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Start spreading the news — scholarships for New York residents can help students pay for college! If you’re a New York student, you may qualify for these scholarships based on your home location or where you plan to attend college. Home to icons like the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, and Wall Street, New York is also where you can find dream schools, such as: New York University (NYU), Columbia University, Cornell University, Syracuse University (SU), and the United States Military Academy. If you’re a student looking to attend a school in your home state of New York, take a bite out of the "apple" with these state-specific awards. Check out our directory of scholarships for students in New York, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

NYS Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers*, and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $22483 Awards:  70
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

This award is available to New York resident undergraduate students who are attending an eligible postsecondary institution in New York. Students must demonstrate financial need and must meet the income and asset limits set by the NY State commission.

Total: $5165 Awards:  397000
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Part-time TAP Program

This award is available to New York resident undergraduate students who are enrolled part-time at an eligible postsecondary institution in New York. Students must demonstrate financial need and must meet the income and asset limits set by the NY State commission.

Total: $4735 Awards:  1000
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships

This award is for U.S. students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $22487 Awards:  23
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award

This scholarship sweepstakes is open to U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students who are 16 years of age or older. Students must plan to attend or be attending an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university located in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Total: $2500 Awards:  11
Deadline:  June 30
2019

New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence

This award is available to New York high school seniors who are planning to study in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State postsecondary institution. The student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and be ranked among in the top percentiles of the graduating high school class.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8000
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Slickdeals Saves U! Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is open to U.S. high school seniors and college students who will be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program in the upcoming fall semester. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 and submit an essay.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Unigo Do-Over Scholarship 2019

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2024) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) - Military Members

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $21250 Awards:  20
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Military Service Recognition Scholarship (MSRS) - Spouses/Dependents

This award is available to U.S. undergraduate students who are children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the armed forces of the United States or state organized militia who, at any time on or after Aug. 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $22487 Awards:  20
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NY Veterans Tuition Award

This award is available to U.S. students who are veterans of the armed forces of the United States who served in hostilities that occurred after February 28, 1961. Students must be studying in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.

Total: $5895 Awards:  2200
Deadline:  June 30
2019

NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans

This award is available to U.S. students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified periods of war or national emergency and, as a result of service, either died, suffered a 40% or more disability, was classified as missing in action, or was a prisoner of war. The veteran must currently be a New York State resident or have been a New York State resident at the time of death. Students must be attending or planning to attend an eligible postsecondary institution in New York.

Total: $450 Awards:  455
Deadline:  June 30
2019