Continuing Student Scholarships

This policy is effective for scholarships and grants earned for the Fall 2020 semester, and for all subsequent semesters. This complies with updated federal regulations in the Federal Student Aid Handbook, published July 20, 2020.

New York Institute of Technology has established awards to recognize full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated their commitment to the college and have achieved academic success after earning credits at the university. Awards will be granted each semester, based on full-time attendance in the previous term and a minimum cumulative GPA. Earned credits must be applicable to the student’s degree program of study. Scholarships are not offered in the summer term.

NYIT Scholar Incentive Awards: $3,000–$4,000

This award is for full-time undergraduate students who were not awarded any other university academic scholarship upon enrollment. If you have demonstrated your commitment to New York Tech and have achieved academic success after earning 30–59 credits at the university, then you may be awarded between $3,000 and $4,000.

Awards will be granted each semester. You cannot receive two merit-based academic scholarships concurrently. In the event that you qualify for more than one scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will be awarded.

If you qualify, you will receive this award for a maximum of three years (six semesters) of continuous enrollment in a four-year program.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only).
  • Be a full-time matriculated undergraduate student with 30–59 credits applicable to your degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, then you may receive a higher scholarship amount.

NYIT Academic Scholarship Program: $3,000–$4,000

This program recognizes and honors undergraduate students who have demonstrated a commitment to New York Tech. This award is for full-time undergraduate students who were not awarded any other university academic scholarship upon enrollment. You may receive an award if you have shown consistent academic success after earning 60 or more credits applicable toward your degree. If you qualify, you will receive this award for a maximum of two years (four semesters).

You cannot receive two merit-based academic scholarships concurrently. In the event that you qualify for more than one scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will be awarded.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only)
  • Be a full-time matriculated undergraduate New York Tech student with 60 or more credits applicable to your degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

NYIT Grant: Amount Varies

This grant is awarded to a limited number of current undergraduate students based upon financial need as determined, in part, by the results of your completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid. NYIT Grants are for tuition only and are divided equally between fall and spring semesters. Eligibility for institutional scholarships and grants is limited to students whose Office of Admissions-assigned campus location is New York City, Long Island, or Online. The NYIT Grant cannot be used for summer or intersession-only periods of attendance. Students who receive full-tuition awards such as tuition remission or tuition exchange, as well as discounted tuition rates and other institutional grants (e.g., Athletics Service to School award or Athletics Grant-in-Aid award), may be ineligible for the NYIT Grant.

To qualify:

NYIT Resident Hall Grant: Amount Varies

This grant is awarded to a limited number of current undergraduate students based upon financial need and on-campus room and board. The NYIT Resident Hall Grant is for room and board only and is divided equally between fall and spring semesters; this grant is not applied towards tuition. Eligibility for the NYIT Resident Hall Grant is limited to students whose Office of Admissions-assigned campus location is Long Island or New York City. The NYIT Resident Hall Grant cannot be used for summer or intersession-only periods of attendance. Students who receive full-tuition awards such as tuition remission or tuition exchange, as well as discounted tuition rates and other institutional grants (e.g., Athletics Service to School award or Athletics Grant-in-Aid award), may be ineligible for the NYIT Resident Hall Grant.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress and be eligible for federal financial aid
  • Stay in the residence halls on the Long Island or New York City campus

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship: up to $1,000 per year

Created in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in recognition of his beliefs, this scholarship is granted to low-income minority undergraduate and graduate students with high levels of academic achievement, leadership ability, and outstanding character. Application requirements and awards are determined on a semester-by-semester basis.

To qualify:

  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. students only)
  • Request an application: email heopma@nyit.edu or call 212.261.1545

Children of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT, and K–12 Teachers Award

This award acknowledges New York Tech students with parents or legal guardians who are active, fully employed (non-volunteer) within the tri-state region (NY, NJ, CT) in certain professional service positions serving their community. The award will cover up to 50% of a students’ flat-rate full-time tuition (12–18 credits) for no more than eight continuous full-time semesters of enrollment (six semesters for transfers, 10 semesters for an approved five-year program). If a student has been awarded other “tuition only” awards (including state grants, merit scholarships, and university grants), the Children of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT, and K–12 Teachers Award will supplement up to 50% of tuition. Only credits/courses for full-time enrollment within the student’s program of study are eligible. The award applies to fall and spring semesters only. Students who qualify for special discounted tuition packages or have specific program scholarships (e.g., HEOP, an athletic award, tuition remission, tuition exchange) are disqualified, as students may only qualify for one discounted tuition program at a time.

To qualify:

  • Be an entering or continuing undergraduate full-time student in first degree-granting program at the Long Island or New York City campus
  • Have a valid FAFSA on file for the relevant academic year prior to the award application deadline
  • Parent or legal guardian must be actively employed full-time (non-volunteer) as one of the following professionals:
    • Police Officer
    • Firefighter
    • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in emergency medical services
    • Certified Teacher of a K–12 grade
  • Submit the Children of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT, and K–12 Teachers Award form to the Office of Financial Aid once per application year by the deadline.
    • Deadlines: July 15 for fall, December 15 for spring
    • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on hold and be reviewed for the next semester.
  • Submit a copy of the parent’s/legal guardian’s unexpired active status employee ID card/badge.
  • Submit an official letter on letterhead from the parent’s/legal guardian’s place of employment verifying their current work status (i.e., full-time and active employment), in addition to completion and submission of Section A on the Children of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT, and K–12 Teachers Award form.

Additional information and criteria can be viewed at Financial Aid – New York Tech Scholarships.