The 2020 NYSACAC Scholarship Information

Scholarships will be awarded to deserving students (both incoming first-year and transfer students) 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 2021 or transferring to a new college in Fall 2021 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 2020 at a NYSACAC member college or 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 the deadline (will be announced soon)


2020 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.


To learn more about the NYSACAC Scholarship, please contact our Scholarship Committee at [email protected].