NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Study

Shimkin Scholarship

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 DAUS 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

*Please Note: The scholarship form and instructions are only made available upon

acceptance to the NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.

Eligibility

  • NYUSPS Undergraduate Student
  • Must be a NEW student

Application Requirements

1 Essay

You must submit a personal essay

Online Application

You must complete the online application

FAFSA Form

A completed FAFSA application is required