University Resources for Veterans
NYU recognizes there are times when veterans who rely on monetary benefits from the Department of Veteran's Affairs and/or other external agencies are challenged by untimely payments. If you are an NYU student who is a veteran or military connected student who is in such a situation and need temporary assistance while waiting for delayed payments, please contact the Office of Financial Aid, or if you're uncertain which NYU office to contact, but have veterans or military affiliated related questions, you may reach out directly to: Alaska McInnis, Assistant Director of Institutional Engagement Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 212-992-3764
Links to Resources
Scholarships for Military-Connected Students (Veterans, Dependents, & Spouses)
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
An admitted full-time student who is having a portion of tuition paid for by the military through Advance Civil School (ACS), or similar program, can apply.
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Half tuition scholarships are awarded to some applicants who are military service members or veterans of the US Armed Forces.
Outside Scholarship and Financial Assistance
Offers one $10,000 scholarship for one veteran pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Candidates must be a sophomore or junior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Candidates must have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his or her branch of service.
Offers two $10,000 scholarships for honorably-discharged veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. Candidates must be a US Army Veteran (Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard members are not eligible to apply) who is entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study, or is enrolled in a graduate program.
Student Veterans of America and Accenture offer four $10,000 scholarships to honorably discharged veterans pursuing a 4-year bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university.
Program is designed to build skills, leadership and a sense of community among female student veterans and military-connected women. Potential fellows must be enrolled in a four-year institution and about to begin their sophomore or junior year in the coming fall.
Link to information about financial assistance for education programs in support of a soldier's professional and personal self-development goals.
Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sport Clips Haircuts offer up to $5,000 to a citizen of the U.S. who is retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve who has completed Basic Training and follow-on training (Advanced Individual Training, Technical school, etc.). Candidates must have separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Candidates must demonstrates a need for financial assistance. The recipient must participate in, be accepted to or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.
Hill & Ponton, a law firm that represents disabled veterans, offers $1,000 for a veteran of the Armed Forces who plans to use their education to enter a career field that would help fellow veterans.
The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) offers $1,000 to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses who are currently enrolled in an educational program at a regionally or nationally accredited institution that is a member institution of CCME; recipient must be a first time associate, bachelor, or graduate degree seeker and must have a minimum of 12 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) from the CCME member institution or a minimum 6 or more hours (units) with a cumulative 3.0 GPA (graduate).
For veterans or dependents:
Active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses can apply.
The National Board for Certified Counselors offers $5,000 to a former or current active-duty Service member or a spouse of military Service member whose service was within the past five years and who is enrolled in a CACREP-accredited master's degree counseling program. The recipient must commit to applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification prior to graduation and to completing the application process and to providing mental health services to service members and/or veterans.
The 82nd Airborne Division Association Educational Fund offers up to $2,000 for former Service members (with no more than 2 enlistments, within 2 years of separation date) or a dependent child of a veteran or Active Duty Association LIFE member in good standing who plans to pursue a bachelor's degree. Recipients must gain at least 12 semester hours per semester toward their degree.
For spouses and dependents:
Children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible to apply for this benefit.
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers up to $3,000 for a spouse or child (under age 23) of an active duty, retired or deceased Sailor or Marine who is enrolled, or planning to enroll, as a full-time student for the entire academic year in pursuit of an initial undergraduate degree at a post-secondary, technical, or vocational institution that is located in the United States and accredited by a regional/national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Recipients must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.
Offers a collection of scholarships that are open to Army spouses.
For the surviving spouse or child of a deceased veteran of the U.S. Military.
Scholarship opportunities for children of current and former Marines.
Spouses of uniformed Service members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) of any branch or rank can apply for the award.
Dependents and spouses of U.S. military service personnel can apply.
Links to NYU School-Based Veteran Pages
The schools listed below have additional information available specific to students enrolled in their programs:
iGrad - NYU's Everyday Financial Education Resource
NYU would like to make military-connected students aware of the launch of iGrad, an online educational platform that provides access to articles, videos, and modules designed to promote financial education. The materials cover topics from financial aid, repaying student loans, strategies to save money and invest, to tips on conducting a job search.
To help you get started we have listed below the five iGrad articles that we think might be the most relevant to military-connected students and veterans:
1. "We Want You! Scholarships for Students with Military Connections"
2. "Frequently Asked Questions About Transferred Military Education Benefits"
3. "Finding Resources for Veterans - Help is Out There"
4. "5 Good Reasons For Military Students to Confront Personal Debt"
5. "Bee in Your Bonnet? Here's How to Organize Those Minor Stressors to Improve Your Finances"
Link here to iGrad—NYU's Everyday Financial Education Resource
New York City Veterans Programs and Groups
- NYC Mayor's Office on Veteran's Affairs: MOVA works with the Federal, State, and City Agencies, veteran's organizations and other stakeholders to offer services to veterans, their dependents and survivors; while encouraging innovative partnerships to ensure creative problem solving.
- ACCESS NYC: is a web service to streamline the application to Human Service benefit programs.
- NYMetro Veterans: This group was created to inform veterans, active duty, reservists, National Guard, family members, organizations and individuals of issues, news and events of importance to veterans from the City (NYC - five borough area), State and Federal level.
- YOGA For Vets NYC: Is free to all veterans, family members, VA employees and veteran's health care practitioners.
City, State, Federal, and National Resources
- New York City Department of Veterans Services
- New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs: In New York State, the Division of Veterans' Affairs along with county and city Veterans service agencies are ready to assist you in determining your options or applying for specific benefits.
- New York State Veterans and Families Benefits
- New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs
- DAV (Disabled Veterans of America) A nonprofit that provides support for veterans of all generations and their families.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Marine for Life Network
- FourBlock: An organization that seeks to bridge the gap between returning service members and the business community by being committed to creating a “community of high-potential veterans and employers in a supportive learning environment.”
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- U.S. Air Force Education
- American Corporate Partners: nationwide mentoring program dedicated to helping veterans transition from the armed services to private enterprise.
- Service Women's Action Network: a non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to improve the welfare of current U.S. servicewomen and women veterans.
- Give an Hour Counseling and Mental Health
- Mesothelioma Veteran's Guide - resource and information guide.