It is recommended that students who do not have sufficient financial aid to cover their tuition charges to consider pursuing external scholarships.
External scholarships are generally competitive and are found through conducting searches via search engines (see below examples). Any external scholarship payment you receive should be sent to our Bursar Department for processing, as it will be considered a third-party payment.
Recommended External Scholarship Search Engines
The below list of external scholarships are not provided by Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) and each have their own eligibility criteria and application deadline. As such, please visit their respective application page for information on these criteria and application deadlines.
EEqual Scholarship Awards Program
The EEqual Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of young people in the United States who are struggling with homelessness, housing instability, or extreme poverty. At EEqual, we believe that every student, no matter their economic background should have an equal opportunity in education.
Award Amount: varies
How to Apply: https://eequal.org/scholarships/
Red Thread Foundation Scholarship
The Red Thread Scholarship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds who will be entering an American college or university in the coming Fall. If selected, scholars are awarded $1000 to help offset the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses. Other awards may be disbursed as funds are available.
Mentorship support is available upon request. Scholars may choose to be paired with a Board member for guidance in clarifying and focusing on professional and personal goals. Scholars have the opportunity to benefit from Board members’ experiences, unique skill-sets, and global networks in order to help them achieve their objectives.
There is a requirement for scholars to create one social media post per semester, to be featured on the Red Thread Foundation for Women website and other social media outlets. We aim to provide scholars with the opportunity to inspire and share tips and experiences with young college-bound women.
Award Amount: $1,000
How to Apply: https://redthreadwomen.org/apply/