Diversity Scholarships

Scholarship Searches and Lists

Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, Military and State

  • Cappex - Gender, Ethnicity Major & State
  • DiversityAbroad.com - Various scholarships listed for Diverse Students to Study Abroad
  • Unigo - Scholarship search - Listings for Minority, LGBT, Disability, Women and various Veteran Scholarships


Foster Youth - New York State

Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI)  Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI) a New York State program for NYS residents that is specifically for foster youth or eligible orphans who are either already in college or about to enter college designed to provide them with the necessary supports and financial assistance to help them achieve academic success and meet college expenses. If you believe you meet criteria and are eligible for FYCSI consideration, please email [email protected] with your First Name, Last Name, eligibility criterion (Foster Youth or eligible Orphan), email address and phone number so you can be contacted for the additional information that will be needed. Documentation confirming eligibility will be required by your school.

FYCSI works through New York's Opportunity Programs: Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY colleges. You may contact the FIT Office of Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) at FIT (212) 217-4170 or send an email to [email protected].

Study Abroad

  • Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship  
    Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.   March 2021 Deadline application opens mid-January 2021 for programs that start between May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022. Cycle encompasses Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Academic Year 2021-2022, and Spring 2022 programs.
  • Gilman-McCain International Scholarship  
    The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Last posted deadline: August 8, 2021
  • FIT Study Abroad Scholarships  
    February 10, 2022 for programs in Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Academic Year 2022-2023
    September 16, 2022 for programs in Winter 2023 and Spring  2023
    This link also included Departmental Scholarships & External Scholarships

Asian & Pacific Islander

Hispanic Students

Native American Students

African American Students

Jewish Students

  • Gruss Scholarship: Bring Application to Financial Aid Services - Dubinsky Student Center Room A212A
  • UJA Federation of New York - Hebrew Free Loan Society -
    TBD - Last posted  June 1, 2021
    UJA -Federation of NY Rose Biller Scholarship Fund
    UJA -Federation of NY Jean and Albert Nerken Scholarship Fund
    UJA -Federation of NY Rachel and Selim Benin Scholarship Fund

LGBTQ Scholarships

  • Point Foundation Scholarship Community College Application -
    TBA - Last posted, application closes Tuesday, May 3.
  • Live Out Loud  Deadline: March 7, 2022  
    For New York, Connecticut & New Jersey graduating high school seniors. 

Scholarships for Women

Students with Disabilities

Military and Veterans

Military - New York State Residents

TBA - All Applications must be submitted by June 30th of the Academic Year

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