DAUS Scholarships

Please see brief descriptions of all available DAUS scholarships below. 

To apply, login to Albert and select Application Center. Then find ‘Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies Scholarship Application’, and 'Start New Application'. From the drop down menu, select the scholarship for which you would like to apply. Students can apply to more than one (and are encouraged to do so).

All scholarships will require an essay. The essay is one of the most important parts of your application. It is your opportunity to “speak” to the Scholarship Committee and make your application stand out above others. Details concerning the essay can be found on the application page.

Please note these are divisional scholarships. See the list of school-wide scholarships available to all undergraduates.

Bachelor Degree Scholarships

Wendy David Scholarship

  • David Scholars are awarded $15,000 per academic year. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent, have maintained a high level of academic performance, and be in good disciplinary standing. 
  • It is preferred that David Scholars be employed full time or part time.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
  • Students will need to submit a resume/CV and essay as detailed on the application page.

Icahn Scholarship for Single Parents

  • This scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing either a Bachelor's of Science degree or a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Economics or in Organizational Behavior and Change. 
  • Recipients are awarded $5000 per academic year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent, have earned a minimum of 64 credits, and be enrolled for a minimum of 8 credits in each semester the grant is received. 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

George Sideris Award

  • The Sideris Award provides tuition assistance to students working on degree-related Independent Study, Senior Project Seminar, Senior Project Independent Study, or Fieldwork projects while pursuing a Bachelor's degree at DAUS.
  • Students will need to cite faculty endorsement of the proposed study in the application. 
  • Sideris Scholars are typically awarded $1000-$2,000 per academic year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Bernard Osher Foundation Reentry Scholarship

  • Specifically for adult students returning to college.
  • Awards $2500 per academic year based upon academic potential and financial need. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent. 
  • Applicants must show academic promise, have had a cumulative gap of 5 years in their education, can be a full- or part-time student, and should ideally be between the ages of 25-50.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Etta Kallman Memorial Scholarship

  • Established to provide financial assistance for short-term travel/study away.
  • Recipients are typically awarded $1000. 
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 60 credits (30 credits from DAUS or elsewhere at NYU). 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.

Stenbeck Scholarship

  • This scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing either a Bachelor's of Arts in Social Sciences with a concentration in Media Studies or a Bachelor's of Science in Digital Communications and Media. 
  • Awards typically range from $2500 to $5000 each. 
  • Applicants must have been enrolled at NYU SPS for at least two semesters, have earned a minimum of 16 credits, and be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits in each semester the grant is received. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Bart Lawson Scholarship

  • Provides tuition assistance to Bachelor’s of Arts or Bachelor’s of Science students working on degree-related research projects, such as Independent Study, Senior Project Seminar, Senior Project Independent Study or Fieldwork projects. This project preferably will address a social issue. 
  • Students will need to cite faculty endorsement of proposed study in the application. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent.
  • Typical award amount is $2500 for the academic year.
  • A minumum GPA of 3.0 is required.

DAUS Degree Completion Financial Assistance Scholarship

  • Award designed for those nearing the completion of their degree.
  • Award is based upon both academic merit and financial need. 
  • Selected students typically receive grants of $2000 per semester. 
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program and must have earned a minimum of 96 credits toward their degree. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent.
  • Minimum GPA required is 3.0.

Shimkin Scholarship for Newly Admitted Students

  • Provides tuition assistance to newly admitted Bachelor’s of Arts or Bachelor’s of Science students. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent. 
  • Shimkin Scholars are awarded $5000 per academic year. 
  • Applicants must have been admitted into a Bachelor's degree program at NYU SPS. 
  • Applications must be submitted by the semester to which the student has been admitted or the semester to which the student has deferred enrollment. 
  • This scholarship is not open to continuing students or any student who already has begun taking Bachelor’s degree courses at NYU SPS. 
  • If you are graduating from the Associate program at NYU SPS and plan to continue at DAUS for your Bachelor's degree, you are eligible to apply to this award. 

DAUS Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

  • This Summer Study Abroad Scholarship was established to help offset tuition costs for DAUS students to study abroad during a summer at one of NYU's global campuses. 
  • The program of study should be in line with your educational and/or career goals. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent. 
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, as is a minimum of 12 course credits, completed at DAUS by the time the summer study begins. 
  • The award is open to both Associate and Bachelor's students. 
  • Typical awards are $2500.

Associate Degree Scholarships

Elaine Lambert New Student Scholarship

  • Provides tuition assistance to newly admitted Associate degree students. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent. 
  • Typical amount for each award is $2500. 
  • Applicants must have been admitted into an Associate degree program at NYU SPS. 
  • Applications must be submitted by the semester to which the student has been admitted or the semester to which the student has deferred enrollment. 
  • This scholarship is not open to continuing students or any student who already has begun taking courses at DAUS.

DAUS SPS Scholarship for Associate Students

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an Associate degree program.
  • The SPS Scholarship is based upon both academic merit and financial need. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA or equivalent. 
  • Selected students typically receive grants of $5000. 

Application Deadlines

Specific application deadlines will be included in an email announcement to all students at the beginning of each application cycle.

Fall Scholarships: August 

Spring Scholarships: January*

Summer Scholarships: May*


*Only the Shimkin, Elaine Lambert, and DAUS Completion Scholarships are available for the Spring application cycle. Only DAUS Completion and Summer Study Abroad Scholarships are available for Summer application cycle.  

Contact

Questions? Contact Zachary Elmassian zae2@nyu.edu in the Associate Dean's Office.