Scholarships are a gift and do not need to be repaid. In other words, they are free money for college. Eligibility criteria varies based on donor specifications. Awards might cover all of your tuition, or they may be a one-time gift that helps reduce the cost of your education. You do not have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid.
Prospective and current students
We’re proud to offer over $500,000 in annual scholarship support. Many of our scholarships require no application. Fill out our single application to apply for the rest!
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Complete the General Scholarship Application
Transferring from JCC
We’re ready to support you as you transfer from JCC to pursue higher degrees. Apply by March 1.
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The Transfer Scholarship Application deadline has passed for spring 2018.
The Excelsior Scholarship will be available to eligible students living in New York state and enrolled in New York public colleges and universities beginning fall 2017. The scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship and will cover the cost of tuition not met by the student’s other federal, state, institutional, and private sources of grant assistance.
Find out more about eligibility requirements and how you can apply »
New York State Part-Time Scholarship
The NYS Part-time Scholarship (PTS) Award Program provides up to $1,500 per semester for four semesters, in addition to other federal and state grants, to eligible students enrolled at a New York state community college. Sign up to receive more information at hesc.ny.gov.
Attend a SUNY or CUNY community college
Take between 6 and 12 credits a semester
Maintain a 2.0 or above grade point average (GPA)
Currently enrolled students are eligible
May receive a PTS Award in addition to other federal and state grants for part-time students. File the 2017-18 FAFSA at fafsa.gov and Aid for Part-time Study application.
Submit a PTS Award Program application at hesc.ny.gov (sign up to receive notifications).
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