Scholarships and Financial Aid

In addition to merit scholarships awards for the TACHS, SHSAT, HSPT, SAT, or any other standard scholarship or entrance exam, below you will find scholarships available to students from 7th grade to high school. You can contact us to help you prepare for any of the above exams, review your applications, or help you with your essays. Please help us keep this list up to date. There is much more information about eligibility, the application process, how the winners are picked,  and more below.

Scholarships in Brooklyn

Futures in Education
multiple scholarships under one application for the Bishop's Scholarship and Angel Program
Eligibility: have a child enrolled in a Catholic Elementary school (K-8) in Brooklyn or Queens and show need
Prize: up to 75% tuition
Application Deadline: mid April
http://futuresineducation.org/apply-now               http://futuresineducation.org/frequently-asked-questions

Diocese of Brooklyn Tuition Assistance Program
Eligibility: have a child enrolled in a Catholic Elementary school (K-8) in Brooklyn or Queens; priority given to early applicants and need
Prize: $500-$2700
Application Deadline: late June
http://www.psas.org/Brooklyn/

Scholarship: Bishop's Scholarship Program
Prize: $2,500-2,940
Eligibility: k-12
Application Deadline: undisclosed
http://nyc.scholarshipfund.org/application/bsp/

Scholarships in Staten Island

Dollar for Scholars
Scholarship: Judy Ryan Scholar Athlete Achieve Award
Prize: $20,000 over 4 years
Eligibility: graduating from high school and competed in any team sport at the varsity level in high school on Staten Island, maintained at least an 85% grade point average

Scholarship: Achieve-Obstacle
Prize: $4,000-10,000
Eligibility: graduating from high school and overcome some economic or personal hardship on Staten Island, maintained at least an 85% grade point average

Scholarship: Achieve-High potential
Prize: $4,000-10,000
Eligibility: graduating from high school and competed in any team sport at the varsity level in high school on Staten Island, maintained at least an 85% grade point average
http://whssf.dollarsforscholars.org/index.php?section=chapterWebsite&action=about&fwID=463&cmsID=43761&cmsIDck=b488c7160c43e2d4f38acd5479e43763

Scholarship: Staten Island Rotary Club Scholarships
Prize: $250-$20,000
Eligibility: varies
Application Deadline: undisclosed, rolling
http://www.statenislandrotary.com/AboutSIRotaryFoundation.cfm

Scholarship: Staten Island Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations Art Contest
Prize: $1,000
Eligibility: all graduating student
Application Deadline: March
http://www.nysenate.gov/press-release/senator-diane-j-savino-announces-collegiate-scholarships

Scholarship: Italian American State Legislator Conference
Prize: $2,000
Eligibility: future college student with strong grades, community service, and need
Application Deadline: Late April
http://www.sifpta.org/scholarship-news.html

Scholarships in NYC - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx

Scholarship
: TEAK Fellowship
Prize: varies
Eligibility: Strong 6th grade students
Application Deadline: January
http://www.teakfellowship.org/admission

Scholarship: Inner City Scholarship Fund
Prize: varies
Eligibility: Student must be enrolled in a Catholic Elementary and High Schools. Must make under $45,000/year
Application Deadline: February
http://www.innercityscholarshipfund.org/how_to_apply.cfm

Scholarship: Cardinal's Scholarship Program
Prize: $2,500-2,940
Eligibility: k-12
Application Deadline: undisclosed
http://nyc.scholarshipfund.org/application/csp/

Scholarship: Prep for Prep
Prize: undisclosed
Eligibility: k-8
Application Deadline: undisclosed
http://www.prepforprep.org/podium/default.aspx?t=126411

High School Scholarships

Scholarship: Student Sponsor Partners
Prize: almost all high school tuition
Eligibility: Student must be entering 9th grade. Must have a maximum household income of $10,000 for each member of the household and be an average or below average student. Student must attend one of 23 partnering high schools in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, or the Bronx including Bishop Kearney, Cathedral, Holy Cross, Saint Joseph, and more. Student must take the TACHS exam.
Application Deadline: No deadline but application is closed once all spots are filled
http://www.psas.org/ssp.aspx

Scholarship: Elks Most Valuable Student
Prize: $4,000-$50,000
Eligibility: 12 grade student entering college, Based on need, leadership, and scholarship.
Application Deadline: early December
http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

Scholarships for New York State residents

Scholarship:New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Prize: $500-1,500 per year for up to 5 years
Eligibility: 12 Grade or College student New York resident who graduated from a New York high school and will study in a New York undergraduate program. Awards are based on some Regents exam grades.
Application Deadline: late February
http://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-scholarships-for-academic-excellence.html

Scholarship:New York State STEM Incentive Program
Prize: Full tuition scholarship
Eligibility: 12 Grade of College student - "The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship for the top 10 percent of students in each New York State high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associates or bachelor degree program and agree to work in a STEM field in New York State for 5 years after graduation."
Application Deadline: mid August
http://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants-scholarships-awards/nys-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-incentive-program.htm

Similar but not unique to New York:
Scholarship: Buick Achievers
Prize: $25,000 per year
Eligibility: 12 Grade or College student pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or other eligible major.
Application Available: early January
Application Deadline: late February
http://www.buickachievers.com

Scholarships based on Ethnicity

Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation Elementary Adopt-a-Scholar Program
Prize: $25,000 per year
Eligibility: Academically strong 12 Grade or College student of Italian heritage
Application Deadline: late February
http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/donate-now/adopt-a-scholar.html

Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation Elementary School Grant Program
Prize: varies
Eligibility: "Students who are of Italian descent and who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $20,000 per capita are eligible. Only students entering grades K through 8 are eligible to apply."
Application Available: November
Application Deadline: late February
http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scholarships/elementary.html


Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation High School Scholarship Program
Prize: varies
Eligibility: "Students who are of Italian descent with a GPA of 3.0  (85% or B) or higher who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $20,000 per capita are eligible. Only 8th graders who will enter high school as a freshman in the Fall are eligible to apply. Students who are already in high school are NOT eligible for scholarships."
Application Available: November
Application Deadline: late February
http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scholarships/highschool.html

Scholarship: Columbus Citizens Foundation College Scholarship Program
Prize: varies
Eligibility: "Students who are of Italian descent with a GPA of 3.0  (85% or B) or higher who are from households where the total gross income does not exceed $25,000 per capita are eligible. Only seniors in high school who will enter college as freshmen in the Fall are eligible to apply. Students who are already in college are NOT eligible for scholarships."
Application Available: November
Application Deadline: late February
http://www.columbuscitizensfd.org/scholarships/college.html


Scholarship: APIASF
Prize: $2,500 - $15,000
Eligibility: 12 Grade or College student of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity
Submit application with a letter recommendation and answer some other questions.
Application Available: September
Application Deadline: approximately January
http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships.html
There are various related scholarships unique to New York and certain health, STEM, or other majors here: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

Other Scholarships

Scholarship: Scholastic Arts and Writing
Prize: $500 - $10,000
Eligibility: 7th to 12 Grade
Submit piece of writing or portfolio
Application Deadline: approximately January
http://www.artandwriting.org               https://www.artandwriting.org/Login

Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Many scholarships with the applications at the bottom of the page below. You must be related to a member of the Catholic Daughters.
http://www.catholicdaughters.org/

Knights of Columbus
KofC also offers many scholarships of varying size. You must typically be Catholic to apply.
http://www.kofc.org/un/en/scholarships/index.html

A consortium of unique scholarships: