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We Believe in Recognizing—and Rewarding—Achievement.

At Vaughn College, we recognize academic excellence by awarding scholarships to high-achieving students pursuing bachelor's degrees.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For priority consideration, your completed application must be on file with the office of admissions no later than:

  • March 1 for the fall semester.
  • November 15 for the spring semester.

After the priority deadline, funds will be awarded on an availability basis. Students who receive scholarships external to the College may not be eligible for institutional aid. Vaughn College scholarships and grants are not awarded during the summer sessions.

Have a question about our scholarships? Speak to one of our financial aid advisors. Call 1.866.6VAUGHN or email financialaid@vaughn.edu.

Founders' Scholarships

Awarded to full-time students in our bachelor degree programs; this scholarship is based solely on academic accomplishment.

  • An applicant must attain a cumulative high school average of at least a B and combined SAT I score of at least 1,000.
  • Awards range between $1,000 and $15,000 per year and may be renewable for up to four years of consecutive study, providing the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • It can be combined with Vaughn College Scholarships, which are based on a combination of academic as well as financial need factors.

Founders' scholarships are awarded in recognition of the contributions to the success of the College made by the following distinguished members of the College community:

  • The Charles S. (Casey) Jones Scholarship is awarded in memory of one of our founders and the first president of the basic program from which the current curricula have evolved.
  • The Lee D. Warrender Scholarship is awarded in the name of one of our founders and an engineer who developed the basic program from which the current curricula have evolved.
  • The B. Hunt Smith Scholarship is awarded to honor the pioneer aviation executive who provided extensive technical assistance in designing the College's laboratories.
  • The Walter A. Neff Scholarship is awarded in honor of the airline executive and charter trustee who was responsible for laboratory equipment acquisition.
  • The Elmer A. Sperry Scholarship is awarded in the name of the charter trustee and inventor who contributed substantially to aerial navigation.

Vaughn College Academic Excellence Scholarships for Continuing Students

Vaughn College Academic Excellence scholarships are awarded each year to continuing students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. To be eligible for the Vaughn College Academic Excellence Scholarships, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete at least two semesters (29 credits/units or more) as a matriculated student.
  • Maintain the required cumulative GPA (see below)
  • Maintain full-time matriculation

Award, range and required cumulative GPA:

ScholarshipRequired GPAAward Amount
President's Honors 3.85 or above $1,000 ($500 per semester)
Dean's Honors 3.68 - 3.84 $750 ($375 per semester)
Faculty's Honors 3.50 – 3.67 $500 ($250 per semester)

Transfer Student Scholarship

This scholarship is available to transfer students pursuing a bachelor's degree who have completed 24 or more credits at an accredited college or university and achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (including all courses at every institution attended). The awards are:

  • From $1,000-$3,000 per academic year.
  • Renewable for up to three years of consecutive study, providing the recipient maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The number of years the scholarship will be provided depends on the number of credits accepted by the College at the time of transfer.

Transfer students are also eligible for Vaughn College Scholarships.

Residential Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is currently valued at approximately $9,500 per year and will cover the cost of residing at Vaughn College for up to four years of bachelor's degree study, regardless of increases in the cost of housing.

Annual award: Free double room in our new Residence Hall

Gold Wings Scholarship

This scholarship covers the complete annual tuition for four consecutive years of full-time study and is awarded annually to a student graduating from Aviation High School. A high school guidance counselor, teacher or principal must nominate students and the principal makes the final decision. Nominees must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Demonstrate a record of strong academic achievement
  • Attain a cumulative GPA of at least a B
  • Score at least a cumulative 1,000 on the SAT I exam, and at least 450 on the math section
  • Enroll in a bachelor degree program

Recipients must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and maintain a 3.0 grade point average. If the recipient is eligible for any federal or state financial aid grants (excluding loans), or receives any additional scholarship funds from agencies other than Vaughn College, they will be applied to the Gold Wings award. Mandatory college fees, books, tools and miscellaneous expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.

Kiwanis Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia Airport has established an annual scholarship for graduates of Aviation High School to defray the daily expenses associated with higher education. Candidates who are selected for this scholarship demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to, aviation. Funding for the first two years is provided solely by Kiwanis.

For those students enrolled in a bachelor degree program, Vaughn College will provide matching funds for the remaining two years. Recipients must maintain full-time matriculation and sustain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

John F. Kennedy International Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

This endowed scholarship with the College allows the Chamber of Commerce to make significant, long-term scholarship awards to students who meet the Chamber's criteria.

The College will award this scholarship to one student per year who:

  • Is enrolled in either a bachelor of science or an associate in applied science program.
  • Is a son or daughter of an aviation industry employee working on or adjacent to JFK International Airport, or is a student in Aviation High School's fifth year airframe and power plant extension program at JFK Airport.
  • Demonstrates financial need.
  • Achieves a high school grade average of not less than 75 percent.
  • Performs a service to the high school or community.
  • Is recommended by one of his/her high school teachers.

Candidates must fill out an application for the scholarship along with an application for admissions. If their qualifications are approved, they will be interviewed by the College's Director of Alumni and Development. For an application or information, contact Kalli Koutsoutis, Director of Alumni and Development, at 1.866.6VAUGHN, extension 142, or via e-mail at kalli.koutsoutis@vaughn.edu.

Robert and Irene Zincone Scholarship

This scholarship is a one-time award given to an entering freshman who:

  • Is pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program.
  • Achieved a high school grade average not less than 85 percent.
  • Performed service to the high school community.
  • Demonstrates financial need.

Anne and Vernon Crudge Scholarship

This annual award of $1,000 is made each fall to a student who is in the top 20 percent of the incoming class and demonstrates financial need. Students will be asked to submit a written recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor on or about February 15.

Frederick R. and Mimi Einsidler Scholarship

Through this scholarship, a minimum award of $1,000 is given to an incoming student whose high school grade average places him or her in the top 10 percent of the freshman class. Students will be asked to submit a written recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor on or about February 15. The award is presented at Vaughn's fall Academic Honors Ceremony.

Joseph Grilli Memorial Scholarship

In memory of Joseph Grilli, the late associate professor of 37 years, this scholarship awards a minimum of $500 to an incoming student. Students will be asked to submit a one-page letter of interest and a written recommendation from a faculty member or guidance counselor on or about February 15. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and demonstration of exemplary citizenship.

The Reno Angeletti Endowed Scholarship Fund

The scholarship is awarded each fall to an enrolled student in the associate in occupational studies degree in aviation maintenance who demonstrates financial need. Students will be asked to submit two personal references that speak to the student’s interest and desire to complete the program.

The Ivo Fioravanti Memorial Book Fund

The award is given each fall to enrolled students in the bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology who demonstrates financial need and have a minimum 2.75 grade point average. Students will be asked post-award to submit an essay of not more than 250 words discussing their progress within the program and their future goals. This fund provides four (4) $250 book awards each academic year.

International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA) Scholarship Award

IAWA awards one (1) $5,000 scholarship to a female student of Vaughn College who maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average who also demonstrates financial need.

Air Cargo Association Scholarship

This award will be given to an entering freshman who is pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree program; has achieved a high school grade average of not less than 85 percent; has performed service to the high school community and demonstrates financial need.

Walter Hartung Memorial Scholarship

Vaughn College is pleased to work in partnership with The Resource Foundation to award annual tuition scholarships to promising students enrolled in any of Vaughn’s bachelor of science degree programs.

Incoming Vaughn students will need to meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the Walter Hartung Memorial Scholarship:

•   Enrolled in a bachelor of science degree program
•   Achieved a high school grade average of not less than 80 percent
•   Recommended by one of his or her high school teachers
•   Demonstrates financial need

Enrolled Vaughn students need to meet the following criteria to be considered for the Walter Hartung Memorial Scholarship:

•   Enrolled in a bachelor of science degree program
•   Achieved a college grade average of not less than 3.0
•   Recommended by one of his or her college professors
•   Demonstrates financial need

The application process will begin on or around Feb. 15 of each year with the publicizing of the Walter Hartung Memorial Scholarship to all eligible students. Incoming freshmen will be asked to write a 250-word essay on their decision to enroll at Vaughn and their career aspirations. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will be asked to submit a 250-word essay on their experience at Vaughn and their career aspirations.

 


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