Financial Aid and Scholarships
Find out about opportunities to help you fund your higher education.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.firstinspires.org/scholarships.
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.
NACME Scholars Program
NACME, the 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 www.nacme.org/scholarships to learn more.
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.
American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers hosts several scholarships available for students interested in civil engineering to apply for, providing that applicants are an ASCE Student Member in good standing. Applicants can apply to multiple scholarships and award amounts vary from $2,500 and $5,000.
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.
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. Applicants can apply regardless of SWE membership status and are considered for all eligible scholarships based on one application.
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.
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 aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in energy-related fields such as engineering, technology, business, or mathematics. 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 $3,000 scholarship is awarded to selected students. Visit the AABE website and select “APPLY” to complete the application form.
Brown and Caldwell
Brown and Caldwell offer a number of scholarships to support students pursuing a career in certain engineering disciplines or environmental professions. These scholarships include the Minority Scholarship, the Women in Leadership Scholarship, the LGBTQIA+ Scholarship, and more. Award recipients will receive $5,000; scholarship applicants must be juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering or fields related to environmental engineering and must have a 3.0 GPA.
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. Additional opportunities can be found here.
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
Microsoft awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage high school seniors to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. The scholarships offered include the following:
Generation Google Scholarship
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. Google offers a similar scholarship opportunity for students with disabilities here; Google Lime Scholarship.
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
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.
Great Minds In STEM (GMiS): Scholarship Program
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.
Hebrew Free Loan Society
Administered by the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the United Jewish Appeal – Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, offers two scholarships: the UJA-Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund and the UJA-Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund. Both awards are for undergraduate Jewish students who demonstrate financial need and are at least in their second year of study.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Women in STEM
The following scholarships are dedicated to students who identify as women and are pursuing an education in STEM related fields.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities for Minorities in STEM
The following scholarships are dedicated to students who identify as minorities and/or identify with an underrepresented group in STEM and are pursuing an education in STEM-related fields.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers ScholarSHPE
- NAACP: Happy Day Scholarship, Hubertus W.B. Willems Scholarship, SmileDirectClub Scholarship, Building Beautiful Futures Scholarship
- ACS (American Chemical Society) Scholars Program
- The Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards
- AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) Scholarships