Financial Aid and Scholarships

Find out about opportunities to help you fund your higher education.

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Affordability and financial aid support continue to be a University-wide priority. Below is a growing list of financial assistance and scholarship opportunities for Tandon students. Pay close attention to deadlines as several of these scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students. This page is meant to serve as an ever-growing resource for Tandon undergraduate students, and as a starting point for thinking about ways to fund your time at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. 

Scholarship Appeal for Returning Undergraduates

Any returning undergraduate student whose family has experienced a financial change in circumstance may submit an appeal for additional scholarship. Appeal scholarships are not guaranteed and when approved, generally are not renewable.

To be reviewed, the student must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in good standing who will not be in their first semester for the semester in which they are asking consideration. Visit the Financial Aid website to learn more.

FIRST Scholarship

NYU is a scholarship provider on behalf of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics.) This one-time $2,000 scholarship is awarded to facilitate the stated mission of FIRST® — to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. High school students who have participated or are participating in high-school-level FIRST Robotics Competition and/or FIRST Tech Challenge teams are eligible to apply. Students must complete a brief application and submit one letter of recommendation before confirming their decision to matriculate at NYU Tandon. The deadline each year is June 1st. More information about this scholarship can be found at

NACME Scholars Program

NACME, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, is committed to supporting underrepresented students enter and thrive in engineering fields. NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a proud partner of NACME, is found by this organization to have a commitment to minority student success as evidenced by recruitment, admission, retention, education, and graduation of Black, African American, Latino, and Native American engineering students. Each year, incoming first year and transfer students are reviewed by committee to receive a $2,500 award, renewable each year, along with connection to mentoring and career opportunities, and invitations to NACME sponsored events. Students are selected and notified in July. Visit to learn more.

American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry.  Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy-related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market. High school seniors who have confirmed intent to matriculate into NYU Tandon School of Engineering by submitting a deposit must apply for this scholarship in mid-March (Note: Early Decision I and II applicants to NYU Tandon will have received admissions notifications by this date, but students applying by the general admissions deadline may need to complete this scholarship application before they have received their admissions notification). A one-time $2,000 scholarship is awarded to selected students. Visit the AABE website and select “New York” to complete the application form.

Romanelli Endowed Scholarship

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for the Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship. Recipients of the Scholarship must be undergraduate students of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and a connection to Italy. The Scholarship is intended to support one new freshman each year and support that scholar throughout his or her university tenure. Learn more and apply to the Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship.

Society of Women Engineers

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science. 

Grants are announced in the summer (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and late summer/early fall (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Grant payments are made in the fall for corporate-sponsored scholarships and in both the fall and spring for endowed scholarships, upon proof of registration.

Additional Awards

The NYU Office of Global Awards supports undergraduate students applying for competitive, merit-based fellowships, scholarships, and internships.

Carroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund

The Caroll and Milton Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund provides quick-response emergency grants to matriculated students in good academic standing who are facing a short-term financial emergency. The goal of the fund is to help students remain in school without interruption and successfully complete their degree requirements. Visit the Office of Student Affairs website for examples of qualifying emergencies and application instructions