Scholarships in New York

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Award: $3,000, Deadline: February 2

Applicant must be a high school senior or eligible for graduation and be of Hispanic or Latino heritage including the Philippines, Portugal and Brazil. Applicant must be willing to travel at one's own expense to attend the regional award ceremony.


World of Expressions Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must attend a public secondary school in New York City and submit an original composition in music, literature, or new media. Selection is based upon creative expression and originality.


Eleanor Allwork Scholarship Grant Programs

Award: $7,000, Deadline: March 23

Applicants must be enrolled in architectural programs at schools in New York City and New York State. Applicants are nominated by Deans of architecture schools based on high levels of academic achievement and evidence of financial need.


Albert Shanker College Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: January 31

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


Health Research Training Program

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a New York City resident who is attending a metropolitan New York City school. The program offers internships in public health research, community outreach and education, fieldwork, laboratory work and administration to all college undergraduates, graduate, and professional school students.


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Internship Program

Award: $2,500, Deadline: November 1 (spring); January 30 (summer); June 1 (fall)

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen who is African-American, Alaskan, Asian-American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or Native American. Preference is given to residents of the New York City area.


National Notary Foundation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must be the son or daughter of a firefighter, law enforcement official, or EMS staff, and must demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to applicants who exhibit an interest in public safety or law enforcement careers.


Walter J. Levinson Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have achieved A's and B's in high school and must demonstrate that he/she understands the opportunities a college education offers. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.


New York City Public Schools Scholarship Competition

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must compete in the All-City Student Art Exhibit


HSF/GMAC SmartEdge Book Scholarship Program

Award: -, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 who is of Hispanic heritage. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and have plans to enroll as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at a four-year accredited institution in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam during the upcoming academic year. FAFSA is required. Program will begin as of fall 2009.


Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 11 (Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland); March 18 (Washington, D.C. metro area); March 25 (New York)

Applicant must be a high school student currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12 in one of the following areas: Washington, DC; Delaware/Delmarva Peninsula and southern New Jersey; New York City; or Maryland area (each city/ region is a separate contest with students competing only against others in their local community). Applicant must write and illustrate a children's book that discusses the topics of tolerance and diversity.


Taylor Michaels Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 4

Applicant must be a United States citizen who is a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA and living within Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, Lansing, Los Angeles County, or the New York Metro area. Selection will be based upon the essay, academic achievement, and evidence of leadership and community service.


The New York Times College Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 27

Applicant must be a New York City high school senior who is in the top ten percent of their graduating class and who has overcome great hardship.

  • New York
  • No Restrictions
  • All Majors Eligible