New England Society Scholarship

Award Amount
Awards Available
See Description
June 30, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • The New England Society in the City of New York (NES) has a long, distinguished history of philanthropic outreach dating back to its founding in 1805. This outreach varied over the years, from distributing firewood to needy families and supporting cultural institutions to providing relief to victims of natural disasters in New England. In 1953, NES focused its philanthropic efforts on education and launched the NES Scholarship Program to provide financial help to New York City students attending colleges and universities in New England. Since the Program’s launch, NES has funded more than 100 scholarships.

    Each year, NES offers scholarships of up to $25,000 per student over a four-year period. To qualify for consideration, the candidate must be an incoming freshman to a New England college or university, live in one of the five boroughs of New York City, and be in need of financial aid. Many factors are taken into consideration when selecting scholarship award recipients, but need and merit are paramount. NES aims to provide "gap funding" for students by significantly reducing or eliminating unmet financial need and/or student loans, as indicated on students’ financial aid award letters provided by their colleges. Need levels are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and there are no maximum or minimum family income requirements.

    Candidates must complete and submit an NES Scholarship Application, available by contacting NES by e-mail at The NES Scholarship Program is administered by a Scholarship Committee who reviews the applications and then contacts candidates for an interview with the Committee. Students are notified with a decision once all applicants have been interviewed. Scholarship funds are issued directly to the college or university each semester. Recent scholarship award recipients have attended Bowdoin College, Brown University, Harvard University, MIT, Middlebury College, Trinity College, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College.
  • Contact
  • New England Society
  • 355 Lexington Avenue
  • 15th Floor
  • New York, NY 10017

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Former KKK Leader Appeals College Suspension for Gun Photo

November 21, 2017

by Susan Dutca

Photo credit: The Florida Times-Union

A former KKK leader with swastika tattoos attending the University of North Florida was suspended a week ago, but was back on campus on Monday to appeal the university's decision. The school had prepared for a possible neo-Nazi rally by supporters during the hearing, but only four people came out to support Ken Parker; while roughly 80 counter protestors made an appearance. [...]

Colleges Aggressively Fighting Binge Drinking by Banning Fraternities, Sororities

November 14, 2017

by Susan Dutca

Colleges nationwide have stepped-up and implemented indefinite bans on fraternity and sorority activities in hopes of "battling a culture of alcohol abuse." Some student's parents, however, stated that such restrictions "ruined my so-and-so's cultural life." [...]

Thanksgiving College Scholarships for Community Service

November 13, 2017

by Susan Dutca

'Tis the season to be thankful, and is thankful for its wonderful community of hardworking and dedicated students. As a token of thanks, we've put together a list of scholarships for the most giving, charitable students. Whether you give back through community service or are a part of a social action project, these scholarships award your time and effort by helping you pay for college. For even more giving scholarships, click here. [...]

Largest Dollar Amount Scholarships

Scholarships by Type