Scholarships are available from many sources. Your high school guidance counselor and the public library are excellent resources to obtain information.
In your research for scholarships, you may consider investigating various sources such as:
- religious organizations
- community organizations
- civic groups
- organizations related to your field of interest
- your employer or your parents' employers
- your union or your parents' unions
FIT scholarships, which may carry the name of the donor, are usually awarded to students with superior potential to succeed in their major areas, meet the donor's requirements for the scholarship, and demonstrate high financial need, which is determined by the FAFSA.
Students must complete the FAFSA each year by the January 15th deadline and must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. All recipients must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits and continue to be full-time. The average scholarship award is approximately $1,100. If you are eligible to receive one of these scholarships, you will be notified via email by Financial Aid Services and will be required to complete an online scholarship form.
Scholarships are not automatically renewed, based on funding or a change in criteria from year to year.
The process of applying for some scholarships may involve applications that are not available online and that may require essays, transcripts, and the expertise of someone that can help you with a great application.
Please contact Financial Aid Services to speak with a counselor if you would like assistance with your application process.
Scholarship Search Engines
- AffordableColleges.com - Scholarships for Minorities
- College Board: Big Future
- Discover Student Loans
- Diversity Abroad - Scholarships for diverse students to study abroad
- Scholarship America
- SallieMae - find scholarship
The data accessible through these linked websites are for informational purposes only and are not represented to be error free. Any link to non-Fashion Institute of Technology information is provided as a courtesy and does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by the College of the linked websites or information contained therein.