New York Scholarships

Big Apple and Upstate Scholarships

New York city has the highest population in any US city and New York state is the third most populated state in the US.  The high population also makes it also a home to some of the world's best colleges and universities with a large number of students looking for scholarship.  While New York is assumed to be a rich city with highly paid bankers and executive, the city and other areas of the New York do have students who need financial aid to puruse their education dreams.  HESC the New York State Higher Education Services corporation helps students get scholarships and grants. 

Airforce Scholarships for New York State Students

Air Force ROTC offers full tution scholarships to students who are currently in high school as well as those who are enrolled in colleges.  These scholarships are avaialble to students from the following New York institutes:


In order to apply student must meet specific temporal, physical and academic requirements and go through a scholarship interview. 

Bridgewater State Incentive Grant

Incomding freshmen and transfers from New York are eligigble for a renewable state grant called the The Bridgewater College State Incentive Grant.

Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships

If you are a dependent of an individual who was killed in Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009, enrolled full time in a postsecondary institution in New York State, has a good academic standing and you are not in default of a student then you may qualify for one of the two scholarship programs:

  • SUNY or CUNY Systems, full tuition, fees, room, board, commuter allowance, books, supplies and transportation.
  • If you are enrolled at a private institution you will get the equivalent of SUNY benefits.

In order to apply you must go through HESC.

Western New York Schoalrships

The Community Foundation of Greater Buffallo offers scholarships to current residents of the eight counties of Western New York:  Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.  Student must be enrolled in a post secondary institute in an undergraduate program or a graduate program in architecture, arts, engineering, medicine, nursing, piano, environment, and wildlife.  They must qualify for Pell grant to increase their odds to win this scholarship.

Part-Time TAP Program

Part-Time TAP gives a tuition grant to New York freshmen enrolled part time at a post secondary institution, who have earned 12 credits or more in each of the two consecutive semesters, for a minimum total of 24 credits earned  with a "C" average  on a part-time basis pay for tuition. They should be enrolled in at least 6 but fewer than 12 credits per semester or at least 4 but fewer than 8 credits per trimester at one of the The State University of New York (SUNY), The City University of New York (CUNY)  or a Not-for-profit independent degree granting colleges.  The student must be financially eligible. 

New York University Scholarships

The NYU Office for National Scholarships offers national scholarships competition to pursue graduate study. Thes suggest that students from NYU's undergraduate schools work with a scholarships adviser significantly earlier than the deadlines.  Student must obtain university endorsement prior to submitting the application by submitting a draft application to the director of the NYU Office of National Scholarships.
New York Lottery's Scholarship  
The New York Lottery's Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Scholarship  is funded by the state lottery system to fund college education for students.  Students must be New York state residents and in a good academic standing. 
Scholarship for Individuals with Disabilities
Marge Tierney scholarships for individuals with disabilities offers an individual enrolled in a graduate program in rehabilitation counseling will be awarded up to $1,000 for use in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. The scholarship is awarded annually and provides successful applicants with financial assistance to help defray costs of tuition, books and other college-related expenses.

The Scholarships for Academic Excellence

The PreCollegiate Preparation Programs and Scholarships Unit of New York State Education Department offers $1500 scholarships to residents of New York State.  

Minority Scholarships

With such a huge population of immigrants and minorities, the state governemnt and institutions are making sure that everyone get adquate education.  The Science and Technology Entry Program  (STEP) program allows minorities such as Hispanics, Asian Indians, Asians, Filipinos, African Americans and Women, and other financially disadvantaged students to get education in science and technology. The Regents Health Care Scholarship Program is to helps minority and disadvantaged individuals in the medical and dental professions.   The Professional Opportunity Scholarships (POS) is awarded to eligible students beginning or already enrolled in an approved, licensure-qualifying degree at a New York State postsecondary institution in one of the designated professions such as Acupuncture, Athletic Trainer, Architecture, Audiology, Certified Public Accountancy, Chiropractic, Dental Hygiene, Dietetics/Nutrition, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Law, Massage Therapy, Midwifery, Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Ophthalmic Dispensing, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Podiatry, Professional Engineering, Psychology, Registered Nurse, Registered Physician Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Speech-Language Pathology, Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Medicine.  

Federal Scholarships for New York Residents

The $1,500  Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship is offered to 400  high school graduates or persons who earn a New York State high school equivalency diploma.  The scholarship money may be used in any approved institution of higher education in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands.  It doesn't apply to any of the armed forces schools.

New York Physician Loan Forgiveness Program

This $10000 loan forgiveness scholarship program is designed for primary care physicians who are willing to work in the shortage areas of New York state.   

NYS Memorial Scholarships

This scholarship is available to Families of Deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police Officers, Peace 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. 

NYSRA Scholarship

The New York State Restaurant Association offers a scholarship to students interested in Culinary.  The scholarship program is a partnership between NYSRA’s Educational Foundation and the National Restaurant Association’s national initiative.  It is refered as a School-to-Career Program called ProStart. 

Manhattan Scholarships

Marymount Manhattan College, Borough Of Manhattan Community College, Barnard College and Columbia University all have their own scholarships for New York Residents.  For example, Manhattan college offers a great Study Abroad scholarship to New York students.

Upstate Newyork Scholarships

Upstate Newyork students have some scholarships specially for them.  For example, Syracuse University offers an IT scholarship.   Similarly the Better Business Bureau  offers two scholarships The AT&T / BBB Science and Technology Scholarship Award, The BBB Student of Integrity Award   to students from upstate. 

World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship

The NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship program offers college education to the dependents of the victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Liberty Partnerships Program

Liberty Partnerships Programs offer comprehensive pre-collegiate/dropout prevention programs and services to youth in Urban, Rural and Suburban communities of Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Mid-Hudson Valley, NYC and Long Island.

New York Nursing Scholarships

The Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship program offers scholarships to candidates pursuing a career in teaching nursing education in New York State.

New York Teaching Scholarships

The NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive scholarship provides grants to eligible full-time undergraduate or graduate students intereted in teaching math or science teaching.


Alfred State College Athletic Talent Grants These grants provide assistance to academically outstanding athletes on a very competitive basis. List of Grants offered: 1) Basketball (Men's) Talent Grant 2) Basketball (Women's) Talent Grant 3) Football Talent Grant 4) Lacrosse (Men's) Talent Grant Varies Varies
Union of Marash Armenian Scholarships Descendant of a Marashtsi - Armenia are eligible to receive up to $1000 in scholarships. $1000 July 31st Great Neck
Advertising Production Club Scholarships Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in graphic arts or communications can qualify for this scholarship offered by the Advertising Production Club of New York. Varies Varies New York
HSF Air Products Excellence in Engineering Scholarship

The HSF/Air Products Excellence in Engineering program offers two outstanding engineering students majoring in mechanical or chemical engineering with a $15,000 scholarship each.  They may also qualify for a summer internship at an Air Products location.

$15,000 November 9
Scholarship and Career Awards at Lighthouse International. This scholarship recognizes outstanding students who have overcome the challenges of vision loss by awarding them with scholarships for college and graduate studies. Varies Feb 3rd New York
Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship The Christine H. Eide Memorial Scholarship provides assistance to legally blind individuals who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students entering or attending an accredited college or university. $500 September 2nd New York
The Columbian Lawyers Association of Westchester County Scholarship This scholarship is offered by Generoso-Pope Foundation to students of Italian descent who are studying law. Varies October 31st Rye Brook
The Carl A. Vergari Scholarship This scholarship is also offered by Generoso-Pope Foundation to students of Italian descent who are studying law. $5000 October 31st Rye Brook
The Thomas Bisordi Scholarship This Law students can earn this scholarship offered by Generoso-Pope Foundation to students of Italian descent. $5000 October 31st Rye Brook
The Generoso Pope Foundation Scholarship This scholarship is offered to students of Italian descent who are studying law. $5000 October 31st Rye Brook
The Hon. James R. Caruso Award This scholarship is available to Pace Law School students of Italian descent who have a financial need. $5000 March 1st Rye Brook
Pace Endowed Scholarship This scholarship is offered to students of Italian descent who are studying law at Pace. $5000 Varies Rye Brook
Josephine and Anthony DiFiore Memorial Scholarship This scholarship in the memory of Josephine and Anthony DiFiore supports Pace Law School students of Italian descent. $4000 Varies Rye Brook
The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s Elementary School Grant The financial assistance is available to students who will be entering grades K through 8. The grants, while generous, provide assistance towards tuition but will not cover payment for all school costs. Varies Varies New York
The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s High School Scholarship This program offers four-year scholarships that help cover high school tuition in preparation for admission to college to students of Italian descent. Varies Feb 14th New York
Franco Zeffirelli Scholarship Fund for the Arts This scholarships is for international students from Italy who have graduated from he Istituto Statale d’Arte of Florence. Students can use this scholarship to study Art in New York. Varies Varies New York
The Columbus Citizens Foundation’s College Scholarship This is a four-year scholarship full tuition scholarship available to students who are of Italian American descent. Varies Feb 14th New York
Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.) Scholarship $600 June 30th New York
Hazaros Tabakoglu Scholarship Fund Scholarship The New York Community Trust offers scholarship to full-time undergraduates of Armenian descent. $5000 May 1st New York
Albert E. Wischmeyer Memorial Scholarship The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation offers this scholarship to high school seniors and undergraduate students studying in an engineering or technology program in the New York area. Varies Varies Dearborn