular achievement. The grant is deducted from non-tuition educational costs during the first year only. The deadline to apply is October 1st. Learn more here. 

This is an award for high school seniors with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher who demonstrate critical financial need and are residents of New York. The total value of this award is $10,000 for the full 5 years of the students undergraduate program if grade point average of 2.0 or higher is maintained. Twenty awards are offered annually and the deadline to apply is October 25th. Website found here. 

November

This provides financial assistance and strong undergraduate support for outstanding but economically challenged New York City high school graduates. The scholarship is up to $8,000 a year and includes a paid internship the summer after high school, academic counseling, summer job support, career advice and mentoring. The deadline to apply is November 1st. More details here.

This is available to high school students and provides outstanding educational opportunities for academically gifted students from the five boroughs of New York City. This scholarship covers full tuition each year, gives access to study grants from sophomore through senior year for academically enriched experiences such as study abroad, living expenses during unpaid internships or research projects, and a free laptop computer. The deadline to apply is November 16th. Read more here. 

December

This helps Hispanic students who are pursuing a degree in business. To apply, applicants must be of Hispanic descent, have a declared business major, be a Bronx native, and be at least a sophomore with a 3.0 GPA. Students have to answer two 500-word questions on community engagement and will also be interviewed to be eligible for a $2,500 scholarship. The deadline to apply is December 2nd. Learn more here.

This award is for graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must demonstrate dedication to the Christian faith. The amount awarded is $1,000, non-renewable. The deadline to apply is December 15th. Apply here. 

This will award $2,000 to 3 applicants and is available to any current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. This scholarship is designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship. The deadline to apply is December 30th. Read more here. 

This is available to current college students and prospective students that are residents of New York or New Jersey, and who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Two awards of $1,500 are offered and the deadline for this scholarship is December 31st. Learn more here. 

Deadlines Vary

This offers awards of up to $2,000 per academic year to eligible New York State residents who have graduated from a high school in the United States and are going to pursue part-time undergraduate degree studies. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply for the fall is September 22 and for the spring is February 12th. More information here. 

This offers more than 130 scholarship opportunities to high school students in the Rochester area. The award amounts and due dates vary. More details here.

This offers scholarship opportunities to students living in the Central New York region. Eligibility and application processes vary from scholarship to scholarship. Read more here. 

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Bethany Goldszer is top college admissions and financial aid expert. She's been featured in HuffPost, USA Today, Newsday, Queens Gazette, and Official Black Wall Street & voted Best of Long Island. Faced with the overwhelming stress of applying, getting admitted to and financing her University of Chicago education, she started Stand Out College Prep LLC in 2012 so that no student or parent would have to go through this process alone. Over the last 15 years, Bethany has worked with over 1,500 students, helping them and their parents get into their top choice colleges and secure more than $20M in financial aid and scholarships. And each year, she continues to help more students stand out in the college admissions process and their parents navigate financial aid and scholarships.