2020 Vassar College Scholarships

Vassar College net price is at $21,858.00 per year and will likely continue climbing like all colleges around the U.S. There are various ways to combat the steep rises in college tuition, and scholarships can be a key ingredient in reducing the overall cost of Vassar College. Vassar College awards an average of $15,780.00 to each student, which can help alleviate some of the financial burden. However, most families will need to find other sources of funding to bridge the remaining tuition gap. In addition to the annual tuition, Vassar College students can expect to pay $N/A in housing costs and $N/A in meal plan costs - if you chose to live in the surrounding area of Poughkeepsie, then those costs could be even higher.

63% of full-time students receive local or institutional grants with an average award size of $44,517.00. Furthermore, 23% of students receive federal grants with an average amount of $5,750.00.

The numbers seem bleak and, truthfully, they are for most average American families. Luckily, the scholarships below are open to Vassar College students, with the goal of helping to afford a college education. Some scholarships may be specifically provided by Vassar College while others are open to Vassar College students, though not exclusive to Vassar College.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for Vassar College students?

There are 13 scholarships totaling $74,000.00 available to residents. You can easily browse through all 13 scholarships below.

What types of scholarships are available for Vassar College students?

Each scholarship below may have different requirements and guidelines. While some of the Vassar College scholarships can only be used for specific purposes, many of them can be used for all types of expenses including supplies, tuition, room and board and more. Furthermore, this list can include Vassar College study abroad scholarships, Vassar College transfer scholarships, and Vassar College merit scholarships.

Are these scholarships for Vassar College study abroad?

At least a few of these scholarships below can be put toward Vassar College study abroad. If the scholarship does not specify a specific purpose or use of funds, then it is most likely eligible. You can double-check with the scholarship provider to confirm.

What scholarships are available to Vassar College transfer students?

The ScholarshipPoints and Scholarship Owl scholarships, at least, are open to Vassar College transfer students and the funds can be put toward all types of expenses. Vassar College transfer students face the same financial pressures as normal students, and scholarships providers are well-aware of the need for Vassar College transfer scholarships.

Are these Vassar College scholarships limited by major?

You’ll need to check each scholarship’s own guidelines to determine if it is restricted to a specific major. However, most scholarships in this database are open to all students - some scholarships may only be open to certain students based on geographic criteria or areas of interest but they should be clearly marked. Whether you’re a nursing student, honors student, engineering major, or studying another discipline, chances are you’ll find at least 1 scholarship for you.


Marie L. Rose Scholarship

Sponsor by Huguenot Society of America

Applicant must be of Huguenot ancestry.

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$3,000.00 None Apply Now

Susan W. Freestone Education Award

Sponsor by New York State Grange Location 100 Grange Place, Cortland, NY

Applicant must have been a member of a Junior Grange in New York and enroll in a school in New York.

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$1,000.00 April 15 Apply Now

Session Internship

Sponsor by New York State Assembly

Applicant must be a junior or senior student matriculated in a college degree program. Applicants in any major are encouraged to apply.

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- October 30 Apply Now

Albert E. Wischmeyer Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation

Applicant must be a resident of western New York State and must plan to attend a New York State college or university. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.

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- February 1 Apply Now

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

Sponsor by Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities Location Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pleasantville, NY

Applicant must be a student enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the award year in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree or graduate degree program at a member institution. Applicant must be majoring in an area of environmental studies such as but not limited to ecology, hydrology, conservation biology,...

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$3,500.00 April 2 Apply Now

QuestBridge National College Match Scholarship

Sponsor by QuestBridge Location 115 Everett Avenue, Palo Alto, CA

Applicant must be a high school seniors. Primary selection criteria are academic achievement and low-income status. Specific income thresholds are not used, but various factors are considered, including total family income, family size, and extenuating circumstances. Historically, most award recipients have come from households earning under $60,000 per year.

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$48,000.00 September 27 Apply Now

Military Service Recognition Scholarships

Sponsor by New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs Location 2 Empire State Plaza, 17th Floor, Albany, NY

Applicant must be a veteran or the child, spouse, or financial dependent of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces who while a New York resident, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities.

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- June 30 Apply Now

Regents Professional Opportunity Scholarship

Sponsor by New York State Education Department Location Scholarships and Grants Administration Unit, Albany, NY

Applicant must be beginning or already enrolled in an approved degree-bearing program of study in New York State that leads to licensure in a particular profession. Purpose of award is to increase representation of minority and disadvantaged individuals in New York State licensed professions.

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$5,000.00 May 31 Apply Now

New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Sponsor by New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Location NYS Education Department, Albany, NY

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a New York resident, and the top graduating senior of a New York state high school (maximum award), or other academically gifted student (minimum award). Applicant must be enrolled in a New York college for at least 12 credits. Selection based on Regents exam scores....

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$1,500.00 June 30 Apply Now

Aid to Native Americans

Sponsor by New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Location NYS Education Department, Albany, NY

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a New York State tribe and their children who are attending, or planning to attend a college in New York State and are New York State residents. There is no qualifying examination. Awards are available for two-, four- or five-year programs.

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$2,000.00 July 15 (fall), December 31 (spring) Apply Now

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

Sponsor by New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Location NYS Education Department, Albany, NY

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen who is a New York resident studying full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) at an approved New York post-secondary institution. Applicant must be matriculated in an approved program of study, be in good academic standing, and meet income requirement.

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$5,000.00 June 30 Apply Now

Olivia M. Saylor Scholarship

Sponsor by The Race for Education Location 1818 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY

Applicant must be a New York resident who is an undergraduate student attending a college or university in the state of New York wishing to pursue a career in the thoroughbred industry (includes, but not limited to equine science, equine business management, farrier school, and equine-related agriculture programs). Essay, two letters...

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$5,000.00 March 30 Apply Now

Veterans Tuition Award

Sponsor by New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs Location 2 Empire State Plaza, 17th Floor, Albany, NY

Applicant must be a veteran who is matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State. Applicant must be a New York State resident discharged under honorable conditions from the U.S. Armed Forces. FAFSA required.

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- June 30 Apply Now