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Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents

Students from one of the five boroughs of New York City are awarded up to $5,000, depending on their financial needs, to attend any institution in the United States.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2024
Application Deadline
March 1, 2024
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$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$500–$5,000
48 Award Winners

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarships

The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship offers need-based scholarships of between $500 and $5,000 to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in accredited colleges in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Sophomore
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 7, 2023
Closed
$500–$5,000
48 Award Winners
Closed
$3,750
1 Award Winner

LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships

The $3,750- scholarship is awarded to 40 graduate students who identify as minorities to pursue their studies in PR, marketing, and advertising. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.20.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Doctorate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$3,750
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
4 Award Winners

NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fellowships

The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fellowships offers a total of $6,000 to four recipient female postgraduate students.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
August 22, 2022
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$2,000
4 Award Winners
Closed
$2,500–$10,000
1 Award Winner

NYWICI Scholarship

The NYWICI Scholarship is available to an outstanding female student from either NY, NJ, CT, or PA to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications or related fields.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$2,500–$10,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
2 Award Winners

Bill McShane Aviation Scholarship

The New York Aviation Management Association (NYAMA) offers the Bill McShane Aviation Scholarship of $2000 to two undergraduate students to pursue aviation studies in New York.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 30, 2023
Closed
$2,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
2 Award Winners

The Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program

The Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program awards $5,000 to $20,000 to Long Island students enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
August 1, 2022
Application Deadline
March 30, 2023
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$500
4 Award Winners

New York Section Plant/Distribution System Operators Scholarship

The Plant/Distribution System Operators Scholarship of $500 is to assist AWWA member operators of drinking water treatment or distribution systems. It’s awarded to four individuals pursuing water system courses.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$500
4 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

NYSAWWA Board of Governors Academic Achievement Scholarship

The Board of Governors Academic Achievement Scholarship recognizes achievements made by students and academics in the water industry and encourages academic excellence through a $2,000 prize.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship

The NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs' Legacy Scholarship awards $2,000 to an undergraduate student enrolled in a full-time four-year degree with subjects related to water science and engineering.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

NYSAWWA C. Michael Elliott Graduate Scholarship

It’s awarded to a graduate student in a full-time water supply study program leading to a master’s or higher degree at an accredited university in the U.S.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,500
1 Award Winner

NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The scholarship grants $2,500 to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a dedication to solving the industry's most critical problems like water reuse, drinking water, and water resources.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$2,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners

NYSAWWA High School Senior Scholarship

The scholarship offers a $1,000 award to high school seniors and/or college freshmen enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a water industry or an environmental degree.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner

NYSAWWA John C. Robbins Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The scholarship offers $1,500 to a full-time student in a degree program related to the water supply field, especially those studying utility management, regulation, engineering design, and treatment plant operation.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman
Application Open Date
October 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 1, 2023
Closed
$1,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

New York Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship is offered to a student either enrolled in a two- or four-year degree related to the water operator profession or is currently a water or wastewater operator.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
April 7, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,500
5 Award Winners

NYFWA Scholarships

The New York Financial Writers' Association (NYFWA) Scholarship offers a $2,500 scholarship to five enrolled undergraduate or graduate journalism students, each, in the tri-state New York.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 15, 2023
Closed
$2,500
5 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
20 Award Winners

Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship

The Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship offers twenty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 30, 2023
Closed
$1,000
20 Award Winners
Closed
$4,000–$20,000
8 Award Winners

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

High school juniors and seniors and college freshmen are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 5, 2023
Application Deadline
May 3, 2023
Closed
$4,000–$20,000
8 Award Winners
Closed
$400
50 Award Winners

Zakat Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Preparing for college is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming undertaking, especially for students graduating during a pandemic.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 10, 2023
Closed
$400
50 Award Winners
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners
Closed
$2,500
30 Award Winners

NYSSCPA Excellence in Accounting Scholarship

The NYSSCPA Excellence in Accounting Scholarship program offers awards of $2,500 to 30 college juniors or senior students majoring in accounting at New York-based colleges or universities.

Eligible Grades
College Junior – Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 5, 2023
Closed
$2,500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000

NERC College/Graduate Scholarship

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) offers NERC College/Graduate Scholarship to qualified students of Korean descent, including international students from Korea, to further their education.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Closed
$5,000
Closed
$2,750–$5,500
1 Award Winner

Excelsior Scholarship

The Excelsior Scholarship of up to $5,500 is offered annually to students enrolled or plan to enroll in post-secondary institutions to further their education.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
May 23, 2023
Application Deadline
August 31, 2023
Closed
$2,750–$5,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$500
30 Award Winners

Study.com November Scholarships

The Study.com November Scholarships offer 30 students in any field of study from the United States or 25 specific states a $500 scholarship each to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
May 2, 2023
Application Deadline
November 1, 2023
Closed
$500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
34 Award Winners

Greenhouse Scholarship

The Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship is available to students from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, and North Carolina who need financial support to pursue a course of study.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
September 1, 2023
Application Deadline
November 21, 2023
Closed
$5,000–$20,000
34 Award Winners

About New York scholarships

New York is one of the most well-known places in the world. But did you know that New York offers some of the most generous scholarships for college study in the country? There are a number of unique scholarship programs available for you to study in this state. Some scholarships are merit-based and others are based on financial need. Many of the scholarships available also offer excellent financial support to minority students in New York. So no matter what your situation, there’s likely a scholarship program that can help you pay for college in New York.

You can also search for New York scholarships on private websites and scholarship search engines. Many of these sites offer a wide range of scholarships, including those specifically for students from New York. Make sure to read all of the eligibility requirements carefully before applying, and always double-check with the school or organization offering the scholarship to confirm that your information is accurate.

If you’re looking for a specific type of New York scholarship, you can also search by subject or major, as there are many scholarships available for students pursuing degrees in different subjects.

Why Study in New York

The State of New York is actually divided into counties, cities, towns, and villages beyond New York City. With access to over 145 private colleges and universities and 75 public colleges and universities in New York, there are a few reasons why you should consider studying here. Firstly, you can attend one of the top-ranking private universities, such as Columbia University, Cornell University, or New York University. You can also look at attending a well-known public university such as the City University of New York (CUNY) or the State University of New York (SUNY) which have colleges across the state.

New York is known for its multicultural and multi-ethnic population and it continues to grow more diverse. Prospective students who are interested in studying in New York can look forward to being immersed in the culture, art, and diversity. Studying here is a unique experience of racial and ethnic diversity.

New York ranks 7th on the list of most educated states and 4th on our list of states with the best and worst public school systems. Read our Scholaroo data reports for more information on the different factors that affect the ranking .

Cost of college in New York 2023

In New York, the average cost of college is $32,000 per year, including tuition, books, supplies, and living expenses. The cost in New York is in line with the average cost nationally, which is already quite high. However, there are a few schools in the state that offer affordable tuition rates. SUNY Geneseo, Siena College, and Hartwick College all have annual costs below $25,000. Additionally, each of these schools offers scholarships and financial aid to help reduce the cost of attendance.

10 Best New York Scholarships 2023

There are a lot of scholarships available to cover your college in New York – so we gathered 10 of the best value ones with the largest grants to financially support your studies. Some of these scholarships are only open to New York students, while others are open to students across the U.S.

ScholarshipAward Amount
The Whelan Foundation Scholarship Program$5,000-$20,000
Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents$5,000
LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships$3,750
ASHRAE Central New York Chapter King-Traugott Scholarship$3,000
NYFWA Scholarships$2,500
NYSSCPA Excellence in Accounting Scholarship$2,500
NYSAWWA Hazen – Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship (Undergraduate)$2,500
NYSAWWA Board of Governors Past Chairs’ Legacy Scholarship$2,000
NYSAWWA Board of Governors Academic Achievement Scholarship – Undergraduate$2,000
NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fellowships$1,000-$2,000

Tips for winning New York scholarships

1. Take Advantage of Local Resources: New York is home to many foundations, organizations, and government programs that offer scholarships. Do your research and take advantage of all the information available in your local area. Reach out to any agencies or organizations that may provide funding for college tuition, room and board, books, etc. Utilizing these resources can help you find additional scholarship opportunities that are unique to New York.

2. Get Involved: Participating in extracurricular activities is a great way to increase your chances of winning a scholarship. Consider joining clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities at your school or in the community. This not only makes you more well-rounded but it also shows colleges and universities you are actively involved in making changes for the betterment of your community.

3. Apply Early: Many scholarships have rolling deadlines, so it’s important to apply as soon as possible. Take advantage of any early-bird incentives that may be available, including priority application processes and additional scholarship opportunities. Oftentimes, those who apply early have a greater chance of getting accepted.

Frequently asked questions

Are there scholarships available for New York residents in 2023?

Yes, there are at least 18 scholarships available for New York residents worth almost $500,000. They range from merit- to need-based and can be used for both in- and out-of-state education. On this website, you can find a searchable database of scholarships that are available to students in New York.

Where can I find New York scholarships?

You can also search for New York scholarships on private websites and scholarship search engines. Many of these sites offer a wide range of scholarships, including those specifically for students from New York. Make sure to read all of the eligibility requirements carefully before applying, and always double-check with the school or organization offering the scholarship to confirm that your information is accurate.

If you’re looking for a specific type of New York scholarship, you can also search by subject or major, as there are many scholarships available for students pursuing degrees in different subjects.

How do I know if I'm eligible for a scholarship?

Scholaroo has made your scholarship search easy by formatting the eligibility requirements so that you can see whether you are eligible at just a glance. You can quickly see what the requirements are. We also have search filters that you can use to narrow down the results to match what you’re looking for.

How do I apply for a scholarship in New York?

Like with all your scholarships, you need to read through all the information provided before beginning your application. This will ensure that you do not miss any important information. You will then gather all the materials and documents you need then start filling out the application. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply as you may need to prepare an essay or request reference letters. To apply just follow the instructions the organizers provide on how to format and send your application and any attachments.

Are there any scholarships for women in New York?

Many of the calls for applications for scholarships are for all students, and women are encouraged to apply. The NY Grace LeGendre Endowment Fellowships specifically offers scholarships to women to the value of $1,000-$2,000 to pursue a graduate degree.

Are there scholarships for high school students in New York?

Yes! Many colleges and universities offer scholarships to high school students planning to attend college in the near future. Some also offer awards to high school freshmen that can cash in the award when they complete high school and go to college.

Are there any scholarships for minorities in New York?

Yes! Check out the Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents which calls for applications from black college students to the value of $5,000. Also, check out the LAGRANT Foundation Graduate Scholarships offers scholarships to any minority students pursuing a graduate or postgraduate degree in public relations, marketing, or advertising.