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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

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, 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 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 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.

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.

Global Awards

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

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

As a female-led tech company, Influenster states a responsibility to uplift women in tech fields and create opportunities to encourage and empower future female leaders.  Influenster is encouraging and empowering the next generation of female tech leaders with the Influenster 2020 Women in STEM Scholarship program, offering academic scholarships valued at $1,000 each to five female students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical field of study to help support their career aspirations.

Microsoft awards tuition and conference scholarships each year to encourage students to further their learnings in Computer Science and related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplines. Recipients for the scholarship will be awarded in recognition of their demonstrated passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership while working to push the software industry forward. Priority given to applications that demonstrate exceptional leadership work in the promotion of diversity in STEM disciplines at their university. This program is especially committed to offering scholarships to those individuals from backgrounds that may have historically been underrepresented in the technical field.

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.

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related disciplines, and are also intending to pursue careers in chemistry-related fields. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per academic year. To date, over 3,000 students have received a funding from the ACS Scholars Program. Application opens on November 1st.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Once chosen from a national, selective application process, Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF’s celebrated “42 Strategies for Success Curriculum”.  This four-year program guides JRF Scholars to effectively navigate their college environments, explore career options, develop leadership skills, and embrace a commitment to service. The program also promotes the values and character traits embodied in the heroic life of the Foundation’s namesake, encouraging Scholars to positively impact the lives of others. 

Additional fellowships are given to JRF Scholars to pursue opportunities to work and study abroad (Rachel Robinson International Fellowship) and for post-graduate education (Extra Innings Fellowship).

A $5,000 scholarship to support students who identify as minorities and are interested in pursuing a career in the environmental profession. For juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical or field related to environmental engineering. Must have a 3.0 GPA.

The Herbert Lehman Scholarship Program awards U.S. high school seniors and first-year students $2,000 per year, over four years, for a total of $8,000. Herbert Lehman Scholarships were initially awarded to help African-American students attend formerly segregated four-year colleges and universities in the South and to increase the number of African Americans in the legal profession.

Today, the mission of the Herbert Lehman Education Program is to help transform the promise of racial equality into a social, economic, and political reality by supporting talented undergraduate students with financial need to stay in school and successfully complete their bachelor’s degree.

The Boulé Foundation, in conjunction with UNCF, will provide annual $4,000 merit-based scholarships to new college freshmen of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree granting colleges and universities of their choice.

The scholarships are available from the Boulé Foundation of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity. Funds can be renewed for up to three additional years, based on the student’s academic performance in college.

The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is a 10-year initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 talented African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.

The program enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen in the coming Fall.

The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 20th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering

The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the

The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship for Male Students is awarded annually to a male, US citizen who attends an accredited institution in the United States and is majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences.

The Snort Scholarship program awards 2 individual scholarships of $10,000 on behalf of Cisco’s Open Source product, Snort. These scholarships are awarded to eligible students (undergraduate or graduate) currently seeking a degree in computer science, information technology, computer networking, cyber security or similarly related field of study

For full rules, details, and to apply for the scholarship please see the Snort Scholarship page.

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 - $10,000.

Scholarships for students of African-American descent with U.S. citizenship who are pursuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in a STEM field. Through the collaborative partnership with UNCF, Intel Corporation has established a scholarship program that helps ensure educational access and the reduction of the financial burden of attending college for talented students in need. In addition, UNCF works with Intel to identify qualified scholarship candidates who could potentially become future interns at Intel.

The Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program will support scholarships for students pursuing a STEM-related bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree who are enrolled members or descendants of enrolled members of a federally or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native village or are Native Hawaiian or descendent from a Native Hawaiian. This Program includes financial support, mentorship, paid internship opportunities, and, upon successful graduation, employment opportunities with Intel.

When it comes to getting a college education, one of the biggest hurdles is cost. Scholarships and grants from nonprofits, professional associations, schools, and other sources play a critical role in making higher education more accessible and ensuring all students have the opportunity to achieve their higher education and career goals. This guide provides a list of scholarship award programs for the Black community, gives tips on how to make your scholarship application shine, and offers additional resources that provide support to African-American students from enrollment through graduation and beyond.