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Top 74 New York Scholarships in April 2024

Written by Zach Skillings

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Updated: April 3rd, 2024

New York is so large and diverse that students have plenty of opportunities to intern and network with professionals in a variety of fields including advertising, journalism, medicine, and law. No matter what your major is, there are New York Scholarships to help take a bite out of the cost of obtaining your degree in the Big Apple!

Some of the best scholarships available in New York are offered by the state itself. The Excelsior Program allows NY state residents to attend CUNY or SUNY schools for free. And the New York State Tuition Assistance Program offers over $5,000 per year towards education.

There are also plenty of stellar private scholarship opportunities available. These include the NYWEA Scholarship, Grace LeGendre Fellowships, and many more. Scroll down to check out all of our New York scholarship opportunities!

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Excelsior Scholarship Program

Offered by New York State

Multiple awards worth up to $5,500
Deadline Feb 7, 2025
Grade Level College Students

Offered by New York State

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is open to New York residents who are or will be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college,…Show More

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is open to New York residents who are or will be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college,…Show More

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is open to New York residents who are or will be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University. Applicants must have either graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved "Ability to Benefit" test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department. Recipients of the scholarship will have any remaining gaps in their tuition expenses covered, after other federal and state grants and scholarships are applied, for up to $5,500. If you're a New York State resident looking to attend a SUNY or CUNY campus, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,500
Deadline Feb 7, 2025
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

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1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship: Education Assistance for Disabled Youth

Offered by The Lep Foundation for Youth Education

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by The Lep Foundation for Youth Education

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to provide education assistance for disabled youth. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions,…Show More

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to provide education assistance for disabled youth. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions,…Show More

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to provide education assistance for disabled youth. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions, debilitating Lyme disease, cerebral palsy, Fraser’s Syndrome, and Cress Syndrome have been the recipients of this college financial support, although the scholarship is available to students with a wide range of physical and psychological conditions. The scholarship is awarded by the Lep Foundation to help families struggling to both support the financing of college education while also dealing with the medical and rehabilitation costs that accompany disability. Each year, one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

When There Are Nine (WTAN) Scholarship

Offered by AccessLex Institute

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students

Offered by AccessLex Institute

Are you a woman interested in becoming an attorney? If so, consider applying for the When There Are Nine (WTAN) Scholarship! The scholarship is open…Show More

Are you a woman interested in becoming an attorney? If so, consider applying for the When There Are Nine (WTAN) Scholarship! The scholarship is open…Show More

Are you a woman interested in becoming an attorney? If so, consider applying for the When There Are Nine (WTAN) Scholarship! The scholarship is open to women who are current or incoming students in an ABA-accredited J.D. program. Applicants should also have ties to New York City, whether through family, law school, or where they intend to practice. The scholarship is offered by the AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students on their paths to becoming lawyers. They strive to provide legal education to help maximize the value of a law degree through policy advocacy, research, and student-focused initiatives. The program honors Ruth Bader Ginsburg and seeks to advance diversity within the profession. Recipients of the scholarship earn $10,000 in addition to receiving a mentor who will provide support and guidance throughout the recipient’s law school and early professional career. If you are a woman interested in pursuing a career as an attorney, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Seniors & Graduate Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Inc. Scholarship

Offered by Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation

Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

Offered by Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation

Are you a college upperclassman or graduate student who resides in Western New York and is of Polish descent? Further, are you majoring in a…Show More

Are you a college upperclassman or graduate student who resides in Western New York and is of Polish descent? Further, are you majoring in a…Show More

Are you a college upperclassman or graduate student who resides in Western New York and is of Polish descent? Further, are you majoring in a Visual or Performing Arts field? If so, the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Inc. Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards between $500 and $1,000 to 1-2 Polish-American residents of New York State who are currently enrolled in their last two years of an undergraduate arts program or any year of a graduate arts program. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $500 - $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
Get Started

Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship

Offered by Mountainside

10 awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors

Offered by Mountainside

Are you a high school junior or senior attending a school in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey? Further, has your life been…Show More

Are you a high school junior or senior attending a school in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey? Further, has your life been…Show More

Are you a high school junior or senior attending a school in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey? Further, has your life been directly or indirectly affected by substance abuse? If so, the Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to up to ten eligible high school upperclassmen who submit a 500-800-word essay about how addiction has impacted their lives, how their perspective has changed on the "disease of addiction", and how earning the scholarship would help them in their future studies. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

10 awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Associated General Contractors NYS Scholarship Program

Offered by Associated General Contractors of New York State, LLC

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $5,000
Deadline May 3, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by Associated General Contractors of New York State, LLC

The Associated General Contractors NYS Scholarship Program is seeking ambitious New York residents who (1) are pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in construction or…Show More

The Associated General Contractors NYS Scholarship Program is seeking ambitious New York residents who (1) are pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in construction or…Show More

The Associated General Contractors NYS Scholarship Program is seeking ambitious New York residents who (1) are pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in construction or construction-related engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) and (2) will continue pursuing their degree in the upcoming academic year. Each year, the scholarship awards between $2,500 and $5,000 to multiple New York residents pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in construction or construction-related engineering. Bear in mind that graduate students who are awarded the scholarship are not eligible to reapply for a second year, but undergraduates may reapply each year. If you're a New York resident pursuing a construction or construction-related engineering degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500 - $5,000
Deadline May 3, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship

Offered by Center for Architecture

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 13, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Center for Architecture

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for New York City public high school seniors who are passionate about architecture. This two-year…Show More

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for New York City public high school seniors who are passionate about architecture. This two-year…Show More

The Walter A. Hunt, Jr. Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for New York City public high school seniors who are passionate about architecture. This two-year scholarship supplements tuition and related costs during recipients' freshman and sophomore years at a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program at a NAAB-accredited school of architecture in the U.S. Students at NYC Charter High Schools are eligible to apply. However, students at private, parochial or other schools where tuition is charged are not eligible. The scholarship's second year of funding is dependent on demonstrated successful completion of the student's first year. Two letters of recommendation are required. Don't miss out on this incredible chance to pursue your dreams in architecture!Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 13, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Offered by Renee B. Fisher Foundation

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Offered by Renee B. Fisher Foundation

Are you a creative problem-solver looking to make your higher education dreams a reality? If so, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is…Show More

Are you a creative problem-solver looking to make your higher education dreams a reality? If so, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is…Show More

Are you a creative problem-solver looking to make your higher education dreams a reality? If so, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is here to help! Unlike traditional scholarships, this opportunity isn't just focused on academic achievement and financial need. It seeks to reward and encourage those who excel at thinking outside the box and finding innovative solutions to the world's challenges. If you're a high school junior or senior, or incoming or current college freshman, you could be eligible for this exciting scholarship. Applicants must be residents of the Connecticut or New York City metropolitan area, or planning to attend a higher education institution in CT or NYC. To apply, submit two letters of recommendation, in addition to a completed scholarship application. Let your creativity shine and apply for the Milton Fisher Scholarship today!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline May 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
Get Started

Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
5 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion for (and prior experiences with) either community service or playing sports? If so, consider applying for the Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 each to five current or incoming post-secondary students with a history of either playing sports or volunteering in their local community. To apply, interested students must submit an essay detailing how earning this scholarship will help them fulfill their future goals. If you're from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania and love either community service or sports, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

5 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Apply

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Virginia W. Smith Scholarship

Offered by North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc.

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by North Country Garden Club of Long Island, Inc.

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship is open to Long Island high school seniors embarking on studies at the collegiate level in horticulture, conservation, environmental, sustainability…Show More

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship is open to Long Island high school seniors embarking on studies at the collegiate level in horticulture, conservation, environmental, sustainability…Show More

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship is open to Long Island high school seniors embarking on studies at the collegiate level in horticulture, conservation, environmental, sustainability or green initiatives. It was established in 2004 in honor of Virginia W. Smith, a long-time member of the North Country Garden Club and passionate environmentalist. To continue her legacy, a $2,500 scholarship is awarded to college-bound, environment-minded high school seniors each year. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more and keep on growing your green.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline Jun 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

NYS Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship

Offered by New York State Migrant Education Program

1 award worth $750
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by New York State Migrant Education Program

The NYS Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship is open to high school seniors in accredited New York State high schools, or high school…Show More

The NYS Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship is open to high school seniors in accredited New York State high schools, or high school…Show More

The NYS Friends of Senator Jack Perry Migrant Scholarship is open to high school seniors in accredited New York State high schools, or high school seniors (outside of NYS) who have previously lived in or moved to New York State. Applicants should also currently qualify for Migrant Education services in New York State, and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution in the United States. The scholarship was established to honor a migrant farmworker student from New York State needing post-secondary scholarship assistance. If you're a high school senior who currently or has previously lived in New York State, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $750
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

NYS Patrick Crowley Homeless Migrant Scholarship

Offered by New York State Migrant Education Program

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by New York State Migrant Education Program

The NYS Patrick Crowley Homeless Migrant Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a history of migration to or within New York State who…Show More

The NYS Patrick Crowley Homeless Migrant Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a history of migration to or within New York State who…Show More

The NYS Patrick Crowley Homeless Migrant Scholarship is open to high school seniors with a history of migration to or within New York State who have been identified as homeless during their high school career. One (1) selected recipient will be awarded $500 to go toward their post-secondary education, each year. The scholarship was established in honor of Patrick Crowley, a man who dedicated over forty-five years to the education of migrant farmworker children and their families. If you're a high school senior who has been homeless sometime during their high school career, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more and take a step toward your future.Show Less

1 award worth $500
Deadline Jun 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started
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How to win New York scholarships

New York is home to countless prestigious universities and colleges, such as Columbia University and New York University. Many New York colleges, both public and private, offer scholarships for stellar academics, outstanding creativity, and financial need. Additionally, private institutions offer scholarships that cater to the diverse interests and backgrounds of New York students. 

In order to win New York scholarships, residents should connect their passions to the uniqueness of New York. For example, highlighting your ability to adapt to the fast-paced city life of NYC while also valuing New York’s scenic landscapes and deep cultural heritage can create a well-rounded scholarship application. 

Writing resources for applying to New York scholarships

New York scholarships may require you to write an essay about yourself. Therefore, be sure to check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay and how to write a 500 word essay as well.  Additionally, be sure to read over the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to win Florida scholarships.

Top Easy Scholarships of April 2024

Scholarship
Amount
Deadline
Apply Link
Scholarship:
$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Amount:

$10,000

Deadline:

June 30, 2024

Jun 30, 2024

Apply
Scholarship Details +

Easy scholarship open to all US-based high school, college, community college and graduate students.

Scholarship:
$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship
Amount:

$2,000

Deadline:

April 30, 2024

Apr 30, 2024

Apply
Scholarship Details +

Easy $2,000 monthly scholarship. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school!

Scholarship:
Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship
Amount:

$25,000

Deadline:

May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

Apply
Scholarship Details +

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

New York college loan debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, in total, New York residents owe $92.7 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $37,678 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 56.4% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. 

As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for! Keep on reading to learn more about top scholarships in New York, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in New York!

Take note that the scholarships below are connected to the application process of the specific colleges listed. Make sure that you apply sooner than later to be in the running for scholarships!

New York scholarship spotlight

Excelsior Scholarship Program

The Excelsior Scholarship Program is open to New York residents who are or will be pursuing undergraduate degrees at community colleges, SUNY or CUNY colleges, as well as Cornell University and Alfred University. Scholarships worth as much as $5,500 are awarded to rising and current college students. 

New York State STEM Incentive Program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program awards scholarships to New York State residents attending public colleges and universities in New York State. Award winners must be in the top 10 percent of their senior high school class and pursue a two or four-year STEM degree program. They must also agree to work in a STEM field while living in the state of New York for five years after graduating. 

Merit scholarships at New York colleges and universities

Take note that the scholarships below are connected to the application process of the specific colleges listed. Make sure that you apply sooner than later to be in the running for scholarships!

Fashion Institute of Technology

  • Eligibility: All students admitted to FIT’s honor program receive an annual merit stipend
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $10,000
  • Deadline: Varies

Fordham University

  • Eligibility: All Fordham University undergraduate students admitted to the university
  • Amount: Up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Varies

Hofstra University

  • Eligibility: Outstanding academic achieving incoming Hofstra University students 
  • Amount: $5,000 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Varies

SUNY, Binghamton University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students with a required minimum grade point average based on scholarship amount
  • Amount: $10,000 up to $30,000
  • Deadline: Varies

SUNY, New Paltz

  • Eligibility: New SUNY New Paltz students are awarded merit scholarships based on academic performance and are highly competitive 
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Varies

SUNY, Oneonta

  • Eligibility: Awarded to first-year students who have demonstrated academic achievement or excellence
  • Amount: $1,000 up to $5,000 a year
  • Deadline: Varies

SUNY, Oswego

  • Eligibility: First-year students with a strong record of achievement in a challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Amount: $2,000 up to $6,450
  • Deadline: Varies

SUNY, Stony Brook University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshman who are academically qualified
  • Amount: Up to $3,000
  • Deadline: Varies

SUNY, University at Albany

  • Eligibility: Select incoming first-year students based on their academic achievement
  • Amount: $2,000 up to $6,000
  • Deadline: Varies

St. John’s University

  • Eligibility: First-year full-time undergraduate students who enroll in a bachelor’s level degree program
  • Amount: $250 up to $3,000
  • Deadline: Varies

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Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition provides students with a lower cost compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Many universities reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

Here are a few well-known New York universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

Albany University

  • In-state tuition: $7,070
  • Out-of-state tuition: $24,910

Binghamton University

  • In-state tuition: $7,070
  • Out-of-state tuition: $24,910

Stony Brook University

  • In-state tuition: $7,720
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,290

How do you get in-state tuition? 

It is clear that in-state tuition is a cheaper option when compared to out-of-state tuition for New York public universities. So, how do you become a New York resident to unlock in-state tuition rates?

Students are considered New York State residents if they have established their domicile in New York State for at least 12 months prior to the last day of the registration period of a particular term. 

Campuses rely on documents and circumstances such as the following to determine if an individual’s domicile is in New York State: 

  • State of residency of the student’s family
  • NY State voter registration
  • NY State driver’s license
  • NY State motor vehicle registration
  • NY State real property ownership
  • NY State income tax returns

It is important to note that different colleges and universities in New York may have different eligibility requirements, therefore you should check with your intended university to determine if you match their requirements. 

Does New York have tuition reciprocity?

New York is not a member of any regional tuition reciprocity agreements. 

Additional New York resources

New York State Tuition Assistance Program

The New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) is designed to help eligible New York residents attending in-state colleges and universities pay for tuition. Annual TAP awards can be as high as $5,665. 

NYS STEM Incentive Program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards for eligible New York residents pursuing a degree in STEM. To qualify, candidates must be high school seniors or recent high school graduates ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class at a NYS high school and enrolled in an undergraduate program leading to a degree in STEM at a NYS college. Award amounts can be as high as $7,070.

New York Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC)

A valuable online resource for New York residents looking into continuing their education. HESC offers step-by-step planning tips including how to take the right classes, find the right college and submit applications on time. Additionally, HESC has financial aid information to help New York students finance their education.

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Frequently asked questions about New York scholarships

Does NYU award a lot of scholarships?

New York University (NYU) offers very few exclusively merit-based scholarships, which students are automatically considered for upon applying to attend NYU. However, there are a variety of federal and state grant programs, state scholarships, and scholarships and grants from other organizations that can help cover the cost of tuition at NYU for students with financial need.

How do you qualify for free tuition in New York?

The Excelsior Scholarship allows eligible New York State residents to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a federal income of $125,000 or less, attend a SUNY or CUNY undergraduate program, take 30 credits per calendar year, and plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program.

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