Financial Aid and Scholarships | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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

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Affordability and financial aid support are a University-wide priority. This page is a resource for undergraduate students to learn about external funding opportunities to support your studies at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Below is a growing list of external financial assistance and scholarship opportunities available to Tandon undergraduate students. Please visit the respective links to learn more as deadlines and eligibility criteria vary. 

Scholarship Appeal for Returning Undergraduates

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

In order to be eligible to apply, the student must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting program, be in good academic standing, and have at least the first semester completed at the time of submission. Visit the Financial Aid website to learn more and to submit an appeal.

ASPIRE Scholarship for Service

The ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education) scholarship assists in educating and training the next generation of cybersecurity experts. The program aims to produce cybersecurity specialists who understand information-security issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. ASPIRE is funded by the Federal Scholarship for Service (SFS), a partnership between the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the United States’ information safety. The scholarship is administered by the NYU Center for Cybersecurity at Tandon School of Engineering. 

Approximately 6 scholarships are awarded annually to both undergraduate and graduate students who are committed to studying cybersecurity, either as a major, minor, or in fulfillment of elective requirements, as well as committed to training and working in cybersecurity post-graduation. The scholarship provides 100% NYU tuition for 2 years plus a generous stipend in exchange for 2 years of service in a US government agency working in cybersecurity after graduation. Visit the NYU ASPIRE website for eligibility, deadlines, and application instructions.

Schwarzman Scholars

Through the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship, students will develop the skills necessary to become a global leader through an immersive experience designed to form a global community. Selected scholars will receive a scholarship to pursue a one-year Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. During the duration of the program, students will learn to navigate and understand China's role in global affairs, leading them to better understand the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century. To learn more, visit the Schwarzman Scholars website.


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. Learn more about this scholarship.

World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Alumni Scholarship

NYU is a proud academic partner of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO), promoting robotics in STEM education worldwide. Since 2004, WRO tournaments are organized in more than 65 countries and each season new countries join the movement. The WRO international final in November is hosted by a different country each year.

Participants in this annual final who are admitted to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering are eligible to apply for one-time scholarship, up to $2,000.  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.  To apply, please complete the WRO Alumni Scholarship Form.

Romanelli Endowed Scholarship

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites newly admitted, incoming first year students to apply for the Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship must 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 here to the Nicholas and Angelica Romanelli Endowed Scholarship.

ACEC New York

The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) offers over 20 different scholarships of varying amounts, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, for engineering students in New York who are pursuing their final year of undergraduate study. Scholarships from the ACEC New York are only offered once to recipients and those who receive awards must intend to continue begin their post-graduation careers in New York State. Visit the ACEC website to learn more and apply. 

The Tau Beta Pi Association Scholarship

The Tau Beta Pi Association Scholarship Program was established in 1998 with five awards named in honor of former Emeritus R.H. Nagel. Awards have been made to more than 2,798 members of Tau Beta PI for their senior year of engineering study. Applicants must be a member of the Tau Beta Pi Association; scholars receive a full-year award of $2000.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program invests in the next generation of STEM talent by awarding $10,000 to 200 recipients who are studying computer science or engineering. The scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate freshmen and sophomores with a 2.5 GPA and is renewable for up to three years. Students from diverse backgrounds or who identify with groups who have been historically underrepresented in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Global Awards

The NYU Office of Global Awards supports undergraduate students applying for competitive, merit-based fellowships, scholarships, and internships, including the Goldwater Scholarship which awards up to $7,500 for undergraduate students studying mathematics, engineering, and natural sciences who plan to pursue careers in research. Find additional opportunities.

Funding for Study Away

There are a number of funding opportunities to help make an abroad experience more affordable. Some of these are internal to NYU, while others are external. More information can be found via the Tandon Study Abroad Tuition, Expenses, & Scholarships webpage.

Additional External Awards

The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. A group of undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's impact on diversity, demonstrated leadership and academic background. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD. Students from historically underrepresented groups including Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, are encouraged to apply. 

Powered by Scholarship America, Amazon offers the Amazon Future Engineer scholarship to students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and more; awards range from $5,000 up to $10,000 and are renewable based on academic performance. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. 

Scholarships for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, or graduate students, from traditionally underserved or underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, math or health. GMiS scholarships typically range from $500 - $5,000.

SAE International provides the SAE International Undergraduate Scholarship to students with a passion for engineering who are pursuing a STEM degree. This scholarship is need based and open to all academic years, including incoming freshmen. All scholarships are endowed through the SAE Foundation.

Students who are majoring in engineering or biomedical engineering are eligble to apply for this $1,000 scholarship from DeviceLab. Applicants are required to submit an 1,000 word essay application on a variety of topics.

Contact Us

For questions or support regarding external scholarships and awards, please contact:

Kourtney Gardner, Undergraduate Operations Administrator

646 997-3983 (ext. 73983)