NYC Grants and Scholarships

Making a Nyack Education Affordable
Last year the office of Student Financial Services at the NYC Campus awarded over $3 million in grants and scholarships to over 95% of our students.
Listed below are the Grants and Scholarships that Nyack offers students enrolling for the first time in 2018-2019.
Final awards are determined by Nyack through your Award Letter.
In order to know what you are eligible for make sure you apply for admission, get accepted and complete your FAFSA.
Academic Grants

Nyack Scholars Grant - $2,000-$12,000

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 Scholar awards ranging from $2,000-$12,000. 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 1170-1269

SAT 1270-1359 $5,000-$11,000
SAT 1360+ $7,000-$12,000

SAT at least 1170

GPA 3.0-3.3 $3,000-$8,000
GPA 3.4-3.7 $5,000-$10,000
GPA 3.8-4.0 $7,000-$12,000

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 Honor 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.

Transfer Academic Grants - $1,000-$3,000

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 $1,000 to $3,000 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 16 and spring 17) will be awarded $800 for 17-18. Scholarships are for one year only and require full-time enrollment.

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Other Grants


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 applicants 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 is dependent on full-time enrollment.

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.

Leadership Grant - $2,000

A grant awarded to a new student who has demonstrated leadership qualities in their high school, church, or community. Recipients may receive up to $2,000 annually. Requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Music Grant  - $1,000-$8,000

Grants awarded to new students who demonstrate talent in music based upon an audition before music faculty.  Grant is renewable if student maintains 2.5 GPA and is in good standing with the music department, i.e. participation in practices and a minimum number of performances is required.

International Grant - $2,000

A grant awarded to any student with non-citizen, non resident status.  Requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for renewal.

Church Partnership Grant - $1,000

This grant will be awarded to all members of a Partnering Church.  Contact admissions for a current list of Nyack’s partnering churches. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Presidential Grant – varies

New students may be awarded an additional need based grant based on the FAFSA data.  These grants are subject to the grant cap. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Schroeder Barnabas Grant - varies

This grant is awarded according to need and potentially can be added above the grant cap. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Part-Time Grant - $1000/Semester

Students enrolled for 6-11 credits in a semester are eligible for $1000/semester.  The student is not eligible for any other Nyack Grants. This grant requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for renewal.

Endowed Scholarships - varies (returning students only)

Available to returning students who re-enroll full-time for the 2017-2018 school year. Must submit application (available January 2017-deadline February 24, 2017). 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

An NYC Undergraduate awarded a grant or scholarship above the institutional aid CAP of $6,000 forfeits eligibility to other grants. This includes the following grants: Nyack Scholars Grant (up to $12,000), C&MA Grants (up to $9,000), Music Achievement Grants (up to $8,000).

All Nyack grants and scholarship apply to first-time students entering Nyack during the 2017-2018 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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