NYIT Scholarships

NYIT offers academic scholarships and grants based on academic achievements and high scholastic potential.

We review applications for admission to NYIT automatically for the scholarships listed below. In order be eligible, you must:

  • Complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled at NYIT (U.S. students only).
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA as specified by the scholarship.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements at all times.

NOTE: To complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need to manually input your 2015 federal tax information. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is not available. More information at IRS.gov.

NYIT scholarships and grants are renewable each semester, as long you meet the scholarship requirements. They are for tuition only, divided equally between fall and spring semesters. They are not applicable to summer session attendance.

Scholarships are determined by a variety of factors. The minimum academic requirements for each award are listed below.

First-Year Scholarships

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President’s Scholarship: $22,000 per year

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only)
  • Be an entering first-year student.
  • High school average of 95 or higher.
  • Minimum SAT score of 1270 or ACT score of 27.

 

Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship: $20,000 per year

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be an entering first-year student.
  • High school average of 90 or higher.
  • Minimum SAT score of 1180 or ACT score of 24.

 

NYIT Merit Scholarships and Academic Achievement Awards: $5,000–$18,000 per year

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be an entering first-year student.
  • Students not eligible for the President's or TK Steele Scholarship will be reviewed for these scholarships based on the strength of their application.

Renewal Criteria (For all first-year awards listed above)

You will be eligible to receive this scholarship for a maximum of four years (or eight semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment at NYIT. You must satisfactorily complete 12 credits each semester with no failing or incomplete grades. You must also maintain the minimum cumulative GPA as required each semester by the scholarship and/or grant as per your catalog upon admission into NYIT. NYIT scholarships and grants are for tuition only, divided equally between fall and spring semesters. They are not applicable to summer session attendance.


Gender Wage Gap Scholarship: 21% of NYIT Tuition

If you agree that gender inequality has no business in the workplace, take a stand with us and you can earn a scholarship that cuts your tuition by 21% the current national gender wage gap.

To qualify:

  • Share your message on this issue in two minutes or less on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #WageAgainstTheGap. View scholarship requirements.
  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be a senior in high school or have graduated from high school.
  • Apply and be accepted to NYIT as a full-time student in one of the following programs:
    • Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Human Resources
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Small Business & Entrepreneurial Studies
    • Hospitality Management

The Gender Wage Gap Scholarship is renewable each semester, as long as you meet full-time academic standing, the scholarship requirements, and submit an annual application. It is for tuition only, divided equally between fall and spring semesters. The scholarship is not applicable to summer session attendance.

NYIT FIRST Scholarship: $500 (one-time award)


FIRST 2017 Scholarship Provider

In collaboration with FIRST, NYIT offers two $500 merit-based scholarships to high school seniors who have been actively involved on a FIRST team and would like to attend NYIT. This scholarship may be used for a student in any undergraduate program offered in NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. This scholarship is a one-time award and is in addition to any other scholarship from NYIT for which students may qualify. Each recipient must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to the college. Complete the application. All applications must be received by July 15.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be a senior in high school.
  • Participated on a FIRST team.
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a scale up to 4.0).
  • Minimum SAT score of 1080 or ACT score of 20.
  • Apply and be admitted to NYIT as a full-time student in one of the following programs:
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
    • Engineering Management
    • Information Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Telecommunications Management

You do not need to have already been admitted at the time you apply for this scholarship.

Apply by July 15:

  • Complete the NYIT FIRST Scholarship Application including high school transcript and SAT/ACT score report.
  • Submit a 500-word essay regarding how your FIRST experience has affected your career goals OR essay describing your FIRST involvement, co-curricular activities and any academic honors.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from an adult mentor/coach on your FIRST team.

 

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Transfer Scholarships

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Transfer Scholarships: up to $2,000–$16,000

If you receive this award, you are eligible for a maximum of three years (six semesters) of continuous full-time undergraduate enrollment at NYIT.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA each year you are enrolled at NYIT (U.S. students only).
  • Earned at least 24 credits from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Readmitted students are not eligible.

You may qualify for a transfer award based on your cumulative GPA (estimated below) and prior coursework.

Cumulative GPA Award up to
2.5 – 2.749 $5,000 – $7,000
2.75 – 2.949 $8,000 – $10,000
2.95 – 3.149 $11,000 – $13,000
3.15 – 3.349 $12,000 – $14,000
3.35 – 4.0 $13,000 – $16,000

A transfer scholarship will be renewed each semester provided you satisfactorily complete at least 12 credits and maintain an appropriate cumulative GPA with no incomplete or failing grades. The dollar value of the scholarships is reviewed each year and may change. The required GPA to renew a scholarship varies from a 2.7 to a 3.1.  Please refer to your letter of admission for the GPA required to renew your scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarships: up to $2,000

Admissions will chose five transfer student applicants per year to receive this $2,000 award. Students must have been members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at their prior college.

To qualify:

  • Earned at least 24 credits from an accredited college or university.
  • Maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Submit a PTK scholarship application, along with proof of PTK membership and an essay to be considered.

Current NYIT Undergraduate Student Awards

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NYIT Scholar Incentive Awards: $3,000–$4,000

This award is for full-time undergraduate students who were not awarded any other NYIT scholarship upon enrollment. If you have demonstrated your commitment to NYIT and have achieved academic success after earning 30 – 59 credits at NYIT, then you may be awarded between $3,000 and $4,000.

Awards will be granted each semester. You cannot receive two NYIT merit-based academic scholarships concurrently. In the event that you qualify for more than one scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will be awarded.

If you qualify, you will receive this award for a maximum of three years (six semesters) of continuous enrollment in a four-year program.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be a full-time matriculated undergraduate NYIT student with 30 – 59 credits applicable to your degree.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, then you may receive a higher scholarship amount.

NYIT Academic Scholarship Program: $3,000–$4,000

This program recognizes and honors undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to NYIT. You may receive an award if you have shown consistent academic success after earning 60 or more NYIT credits applicable toward your degree. If you qualify, you will receive this award for a maximum of two years (four semesters).

You cannot receive two NYIT merit-based academic scholarships concurrently. In the event that you qualify for more than one scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will be awarded.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be a full-time matriculated undergraduate NYIT student with 60 or more credits applicable to your degree.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

NYIT Grant: Amount Varies

This grant is awarded to a limited number of current undergraduate students based upon financial need.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress and be eligible for federal financial aid.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship: up to $1,000 per year

Created in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in recognition of his beliefs, this scholarship is granted to low-income minority undergraduate and graduate students with high levels of academic achievement, leadership ability, and outstanding character. Application requirements and awards are determined on a semester-by-semester basis.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Request an application: email heopma@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1545.

Graduate Scholarships

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Graduate Scholar Award (GSA): up to $3,000 per year

This award recognizes the talents of entering graduate students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement. It consists of up to $3,000 per-year tuition-only credit for a maximum of three years (six semesters) of continuous full-time enrollment (nine credits). Proration may be available for applicants taking less than nine graduate level credits per semester, but you must register for at least three credits per semester for this proration.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be accepted to a matriculated graduate degree program.
  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree with a 3.3 CGPA.
  • If your program requires a GRE, then you must have earned a high enough combined score on the verbal and quantitative sections as determined by your academic department.
  • M.B.A. applicants must have a minimum GMAT score of 400.
  • International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 79 or a 6 on IELTS.
  • All students must be fully accepted without academic conditions.

Renewal Criteria

This award applies to fall and spring semesters only and is renewable each semester as long as you Complete the FAFSA and the financial aid process. Awards will be renewed on an annual basis if you maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete the courses for which you are registered, with no failing or incomplete grades.

 

Alumni Recognition Award: up to $2,550 per year

This award acknowledges NYIT's commitment to the professional success of its alumni. It is offered to students who hold an NYIT bachelor's or master's degree and are fully matriculated in one of NYIT’s graduate degree-granting programs. It consists of a $425 tuition-only credit for every three credits that you are registered for, up to a maximum of $1,275 per semester (not including summer). It will be allotted on an annual basis for a maximum of three years or six semesters, depending on your meeting all of the following criteria required each semester. This award is not applicable to students enrolled in a combined program in which a bachelor's degree has not yet been attained.

To qualify:

  • Complete the Alumni Recognition Award application each academic year. Deadlines: Aug. 15 for the fall semester; Jan. 15 for the spring semester.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and satisfactorily complete the classes for which you are registered with no failing or incomplete grades.
  • Be enrolled in at least three graduate credits.
  • Complete the FAFSA each year (U.S. students only).

 

Life Science Achievement Award: up to $3,975 per year

This scholarship is awarded only to students who are in matriculated in the B.S. in Life Sciences dual degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies. This award is not applicable to students enrolled in the combined Life Sciences/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program. The award bridges the gap between your undergraduate phase and your graduate or professional phase.

Beginning with your first professional phase, this scholarship provides up to $3,975 per year, including summer, based on full-time attendance for the completion of your undergraduate degree program.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Satisfactorily complete the classes you registered for in the previous semester.
  • Be matriculated in the B.S. in Life Sciences dual degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant studies.