2020 New York Scholarships

New York is not immune from the nationwide trend of rising tuition costs. The average tuition for New York universities is a whopping $20,003.00 and the total cost of attendance is $41,446.00. 59% of student graduates in New York graduate with an average debt load of $31,127.00. That’s why hundreds of thousands of students in New York turn either to scholarships or student loans.

These NY scholarships are available for men, women and a variety of students in New York, and any New York resident regardless of their interests or background. New York scholarships are available for college students, for adults going back to school, and all types of NY students or NY residents, and especially targeted to help middle class families afford a top-of-the-line education. The best part about these scholarships is they are easy (many require nothing more than filling out a simple form) and they don’t need to be paid back!

While some scholarships are easy and can be completed in under 30 seconds, others require more upfront information. We’ve marked easy scholarships with a little “Easy Apply” so you can prioritize them. This is the complete list of the best scholarships for New York residents.

How much total award money and scholarships are available for NY residents?

There are 389 scholarships totaling $892,955.00 available to New York residents. You can easily browse through all 389 scholarships below.

How many scholarships are available for moms and single moms in New York?

Moms in New York are eligible for all the same scholarships as NY residents. Therefore, the 389 scholarships worth $892,955.00 mentioned above is also available to moms and single moms. In addition, however, you can check out additional scholarships for moms, which have been provided exclusively for moms and single moms, and you can find from the main scholarship search engine page.

How many scholarships are available for college students in New York?

389 scholarships worth $892,955.00 are available for college students in NY. In addition, we encourage current college students in New York to check scholarships by school and, specifically, colleges in New York for more options. Here are links for scholarships at the 20 largest colleges in New York:

Biola University
Fort Lewis College
Colorado Mesa University
Delaware State University
Lynn University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Albany State University
Georgia Southern University
Piedmont College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Hawaii Pacific University
Aurora University
Anderson University
Indiana State University
Buena Vista University
Cornell College
Iowa State University
Baker University
Union College
Eastern Michigan University

How many scholarships are available for high school seniors in New York?

389 scholarships totaling $892,955.00 are available for high school seniors in NY. In addition, we encourage current high school students to check out more from the scholarship search engine.

Do I need to be a resident of NY to apply to these scholarships?

Our scholarship search automatically returns scholarships by all different types of requirements. The below scholarships are either explicitly available for New York residents, or they do not require specific state residency at all and are therefore available to NY students and residents, as well as others across the country.

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NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

Sponsor by NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

Applicant must be enrolled full time in a New York state school or college, be a New York resident at the start of the term for which payment is requested, and be the child of a veteran who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national...

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$450.00 June 30 Apply Now

Memorial Scholarship for Families of Deceased Police Officers, Firefighters, Peace Officers, and Emergency Medical Service Workers

Sponsor by NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

Applicant must be the child or spouse of a New York police officer, firefighter, or peace officer and a New York resident attending a New York school at the start of the term for which payment is requested. Parent must have died as a result of injury sustained in the line...

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- June 30 Apply Now

Albert Shanker College Scholarship

Sponsor by United Federation of Teachers Location 52 Broadway, New York, NY

Applicant must be from New York City who comes from a low-income family.

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$5,000.00 January 31 Apply Now

John C. Robbins Scholarship

Sponsor by American Water Works Association - New York Section Location 614 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY

Applicant must have a major that is considered beneficial to the New York State water works. Selection is based upon academic achievement and extracurricular activities.

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- February 28 Apply Now

State Aid to Native Americans

Sponsor by NYS Higher Education Services Corporation Location EBA Room 374, Albany, NY

Applicant must be on an official tribal roll of a New York tribe or the child of an enrolled member, be a New York resident, maintain good academic standing, and be enrolled in an approved post-secondary program in New York. Awards are made to all eligible applicants. Pro-rated awards are available...

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$775.00 July 15, December 31, May 20 Apply Now

Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor by Joseph Collins Foundation

Applicant must obtain application from the medical school authorities, complete it and return it to them for forwarding to the Foundation. Selection is based upon financial need, scholastic record and standing, demonstrated interest in arts and letters or other cultural pursuits outside the field of medicine, intention to specialize in neurology,...

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$10,000.00 March 1 Apply Now

American Legion-New York Auxiliary Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - New York

Applicant must be the child or grandchild of a deceased veteran, be a resident of New York state, and a high school graduate. Recipient may use other scholarships.

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$1,000.00 March 25 Apply Now

Veterans Tuition Award

Sponsor by NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

Applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a New York degree-granting institution or vocational school and must have served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Indochina between January 1, 1963 and May 7, 1975 (dishonorable discharge not eligible). Applicant must have resided in New York on April 20, 1984...

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$4,895.00 June 30 Apply Now

Oratorical Contest Scholarship

Sponsor by American Legion - Department of New York Location 112 State Street Suite 1300, Albany, NY

Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Applicant must compete at local, county, district, and zone levels, the five finalists may compete for this award.

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$6,000.00 May 1 Apply Now

Beau Mitchell Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor by Colorado State University

Applicant should preferably be a non-resident student who is a former member of the Boy Scouts of America with strong moral character and an orientation toward the outdoors. Financial need required.

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- March 1 Apply Now

Sun Devil Scholarship

Sponsor by Arizona State University

Applicant must be a high school senior enrolling for the fall semester as a full-time student. Applicant will be automatically considered for the award once they have been admitted to the university.

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$6,500.00 December 1 Apply Now

Tuition Exemption Scholarship for Nonresidents

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana, have high standardized test scores, and an excellent academic record, especially in English and math.

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$9,400.00 December 1 Apply Now

Nonresident Fee Waiver

Sponsor by Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Applicant must be a resident of a state other than Louisiana and have a commendable academic record.

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$5,300.00 December 1 Apply Now