News and Events

Apr 10 2014

NYIT Anatomy Professors Awarded NSF Grant for Evolutionary Studies

Apr 04 2014

NYIT Expert to Lecture on Nation’s Physician Shortage and Poverty

Apr 03 2014

NSF Grant Supports NYIT’s “Clean Water Matters” Workshop in China

Apr 03 2014

NYIT and Peking University Address the Water-Energy Nexus in China

Apr 01 2014

NYIT Tackles Type 2 Diabetes with Surveys and Prevention Workshop

Apr 16 2014

Charlie Chaplin Film Celebration

Apr 16 2014

2014 NYIT JUFE Graduation and Luncheon

Apr 16 2014

LinkedIn 101

Apr 17 2014

U.S. China Ecopartnership Conference: The Water-Energy Nexus, Sustainability and Global Challenges

Apr 17 2014

Michael Maiese, AIA

Private Scholarships

Private Scholarships are offered through various organizations, corporations, and government agencies. Each organization has their own criteria to be eligible for these scholarships. Students must apply for these scholarships on their own. If additional information is required, an application is usually sent to the institution for completion. All scholarship funds are a part of the students financial aid package.

Check back here often to see updates of these privately funded scholarships. Please note that if a deadline has passed these awards are typically offered annually and you will be able to apply at a later date.

  • Last Updated: March 2014

The Women's Press Club of New York

The Women's Press Club of New York State, Inc. is offering an annual scholarship award for a qualified student interested in resuming or continuing his or her studies toward a career in communications or a related field. Students must be matriculated no later than the start of the Fall 2014 semester in a field that fosters the development of communication skills. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. The scholarship award is $1,000. Click here for more information or to apply.


2014 Women’s Forum of New York $10,000 Education Awards

The purpose of the Women’s Forum Education Award is to encourage mature women to realize their own potential and to contribute significantly to their communities.  Several awards of $10, 000 will be given in 2014 to women over 35 who, after interrupting their education due to life’s adversities, are now pursuing their first associate or bachelor degree. 

  • Applicant must:
    • be 35 years old by December 1, 2013 (birth date no later than December 1, 1978)
    • reside in New York City
    • be pursuing her FIRST Associate or Bachelor Degree, have earned at least 12 credits in good
    • have attended a college in New York City during the 2012-2013 academic year and be
    enrolled for at least 6 credits in the 2013-2014 academic year
    • have at least 6 credits to complete graduation requirements after June 2014
    • If completing an Associate degree, provide evidence of intention to continue to a Bachelor
    degree program.

Additional application and eligibility criteria can be accessed at www.womensforumny.org. The application can be completed online or downloaded by visiting www.womensforumny.org and clicking on the “Education Fund” tab at the top of the page.

The 2014 Application is now available online at  www.womensforumny.org.  

Association of Information Technology Professionals

The Board of the AITP-LI chapter takes pleasure in announcing that, once again this year, will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are children or grandchildren of active AITP-LI members. Over the past 35 years, the AITP has awarded close to $100,000 in scholarships to deserving students. Please visit http://www.aitp-li.org/news/9/.


SMART Scholarship Program

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program is a scholarship/fellowship for service program in which academically excellent students pursuing degrees in disciplines of particular interest to the Department of Defense (DoD) receive funding for full tuition, related educational fees, and living expenses. Please visit 

Participants in the SMART Scholarship for Service Program receive:

  • Annual stipend ranging from $25,000 to $41,000 depending on prior educational experience
  • Full tuition and related educational fees
  • Book allowance
  • Paid summer internships
  • Employment placement after graduation

For additional information on eligibility, application procedures, and more, please visit http://smart.asee.org/.


The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is a ten week summer research opportunity for undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors, and Graduate students.  Research is completed under the guidance of a mentor and at a participating Navy Laboratory.  U.S. citizenship is required; Permanent residents are accepted at certain labs.

The stipend amounts for the program are as follows:

  •  $5,385.00 for Sophomores
  •  $8,075.00 for Junior and Senior Undergraduate students
  •  $10,750.00 for Graduate students

For more information and to complete the online application visit https://nreip.asee.org/.  Deadlines apply!  All accompanying documents (official transcripts and reference letters) are due by the dates published at  https://nreip.asee.org/.


Vermont Incentive Grant

Any Vermonter accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program that will be attending college full-time, and doesn't already have a bachelor's degree, is eligible to apply for a Vermont Incentive Grant. These need based grants can be used at schools either within Vermont or out of state. To apply, complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Vermont Grant Application. Go to VSAC and complete an application as soon as possible because this grant is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.


The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Hispanic College Fund Web site at www.hsf.net

Eligibility Requirements

  • be Hispanic
  • maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • be a current or rising undergraduate (some programs accept graduate students) student or a high school senior enrolling at a college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be enrolled full time

*Some HCF Programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study.

* Students studying computer science, computer engineering, pharmacy, or nursing are highly encouraged to apply.


Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics

Juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time should submit a 3,000-4,000 word original essay that deals with an ethical dilemma or question. For official rules, deadlines, and directions please visit http://eliewieselfoundation.org/prizeinethics.aspx.


Rhode Island State Grant Program

If you are a Rhode Island resident and are attending college at least half-time for your first bachelor's degree, you may be eligible for this need-based grant. Visit this website for further information and application instructions, after you have filed a FAFSA: http://www.riheaa.org/sng


Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program

The Boomer Esiason Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit: http://esiason.org/thriving-with-cf/scholarships.php


Dante Scholarship

One NYIT student of Italian ancestry is selected annually to receive this award courtesy of the Dante Foundation of Nassau County. Requirements include the following:

  • One or both parents must be of Italian ancestry
  • Student must reside in Nassau County
  • Student must have graduated from a high school located in Nassau County
  • Must be a full-time, matriculating NYIT undergraduate in good academic standing
  • Priority given to students who demonstrate financial need

For more information, please contact the NYIT Office of Financial Aid.


UJA-Federation Rose Biller Scholarship Program

This program provides approximately $1.4 Million in scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant financial need in the New York Metropolitan Area. The program is administered by the Hebrew Free Loan Society. Both men and women can apply for scholarships of up to $5,000.

Please note that women who are also eligible for the JFEW Émigrés in the Health Sciences Scholarship will automatically be considered for both, though limited to one award. They need to fill out only one application.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.hfls.org/scholarships


Lagrant Foundation Scholarships

This association offers fifteen scholarships to minorities who are majoring full-time in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 while graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. For application instructions, additional information, and deadlines please click here for more information.


The Cleveland Foundation's Robert P. Madison Scholarship in Architecture 

This scholarship fund is for African-American undergraduates majoring in architecture. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, have parents who were born in the United States, and have financial need. Awards are limited and are estimated to be $1,000. For additional information, visit http://www.clevelandfoundation.org/Scholarships/MadisonScholarship.html


UNCF Scholarship

The Verizon Wireless Black History Month Essay Contest will award up to $5,000 for this award. There are also other non cash awards that students can win. Student must be a high school senior currently to apply. Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Student needs to write a essay about how the evolution of wireless technology has changed the world in which we live. Please click here for more information.


National Society of Black Engineers

The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500.

Please visit http://www.nsbe.org/Programs/Scholarships/Scholarship-Vault.aspx.


Scholarships for Mechanical Engineering Students

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is offering scholarships for the 2013 - 2014 school year for students interested in careers in mechanical engineering, HVAC&R engineering or engineering technology

ASHRAE offers scholarships for college undergraduate and graduate students and, new this year, high school seniors. Students who are interested in can apply here. The application deadlines for scholarships are Dec. 1  and May 1 of each year.

ASHRAE is an international technical society that fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org.


Communications Scholarship

  • $2,000 Cash Award/Optional Internship
  • Open to College Juniors, Seniors, or Post Graduates
  • Studying Journalism, Communication Arts, or Healthcare Administration
  • Must be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County

The application deadline is May 20 of each year.

For application and qualification requirements contact:

Janine Logan
Ann Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship Coordinator
Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 26
Hauppauge, NY 11788
E-mail jlogan@nshc.org or visit www.nshc.org