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: 2/2/2020
  • 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: 4/14/2020
  • 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).

    These [...] More

Eye Bank Young Ambassador Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Nordquist

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Young Ambassador Scholarship in Memory of Christopher Nordquist is awarded in his memory and is intended to encourage young people to pursue learning and to help spread the message about the priceless gift almost anyone can leave after death - the gift of sight through eye donation. Eligible students must reside within New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Duchess & Putnam [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Victoria Ovis, who passed away suddenly on May 25, 2005, had over 30 years of law enforcement experience with the United States Customs Service and the Department of Homeland Security. The scholarship will honor one outstanding student each year in Victoria’s memory with an award in the amount of $2000 for a single academic year.
    The Victoria Ovis Memorial scholarship is awarded annually to a [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Vincent Bennett, who passed away suddenly on September 19, 2013, was a Manager for Cisco Systems in Iselin, N.J. for 15 years, and an integral member of the First Responders Children’s Foundation’s inaugural Hero Awards Gala committee. The gala was near and dear to Vince’s heart as he came from a family of first responders. He was a member of the National Sheriffs Association and an associate [...] More

First Responders Children's Foundation General Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The First Responders Children’s Foundation awards scholarships to children of first responders annually. These scholarships recognize financial need, academic merit and outstanding achievement in sports or the arts, and help students by providing financial support for their education at qualified institutions.

    General scholarships provide a maximum award of $5,000 for a single academic year. [...] More

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Provides support for a student with a history of migrating for employment in agriculture who has successfully completed one year of college to cover expenses beyond what the youth is entitled to in federal/state and other scholarship assistance. This scholarship is designed to assist the youth in obtaining a baccalaureate degree without being encumbered with substantial debt. Applications must be [...] More

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,165
  • The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,165. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back.

    Student must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and be a legal resident of New York State for [...] More

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

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • 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

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Susan W. Freestone Education Award

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Susan Freestone of Interlaken, N.Y. served as a National Grange Juvenile Superintendent for more than a decade. The educational Award honoring her for untiring efforts in promoting Juvenile Grange (currently called Junior Grange) work in the state and nation was established in 1945. The fund has helped many young people get a higher education.

    Applicants must have been a member of a Junior [...] More

The Polish Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Polish Scholarship Fund, INC. was established to give financial assistance to students of Polish descent. Ten one-year scholarships are awarded annually. The scholarship can be used at any accredited college, university or trade school. Students are eligible who are of Polish descent, who have resided in Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga or Oswego counties in New York for a minimum [...] 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: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mrs. Smith's husband, family, and friends in recognition of her strong commitment, through the North Country Garden Club and The Garden Club of America, in the areas of horticulture, conservation, and environmental studies. The scholarship will be awarded to a local student in the twelfth grade who has maintained satisfactory grades and [...] More

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LGBTQ Scholarships for Pride Month

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by Susan Dutca-Lovell

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month this June, Scholarships.com is recognizing the success of, and providing financial aid resources to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer community and its allies through featured LGBTQ scholarships. These colorful LGBTQ scholarships are not only intended for those who identify as LBTQ or are questioning, but are available to LGBTQ parents and allies, as well. Below is a preview of LGBTQ scholarships that were created to provide economic mobility and equality for LGBTQ students and allies who may face unique challenges on their educational journeys. For even more LGBTQ scholarships, Parent LGBTQ scholarships or LGBTQ Ally scholarships, visit here. [...]

Sizzling Summer 2019 Scholarships

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by Susan Dutca-Lovell

We're bringing the heat with these fiery summer scholarships for which you can apply this summer break. While scholarships are offered year-round, many students have more free time during the summer to devote to scholarship essays and applications, so we encourage you to prioritize financial aid in-between basking in the sun. [...]

Last Reviewed: June 2019