nyu wagner merit scholarships
We offer a number of competitive, merit-based scholarships to help you finance your degree. Approximately 20% of enrolling students are awarded scholarship. All full-time and part-time applicants are considered. Non-degree/advanced professional certificate program students and NYU Employees are not eligible for merit-based scholarships. NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list of scholarships available through NYU Wagner.
Submit your online application for admission to NYU Wagner. These scholarships do not require you to submit an additional essay. Recipients are chosen based upon fit for the scholarship program and the strength of application submitted.
Dean’s Scholarship: Full-tuition scholarship awarded to applicants based on merit and strength of application, regardless of degree program or area of interest.
Public Service Scholarship: Partial and half-tuition scholarships awarded to applicants based on merit and strength of application, regardless of degree program or area of interest.
Executive Leaders Scholarship: 25% scholarship awarded to applicants of the Executive MPA for Public Service Leaders program based on merit and the overall strength of application.
Global EMPA Fulbright Scholarship: Awarded to one British Citizen and one US Citizen to pursue the one-year, joint Executive MPA for Global Policy Leaders. The scholarship will provide full tuition and a stipend for one-semester of study.
Global EMPA Program Pentland Scholarship: Full tuition scholarship and stipend awarded to one individual to pursue the one-year, Executive MPA for Global Policy Leaders. The scholarship will be awarded to individuals from Africa, Asia-Pacific, or Latin America and will support outstanding candidates who have at least seven years of management-related experience, can demonstrate a capacity to benefit from the program, a clear sense of how they can contribute to public service, and who lack the means to finance their own study. To apply, submit your degree program application to NYU Wagner before May 1 and submit your additional scholarship application to University College London (application pending).
Teach for America (TFA) Scholarship: Half-tuition scholarship awarded to up to two alumni of Teach for America interested in pursuing full-time or part-time study. You are eligible to apply if you complete your service by the start of the Fall semester. We waive the application fee for all Teach for America alumni regardless of the semester for which you apply, but the scholarship is only available to those applying for Fall enrollment.
AmeriCorps Scholarship: Half-tuition scholarship awarded to up to two AmeriCorp alumni interested in pursuing full-time or part-time study. You are eligible to apply if you complete your service by the start of the Fall semester. We waive the application fee for all AmeriCorp members regardless of the semester for which you apply, but the scholarship is only available to those applying for Fall enrollment. NYU is not a Seagal matching program.
HBCU/HSI Scholarship: Half-tuition scholarship are awarded to up to two incoming students who are alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and tribal colleges who wish to pursue graduate study on a full-time or part-time basis.
Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Scholarship: Partial tuition scholarships awarded to up to two alumni of the PPIA Fellowship Program. Minimum annual award $5000.
Nneka Fritz (WAG '08) Scholarship: Full-tuition scholarship awarded to students from historically underrepresented groups with an interest in economic development. Candidates should ideally be committed to using their education to benefit the Newark Area of New Jersey. Funded by the MCJ Amelior Foundation.
Brodsky Family Scholarship: Awarded to incoming full-time and part-time MUP students interested in housing policy, affordable housing, and urban development. Established by Daniel Brodsky '70 and funded by the Daniel and Estrellita Brodsky Family Foundation.
Luther M. Gulick Scholarship: Awarded to incoming full-time and part-time students interested international public policy or international development.
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation Scholarship: Awarded to incoming part-time students who work for New York City public service organizations full-time while enrolled at NYU Wagner.
Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP): Up to five partial tuition scholarships awarded for part-time study. To be eligible, you must be a full-time NYC government employee and submit your application directly to the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program.
Military Service Scholarship: Half tuition scholarship awarded to applicants who are military service members or veterans of the US Armed Forces.
Yellow Ribbon Program: Provides up to $10,000 of funding towards tuition and fees under the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for each eligible US veteran student. Veteran’s Affairs will match funding for a maximum benefit of $20,000 each academic year. The size of the Yellow Ribbon award is determined by the amount of other benefits provided to an eligible student. You may not be eligible for the maximum amount each year.
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Organizations and institutions external to NYU Wagner administer fellowship and scholarship programs that provide financial support to students from all over the world accepted into or enrolled in U.S. graduate programs. Learn more about them in the 2018 External Scholarship Directory. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate website links, eligibility criteria, and level of support provided, however, this information is subject to change. If you find information provided here is inaccurate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can correct it.
Funding for current students
Ellen Schall Experience Fund (ESEF): NYU Wagner awards up to 33 students each year with $7,500 stipends to take on an unpaid public service summer internship. This funding program allows students to explore professional opportunities to achieve their career goals, regardless of compensation or financial need.