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Ascend Educational Fund Scholarship - One of the most generous awards for immigrant students in New York City, the Ascend program provides as many as three scholarships each year that cover $20,000 in tuition and fees.

Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship - Three scholarship winners are selected each year for Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship, sponsored by Candice's Sickle Cell Fund. $1,500

Financial Service Centers of New York Scholarship - Sponsored by some of the biggest banks in New York City, this unique scholarship opportunity picks seven winners at the end of each academic year. A single grand prize winner receives $7,500; three first place finishers receive $4,000, and three other applicants receive awards of at least $2,000 toward an undergraduate degree.

John A. Maderer Memorial Scholarship - For students graduating from high school in the western New York communities of West Seneca, Orchard Park, Alden, and Batavia. $500

Joseph H. and Mildred C. McManus Scholarship -  The scholarship is open only to students who are graduating from a public or private high school in Dutchess County. $3,000

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic - Applicants must have and maintain a high GPA in order to qualify for the $10,000 scholarship and take part in the exclusive internship at Scholastic.

Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg/Textile Study Group of New York Scholarship - Students enrolled in an art school, or technical program will be most likely to qualify for this unique financial aid opportunity in New York State. $1,500

New York State HESC Tuition Assistance Program - The full-time TAP program is open to all students in an undergraduate program in New York State, provided their first-time undergraduate students and maintain a 2.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale.

New York Water Environment Association Scholarships - The organization offers an annual scholarship to students who are pursuing either a B.S. or B.A. in an environment-related field of study. $10,000

New York Women in Communications Inc. Foundation Scholarship Program - Based Applicants must be studying, or planning to study, a communications-related field. $10,000

NLEAFCF - Victoria Ovis Memorial Scholarship - The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation sponsors this scholarship for children of law enforcement officers or firefighters who were either killed or permanently disabled on the job.

NLEAFCF General Scholarship - Another scholarship for children of police officers and firefighters who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. $20,000

NYSHESC Regents Award For Children of Veterans - For students whose parents served in the military during times of "great need." To qualify, applicants must file their annual FAFSA and submit the Children of Veterans Award web supplement form. There is no cap to the number of awards issued each year. $450 

Casella Environmental Scholarship - $2,500

PMI New York City (NYC) Chapter Scholarships - The New York City chapter of the Project Management Institute developed this award to recognize at least one outstanding student each year who is enrolled in a project management program. $1,000

Stony Wold N1 Herbert Fund Direct Service Grants - Issues 30 scholarship awards each year, though amounts vary based on student need and demonstrated academic merit.

Susan W. Freestone Education Award - The scholarship committee selects one or two applicants each year to receive the $1,000 award. In order to apply, students must show excellent academic achievement, maintain membership in the Junior Grange organization, and submit a formal application with a few short essay questions.

Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship Program - Demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in high school, successful applicants must be studying business, computer science, social sciences, liberal arts, communications, or engineering, and must be accepted to one of 12 private or public universities participating in the program.

Write A Play! New York City Playwriting Contest - $1,000  A writer must submit their play as part of their application.

The Virginia W. Smith Scholarship - $2,500 To be used toward the cost of tuition and fees at a public or private university in New York. Eligible applicants include New York residents studying horticulture, agriculture, or another environment-related field at an in-state university.

New York State: Flight 3407 and Flight 587 Memorial Scholarships - Designated specifically for children whose parents died in two tragic New York State plane crashes in 2001 and 2009.

Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship - Designed to help ease a shortage of highly qualified math and science teachers in the state of New York.

Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) - The New York AIMS program provides between $500 and $5,000 to students across the state each year on a merit basis.

New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence - Awards range from $500 to $1,500 per year.

Ferdinand Torres AFB Scholarship - Preference is given to those students who are residents of New York City's five boroughs. Both academic merit and financial need are taken into consideration when awarding this $1,000 scholarship.

Carolyn Kohn Memorial Scholarship - For students who are in a master's degree or professional program in the state of New York. One award in the amount of $1,000 is made available each academic year.

AOTF New York Scholarship - The scholarship committee considers all applicants who are in their first or second year of graduate study, allows applicants from programs that don't require a dissertation, and permits academic study outside the state of New York as long as the applicant was originally a New York resident.

Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarships - Focuses on leadership and charitable works around the world.

NTS Aid to Native Americans - New York's Higher Education Services Commission offers this unique grant opportunity to a student with Native American ancestry. From $2,000 to $8,000.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee Minority Internship - Emphasizing Provides students with an exclusive internship at the Women's Sports Foundation, a stipend for the duration of that course, and a small scholarship toward the continued study of women's issues, leadership, or athletics.

JFEW Eleanor Roosevelt Scholarship - This scholarship, sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women, is a need-based program available to Jewish women throughout the state of New York. $500

Albert E. Wischmeyer Scholarship - For students studying manufacturing engineering, manufacturing management, or another field related to manufacturing.

UJA Federation of New York Rose Biller Scholarship Program - The Rose Biller scholarship program is offered to Jewish students located within 35 miles of the New York City metropolitan area. $5,000

New York State Higher Education Services Corp - New York's TAP program is one of the largest need-based scholarship funds in the entire state, and the part-time version of the program is the most popular.

Brother James Kearney Scholarship Program for the Blind - Amount: Up to $15,000 -  Scholarship is open to current college students who are either legally blind or so severely visually impaired that a Lavelle-sponsored vision assessment expert confirms that the student would need special support services to succeed in college.

LNESC Emergency Scholarship Fund - Amount: Up to $500 - Scholarship is open to students facing economic hardship, such as change in family income/support, loss of job, death of an immediate family member, natural disaster, pending eviction or home foreclosure, burglary or fire.

Youth Awards - Award is open to Latino high school seniors who excel both inside and outside the classroom, who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are Permanent residents, DACA, U.S. Citizens, or eligible non-citizens.

AANAPISI Scholarship Program - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled full-time.

Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents - Amount: Up to $5,000 - Scholarship is open to students with an unmet financial need attending colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Marcena Lozano Donate Life Scholarship Fund - Amount: Up to $3,000 - Scholarship is open to organ transplant recipients who are between the ages of 17 and 26 and reside in New York or Pennsylvania.

LAF Scholarships - Scholarships are open to students studying landscape architecture. Multiple scholarships available. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority students and students from Hawaii and New York.

New York Scholarships, Financial Aid and Education Resource

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LIM College (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising)
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Mercy College (New York)
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New York University

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Webb Institute
Wells College
Yeshiva University

State Department of Education
New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3852

State Higher Education Agency
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
Phone: (518) 473-1574
Toll-Free: (888) 697-4372

Special Education Agency
P-12: Office of Special Education
New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 309 EB
One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3852

State Adult Education Agency
Adult Education Programs and Policy (AEPP)
The New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 460 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: (518) 474-8940

State University of New York (SUNY)

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University at Albany, State University of New York

SUNY Statutory Colleges

Alfred University - New York State College of Ceramics

Cornell University

New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
New York State College of Human Ecology
New York State College of Veterinary Medicine
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Alfred State College
State University of New York at Canton
State University of New York at Cobleskill
State University of New York at Delhi
State University of New York at Farmingdale
State University of New York at Morrisville
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
State University of New York Maritime College

SUNY Comprehensive Colleges

Buffalo State College
Empire State College
State University of New York at Brockport
State University of New York at Cortland
State University of New York at Fredonia
State University of New York at Geneseo
State University of New York at New Paltz
State University of New York at Old Westbury
State University of New York at Oneonta
State University of New York at Oswego
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
State University of New York at Potsdam
State University of New York at Purchase

SUNY Specialized Doctoral Granting Units

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
State University of New York State College of Optometry

SUNY Community Colleges

Adirondack Community College
Broome Community College
Cayuga County Community College
Clinton Community College
Columbia-Greene Community College
Corning Community College
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Erie Community College
Fashion Institute of Technology
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Tompkins Cortland Community College
Ulster County Community College
Westchester Community College

Empire State College

There are 880,816 full time students in the 252 colleges and universities of New York

 New York Scholarships

The New York Times College Scholarship Program - The New York Times College Scholarship Program was established in 1999 as a way to support high achieving yet financially underprivileged high school students from the greater New York City community. 



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Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)- New York's largest grant program, helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions pay for tuition. TAP grants are based on the applicant’s and his or her family’s New York State taxable income.

Part-time TAP - Helps eligible New York residents attending in-state postsecondary institutions on a part-time basis pay for tuition.