Scholarships for New York Students
In the state arguably touting the best pizza in the United States and welcoming people from every corner of the Earth with a population of nearly 20 million, this state is also home to some of the best education in the country. Lucky for the locals, there are a number available scholarships for those who call New York home.
Note: This article provides a basic description for each of the listed scholarships. Please see the scholarship provider’s website for full application and eligibility requirements. This is a list to help you get started. This list does not include all scholarships available for New York students.
The Ascend Educational Fund awards scholarships to immigrant students and immigrant children who are graduating from high schools in one of the five (5) New York City boroughs and planning to enroll full-time at an accredited a private or public college/university. The scholarship is given regardless of ethnicity, origin, or immigration status. For more information on this scholarship, please visit the scholarship website.
Amount: $2,500 to $20,000
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo Scholarship
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has been awarding scholarships to students from Western New York since 1924. It’s one of the region’s largest scholarships providers. Applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the eight (8) Western New York counties, have an average GPA of 2.0, and have been accepted into a nonprofit, U.S. Department of Education accredited college/university for full-time, undergraduate study. However, some scholarships are available for graduate students. Check out the scholarship website for more information on this scholarship and how to apply.
Amount: Up to $6,000
Arthur W. Pense Scholarship
This scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Arthur W. Pense, a long time NYS Assistant Commissioner of Mental Hygiene. An exceptional administrator and friend of The Arc New York, he utilized community health programs to develop local services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. An applicant must be a New York State resident and not currently receiving a scholarship through The Arc New York. Also, an applicant must be enrolled in a physical or occupational therapy degree program and may include a 2-3 month fieldwork program as part of their degree. For more information on the Arthur W. Pense Scholarship, please visit the scholarship website.
New York Women in Communications Scholarship
New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) awards scholarships to undergraduate students who are pursuing or furthering a career in communications each year. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA. However, students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents but don’t live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA, can apply if they are currently enrolled in a communications program at a college/university in New York state. For full eligibility requirements, please visit the scholarship website.
Amount: $2,500 to $10,000
NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
The NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence program awards 8,000 scholarships to deserving New York State high school graduates who plan to remain in the state to attend a postsecondary institution. Students must be in good academic standing, not be in default on any State or federal student loan or on any repayment of state awards, be U.S. citizens or qualifying noncitizens, and be New York State residents. Check out the scholarship website for more information on these scholarships.
Amount: Up to $1,500/year for up to 5 years
The New York State ProStart Scholarship
The New York State ProStart Scholarship is available to students who are current or former New York State ProStart students who also must have been admitted to a postsecondary school where they plan to major in culinary arts, foodservice, hospitality management or a related field. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit the scholarship website.
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