2024 NYSACAC Scholarship Information

Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students throughout New York State who have overcome barriers, succeeded with limited resources or are under-represented. If you know of any students who will be starting college in the Fall of 2024 or transferring to a new college in Fall 2024 and fit the criteria, we urge you to nominate them.

Eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:
•    Must reside in New York State
•    Have/Will Be:
               º Graduated from a New York State public or private secondary school/college; or 
               º Completed a home-schooled program in New York State; or 
               º Obtained a GED
•    Be nominated by a NYSACAC member (If you are not a member of NYSACAC, please visit here to become a member of NYSACAC.)
•    Enroll in or transfer to an undergraduate program beginning Fall 2023 at a NYSACAC member college/university or enroll at a college/university within New York State (the award recipient will be expected to provide official proof of matriculation)
•    Have submitted a scholarship application and essay by May 15, 2024

2024 Essay Question 
In 500 words or less please answer one of the following essay topics:

1. Illustrate how you have overcome barriers.
2. The NYSACAC motto is Leading the Way. In your life, how have you led the way?
3. Tell us about the person who has influenced you most through the college admission or transfer process.
4. Share an essay on any topic of your choice.

The Julia Forman Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in the name of Julia Forman. She served as a government relations co-chair on the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling executive board, and legislative sessions co-chair on the association's conference steering committee, work for which she and her co-chair won the Rising Star Award in 2020. Julia was deeply passionate about her work and dedicated to helping underserved students. She was a friend with a heart of gold who loved as fiercely as she advocated in her work. Her laughter and positive spirit lit up any room. In honor of her legacy, we will award a scholarship for a student who has shown commitment to creating an equitable and supportive environment in education.
Applicant must:
- show passion and dedication to social justice
- discuss or present a change they have contributed to
- discuss how advocacy has assisted in their work

If you have questions about the scholarship, please contact our Scholarship Committee at [email protected].