CUSP Rising Scholars | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

CUSP Rising Scholars

Start your studies at CUSP with financial support.

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About the Program

Embark on a transformative academic journey with our prestigious Rising Scholars Scholarship—an opportunity designed to empower driven individuals like you to pursue a career in urban science and achieve your educational and professional aspirations.

Starting in Fall 2024, CUSP will award a select number of new/incoming master’s students with scholarship funds to cover the tuition cost of 3 credits in their first semester. We are thrilled to welcome students who are choosing to dedicate their careers to improving cities around the world and our goal is to make the transition a little easier. While this won’t cover everything, it can add to your financial aid package and help make studying at NYU Tandon possible. 

Become a Rising Scholar

Why apply?

  1. Financial Support: Significant financial support alleviates some of the burden of tuition costs and allows you to focus on your studies.
  2. Merit Recognition: The scholarship is a testament to your academic excellence, recognizing and rewarding your achievements in your field of study.
  3. Opportunities to be Featured: Rising Scholars will be highlighted on CUSP’s website and social media, giving you another way to highlight your aptitude to future employers.
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Eligibility Requirements

The CUSP Rising Scholars Scholarship provides financial support for students who will be starting their MS in Applied Urban Science and Informatics in Fall 2024. All applicants, including international students, must meet the following criteria to be eligible:  

  • Paid the deposit to indicate matriculation into the MS in Applied Urban Science & Informatics program at NYU CUSP
  • Undergraduate/Bachelor's degree GPA of 3.25 or above

How to Apply

Students interested in the CUSP Rising Scholars Scholarship must submit their deposit to the Master’s in Applied Urban Science and Informatics program. After this step is complete, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to apply to the Rising Scholars program. The application includes a short personal statement about your future goals in the field of urban science and any personal hardships that may have impacted your path to CUSP. 

A committee of CUSP faculty and staff will review the applications and evaluate based on prior academic performance and the quality of the statement. Award recipients will be announced before summer tuition is due so students may plan accordingly.

Fall 2024 Application Dates

  • May 1, 2024 - CUSP Rising Scholarship Application closes at 11:59 PM EST.
  • May 15, 2024 - Recipients of the award will be notified.

Please refer to the NYU Academic Calendar and NYU Bursar’s Office for official dates regarding tuition payments and enrollment deadlines.

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Additional Resources

All students admitted to NYU Tandon School of Engineering are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. You are encouraged to plan ahead when thinking about tuition payments. There are many external scholarships available as well. Once students are enrolled at CUSP, they may also apply for the Experiential Scholarship after their first two semesters should they choose to pursue an internship or guided research.