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Scholarships and Grants

Paying for Your Education

We award millions of dollars in scholarships and grants to graduate-level students each year to recognize need and merit. While our scholarships may not completely cover your costs, they can be part of a multi-source financial aid package that helps you gain access to NYU Steinhardt’s academic and professional opportunities.

We strongly encourage all US citizens and permanent residents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for the greatest range of aid. We must receive a FAFSA by your semester deadline in order to consider you for School-based scholarships. No matter what the deadline is for your semester, we encourage you to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Do not wait for our admissions decision before submitting your FAFSA application. Applying after the deadline delays the processing of federal aid and student loans and may result in you being ineligible for scholarships. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

Scholarships for Underrepresented Populations

Dean's Opportunity Scholarship

This is a competitive award for newly admitted master's and advanced certificate students from underrepresented groups (African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans) who intend to pursue full-time study. 

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Minority Serving Institution Scholarship

We offer this scholarship on a competitive basis to newly admitted full-time students who are graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. 

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

The Health Professions Opportunity Scholarship

Designed to assist newly admitted full-time graduate students from historically underrepresented groups (including African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans) enrolled in master’s or advanced certificate degrees for any of the following health-related areas: 

  • Art Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • Food Studies
  • Counseling
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Scholarships Recognizing Service

AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship

We award up to five partial scholarships per year to AmeriCorps alumni interested in pursuing full-time graduate study in one of our master's degree or advanced certificate programs, starting in the Fall semester. We do not match the Education Award. You must complete your service by the start of the Fall semester to be eligible. 

To apply, submit our AmeriCorps Alumni scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1.

City Year Scholarship

We award up to five partial scholarships per year to City Year members and alumni interested in pursuing full-time graduate study in one of our master's degree or advanced certificate programs, starting in the Fall semester.

To apply, submit our City Year scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1.

NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program

The NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program offers a select group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) leadership development programming and financial support while you pursue a full-time MA or MS degree, starting in the Fall semester. The Coverdell Fellowship selection process is competitive; a limited number of fellowships are available each year, and availability varies. The fellowship will provide a 50% tuition scholarship, basic health insurance, and participation in leadership development programming overseen by the NYU Leadership Initiative. Only RPCVs who have successfully completed their term of service by the start of the fall semester are eligible. For more information visit the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship page.

To be considered, answer “yes” on your online application for admission to the Coverdell Fellowship question and upload a copy of your Description of Service to the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Description of Service Upload page.

Please note, to be considered for the fellowship your application for admission must be submitted by the program deadline date or January 15th, whichever comes first.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Scholarship

A competitive scholarship is open to newly admitted returned Peace Corps volunteers who are enrolling in a master's program for full-time study. 

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Teach for America Alumni Scholarship

We award up to five partial scholarships per year to alumni of Teach for America who are interested in pursuing full-time graduate study in one of our master's degree or advanced certificate programs, starting in the Fall semester. You must complete your service by the start of the Fall semester to be eligible.

To apply, submit our Teach for America Alumni scholarship application and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1.

Steinhardt Mission Scholarships: Recognizing Inclusion, Innovation, or Impact

Steinhardt Graduate Scholarships

We offer this scholarship to full-time master's and advanced certificate students who are academically talented and show a need for financial assistance. 

Meet all admissions and FAFSA application deadlines, and you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

21st Century Scholarships

This scholarship is offered to full-time, newly admitted master's and advanced certificate applicants showing the greatest potential and the strongest fit with the vision and mission of NYU Steinhardt. 

Meet all admissions and FAFSA application deadlines, and you will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

Global Study Scholarships

Global Pathways Opportunity Scholarship

We believe that faculty-led graduate-level study abroad can significantly enhance your professional and academic training. To support participation in Steinhardt study abroad programs, NYU Steinhardt offers select candidates a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to be used toward the cost of tuition, housing, and activity fees for a Steinhardt-based graduate study abroad course. The scholarship can be awarded at any stage of the students’ degree progress and in any semester. This scholarship is in addition to any other financial aid a student may receive. This award is available to incoming students only. Candidates should indicate that they are interested in being considered by answering “Yes” on their graduate admission application.

Additional Global Study Opportunities

We offer scholarships for current NYU Steinhardt students who wish to study abroad, and for full-time teachers attending NYU to have international academic experiences. Review our additional scholarship opportunities for global study.

Scholarships for International Students

Graduate Education International Scholarship for the Americas

We offer a partial scholarship for select newly admitted graduate students who are citizens of Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, or the Caribbean. Several awards are offered on a competitive basis.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Scholarships for Part-Time Students

Centennial Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to new part-time master's and advanced certificate students with superior academic achievement. 

For automatic consideration, meet all admissions and FAFSA application deadlines and indicate part-time study on your application for admission.

The Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program

Up to five partial tuition scholarships are available for part-time study to full-time New York City employees. Apply to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

Global Pathways Opportunity Scholarship

We believe that faculty-led graduate-level study abroad can significantly enhance your professional and academic training. To support participation in Steinhardt study abroad programs, NYU Steinhardt offers select candidates a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to be used toward the cost of tuition, housing, and activity fees for a Steinhardt-based graduate study abroad course. The scholarship can be awarded at any stage of the students’ degree progress and in any semester. This scholarship is in addition to any other financial aid a student may receive. This award is available to incoming students only. Candidates should indicate that they are interested in being considered by answering “Yes” on their graduate admission application.

Questions

NYU Steinhardt Office of Graduate Admissions
Joseph and Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-6680
steinhardt.gradadmissions@nyu.edu
Tel: 212-998-5030 | Fax: 212-995-4328