New York Scholarships

Scholarships for students New York. Some scholarships specifically open to New York students, and others give preference to students in New York.

Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind
Sponsor: Lavelle Fund For the Blind, Inc.
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: No Deadline
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are either legally blind or so severely visually impaired that a Lavelle-sponsored vision assessment expert confirms that the student would need special support services to succeed in college. Applicant must be studying at one of 11 participating colleges in the New York City area.

LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. | Macy’s
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: Rolling
Description: Scholarship is open to students facing economic hardship, such as change in family income/support, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, pending eviction or home foreclosure, burglary or fire. Applicant must be a resident of California, Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, or Texas and enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Dorothea Deitz Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Women’s Sports Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female graduating high school seniors from New York who will be enrolling in a Physical Education/Teacher Certification program.

NY Beat the Odds Scholarship
Sponsor: Children’s Defense Fund
Amount: Up to $10,000 for college, SAT prep, one-on-one college advising, college tours, and other training and workshops.
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school sophomores who attend a public, charter, or alternative school in one of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island) of New York City. Applicant must have overcome significant adversity (i.e. poverty, disability, homeless or abuse), demonstrate participation in school activities, community organizations, and/or employment, and demonstrate a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues.

New York Ramblers Scholarship
Sponsor: New York Ramblers Soccer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are athletes and self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex person OR a demonstrated and committed ally.

PAHS Book Award Scholarship
Sponsor: Port Authority Hispanic Society (PAHS)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on someone they admire, a personal essay, two letters of recommendation, and a resume.

Levin-Goffee Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants
Sponsor: Stonewall Community Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, or intersex students who are enrolled at an accredited, nonprofit school in New York City. Applicant must not hold U.S. citizenship, a green card, or an F-1 visa.

Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship
Sponsor: The Philadelphia Foundation
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: June 14, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of study leading to an undergraduate degree who are enrolled at a four-year Historically Black College or University (HBCU). Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the Northeastern region of the U.S.

CFA Institute 11 September Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: CFA Institute
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: June 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were dependent children, spouses or domestic partners on September 11, 2001 of those person who died or were permanently disabled as a direct result of the September 11th attacks. Applicant must be planning to enroll or already enrolled in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university and studying finance, economics, accounting, or business ethics.

Pepsico Foundation-UNCF Bronx Women’s Initiative
Sponsor: Pepsico Foundation – UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: June 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school seniors and current undergraduate students from the Bronx who have at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must have a demonstrated, unmet financial need and be actively involved in community service.

Global First Responders Scholarship
Sponsor: First Responders Children’s Foundation
Amount: $20,000 over four years
Closing Date: July 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to children of law enforcement officers or firefighters who either died or became permanent disabled in the line of duty who is a graduating high school senior/incoming college freshmen. Preference for this award will be given to an eligible student who is from or resides and attends school in the New York Tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

Excelsior Scholarship Program
Sponsor: New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Amount: Up to $5,500
Closing Date: August 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to New York State residents who are pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term.

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