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University-Wide Scholarship Programs

Below are the most generous scholarships we offer at NYU. To maximize your consideration for these scholarships, we would recommend that you complete your Common Application, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Board's CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to be eligible for these scholarships.

AnBryce Scholarships

Through the generosity of the AnBryce Foundation, this scholarship is awarded each year to a small number of academically-motivated students who demonstrate financial need and who are the first generation in their family to attend college. The award will cover up to the cost of tuition and is renewable over four years of undergraduate study at NYU. These Scholars will participate in a rich combination of orientation and mentoring programs, as well as educational and cultural activities. Students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 each year and to participate actively in program activities. There is no application to be considered for this scholarship.  Applicants are automatically considered through their admission application materials.

Arch Scholarships

This University scholarship is awarded each year to students who demonstrate financial need and who are committed to having a positive impact on the world. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has partnered with the Wasserman Center for Career Development to create a career development and internship program for these Scholars, which at the onset of the freshman year, will introduce scholars to career options and help them to develop career potential and marketable professional skills. The award will help to meet full need and is renewable over four years of undergraduate study at NYU. There is no application to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants are automatically considered through their admission application materials.

Lewis Rudin City Scholarships

Rudin Scholars are outstanding entering freshmen selected from public and parochial high schools in all five boroughs of New York City. In addition to their scholarship, the scholars participate in academic and cultural activities in New York City. The program is named in honor of the late real estate developer Lewis Rudin, former president of the Association for a Better New York and NYU alumnus and trustee. There is no application to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants are automatically considered through their admission application materials.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarships

Since its inception in 1987, the Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Program has awarded over 400 need-based and merit scholarships to incoming freshmen at NYU. These students present records of outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the principles of community service, humanitarianism, and social progress.

MLK Scholars help to plan and participate in academic and cultural events that draw on the vast resources of New York University and New York City. They explore cultural diversity through domestic and international travel and take the lead in helping others through community service. There is no application to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants are automatically considered through their admission application materials.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to outstanding community college transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges. Transfer students from all colleges who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and have participated in the Phi Theta Kappa programs are eligible for consideration.

Scholarships Awarded to Current NYU Students

Finish Line Grant

The Finish Line Grant is a product of NYU's Momentum Campaign—a six-year effort to raise $1 billion to improve financial aid at NYU—and is intended to ensure additional grant assistance that will contribute towards lowering debt upon graduation. The Finish Line Grant program is subject to institutional review and availability. 

No application is necessary. All eligible students will be evaluated and awarded automatically.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be an NYU undergraduate identified as being in their final semester based on traditional credit load for their program. (For most programs, credit completion occurs at 128 earned credits).
  • Be enrolled at NYU in the semester of estimated graduation.
  • Have received federal subsidized loan disbursements (Direct Subsidized or Federal Perkins) applicable undergraduate career.

  • The total amount of a student's financial aid, including the amount of the Finish Line grant, cannot exceed the student's total cost of attendance for the semester. If it is necessary to reduce any portion of the student's financial aid to accommodate the Finish Line Grant, this portion will be reduced in accordance with federal guidance.
  • The amount awarded will be 10% of the total amount of subsidized federal student loan(s) borrowed during attendance at NYU, up to traditional program length. Loans considered include Direct Subsidized Loans and Federal Perkins Loans.
  • The Finish Line Grant is offered once per student. It will be applied towards the student’s outstanding balance at NYU first, and if there are no additional charges and the student is otherwise eligible, the remaining amount will be awarded as a refund.

Global Pathways Scholarships

All admitted Study Away undergraduate students who will receive a degree from NYU in New York applying for financial aid will be automatically evaluated for the Global Pathways Scholarship. This need based award of up to $4,000 per semester (depending on demonstrated need) is to help cover the additional costs of studying away. Students must have a current FAFSA on file with the university to be considered. Students will receive an award notification beginning in June (for fall semester) and in November (for spring semester). Students follow the regular Office of Financial Aid process for applying for need based aid.

Paths to Peace Scholarships

The Paths to Peace program brings sixteen students of different faiths and backgrounds from Israel and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) to study together for one semester at New York University, located in the center of New York City. The program is dedicated to training future leaders, endowing them with the skills and experience to advance reconciliation and coexistence for future generations. The academic objective of Paths to Peace is to focus on the historical, political, cultural, and religious relationships between Israelis and Palestinians. All students in the program will be required to take at least two mandatory courses, together with NYU students, on Middle Eastern Politics, and Modern Israel. They will also participate in two weekly workshops to be held on two separate days and to be conducted by experienced Palestinian and Israeli facilitators. Workshop participants will engage in an in-depth process of exploration, observation and analysis of the conflict and will have the opportunity to gain important insights into their identities as well as the dynamics of groups in conflict. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship to cover tuition, room and board, health insurance, books, travel, and a living stipend for the academic semester. You must complete a separate application to be considered for this scholarship. More information and the application.

Outside Scholarships That Can Be Used at NYU

In addition to NYU scholarships, you may be eligible for a scholarship or grant from an outside agency or organization. NYU would then reduce the amount of any loan you were initially allocated, and allow you to apply your outside scholarship or grant to your cost of attending NYU.

You should aggressively pursue these options through your or your parents' employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special interest groups. There are also a number of free scholarship search services available, many of which are featured under "Scholarship Search Services" on the NYU Office of Financial Aid website. We recommend, however, that you do not pay for any scholarship search service.

School-Based Scholars and Scholarship Programs

Intel and Siemens Scholars
Finalists in the Intel and Siemens Science Talent Searches are eligible to participate in the College of Arts and Science Scholars Program. The Scholars Program includes a scholarship award in addition to activities. Recipients are paired with a senior faculty member who serves as academic adviser, personal counselor, and independent research facilitator. Scholars also receive a special stipend that may be used for continued research and for summer or international study.

P.O.I.S.E. Scholars
The P.O.I.S.E Program was orchestrated as a collaborative effort between the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and the College of Arts and Science (CAS) at New York University (NYU) to create a pipeline for promising sophomore-standing BMCC students pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, psychology, and math) related majors.

Students selected through a competitive application process will obtain the ability to participate in a variety of activities and social network opportunities aimed at academic achievement and preparation for successful transition into a four-year college. The overarching goal of the P.O.I.S.E Program is to ensure BMCC students accepted into the program will become connected and engaged with the NYU community in hope of cultivating confidence as participating members strive toward their academic and career endeavors. 

Presidential Honors Scholars Program
The College of Arts and Science offers the opportunity to participate in this program to outstanding freshmen (approximately the top five percent of the entering class) who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and outstanding records of leadership and service to their school and community. Presidential Honors Scholars participate in Scholars Seminars, meet regularly for lectures and discussions, and engage in a wide variety of co-curricular activities, including the Scholars Lecture Series, cultural events in new York City, social events, and community service projects. Scholars are also expected to complete the honors track in their major. During the January intersession, freshman and sophomore scholars participate in a study abroad trip. During their junior or senior year, scholars are expected to study abroad for an entire term.

Women in Science Program
The Women in Science (WINS) Program selects and supports a core group of talented, motivated women from each entering class who are interested in a career path focused on science and math research. These women, WINS Scholars, will have the opportunity to participate in a program of study, research, and mentoring that is specifically tailored to their chosen academic path. WINS Scholars are offered certain specialized courses and invitations to events with notable women in science and math professions, as well as both a financial scholarship and research stipend.

University Scholars Program
This co-curricular honors program consists of lectures, special events, and travel and is awarded to a select group of entering freshmen. The program is dedicated to exploring New York City and taking full advantage of its intellectual resources.

Scholars Program
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study offers exceptional students scholarships as well as an enriched educational and cultural experience. Gallatin Scholars participate in a carefully planned program of cultural and intellectual activities, including concerts, theatrical performances, and lectures. They also take study trips; past scholars groups have traveled to Greece, Italy, Thailand, China, and Spain and throughout the United States.

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for the Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship. Recipients of the Scholarship must be undergraduate students of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and a connection to Italy. The Scholarship is intended to support one new freshman each year and support that scholar throughout his or her university tenure (subject to continued eligibility).

Applications for the Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship are currently being accepted for fall 2015. In addition to the admissions application you have completed, you must complete a brief online application which includes a one-page essay on why you are the ideal candidate demonstrating the qualities and meeting the eligibility requirements to be considered for this scholarship. The deadline is August 15, 2015. Your submission will not be considered unless it is complete. Applicants should contact with further questions.

Scholars Program
The Scholars Program is part of the Steinhardt School honors program and promotes excellence in academic achievement and leadership. Scholars participate in a rich mix of seminars, domestic and international travel colloquia, research, social activities, and community service. All qualified freshman and transfer applicants are automatically considered.

Community College Transfer Opportunity Program Scholarships
Qualified students transferring from community colleges participating in the Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP) are eligible for this need-based scholarship. Students must be nominated for consideration by the dean, department chairperson, professor, or transfer counselor of their community college.

Education Scholarships
Education Scholarships are awarded to a select group of outstanding entering freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential and have chosen to major in education.

Artistic Scholarships
A small number of scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen who show exceptional promise in music or studio art.

Gateway Mathematics Education Scholarships
The Gateway Math Education Scholarship Program offers both financial and academic support for community college transfer students intending to become mathematics teachers in New York City.

Barr Opportunity Scholarship
In partnership with the Stern School of Business, the Ed and Nancy Barr Opportunity Scholarship will provide two incoming freshman from the New York City metro area funds to cover full tuition, fees, living expenses, books, and other educational material and equipment, for two students for each of their four years as undergraduates. A preference will be given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend college, and to students who have demonstrated important qualities of leadership in their high school or community. Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate activity in a student organization(s). There is no application to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants are automatically considered through their admission application materials.

Stern NYC Scholarship
The Leonard N. Stern New York City Scholarship supports extraordinary New York City high-school seniors who aspire to study business at NYU, but lack the financial means to do so. With a gift from alumnus Leonard N. Stern (BS, 1957; MBA, 1959), for whom the Stern School is named, 10 high-achieving, low-income students from the city, who have been admitted to NYU Stern’s Undergraduate College, will attend without the burden of debt. Stern NYC Scholars will also receive funding for housing and books, and benefit from assistance in summer job placement. New York City-based students with high financial need, as determined by federal aid guidelines, will be eligible for consideration for the scholarship. There is no application to be considered for this scholarship. Applicants are automatically considered through their admission application materials. 

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