Upcoming Scholarships Available at York

The Benjamin Gilman Scholarship flyer. Photo Courtesy: The Scholarship Office at York.


By Theodora Danso

Funding for college costs can be strenuous for students, financial aid sometimes does not cover full tuition and students are left to pay the rest out of pocket. Scholarships are available to make tuition payment a bit easier.

York College offers students the opportunity to apply for numerous scholarships that are available to them. Grants and scholarships can be used for anything from tuition, books fees to transportation and other school expenses. However, most applications have deadlines throughout the semester.  Below are a few of them with their upcoming deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year.

York College Foundation Scholarship:

This scholarship is based upon the needs of York’s entering and currently enrolled students. There are scholarships offered for specific majors. The deadline for application of this scholarship is March 1, 2019. More information can be obtained from York’s website.

UNCF General Scholarship:

This scholarship is restricted to students who are enrolled full time at one of the 37 United Negro College Fund Member Institutions during the 2018-2019 academic year. York is one of the Member institutions. The UNCF general application is primarily used as a matching tool to identify potential eligible students for scholarship opportunities that do not require submitting an online application. The deadline for application is March 29, 2019. More information can be obtained on the application website.

Study Abroad:

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to fulfill your wanderlust and learn at the same time during the summer and fall semesters.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S citizens who have limited financial means to enable them study abroad. This program, provided by the U.S. State Department, helps students by preparing them to thrive in the global economy. More information is available on the Gilman Scholarship website. The deadline for the Summer and Fall 2019 semester is March 1, 2019.

Another scholarship to apply for is the Chancellor’s Global Scholarship (CGS). It is offered twice a year, for summer or fall programs and for winter or spring programs. The deadline for the summer/fall semester is also March 27, 2019. Information is available on their website and at the Scholarship center.

The deadline for the Freeman Asia scholarship is April 5, 2019. The scholarship is available for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or SouthEast Asia. The scholarship center can provide more information on this as well as provide the application form and eligibility requirements. More information can also be found on their website.

There is also the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)  scholarship for studying abroad in China for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is by courtesy of the Chinese Government in collaboration with AASCU and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington D.C.  This is an amazing opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to explore China and immense in a new culture. Each scholarship is valued at approximately $10,000 U.S dollars. You would only need to pay for your round-trip flight. The scholarship includes:

·       Tuition and fees

·       Room and Board

·       Health insurance

·       Travel/Conference Allowance/Fees

·       Stipend

The application deadline has been extended to February 28, 2019. Detailed information about this scholarship can be found through on their website.

For any questions or additional information about the AASCU application process, please contact: Sufei Li at lis@aascu.org

Here are a list of scholarships that are available to incoming Freshmen:

UNCF STEM Scholarship:

The UNCF STEM scholarship program is an initiative designed to help provide scholarship and academic support for a total of 500 African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.

The program, enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduates STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as a first-time freshmen in Fall 2019. The deadline for application is March 3, 2019.

More information is provided on the application website.

Boule Foundation Scholarship:

The Boule Foundation in conjunction with UNCF will provide annual $4,000 merit-based scholarships to entering college freshmen students of African American descent attending a four-year, non-profit degree granting colleges,like York. More information can be obtained on the application website.  The deadline for this scholarship is on March 31, 2019.

The Scholarship Center, located at AC-4DA1, is always available to help out with applications, essays and statements that may be required for any of these scholarships. The Collaborative Learning Center located at AC-1C18 can also help students improve their writing skills and assist in writing up their applications.

All the information is by courtesy of the Office of Scholarships Enterprises in Room AC-4DA1

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