Aspire Program Overview
You are about to set forth on a life-changing educational journey. One that will empower you with the confidence and skills to succeed. One that you will never forget!
NYUSPS Aspire is a scholarship program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented communities who will be first-generation college students. Aspire is a two-year college prep and mentoring program that features a variety of classes and workshops, which will prepare you for the college admissions process and experience. The program begins with a one-week college immersion intensive in the summer and continues with support throughout your junior and senior year in high school.
Priority Application Deadline
: March 1, 2019
Priority Notification Date : April 1, 2019
Final Application Deadline : April 5, 2019
Final notification date : May 1, 2019
To apply, you must be a current sophomore from the New York metro/tri-state area, who will be entering your junior year following this summer. You must submit an application, as well as an official high school transcript, two recommendations (one from your guidance counselor and one personal), and answers to short essay questions.
Fees : Students admitted to the program receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of tuition, housing, and meals during the summer session and workshops during the year.
Aspire New Students
Start : July 28, 2019
End : August 2, 2019
Check-In : July 27, 2019
Check-Out :August 2, 2019
With high hopes for a career in medicine, Thatcher Ansong is thrilled to be a participant in the Aspire Program.Learn about Thatcher's experience
Considering a career in law, Mariela Lopez is gaining support from her Aspire Program mentor that is putting her on the path to success.Learn about Mariela's experience
Get a feeling for what it's like to live on a college campus as you make friends from across the New York metropolitan area. Build your self-confidence as you take on new responsibilities.Learn More
The Aspire academic experience strengthens skills such as writing and quantitative analytics, while providing a strong foundation in leadership and the critical steps required to prepare for college.Learn More
What makes the Aspire experience so unique is the support and encouragement students receive from mentors and faculty members throughout their time in the program.Learn More
Admitted Students receive a full scholarship. Learn how you can help.Learn More