are several scholarships available specifically for students attending
or planning to attend a private high school in the US state of New
York. Most of these are tuition scholarships, though some
other expenses, too. Most are need-based, though some are merit-based,
and some are a combination of the two. Check our general private school scholarships
page, too. The scholarships listed below are those that are
specifically for students in New York. This doesn't mean that
York high school students cannot get other (more generic scholarships)
that are available not only for New York students but also students
from other states.
Bison Scholarship Fund:
scholarships available for low income families from the Buffalo, New
York area, including the city of Buffalo, Lackawanna, West Seneca,
Cheektowaga, Kenmore, and the Town of Tonawanda. These scholarships are
need-based, and are awarded based on a lottery that qualified students
can enter. Students can be enrolled in any kindergarten
K-8 private school in the greater Buffalo area (see cities above).
Applications are usually due at the end of April every year.
There are currently more than 1,450 Bison scholars. Students can use
the funds to attend Catholic schools, too.
2) Futures in Education Scholarships:
low income students planning to attend a Catholic school in Brooklyn
and Queens, New York City. Scholarships cover around $400 to $1,400 of
tuition expenses. Students can apply through schools.
3) Inner-City Scholarship Fund (ICSF):
K-12, K-6 and pre-K education - Be A Student's Friend (up to $2,700),
Cardinal's Scholarship (up to $2,100), First Steps programs (up to
$1,100) respectively for K-12, K-6 and pre-K. Almost all of
scholars are attending private schools in the Archdiocese of New York,
mostly from regions like Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island.
Currently, the ICSF provides scholarships to more than 84 elementary
and 21 secondary schools in some of the poorest neighborhoods of New
4) Student Sponsor Partners Scholarships:
low income students from New York City to attend private high
schools. These scholars are usually from families with
low annual household income, such as $9,000. Scholarships are renewable
for four years, and around 1,200 students are supported throughout 26
private high schools (girls, boys and co-ed) in the NYC area. These are
currently the following schools: Academy of Mount St. Ursula (girls),
All Hallows High School (boys), Aquinas High School (girls), Bishop
Ford Central Catholic High School (co-ed), Bishop Kearney High School
(girls), Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School (co-ed), Cardinal Hayes
High School (boys), Cathedral High School (girls), Catherina McAuley
High School (girls), Holy Cross High School (boys), La Salle Academy
(boys), Martin Luther High School (co-ed), The Mary Louis Academy
(girls), Monsignor Scanlan High School (co-ed), Mother Cabrini High
School (girls), Mount St. Michael Academy (boys), Preston High School
(girls), Rice High School (boys), St. Agnes High School for Boys
(boys), St, Catharine Academy (girls), St. Jean Baptiste High School
(girls), St. Joseph High School (girls), St. Michael Academy (girls),
St. Pius V. High School (girls), St. Raymond Academy (girls), St.
Raymond High School for Boys (boys).
5) The TEAK Fellowships:
students with academic merit and financial need attending top high
schools and colleges. Students need to be enrolled in the 7th grade at
the time of application and attend a public or parochial school in one
of the five boroughs of New York City: (1) Manhattan, (2) Brooklyn, (3)
Queens, (4) The Bronx, (5) Staten Island. 27% of TEAK alumni attend Ivy
league universities in the end, and 61% attend other top tier
universities throughout the USA. Students should have grades of 3 and
4s in order to qualify (i.e. a GPA of around 3-4).