Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies – Financial Aid Options
In this section, you will find an overview of financial aid opportunities. To discuss these options further, prospective students are invited to email us your questions or to call an NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions counselor at (212) 998-7100.
More aid opportunities are available online and through the NYU Office of Financial Aid.
Explore Scholarships Online
Below, we have provided some helpful links for researching scholarship opportunities.
- College Board
- NY Scholarships and Grants
- Petersons Scholarship Search
- Sallie Mae
- Scholarship Experts
Please note the information presented by such services is not verified or endorsed by New York University.
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Dean’s Undergraduate Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students within the School of Professional Studies community by awarding a $10,000 scholarship. Identifying the need among NYUSPS students, the School established this annual merit-based scholarship to reward exemplary academic achievement, outstanding service, and committed involvement in the SPS community. The Dean’s Scholars are required to serve as SPS Ambassadors, attend monthly roundtable meetings with the Dean, and participate as mentors to high school students in the NYUSPS High School Academy Aspire Program, a college preparatory program for students in the New York/Tri-State area who will be first-generation college students. All Dean’s Scholars are required to be physically present and available to participate in Dean’s Scholars’ events on the NYUSPS campus in New York City over the course of the full academic year (including 8 Saturdays), in addition to evenings during one week in July preceding the academic year (dates to be released in early Spring 2018).
If selected as a Dean’s Scholar, you will:
- Receive a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 for Fall 2018; $5,000 for Spring 2019)
- Join a distinguished group of students representing SPS
- Make a difference by mentoring a high school student who will be a first generation college student in the NYUSPS High School Academy Aspire Program
- Be honored with a custom graduation stole and will sit on stage at the SPS graduation ceremony (if you are a Dean’s Scholar the year you graduate)
- Benefit from the unique relationships you will forge with the Office of the Dean and with the School's leadership
Undergraduate Scholar Eligibility Requirements*:
- Full- or part-time NYUSPS undergraduate student (domestic and international)
- Minimum 3.7 GPA
- 48 credits completed at time of application (at least 16 credits and 2 semesters completed at NYUSPS)
- Enrolled in both Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters (students graduating in December 2018 are not eligible)
- Must be able to participate in the Dean’s Scholars monthly meetings and Aspire Program Weekend Workshops (dates to be released in Spring 2018)
*Some eligibility requirements are subject to change. Please see the application--to be released in Spring 2018--for final eligibility requirements.
The Dean’s Graduate and Undergraduate Scholars applications will be available in Spring 2018. The application requires two essays, an official transcript, a current resume, two letters of recommendation and your department’s signature to verify your academic good standing. Finalists will be required to attend an in-person interview with the Selection Committee. All NYUSPS students receive a notice via email each spring semester when the application is available.
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NYU School of Professional Studies Scholarships for New Students
Qualified students may be awarded up to $7,000 per academic year. These scholarships are based upon financial need and academic potential and are awarded after completing the FAFSA. No additional application is necessary.
If you are a new student in the process of applying for admission, please note that priority consideration is given to applicants with a complete application for admission on file by the recommended application submission date for their intended term of entry. However, all eligible applicants with a complete application on file by the final application deadline will be considered.
The late Leon Shimkin rose through the ranks in the elite world of New York City book publishing—starting out as a bookkeeper, he eventually became the chairman of the board and owner of Simon & Schuster. He also was a one of the founders of Pocket Books. During his early career he completed his degree at NYU by taking evening classes. Deeply committed to supporting non-traditional students in their academic pursuits, he established this scholarship fund to provide tuition assistance to newly admitted McGhee students who demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
To be considered for this scholarship:
- You must have been admitted into an associates or bachelors degree program with the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.
- If applying for a fall semester scholarship, you must have been admitted to the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies for the same fall semester, OR deferred enrollment to the same fall semester after having been admitted for an earlier semester.
- If applying for a spring semester scholarship, you must have been admitted to the Division for the same spring semester, OR deferred enrollment to the same spring semester after having been admitted for an earlier semester.
- You must not have begun taking courses with the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.
- You must have filed a completed FAFSA application to demonstrate financial need in the academic year of the award.
- You must complete the online application form and submit a personal essay. (Please Note: The scholarship form and instructions are only made available upon acceptance to the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.)
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
- NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies students may participate in the NYU National Scholarship Competitions.
- The Scholarship reference books in the Division’s scholarship library at 7 East 12th Street provide additional scholarship opportunities
- Many scholarship opportunities for continuing students are available.
- Community college students from the tri-state area may be eligible for the Division's Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP) Scholarship.
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) scholarships also are available to new transfer students with a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA. You must be able to provide a copy of your PTK certificate, your final transcript, and a letter from your community college advisor stating you are in good standing with PTK.
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