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: 7/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • 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: 7/1/2020
  • 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: 7/1/2020
  • 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

FSCNY Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2020
  • 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: 4/1/2020
  • 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. Must be a resident of Dutchess County who are graduating from, or have graduated from a Dutchess County High School. Must have [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2020
  • 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

Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2020
  • 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 Farm Bureau AG Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/16/2020
  • 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, sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee. Scholarship award amounts are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second and $1,000 for third place. The first place [...] More

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • 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: $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

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

PMI New York City Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2020
  • 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

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • 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. Applicants must have been a member of a Junior Grange in New York State and must presently be a member in good [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI 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: [...] 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. The PSF has awarded more than $380,000 in scholarships and has helped about four hundred students. The scholarship can be used at any accredited college, university, or trade school. Eligible applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student, must have lived for a minimum of two (2) [...] 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

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Young Christian Leaders (YCL) Scholarships are monthly awards of $1,000 given to high school seniors and/or currently enrolled full-time college undergraduates who have been endorsed by their peers, family and spiritual leaders as a person possessing a profound measure of character, commitment to service, and financial need. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

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Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

20 Scholarships for High School Seniors Class of 2020

January 8, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

High school graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors class of 2020 and - while many students may have already committed to their dream colleges - securing college financial aid is still a top-of-the-list priority in bringing that dream to fruition. Luckily, right now is the scholarship application peak season, with just enough time to apply for and win scholarships for college. Many 2020 scholarship deadlines are within the next several months, giving students like you sufficient time to conduct a free scholarship search and apply for those that best suit and interest you. Here's a sneak peek of the many scholarships for high school seniors class of 2020: [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020