College Scholarships Page for NYC Students 

College Scholarship & Financial Aid Databases

  • — will match you with scholarship applications based on your vital statistics and major.
  • College Board’s Fund Finder, — Covers more than 2,200 national, state, public and private sources.
  • Peterson’s Award Database, — boasts 1.5 million scholarships, grants and prizes.

College Board Scholarships

College Board Opportunity Scholarships program, lays out six key steps in the college application process and gives high school students a chance to win money in monthly drawings tied to each step. The steps for students include, for example, successfully building a college list (six hundred awards of $500 each) and studying for the SATs using Khan Academy's Official SAT Practice resource (fifteen hundred awards of $1,000 each). The College Board offers free online, on demand resources that students can use to complete all six steps.  Students who complete all six actions will be eligible for a drawing for twenty-five scholarships worth $40,000 each.  You can read more about this program here:

Calvin Coolidge Scholarship

2019 Coolidge Scholarship application is now live. We hope that you might share this opportunity with any high school juniors you know. As a quick refresher, the Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant -- but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000. We hope you will share this opportunity with outstanding high school juniors whom you may know. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at or by phone at (802) 672-3389 ext. 114.

NYS Memorial Scholarships

For financial dependents of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical service workers who’ve died in the line of duty while serving New York state. Covers up to four years of tuition at an accredited state or city university, plus non-tuition costs including room and board, books and transportation.


NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Awarded to 8,000 exceptional high-school graduates annually, with a maximum value of $1,500 (renewable for up to four years) depending on grades and Regents exams. Applicants must be NY residents who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university.


The NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship

Designed to inspire students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers. Awards are $5,295 per academic year. Applicants must agree to serve a five-year term as a math or science teacher at a critical-need educational institution.


The NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship

Designed to inspire students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers. Awards are $5,295 per academic year. Applicants must agree to serve a five-year term as a math or science teacher at a critical-need educational institution.


The NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship

Created for financial dependents of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including those who perished in the search-and-rescue efforts. Tuition, room, board and allowances for books, supplies and transportation are covered by this award for any accredited college or university. Maximum total annual award for students living on campus for the 2013-14 academic year was $21,250; the maximum total annual award for commuter students for the 2013-14 academic year was $14,120.


TELACU Scholarship Program

Provides awards ranging from $500 to $5,000 for low-income, first-generation college students with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Priority is given to applicants majoring in the STEM and business fields.

Stonewall Foundation's Levin-Goffe Schollarship for LGBTQI Immigrants

We are pleased to announced that Stonewall Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI ImmigrantsThe Levin-Goffe Scholarship was established to help support undocumented immigrants pursuing higher education in New York City who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI). We at Stonewall are thrilled to offer this scholarship for the fifth year! The scholarship will help offset some of the financial burdens immigrant students may face, while investing in the future of the LGBTQI community. Completed applications for the Scholarship are due by noon on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018Help us spread the word to anyone who may be interested in applying! Please forward this announcement to any individuals or organizations you believe may be interested. We are honored to have this unique scholarship as part of our family of scholarships offered by Stonewall. For more information on this or any of our other scholarships, please visit our scholarship page.  If you have any questions related to the Levin-Goffe Scholarship for LGBTQI Immigrants, please contact us at

Stonewall Foundation's Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship for Women-Identified Lesbians

Each year, our grantmaking includes many scholarships that benefit LGBTQ woman-identified students. In addition to furthering access to education and employment, these funds often provide a financial safety net in the absence of family support. Founded by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker, the Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship is awarded to students across the country who are women-identified lesbians and demonstrate their dedication to making a difference through their aspirations and actions. Applicants are judged on academic achievement, community service, and an interest in social change. Several winners are chosen each year and awarded scholarships of up to $3,000. Criteria and instructions for applying are detailed within. Completed applications are due by NOON on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018Click here for more information!