Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

A diverse group of students enjoying a classroom lecture

Scholarships and Grants

Paying for Your Education

We award millions of dollars in scholarships 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 March 1 for summer/fall enrollment or November 1 for spring enrollment in order to consider you for School-based scholarships. 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 Steinhardt-based scholarships. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

Unless otherwise noted, our scholarships are for full-time, on-campus, US citizen or permanent resident students.

Two students study in the Kimmel Center for University Life overlooking Washington Square

Scholarships for Underrepresented Populations

Dean's Opportunity Scholarship

We offer this scholarship on a competitive basis to newly admitted master’s students from underrepresented groups (including African Americans, Latinx, and Native Americans) who intend to pursue full-time study.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Diversabilities Scholarship

Steinhardt believes that inclusive education is central to achieving high-quality education and experiences for all learners, including those with disabilities. Preference for this scholarship are given first to students eligible for services in the Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illnesses, and psychological impairments.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

First Generation Scholarship

Recipients of this award must be in the first generation of their family to have completed a bachelor’s degree and have the potential to excel academically based on demonstrated success.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Health Professions Opportunity Scholarship

Designed to assist newly admitted full-time graduate students from historically underrepresented groups (including African Americans, Latinx, 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 and Dietetics
  • Food Studies
  • Counseling
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges 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 using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

LGBTQ+ Diversity Scholarship

Applicants must have a proven track record of leadership and community involvement, working for the betterment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities. Preference is given to LGBTQ+ students with strong academic achievement, although all students are invited to apply.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

A grad student performing public service teaching in a primary school with three preschoolers

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 new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate 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 new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1.

NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program

This 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 using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate 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 new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1.

Urban Educators Impact Scholarship

We award up to five partial scholarships per year to current or former teachers from urban school districts 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. 

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application and complete the FAFSA. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1 for Fall.

Two students take a walk through Washington Square Park

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.

Dorothy Height Impact and Inclusion Award

In honor of distinguished alum and civil rights leader Dorothy Height, Steinhardt recognizes incoming full-time graduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusion in the field of education and have made an impact in their community.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

NYC Community Impact Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes residents of New York City’s five boroughs who have demonstrated impact in their community and/or their field of study.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application, and complete the FAFSA. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Signage on NYU's campus pointing to all of our international sites

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 or program at one of our global sites. The course or program must include an international travel component. 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, and is available to incoming students only.

Candidates should indicate that they are interested in being considered by answering “Yes” on their graduate admission application. Eligible master's programs include Art Therapy; International Education; Sociology of Education; Music Business; Educational Theatre; Food Studies; Media, Culture, and Communication; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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.

 

Two international students speaking with an adviser

Scholarships for International Students

Graduate International Student Scholarship

We offer a partial scholarship for select newly admitted master's and advanced certificate students who are non-US citizens. Several awards are offered on a competitive basis.

To apply, submit our new student scholarship application using the same login credentials you created for your NYU Steinhardt graduate application. Deadlines for the scholarship application are March 1 for Fall/Summer start and November 1 for Spring.

Students walking past Pless Hall at street level

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 students who are 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 or program at one of our global sites. The course or program must include an international travel component. 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, and is available to incoming students only.

Candidates should indicate that they are interested in being considered by answering “Yes” on their graduate admission application. Eligible master's programs include Art Therapy; International Education; Sociology of Education; Music Business; Educational Theatre; Food Studies; Media, Culture, and Communication; and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

A student working on a laptop

Scholarships for Online Students

Teacher Residency

Scholarship information is available for the full-time Teacher Residency option and the part-time Teacher Residency option. You can also contact admissions at admissions@edinnovation.steinhardt.nyu.edu or 877-710-6381 for more information.

Counseling@NYU

Contact an Admissions Counselor at 855-698-4622 or admissions@counseling.steinhardt.nyu.edu to learn about scholarship opportunities.

OT@NYU

Contact an Admissions Counselor at 855-468-3698 or admissions@ot.steinhardt.nyu.edu to learn about scholarship opportunities.

Speech@NYU

Contact an Admissions Counselor at 888-698-0462 or admissions@speech.steinhardt.nyu.edu to learn about scholarship opportunities.

 

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