The annual, merit-based Dean's Graduate Scholars Program recognizes outstanding graduate students who exemplify academic achievement, dedication to community service, and committed involvement within the NYU School of Professional Studies community by awarding a $10,000 scholarship. Scholars are required to serve as School of Professional Studies ambassadors, attend student roundtable meetings with the dean, and participate in a summer community service project, among other responsibilities. Recipients also are required to be actively engaged in the program during the fall and spring semesters (leading up to the summer service project). All graduate students receive a notice via email during the spring semester for the following year's program.
To be eligible, applicants must: be either a part-time or full-time graduate student; have a minimum 3.8 GPA; have completed 12 credits at the time of the application; be enrolled in both the fall and spring semesters of the upcoming academic year for at least 6 credits; and must illustrate exemplary service to NYUSPS, their program area, or to their industry/community. Finalists will be required to attend an in-person interview with the Selection Committee. For more information, please email email@example.com.
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Some NYU School of Professional Studies graduate programs offer departmental scholarships based upon financial need and/or academic merit. The majority of departmental awards are open to continuing students after a set number of credits are completed and academic merit in the program is established. Requirements and award amounts vary.
Scholarships, in addition to the ones listed here, may be available to students through their academic program areas. For more information, students can contact their academic departments. To learn about more financial aid opportunities, please see Financial Aid Options.
Graduate programs in the following departments currently offer scholarships.
Center for Global Affairs
George H. Heyman, Jr., Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising
Center for Publishing
Marketing and Public Relations
Schack Institute of Real Estate
Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
Advisory Board Scholarship
In recognition of student achievement and promise, the Advisory Board Scholarship provides partial tuition support to outstanding students with financial need, who are working toward the completion of their graduate studies at the Center for Global Affairs (CGA). The award is made possible through the exemplary generosity of our advisory board members, many of whom have volunteered at CGA to help us grow and further our mission of creating global citizens since our founding over 10 years ago.
MSGA Research Fund (RF)
The MSGA Research Fund (RF) will consider grant applications across the board, and will make a minimum of $1,000 available each semester in individual awards of generally up to $200. The RF is intended to support travel and other expenses relating to especially novel or significant thesis/capstone research or to support the costs of registration, travel, and accommodation for participation in conferences and similar events (i.e., presenting a paper, acting as a discussant or the like, not simply attending the event). Applications are reviewed by the divisional dean and the academic chair.
The NYU School of Professional Studies announces scholarships in amounts starting at $10,000 annually to be awarded to international students on F-1 visas with exceptional academic backgrounds, who meet the admissions requirements of the graduate program in Global Affairs, and who commit to pursuing the MSGA on a full-time basis for a two-year period leading to the completion of the degree. Scholarship awardees will receive the full amount of their award for each of their two years in the graduate program.
To be considered for the scholarship, candidates must submit the complete application for admission to the MS in Global Affairs program by the International Student Early Decision deadline of February 1, 2016.
To apply for the scholarship, candidates must submit the following materials by February 12, 2016:
- Completed online scholarship application form
- Copies of all transcripts provided with your application for admission to the MS in Global Affairs (MSGA) program. These transcripts must demonstrate that you have an exceptional record of academic achievement (3.5 GPA or equivalent and/or professional experience).
- One letter of recommendation (either professional or academic, separate from the two required recommendation letters for admission to the MSGA program) that explains why you would be an outstanding candidate for this scholarship.
- Proof of financial need. This can be submitted as a separate document in narrative form (no more than one page).
- Proof of adequate financial solvency to cover remaining tuition, expenses (including housing, travel, and books), and all other expenses related to the duration of your studies at the Center for Global Affairs.
- An essay of 1,000 words describing a proposal that relates to any one or more of the MSGA concentrations (international relations/global futures, private sector, international law and human rights, development and humanitarian assistance, global gender studies, transnational security, energy and environment, and peacebuilding) and which, in the opinion of the candidate, would benefit his/her country of origin. The essay should also provide insights as to why the student wants to pursue the MSGA and his/her future career goals.
Please Note: A successful candidate will be required to maintain a 3.5 average throughout the course of two years.
All scholarship application materials must be submitted in a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12, 2016. The subject of your email should read "International Student Scholarship Application: Last Name, First Name."
The scholarship fund of the NYU School of Professional Studies George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising provides partial tuition support to outstanding students in the MS in Fundraising and Grantmaking program who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, and a commitment to the program. Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters and they are reviewed by a departmental scholarship committee.
The awards are made possible by the generous support of the Heyman family and other donors. We would like to thank them for their ongoing commitment. These scholarships have provided many students with the opportunity to advance in their studies and careers in the nonprofit field.
Hochhauser Family Scholarship
For an entering student in the fall class of the MS in Integrated Marketing program who shows exceptional potential for the field of integrated marketing, based on academic and employment history, as well as need of financial assistance. The scholarship is a $1,000 tuition award for the first fall semester, and the selection is made by the academic chair of the MS in Integrated Marketing program.
The MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media program offers a number of departmental scholarships that are based on financial need and merit. You must complete one semester of the program to be considered for the following awards:
- William K. Beard BPA
- Cornerstone Campaign
- Hearst Corporation
- News Corp/Harper Collins
- Random House
- Thomson Group
- W.W. Norton
- Judy Litchfield
- Don Gussow BPA
- J. Richard Munro–B2B
- Roberta Bender Grossman
- Center for Publishing Student Scholarship Fund
The program also offers these additional awards, which are based on merit only.
Oscar Dystel Fellowship
The prestigious Oscar Dystel Fellowship is awarded annually to students who have shown a strong commitment to a career in book publishing as demonstrated through course work, internships, and professional experience.
William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Magazine Media Scholarship
The William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Magazine Media Scholarship is awarded each spring to a student who has demonstrated a strong commitment to magazine and digital media through course work, internships, and professional experience.
Deborah Wiley Scholarship
In 2015, the program will award the Deborah Wiley Scholarship to two students who have shown a strong commitment to digital books through course work, internships, and professional experience. These two students also will be hired as Wiley interns for the semester.
The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate has a number of scholarships available to students.
Scholarships for Incoming Students
To be eligible for the following two scholarships, a student must be accepted into the master's program in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management and beginning his/her first semester. Scholarship funds are applied toward tuition only.
The James and Marjorie Kuhn Diversity Scholarship
In 2008, James and Marjorie Kuhn generously pledged $1 million to endow the James and Marjorie Kuhn Program to Foster Diversity in Real Estate. James Kuhn is president of Newmark Knight Frank and chairman of the Schack Advisory Board, and Marjorie Kuhn is active in philanthropic and educational causes. The income from the Kuhns' endowment will be used to fund recruitment, scholarships, mentoring, placement, and other activities to assist the Institute in broadening access for, and ultimately increasing the numbers of, future real estate professionals from diverse backgrounds. There are two $5,000 scholarships offered each fall and spring semester to incoming students.
Schack Advisory Board Scholarships
The Schack Advisory Board Scholarships are made possible by the efforts of our advisory board and the generous sponsors and contributors to the annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner. A total of four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to incoming students.
Scholarships for Matriculated Students
To be eligible for the following scholarships, students must have completed nine credits and be fully matriculated as either a part-time or full-time student. Scholarship funds are applied toward tuition only.
Schack Alumni Association "Future Alumni" & the Michael F.X. Waters Scholarships
The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Master of Science Alumni Association offers substantial support to Schack students pursuing an MS in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management. The Alumni Association awards up to two $5,000 "Future Alumni" Scholarships each spring and fall semester to assist with tuition. An additional writing/research scholarship for $5,000, named in honor of the late Michael F.X. Waters, the first director of academic affairs and clinical associate professor, also is awarded.
The Joan Gordon Scholarship
Joan Gordon, former industry relations director of NYU's Real Estate Institute, played a leading role in expanding the program in property management and leasing as well as developing new programs in investment, finance, and appraisal. The Joan Gordon Scholarship offers substantial support to matriculated master's candidates in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management. This scholarship will go to a deserving student who demonstrates academic excellence and is nearing completion of the program. A $5,000 award will be offered each spring and fall to one qualifying student, and it is to be used towards tuition payment for the final capstone course.
The Association of Real Estate Women Scholarship
Founded in 1978, the Association of Real Estate Women Scholarship (AREW) is the real estate industry's longest-running and most consistent supporter of women real estate professionals. The AREW Charitable Fund, a not-for-profit affiliate of AREW, was established in 1989 as part of the Association's ongoing commitment to making a difference in the larger community through charitable activities. AREW offers scholarships each year to matriculated master's candidates in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
The AREW Merle Gross-Ginsburg Scholarship Award offers up to $10,000 in scholarships each fall semester. Ms. Gross-Ginsburg was a pioneer in commercial real estate and one of the founders as well as the first president of AREW; Merle also taught at the Schack Institute of Real Estate in its early years and was a member of the REBNY Board of Directors.
The AREW Scholarship, awarded in memory of Ruth A. Agnese, offers up to $4,000 to Schack students each spring semester. Ruth A. Agnese was a past president of AREW who was generous with her time, knowledge, and know-how, and chaired numerous committees and events. She was a leading commercial real estate appraiser, president of her firm, and a past president of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
The Douglas Elliman Scholarship
Douglas Elliman Real Estate is an industry leading, full-service real estate brokerage firm. The company provides their clients with a comprehensive range of services to meet their every need. With more than 3,800 agents companywide, they are the largest property management, and co-op and condo manager in New York, presently managing 60,000+ units in 240 buildings. President and CEO, Dorothy Herman, has generously agreed to fund a scholarship that offers substantial support to matriculated master's candidates in EITHER Real Estate or Real Estate Development. The Douglas Elliman Scholarship awards $10,000 each spring and fall semester to two qualifying students.
The Leone J. Peters Cushman and Wakefield Scholarship
The Leone J. Peters/Cushman and Wakefield Scholarship, established in 1989, awards $5,000 to one Schack student each spring semester pursuing an MS in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates academic excellence and a current commitment to the program.
New York Women Executives in Real Estate (WX) Scholarship
WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate is an invitation-only association of executive-level women actively engaged in the commercial real estate industry in New York. The mission of WX is to promote the advancement of women in commercial real estate; to enhance public perception of the role of women in the industry; and to promote the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and integrity in the field. The WX Scholarship awards up to $15,000 each spring to deserving female Schack students pursuing their MS in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management.
Schack Advisory Board Scholarships
The Schack Advisory Board Scholarships are made possible by the efforts of our advisory board and the generous sponsors and contributors to the annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner. This scholarship offers substantial support to matriculated master's candidates in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Construction Management. The scholarships are awarded to deserving students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. There are six awards to be offered in the amount of $5,000 each semester.
Construction Management Scholarship
The Construction Management Scholarship has been made possible by donations from the New York Building Foundation, Sciame Construction, and Goetz Fitzpatrick. The scholarship offers support to matriculated master's candidates in Construction Management. It will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need; one $5,000 scholarship will be offered each semester.
Hospitality Investment Conference Patron Scholarship
Patron Scholarships are awarded to MS in Hospitality Industry Studies or Tourism Management students with the highest cumulative GPA who have completed a minimum of 12 credits. Scholarship funds assist with tuition. The awards range from approximately $6,000 to $12,000.
Hospitality Investment Conference Sponsor Scholarship
Sponsor Scholarships are awarded to MS in Hospitality Industry Studies or Tourism Management students with the second highest cumulative GPA or an MS in Sports Business student with the highest cumulative GPA who have completed a minimum of 12 credits. Recipients should also embody the qualities which reflect leadership in the industry. Scholarship funds assist with tuition. The awards range from approximately $4,000 to $8,000.
NYC & Company Foundation Scholarship
The NYC & Company Foundation Scholarship assists with tuition for academic performance—and current and future involvement—in tourism and/or special events at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism and the Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business. The award is approximately $12,000.
Graduate Research Assistantships
Students are selected to work with our faculty on industry sanctioned research projects. The award assists with tuition and provides students with the opportunity to conduct research with faculty. The awards range from approximately $12,000 to $18,000.
The NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship, for returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), consists of a 50 percent tuition scholarship and participation in leadership development programming overseen by the NYU Leadership Initiative. The Coverdell Fellowship award at NYUSPS also includes a book stipend. All NYU Coverdell Fellows must complete an internship at an organization that serves an underserved community in the greater New York City metropolitan area.
Students applying to the NYUSPS MS in Global Affairs, MS in Hospitality Industry Studies, MS in Tourism Management, MS in Professional Writing, or MS in Real Estate are eligible to apply for the fellowship. To apply, RPCVs must:
- Meet the Peace Corps eligibility requirements.
- Complete and submit the NYUSPS application by January 15. In addition to meeting our general admissions criteria, applicants for the fellowship must demonstrate academic excellence and the ability to thrive in a rigorous academic environment. The recommended minimum GPA is 3.50. In addition to academic achievement, applicants must demonstrate professional achievements within their work history.
- Include a copy of the official "Description of Service" as an attachment in your application.
Students can also apply for scholarships and fellowships funded by sources unaffiliated with the NYU School of Professional Studies. Eligibility requirements will vary, but typically take into consideration a student's academic achievement and financial need.
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program promotes a positive US presence in the world that reflects and respects the strength and diversity of America. The program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the State Department that seeks to attract and to prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the US Department of State. It seeks individuals who are interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure, and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing US foreign policy. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the US Foreign Service; and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge, and understanding about US foreign policy.
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.
The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the US Department of State. The programs develop a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the State Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 to college juniors planning to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in public service. Awardees also receive leadership training, graduate school counseling, preferential admission to premier graduate institutions, and internship opportunities with federal agencies. A range of 55 to 65 scholarships are awarded to juniors from across the country.
Eligiblity Requirements: Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
Class Year: Undergraduate Senior or Graduate
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Applicants: US citizens only
Eligibility Requirements: Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Class Year: Undergraduate Senior or Graduate
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Applicants: US citizens only
Award Amount: Up to $40,000 annually for tuition, room, board, books, and mandatory fees
Eligiblity Requirements: Harry R. Truman Scholarship Program
Class Year: Undergraduate Junior
Minimum GPA: N/A
Applicants: US citizens only
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