The New Visions for Public Schools Scholarship Programs

New Visions for Public Schools has three scholarship programs to support current seniors from its 80 network schools to achieve their postsecondary goals: 1) New Visions for Public Schools Scholarship Fund, 2) Opportunity Scholarship, & 3) Jay Kriegel Scholarship. 


New Visions for Public Schools Scholarship Fund provides up to ten scholarships to high achieving seniors 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. Click here for more information.

The Opportunity Scholarship supports Black and Latino males (and females from The Young Women’s Leadership schools) from each of the 80 network schools towards their postsecondary education --- college or career training. Each school’s scholarship committee reviews completed applications and nominates a winner of a $10,000 scholarship, payable up to 4-years and a secondary winner of a one-time scholarship of $2,000. Applications will open in February 15, 2023. Click here for more information.

In honor of long time New Visions board member Jay L. Kriegel, the Kriegel Scholarship awards five civically active graduating seniors a one-time $5,000 scholarship. Principals from New Visions network of schools nominate up to two seniors who have proven civic engagement in their school, local and/or global communities. The Kriegel scholarship has no restrictions on GPA and financial need. Nominations will open in March 2023.

"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

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