The New Visions for Public Schools Scholarship
The New Visions Scholarship provides up to $5,000 per year — up to $20,000 over four years — toward the cost of the awarded student’s full-time undergraduate study. The scholarship amount is determined by tuition costs and financial need. These competitive scholarships are awarded to select students graduating from one of New Visions’ 80 schools who are on track to attend college in the Fall.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year as the window for application submissions has closed.
Every year, New Visions for Public Schools provides up to ten scholarships to high achieving students who are engaged in their local and school communities, are demonstrated leaders and are in need of financial support. Since the founding of the program in 2009, New Visions has provided support to over 100 students, the vast majority of whom are first generation college students. Our scholars currently attend or have graduated from highly selective institutions such as Brown University, Cornell University, CUNY City College, and SUNY Stony Brook. Scholarship recipients are awarded up to $5,000 per year - up to $20,000 over four years - to support the costs associated with attending college.
How is eligibility determined?
The New Visions Scholarship is very selective. All applicants must:
Be a student within the NVPS network of schools
Graduate within the school year the scholarship is offered
Demonstrate academic excellence in rigorous coursework
Have demonstrable leadership qualities
Be actively engaged in their schools and/or communities
Demonstrate financial need
Applicants will need to submit an online application which will include:
2 letters of recommendation
A transcript (to be submitted by school personnel)
To learn more about the scholarship - including when the application opens - CLICK HERE
October: Application opens online
Early December: Application closes
Mid December: Document Submission deadline
February: Eligible applicants are interviewed
April: Scholarship recipients are notified
"Thank you to New Visions for Public Schools, especially those who are/were part of the Scholarship Team, for all the support and guidance throughout these years. "
- Udisa Chowdhury, NVPS Scholar 2013