Scholarships for Students with Disabilities – The City University of New York (2023)

Alexander Graham (AG) Bell College Scholarship Program

Alexander Graham (AG) Bell College Scholarship Program: AG Bell offers several scholarships for full-time students who have a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, use listening and spoken language, and who are pursuing a bachelors, masters or doctorate (not law or public policy) degree at an accredited mainstream college or university. This is a merit-based scholarship program and award selection is extremely competitive. Through the efforts of members of the College Scholarship Selection Committee and friends of AG Bell, a special opportunity is offered for scholarship applicants who are currently college freshmen, sophomores or juniors in the United States who are majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (other than pre-med). The application deadline is January 22, 2016.

2016 Eligibility Criteria:
In order to be eligible for this scholarship program, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Listening and Spoken Language must be the applicant’s primary mode of communication.
  • Hearing loss must have been diagnosed before the applicant’s fourth birthday (pre-lingual hearing loss).
  • Hearing loss must be bilateral and in the moderately severe to profound range. Applicants must have an unaided Pure-Tone Average (PTA) of 60dB or greater in the better-hearing ear in the speech frequencies of 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz. Applicants with cochlear implants meet this eligibility requirement. Unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss does not qualify.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in or have applied to a 4-year mainstream and accredited college or university as a full-time student working to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Applicants who are or will be attending a community college offering an associate’s degree (2-year) do not meet this criterion.
  • Applicants in the United States must have a minimum cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent minimums: 4.06 on a 5.0 scale or 81.25 on a scale of 100). For high school seniors, this is a cumulative GPA for grades 9-11 and the first semester of grade 12. For college freshman, this is cumulative GPA for grades 9-12 and the first semester of college. For college sophomores or higher including graduate students, it is the cumulative GPA on college transcripts for all semesters completed. Non-U.S. Applicants: Applicants must have a minimum 80% cumulative on their high school or secondary school transcripts. For colleges outside of the United States, applicants must have a ranking equivalent to a minimum 3.25 GPA; for example, for students in the UK, Australia and India, a minimum of an Upper Second Class ranking is required.
  • Applicants may receive a total of two awards through the AG Bell College Scholarship program.

American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship

American Council of the Blind (ACB) Scholarship: The American Council of the Blind (ACB) annually awards approximately twenty scholarships ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $3,500 to vocational, entering freshmen, undergraduate, graduate and full time employees (32 hours or more per week who are attending college part time) students who are legally blind, maintain a 3.3 GPA and are involved in their school/local community. Applications and all supporting materials must be received by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on March 1, 2016. For more information about the application, please visit:

American Foundation for Blind (AFB) Scholarships

American Foundation for Blind (AFB) Scholarships: Most of AFB’s scholarships are designated for specific fields of study which are shown below.The applicants will only be considered for the scholarships that they select on the application.

Available AFB Scholarships for 2015:

  • The Delta Gamma Foundation Florence Margaret Harvey Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship of $1,000 to an undergraduate or graduate student in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind or visually impaired.
  • The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship: Four scholarships of $2,500 each to undergraduates or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired.
  • The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship: Two scholarships of $2,000 each to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences.
  • The R.L. Gillette Scholarship: Two scholarships of $1,000 each to women who are enrolled in a full-time four-year undergraduate degree program in literature or music. In addition to the general requirements, Gillette applicants must submit with their supporting documents:
    • A music performance on CD or a creative writing sample required for the application
  • The Gladys C. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship of $1,000 given to a female undergraduate or graduate student studying classical or religious music. In addition to the general requirements, Anderson applicants must submit with their supporting documents:
    • A music performance on CD required for the application
  • The Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship: one scholarship of $500 to a full-time graduate student.

General Requirements

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The applicants may use this application form to apply for more than one scholarship. It is not necessary to include multiple copies of supporting documents. All applications must include the following items, without exception:

  • Completed online application for 2015, including all sections of the essay
  • Offical transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of legal blindness

Applications and supporting documents must be received by AFB no later than May 31, 2015.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) War Veterans & Disabled War Veterans Scholarship: The Scholarships are made possible by generous contributions from Microsoft employees with matching funds from Microsoft, and the AFCEA Camp Pendleton and AFCEA Northern Virginia Chapters.

Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) and disabled veterans of Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom Operations who are currently enrolled either part time or full time in an eligible degree program at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States. Distance-learning or online programs affiliated with a major accredited U.S. institution are eligible.

Applicant must be:

  1. U.S. citizen
  2. Currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States
  3. Qualified freshman, sophomore, junior or senior
  4. Enrolled part time or full time in an eligible degree program

Candidate must be majoring in the following or C4I-related fields of electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer network systems; information systems security; computer information systems; information systems management; technology management; electronics engineering technology; computer science; physics; or mathematics.

Majors directly related to the support of U.S. intelligence or national security enterprises with relevance to the mission of AFCEA will also be eligible. The application deadline is November 15, 2016.

Foundation for Science and Disability

Foundation for Science and Disability – Science Student Grant Fund: A goal of the Foundation for Science and Disability is to increase opportunities in science for disabled students. To promote this goal, the FOUNDATION’s Science Student Grant Fund is available to fourth year undergraduate (who have been accepted to graduate or professional school) and graduate students who have a disability. The students must be United States citizens. Awards of $1000 each will be made to college or university students for some special purpose in connection with a science project or thesis in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Engineering, or Computer Science. An award could be given for assistive device or instrument or as financial support to work with a professor on an individual research project or for some other special research need.

As part of the application, the student is required to write an essay of about 250 words. The essay should include a description of professional goals and objectives, as well as the specific purpose for which the grant would be used. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members are required, including one from the faculty member who serves or will serve as the student’s academic research advisor.

Deadline to apply: December 1, 2016.

Google & Lime Connect Scholarship Program: Google and Lime Connect are committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Selected students will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, in 2015. Candidates will also be considered for software engineering internship opportunities with Google. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion for computer science – $10,000 for those studying in the US and $5,000 for those studying in Canada (based on tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must match the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply); and also
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full time student at a university in the U.S. or Canada in the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field (such as software engineering; or electrical engineering with a heavy computer science course load)
  • Maintaining a strong academic performance
  • A student with a visible or invisible disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to and passion for computer science and technology
  • Previous Google Lime Scholars are unfortunately not able to be considered

Deadline to apply: Midnight PST on Sunday, December 6th

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National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program: To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in the United States and Puerto Rico the opportunity to win one of thirty merit-based, national-level scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000. All scholarships awarded are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership.


  1. must be legally blind (PDF document) in both eyes, and
  2. must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico, and
  3. must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2015 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and
  4. must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities.

March 31, 2016

National Multiple Sclerosis Scholarship Program

National Multiple Sclerosis Scholarship Program: The National MS Society’s scholarship program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. The Society established its scholarship program in 2003 and the program continues to grow both in terms of support and scholarships awarded. In its first year of operation the program awarded 36 scholarships for a total of $68,000; in 2014 over $1 million was awarded to 718 scholars.

This scholarship is only for individuals who are United States citizens or legal residents living in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam or any other U.S. territory. People who live outside the country who are or whose parents are in the U.S. military, government service or other U.S. corporate employees are eligible as long as they meet the basic eligibility requirements. The applicants must be enrolled for at least six credit hours per academic term to be eligible as a part-time student. The scholarship is intended for students who are pursuing a degree, license, or certificate and is not for those who want to take an occasional personal enrichment class.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)

National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF): NHF/HANDI provides this current list of scholarships for general information purposes only. Prospective candidates will need to check with the individual sponsor or administrator of a given scholarship program for more details on specific criteria or procedures for submitting an application.

  • Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship Program: Must be an individual diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease or other inherited bleeding disorder and either entering or attending an accredited 2- or 4-year undergraduate institution in the US. High school seniors, undergrad freshmen, sophomores and juniors may also apply. Students who are pursuing or resuming an undergrad degree later in adulthood may apply if there was a gap in their academic career. Applicants will also need to show volunteer time spent directly benefitting the bleeding disorders community. The Program offers 20 scholarships each year and provides $4,000 for each scholarship.
  • Education is Power Scholarship: Individuals living with hemophilia or von Willebrand disease and attending a community college, junior college, four-year college, university, or vocational school. Must also be a US resident. About 20 scholarships will be awarded ranging in value from $500-$2,500.
  • Pfizer Soozie Courter Hemophilia Scholarship Program: Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with hemophilia A or hemophilia B who present the best combination of a creative and persuasive essay, excellent recommendations, and superior academic standing. For the 2015-2016 academic year, Pfizer will award:

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Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Scholarship Program

Organization for Autism Research (OAR) Scholarship Program:

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) introduced the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program to support the post-secondary, undergraduate education of qualified individuals with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Later on, OAR expanded of the scholarship program to benefit students with more severe autism diagnoses by establishing the Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship Program. For these awards, eligible students may be attending any of the types of institutions that fall under the Schwallie Family Scholarship Program criteria, as well as one of the growing numbers of certificate and life skills / transition programs.

OAR’s scholarship program provides non-renewable $3,000 scholarships to students across the autism spectrum. Applicants must choose between one of the following options:

  • The Schwallie Family Scholarship for higher-functioning students
  • The Lisa Higgins Hussman Scholarship to support students with more severe autism diagnoses

Eligibility: Any individual with an established autism diagnosis and who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is eligible to apply. Eligible individuals need to be enrolled on a full-time basis or be working toward certification or accreditation in a particular field (e.g., studying to be a paralegal, chef, etc.). Past recipients of a Schwallie Family Scholarship or immediate family members of any person serving on OAR’s Board of Directors or Scientific Council are not eligible to apply. Application will close on May 1, 2015. For more information, please visit:

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Scholarships for Survivors

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) Scholarships for Survivors: The purpose of PAF scholarship program is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America, under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past five years.


  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States of America under the age of 25
  • Applicant must have been diagnosed with and/or been actively treated for a life threatening disease within the past 5 years.
  • Applicant must be pursuing an Associate’s Degree as a bridge to a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
    *Note: The applicant may be directly pursuing a Bachelor’s degree without pursuing an Associate’s Degree first.
  • Applicant must complete Scholarship for Survivors application in full (Part A-E)
  • Applicant must write an essay on how their diagnosis has impacted their lives and their future goals (1000 word maximum).
  • Applicant must submit written documentation from a treating physician that outlines applicants’ medical history.
  • Applicant must provide two letters of recommendation from non-related persons (examples: teachers, coaches, community leaders). Reference letters must be submitted on business letterhead and include signatory’s contact information within the letter.
  • Applicant must provide an OFFICIAL high school and/or current college transcript (to include school seal); whichever is applicable.
  • Applicant must submit completed financial form (Part E) that will demonstrate financial need and include a copy of the first two pages of tax return.

Scholarship Amount and Distribution:

  • Award amount is $3,000 (about 12 scholarships)
  • The award is payable in equal amounts (per semester/trimester/quarter) directly to the college or university for the purpose of defraying tuition, books and other fee costs.

Deadline: February 27, 2016

Sertoma Scholarships for Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship

Sertoma Scholarships for Hard of Hearing or Deaf Scholarship: Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf provides scholarships for hard of hearing or deaf students. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.


  • Must have a minimum 40dB bilateral hearing loss, as evidenced on audiogram by an SRT of 40dB or greater in both ears
  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at a college or university in the United States – graduate degrees, associates degrees, community colleges, and vocational programs do not qualify.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 un-weighted scale
    • High School senior–Cumulative GPA is for grades 9-11 and first semester for grade 12
    • College freshman – Cumulative GPA is all of high school and first semester of college
    • College sophomore or higher-Cumulative GPA for all college-level semesters completed
    • Deadline to apply: May 1, 2016 (Central Standard Time)

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Shire ADHD Scholarship Program

Shire ADHD Scholarship Program: Shire is sponsoring an ADHD Scholarship to recognize students who are legal residents of the United States who are diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and who are accepted to or enrolled in a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program at an accredited college, university, technical school, trade school, or vocational school located in the US. (Students enrolled in graduate programs are not eligible for the Scholarship.) Shire will award up to fifty (50) Scholarships to recipients meeting the criteria. Each Scholarship recipient will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000 and one year of ADHD coaching services from the Edge Foundation (approximate value of coaching services: $4,400). Awards are one-time only and are not renewable or transferable. No substitutions or transfers are permitted. The award money will be paid directly to the recipient’s qualifying institution.

  • Online applications: All online applications must be submitted by February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM Eastern Time.
  • Paper applications: All paper applications must be postmarked or faxed by February 18, 2015. Handwritten applications will NOT be accepted.
  • Applications must either be submitted 100% online or 100% paper/hard copy. Mixed applications will NOT be accepted.

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) Academic Scholarship Programs - The Eric Marder Scholarship Program of IDF

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) Academic Scholarship Programs – The Eric Marder Scholarship Program of IDF:

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is honored to award scholarships to undergraduate students living with primary immunodeficiency diseases who plan on completing their post-secondary education. The Eric Marder Scholarship Program is open to patients with a primary immunodeficiency as classified by the World Health Organization and is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school.

The applicants must submit:

  • Autobiographical essay.
  • Letter from an immunologist verifying your primary immunodeficiency disease
  • College acceptance letter
  • References from two people who are not relatives
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) NOTE: The FAFSA needs to be for the 2014 tax year. A FAFSA from a previous year will NOT be accepted.

April 15, 2015.

The CUNY University Student Senate (USS) Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship for Disabled Students

The USS Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship for Disabled Students:

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The USS Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino’s Students with Disabilities scholarship recognizes students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances. Two students per campus, per academic year are awarded the scholarship.

USS requests that each campus sends four (4) candidates for each of the Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships. USS will award one (1) Passantino Scholarship to a student with a disability, per campus in the amount of $1,000.00 each. Deadline to apply:
April 4, 2016.
For more information, please visit:


Does CUNY give full ride scholarships? ›

New York State Scholarships

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free.

What scholarships are available in New York? ›

  • Excelsior Scholarship Program. ...
  • Educational Opportunity Program. ...
  • Tuition Assistance Program. ...
  • Aid for Part-Time Study. ...
  • NYS Memorial Scholarship. ...
  • New York Women in Communication Scholarships. ...
  • Charles E. ...
  • Ascend Educational Fund.

Can you get full scholarship NYU? ›

To support full-need scholarship students, NYU provides the Breakthrough Leadership Scholars Program to build community and equip scholars with the skills and relationships needed to excel at school and in their professional careers.

How can I get free scholarships? ›

Tips for applying for a university scholarship or bursary
  1. Consider your chances. ...
  2. Check if you need to apply and what the deadline is. ...
  3. Find out when you'll know if you're successful for an award. ...
  4. Share your information with Student Finance. ...
  5. Keep your eyes open for opportunities. ...
  6. Take care with your application. ...
  7. Be realistic.

How do you qualify for free tuition at CUNY? ›

Be pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree. Attend school full time. Earn $125,000 or less (household federal adjusted gross income) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application.

What colleges offer free tuition in NY? ›

Leading the Way to College Affordability

Under this groundbreaking program, more than 940,000 middle-class families and individuals making up to $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State.

How can I get a scholarship in NYC? ›

  1. Have graduated from high school.
  2. Study full time and be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program of study in a New York State post-secondary institution.
  3. Be in good academic standing.
  4. Not be in default on any guaranteed student loan administered by HESC.
  5. Be a U.S. citizen or qualifying non-citizen.

Which university offers the most scholarships? ›

The 50 colleges that offer the most student aid
RankCollegeStudents receiving need-based aid
1Columbia University2,973
2Yale University2,732
3Williams College1,014
4Amherst College1,066
46 more rows
29 Oct 2018

What kind of scholarships are available? ›

Lets go through these different type of scholarships one at a time:
  • Need Based Scholarships. ...
  • Merit Based Scholarships. ...
  • NMSQT/PSAT: The Test Scholarships. ...
  • Scholarship for Students Interested in Music. ...
  • Athletics based Scholarships. ...
  • Scholarships for Females in STEM. ...
  • Funding for Out-of-State Students.

What GPA do you need to get into NYU? ›

Most students admitted to NYU have an unweighted GPA of 3.7 or above, so you'll need to have at least a 3.7 to be seriously evaluated. To meet the NYU GPA requirements, you'll have to score primarily A's and A-'s on your high school courses.

What GPA do you need to get a scholarship to NYU? ›

The annual review will include courses completed up through the summer term of that academic year. Most graduate schools at the University require a minimum GPA of 3.0 for federal and institutional financial aid (2.0 for NYU College of Dentistry DDS and Advanced Standing students).

What GPA do you need for NYU medical school? ›

GPA range: 3.64–4.0. Median MCAT score: 522. MCAT range: 512–527.

How much is a special support grant? ›

Special Support Grant

You could be eligible if you receive certain benefits, qualify for Disabled Students' Allowance or are a single parent. SSG pays up to £3,475 a year in Northern Ireland, and up to £5,161 a year in Wales. Just like the Maintenance Grant, it's means-tested and doesn't have to be repaid.

When should you start applying for scholarships? ›

Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you're in high school now, you should be researching and applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years.

What grades do you need for a scholarship? ›

One of the most common grade point average requirements is a 3.0 average. (Again, every scholarship provider is different and it's up to them to set their eligibility criteria, not us.) While some scholarships are based on a student's GPA, most scholarship aren't only about a student's GPA.

Why did CUNY stop being free? ›

Financial crisis of 1976

In fall 1976, during New York City's fiscal crisis, the free tuition policy was discontinued under pressure from the federal government, the financial community that had a role in rescuing the city from bankruptcy, and New York State, which would take over the funding of CUNY's senior colleges.

When did CUNY stop being free? ›

CUNY was free for qualifying city students from its inception in 1847 until 1976, when a city fiscal crisis led to change.

Who is eligible for NYS Excelsior Scholarship? ›

For the 2022-23 academic year, families who earned $125,000 or less in the tax year 2020 are eligible to apply. Excelsior Scholarship - What to know!

Which university is free in USA? ›

The US Service Academies are among the tuition-free universities in the USA. There are five United States Academies. They are U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

What state has free college? ›

Hawaii. The Hawai'i Promise Scholarship waives tuition costs for in-state students with financial need who are attending the University of Hawai'i Community College. The scholarship covers tuition costs and fees and also includes an allowance for books, supplies and transportation.

Does everyone get the Excelsior Scholarship? ›

Yes. Students who are currently attending college are eligible to receive an award, provided they are currently on track to complete their degree on time.

What is the NYS merit scholarship? ›

The NYS Achievement and Investment in Merit Scholarship (NY-AIMS) provides merit-based scholarships to NYS high school graduates who achieved academic excellence as a high school student, and enroll or plan to enroll in a public or private NYS college immediately after high school.

Is tuition free in New York? ›

New York was the first state with a free college program covering both two- and four-year colleges, but other states, like New Mexico, are developing their own programs.

Is it hard to get into NYU? ›

NYU admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 21%. Students that get into NYU have an average SAT score between 1370-1540 or an average ACT score of 31-34.

How do you get a full scholarship? ›

How to Get a Full Scholarship
  1. Know where to look. ...
  2. Prepare in advance. ...
  3. Work hard and keep motivated. ...
  4. Make yourself stand out from other applicants. ...
  5. Read the application instructions carefully. ...
  6. Submit an exceptional scholarship essay or cover letter. ...
  7. Be realistic.

What is full ride scholarships? ›

What is a full ride scholarship? A full ride scholarship is an award that covers all expenses related with college. This includes tuition, books, fees, room and board, and possibly even living costs.

Which university in USA gives full scholarship? ›

Stanford offers several full scholarships for international students, including the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, the Stegner Fellowships, and the Fulbright Scholarships. Stanford university is known for its high-quality education, research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities.

What is the easiest scholarship to get for college? ›

Top easy scholarships in 2022
  • $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship.
  • $2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay.
  • $40,000 BigFuture Scholarships.
  • $2,500 Christian Connector Scholarship.
  • $5,000 Graduate School Scholarship.
  • $2,000 College Repayment Grant.
  • Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship.

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Scholarships provide money that does not have to repaid and usually is awarded on the basis of academic merit. There are more than 1,000 scholarships, awards, a...
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What colleges give full ride scholarships? ›

Top National Schools That Offer Full-Ride Scholarships
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) ...
  • Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) ...
  • Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee) ...
  • University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana) ...
  • Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia)
7 Oct 2022

How do you get full ride scholarships? ›

Full-ride academic scholarship: Be at the top of your class with a great GPA, take AP/honors classes, and get perfect (or close to perfect) SAT or ACT scores. Along with academic merit, it also helps to also have leadership skills or community involvement, too (see below).

Does a full ride scholarship cover all 4 years? ›

Full-ride scholarships cover all university expenses aside from tuition fees, such as accommodation, meals, and transportation. A good example is the USDA 1890 National Scholars' Program, a four-year, full-ride scholarship designed to cover the recipient's full tuition, room and board, study materials, and other fees.

What ACT score is needed for full ride scholarships? ›

Overall, my research so far has been surprising in that there are a few schools that will offer full-tuition scholarships starting in the 22 – 25 ACT range, but most full-ride scholarships require a 28 ACT or higher.

How do you get a 2022 full ride scholarship? ›

How can students win a full-ride scholarship?
  1. Plan ahead. Students should start doing research as soon as they start high school. ...
  2. Keep grades up. Students should demonstrate academic excellence. ...
  3. Be a leader. ...
  4. Get involved. ...
  5. Build relationships with mentors. ...
  6. Find strengths. ...
  7. Submit a great scholarship application.
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What GPA do you have to have to get a scholarship? ›

Some scholarship committees only consider applicants whose GPA meets a certain threshold. Minimum requirements range from around 2.0 on the lower end to 3.75 or higher for competitive academic scholarships. Generally speaking, a 3.0 GPA or higher will give you a decent shot at qualifying for a variety of scholarships.

Which university gives free scholarships in USA? ›

Stanford University Scholarships

Stanford University Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is offered for Masters and Ph. D studies. This scholarship is offering full tuition fees, traveling allowance, Living allowance and academic expenses.

Which college gives the most scholarships? ›

The 50 colleges that offer the most student aid
RankCollegeStudents receiving need-based aid
1Columbia University2,973
2Yale University2,732
3Williams College1,014
4Amherst College1,066
46 more rows
29 Oct 2018

Do scholarships cover living expenses? ›

Not all scholarships would cover the cost of living expenses like accommodation on top of tuition fees, so it's important to have the money to support yourself in part.

What scholarships are easy to get? ›

Top easy scholarships in 2022
  • $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship.
  • $2,000 Nitro College Scholarship – No Essay.
  • $40,000 BigFuture Scholarships.
  • $2,500 Christian Connector Scholarship.
  • $5,000 Graduate School Scholarship.
  • $2,000 College Repayment Grant.
  • Annual Protestant Faith Based College Scholarship.

What is the hardest scholarship to get? ›

Top 10 Hardest Scholarships to Get
  • Rhodes Scholarship.
  • Fullbright Scholarship.
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
  • Princeton Scholarship.
  • Mitchell Scholarship.
  • Churchill Scholarship.
  • Marshall Scholarship.
  • Jardine Scholarship.
23 Sept 2020

Can I get a full ride scholarship with a 3.5 GPA? ›

Several scholarships have minimum GPA requirements which applicants must meet to be eligible for scholarship awards. Thankfully, a 3.5 GPA opens the door to many of these scholarships. Some students might even be able to cover the full cost of their college tuition through these scholarships.

When should you start applying for scholarships? ›

Some deadlines are as early as a year before college starts, so if you're in high school now, you should be researching and applying for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior years.

Can a 30 on the ACT get you a full ride? ›

As your SAT score goes up, the required class rank goes down—students with a 1200+ SAT score or 25+ ACT score may receive a scholarship at a top 30% class ranking, and students with a 1400+ SAT or 31+ ACT score may receive a scholarship at a top 40% class ranking.

What SAT score is good for scholarships? ›

What Is a Good SAT Score for College Scholarships? Scoring anywhere between 1200 and 1600 on the SAT is generally considered a good score for earning merit-based scholarships. The higher your score, the more scholarship money you can potentially win.


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