New York Scholarships

If you are looking for New York scholarships, or any other prospective scholarship opportunities for that matter, you don’t have to look far. By conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com, you can have access to information about more than 2.7 million scholarships and grants. By using your state of residence and potential state of college attendance as a part of the search criteria, we will help you find, among other things, scholarships especially created for students living or attending school in your state. Seeing as New York is home to the most populated city in the United States, numerous such scholarship opportunities are available. If you happen to be a resident of the Empire State, there could be quit a few scholarship applications in your immediate future, so start sharpening that pencil! For a sampling of what you may find, take a look at the New York scholarships below. There are more where these came from, too. Conduct a free scholarship search to find more like these, along with the many scholarships based on other criteria.

AEF Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/2/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Ascend Educational Fund awards scholarships to immigrant students and children of immigrants who are graduating from a New York City high school to attend public or private colleges and universities, regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Applicants must be born outside the United States or have two parents born outside the United States, must be a graduating senior at a [...] More

Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Candice's Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. has been established to raise awareness among the public concerning sickle cell disease. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT)with sickle cell disease by providing three scholarships annually in the amount of $1500 ($750 presented in September, and $750 presented in January).

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First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship will honor an outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year. This scholarship is awarded annually to a child of a law enforcement officer who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Awards are based on financial need, academic merit [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Vincent Bennett, Jr. Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman who is the child of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who was killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. This award recognizes financial need, academic achievement, and the candidate must show a strong commitment to service in the community. A declared major is not required, but preference [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $6,250
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. Awards are based on financial need as well as academic merit and other achievements, such as a demonstrated leadership, outstanding performance in the arts or sports, and/or volunteer activities benefiting the community. This scholarship may be renewed annually (for up to a maximum of four [...] More

FSCNY Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2021
  • Amount: $7,500
  • The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) Scholarship seeks to provide development opportunities for young people who will return to their communities and contribute to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Students must demonstrate academic achievement/improvement, leadership in their school, and involvement in their community, contributing at least 50 valuable hours of [...] More

Joseph H. and Mildred C. McManus Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Joseph H. and Mildred C. McManus Scholarship is available to graduating seniors or recent graduates of high schools in Dutchess County. The scholarships shall be applied to tuition costs at accredited colleges or universities for a period not to exceed four (4) years. Applicants must be a resident of Dutchess County who are graduating from, or have graduated from a Dutchess County High [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company's New York City headquarters during the summer. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

New York Farm Bureau AG Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • New York Farm Bureau is encouraging high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors in the year the scholarship is offered who will continue their education to prepare for a career in some way connected to the diverse [...] More

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,165
  • The New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New York State for at least one year prior to the start of the term. Must have graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma by [...] More

New York State Higher Education Services Corp./Aid-Part-Time Study (APTS)

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year for part-time undergraduate study at participating institutions in New York State. An APTS award cannot exceed tuition charges. Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New [...] More

New York Water Environment Association Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The New York Water Environment Association, Inc.(NYWEA) was founded in 1929, by professionals in the field of water quality as a non-profit, educational organization. Currently, they offer a variety of scholarships to incoming freshmen and current undergrads studying environmental science, environmental or civil engineering who are New York State residents. Individual scholarship criteria varies. [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Ontario County Casella Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Ontario County Board of Supervisors announced they will again award Casella Environmental Waste Management academic scholarships to qualified Ontario County (applicants must be a resident of Ontario County) college or college-bound students who are pursuing majors in environmental studies, agriculture or agricultural business including waste management. The scholarship is available to [...] More

PMI New York City Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • In order to be considered eligible for the PMI New York City Chapter, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited academic degree program in project management, and/or a field that benefits from project management (i.e., science/engineering, hotel management, information technology, pharmaceutical, business administration, construction, human resources, educational [...] More

Regis College Catholic High Schools Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement to entering full-time, first-year, and transfer students seeking degrees. The Catholic High Schools Scholarship is for graduates of Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, Fontbonne Academy, Cathedral High School, and Cristo Rey Boston High School. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Susan W. Freestone Education Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Applicants for the Susan W. Freestone Education Award must have been a member of a Junior Grange in New York State and must presently be a member in good standing of a Subordinate Grange in New York State. The candidate must graduate from high school and enroll in an approved two- or four-year college in New York State. A second grant may be available, providing the student makes application and [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Through The David C. Lizárraga Fellowship, TELACU recognizes graduate students who demonstrate the potential and commitment to advance TELACU's mission of building self-sufficient communities through economic empowerment. Applicants must be a first-generation college student, pursuing a master's degree in business administration or engineering (students pursuing other graduate degrees may also be [...] More

The Polish Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Polish Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established to give financial assistance to students of Polish descent. The PSF has awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships and has helped about four hundred students. Eligible applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student, must have lived for a minimum of two (2) years in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, or Oswego counties, and must [...] More

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded people entering a wide range of careers. However, strong preference will be given to graduate students as well as undergraduates who have completed at [...] More

The Silver Shield Foundation

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Silver Shield Foundation has been helping children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty with the cost of their education. We set aside an education fund for each surviving child to assist with tuition payments for prep school, college and university undergraduate and graduate school, vocational and technical school, and tutoring services. The tuition assistance [...] More

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship will be awarded to a local student in the twelfth grade who has maintained satisfactory grades and who has a desire to further his/her interest in horticulture, conservation or environmental issues through the collegiate level. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

The Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • To be eligible for the Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program, applicants must: be a high school senior from Long Island
    who are enrolling as a full time student at an accredited college/university in the US pursuing a degree in the field of special education; 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 [...] More

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program, applicants must: be a high school senior residing and attending school in New York City; demonstrate financial need; plan to major in business, communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, or social science (life science majors are not eligible); attend eligible colleges/universities (see website); and, be [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2020