Grants and Scholarships - Rockland Campus


 
Making a Nyack Education Affordable
Each year the office of Student Financial Services at the Nyack, NY Campus awards over $9 million in grants and scholarships to over 90% of our students. Listed below are the Grants and Scholarships that Nyack offers students enrolling in the Rockland Campus for the first time in 2016-2017. 

To know what you are eligible for, be sure to:

1. apply for admission
2. get accepted
3. complete your FAFSA
4. read the Terms and Conditions For All Grants at the bottom of this page
Academic Grants
Nyack Scholars Grants - $5,000-15,000

Awarded based on high school GPA, SAT or ACT scores (both required). Eligibility is limited to first-year freshmen. Students who meet both high school GPA and SAT or ACT criteria may be eligible for Nyack Scholars awards ranging from $5,000-$15,000. Exact award amounts will be determined after student is accepted to Nyack and FAFSA is completed. Below is a chart that will help you see how much you may be eligible for:

GPA at least 3.0  

SAT 1100-1199

$6,000-$11,000
SAT 1200-1299 $7,000-$13,000
SAT 1300+ $9,000-$15,000
   

SAT at least 1100

 
GPA 3.0-3.3 $6,000-$11,000
GPA 3.4-3.7 $8,000-$13,000
GPA 3.8-4.0 $10,000-$15,000

Transfer students are not eligible for this grant unless you only transfer up to 19 credits. Once you transfer in 20 credits or above, refer to the Transfer Academic Grant below. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for award renewal each year.

National Honors Society Grant - $1,000

Awarded to all incoming freshmen that are active members of a National Honor Society chapter in their high school. Transferring students are NOT eligible for this grant. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for award renewal.

National Merit Finalist Grant - full tuition

Any student who receives this prestigious award (http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php) will be given a grant to cover the full tuition cost.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 is necessary for this grant to be renewable.

Transfer Academic Grants - $3,000-$8,000

Awarded to students transferring from programs at other eligible institutions. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to receive this grant. Awards range from $3,000 to $8,000 based on GPA. A student must have transferred at least 20 credits to be eligible for this grant (if transferred in less than 20 credits will be considered for the Nyack Scholars Program Grant). A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at Nyack is required for award renewal.

Dean's List Scholarships - $800

(returning students only) Annual awards based on being selected to the Dean's List during prior semesters at Nyack College. Students selected to the Dean's List (3.5 semester GPA or higher with full-time enrollment) both semesters (fall 15 and spring 16) will be awarded $800 for 16-17. Scholarships are for one year only and require full-time enrollment.

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C&MA Undergraduate Grant Program -varies
New students from C&MA churches will receive special consideration and may receive Nyack College grants in addition to the other grants listed on this page.  For consideration, this grant program requires applicangts to have a C&MA Pastor's Reference Form (Rockland Campus Form | NYC Campus Form) verifying active membership/attendance in a C&MA church and a minimum of 24 months of active ministry. Eligibility on the Rockland Campus is dependent on the new student enrolling full-time as a residential student.
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Achievement Grants
Music Achievement Grants - varies

Awarded to new students who demonstrate talent in music based upon an audition before music faculty. Grant amounts vary from $1,000 to $10,000 per year. Students presenting initial audition by March 1st of year of matriculation will be considered for call-back to the Invitational Scholarship Competition. Renewal is based on continued participation, faculty approval, and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Interested students should contact the School of Music at 845-675-4MUS.

Athletic Grants - varies

Athletes who meet NCAA qualifications and regulations. The awards are reviewed annually and require a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for renewal. Awards are recommended by the coaches and approved by the Director of Athletics and by the Office of Student Financial Services. Contact the Athletics Department for more details.

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Service Grants
Service Grant - $1,000

Given to students who confirm evidence of community and church involvement. Recipients may receive up to $1,000 annually. A 2.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal.

Summer Camp Staff Grants - $500

If a new student worked at an approved summer camp (All C&MA Summer Camps, Camp of the Woods, Star Lake Camp, Mont Lawn Camp, Deerfoot Lodge, or Camp Hope/Camp Joy) for a minimum of 6 weeks during any summer prior to entering Nyack, the student will be awarded $500, not to exceed the institutional aid cap for resident and commuter students. A 2.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained for renewal. If a returning students meets the above requirements, the student will be awarded a one-time grant of $1,200 for the upcoming school year. Athletes, HEOP, and Tuition Remission students are not eligible.

Ministerial Dependent Grant - $2,000

Nyack College will give a $2,000 grant annually to dependents of full-time ministers or non-C&MA missionaries. The recipient must be a dependent of a person who is licensed and/or ordained and currently on a church, district, or missionary staff and whose major source of income is paid by a church, district, or mission board. The Office of Admissions will provide a verification form. This form is to be filled out by the minister and verified by the church, district, or board treasurer. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

"MK" Grant - $12,500

Awarded to any student whose parents are full-time international workers. The award is $12,500 per year and requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Young Life Grant - $1,000

Any student that was part of Young Life during High School is eligible for this grant. For consideration, a letter of recommendation should be submitted from a local Young Life staff person. This grant is $1,000 per year and requires leadership or training involvement in Young Life each year as well as a 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Young Life Leadership Grant - $1,000

This grant is for students who participate in the Young Life leadership training program the summer before enrolling at Nyack. This grant is for students who participate in the Young Life leadership training program. This grant is $1,000 per year and requires leadership or training involvement in Young Life each year as well as a 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

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Geographic/Travel Grants
International Student Grant - $4,000

This grant is awarded to any student with non-citizen, non-resident status. The award is $4,000 per year. Requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Metropolitan NYC Urban Center Grant - $4,000

Awarded to students from any of the five New York City boroughs and the cities of Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Orange, Patterson, Union City, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and Camden County, NJ. Requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

U.S. Travel Grants - varies

Awarded to any student from the following regions:

Laura Chappell Pennsylvania Grant - $1,500 per year for residents of PA.

Atlantic Region Grant - $2,000 per year for residents of DE, MD, VA, or Washington, DC.

Margaret Loris Ohio Grant - $2,500 per year for residents of OH.

New England Grant - $1,000 per year for residents of CT, NH, MA, ME, RI, VT

Mid-America Region Grant - $2,500 per year for residents of AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MS, NC, SC, TN, or WV.

Western Region Grants - $3,000 per year for residents of LA, MN, WI or any state west of the Mississippi River.

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Other Grants
Alumni Dependent Grant - $2,000

Dependent children of graduates of Nyack College (undergraduate programs only). Requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Home School Grants - up to $3,000/yr

Students earn $1,000 toward a scholarship for every year they were home-schooled. This scholarship is applied 25% each year. For example, if a student was home-schooled for eight years, he/she will receive an $8,000 scholarship ($2,000 per year). Requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Presidential Grants - varies

Annual awards based on financial need determined by the office of Student Financial Services. Requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Sibling Grant - $500 

Awarded when there are 2 or more siblings attending Nyack as full-time undergraduate students and are dependent students on the FAFSA. This grant is $500 per sibling for each academic year 2 or more siblings are enrolled at the same time. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required to be eligible for this grant. Athletes, HEOP, and Tuition Remission students are not eligible.

Endowed Scholarships - varies (returning students only)

Available to returning students who re-enroll full-time for the 2016-2017 school year. Must submit application (available January 2016-deadline February 19, 2016). Must have received a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher during a prior semester at Nyack in order to apply. Amounts vary and scholarship awards are not renewable (valid for one year only). (not subject to the institutional aid CAP-see below). Application available here.

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Terms and Conditions For All Grants
A Student awarded a grant or scholarship above the institutional aid CAP of $8,500 forfeits eligibility to other grants. This includes but is not limited to the following grants: Nyack Scholars Grant (up to $15,000), C&MA Grants (up to $12,500), Music Achievement Grants (up to $10,000).

A RESIDENT (on-campus) student may receive up to $8,500 per year in Nyack grants and scholarships.

A COMMUTER (off-campus)student is eligible for up to $4,000 per year in Nyack grants and scholarships.

All Nyack grants and scholarships apply to first-time students entering Nyack during the 2016-2017 academic year and requires full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits per semester).

Renewal of grants and scholarships is always dependent upon each student making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). For details of these and all Nyack Financial Aid policies, refer to the Nyack Catalog.
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