Scholarships at NYU

Scholarships and grants are types of financial aid you don’t have to pay back. NYU offers or recognizes many scholarship options, including programs for new students, current NYU undergraduates, and scholarships from outside sources.

In addition, NYU schools and colleges award their own scholarships.

Scholarships for Incoming Students

As an incoming student at NYU, you are eligible for select scholarships. 

AnBryce Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to 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. Students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 and must remain active in program activities.

Arch Scholarships

These are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and are committed to having a positive impact on the world. A focus of the program is to introduce scholars to career options and to help them develop career potential and marketable professional skills. The award is renewable over four years of undergraduate study at NYU.

Lewis Rudin City Scholarships

Rudin Scholars are outstanding entering first-year students selected from public and parochial high schools in all five boroughs of New York City. In addition to their scholarship, they participate in academic and cultural activities throughout the city. The program is named in honor of the late real estate developer and NYU alumnus Lewis Rudin.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholarships

These are awarded to incoming first-year students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to the principles of community service, humanitarianism, and social progress. As MLK Scholars, they plan and participate in academic and cultural events that draw on the vast resources of NYU and New York City. They explore cultural diversity through domestic and international travel and take the lead in helping others through community service.

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 the society and who have participated in its programs are eligible for consideration.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Yellow Ribbon is a scholarship designed to help military or veteran students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits.

Scholarships for Current Students

As a student at NYU, you’re eligible for a host of scholarships and scholar programs offered by the university’s schools and colleges. 

Learn about scholarships from NYU’s schools and colleges:

You can also explore scholarships outside NYU as well.  

Study Abroad

Global Pathways Scholarships

Want to see the world? We can help with that. This need-based award of up to $4,000 per semester goes toward the additional costs of studying away. You must have a current FAFSA on file with the university to be considered. Award notifications occur in June for the fall semester and November for the spring semester.

College of Arts and Science

P.O.I.S.E. Scholars

The program is for Borough of Manhattan Community College students who desire to pursue studies in a science, technology, engineering, psychology, and math related major. Students participate in a variety of activities and social network opportunities aimed at academic achievement and preparation for successful transition into a four-year college.

Presidential Honors Scholars Program

This program is for students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and outstanding records of leadership and service to their school and community. Scholars participate in seminars, meet regularly for lectures and discussions, and engage in a variety of co-curricular activities. Recipients are expected to complete the honors track in their major, as well as study abroad for part of their time at NYU.

Women in Science Program

This 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. Scholars are offered specialized courses and invitations to events with notable women in science and math professions, as well as financial scholarship and research stipend.

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Scholars Program

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 groups have traveled to Greece, Italy, Thailand, China, and Spain, as well as throughout the United States.

Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Meyers Nursing Scholars Program

This scholarship will meet the full demonstrated financial need for two incoming first-year students. Preference is given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend college, are high achieving with financial need, and who have a demonstrated interest in nursing.

University Scholars Program

Offered to a select group of freshmen, this program consists of lectures, special events, and travel. The program is dedicated to exploring New York City and taking full advantage of its intellectual resources.

Silver School of Social Work

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.

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Scholars Program

As part of the school’s honors program, this program promotes excellence in academic achievement and leadership. Scholars participate in a 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

These are awarded to entering freshmen and transfer students who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership potential and have chosen to major in education.

Artistic Scholarships

These scholarships are for entering freshmen who show exceptional promise in music or studio art.

Gateway Mathematics Education Scholarships

This program offers both financial and academic support for community college transfer students intending to become mathematics teachers in New York City.

Stern School of Business

NYU’s Breakthrough Leadership Scholars Program for Stern Undergraduates

To support full-need scholarship students, NYU provides the Breakthrough Leadership Scholars Program to build community and equip scholars with the skills and relationships needed to excel at school and in their professional careers. During their four years in the undergraduate college, students take part in cohort-based leadership workshops and activities to complement the academic support, extracurricular, and career development resources available to all Stern students. The scholarships listed below are all part of our Breakthrough Leadership Scholars Program. 

Tandon School of Engineering

Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship 

The Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship is for undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and have a connection to Italy. It’s intended to support one new freshman each year throughout his or her time at NYU (subject to continued eligibility). Applicants should contact engineering.enrollment@nyu.edu with further questions.

Outside Scholarships

As you seek financial aid for your education, you may also want to explore the availability of scholarships and grants from other organizations.