WHEN HARD WORK PAYS OFF―RECOGNIZING AND REWARDING YOUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Academic excellence does not come easily. It takes dedication, hard work and countless hours of study. At Vaughn College, we recognize your academic excellence by awarding college scholarships to high-achieving students who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees.
You’ve worked hard to earn your grades. Now it’s time for your hard work to pay off. College scholarships are considered “free money” and do not have to be repaid. Here’s what you need to know in order to be considered for a college scholarship:
- 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 college scholarships external to the College may not be eligible for institutional aid. Vaughn College scholarships and grants are not awarded during the summer sessions.
Check out Scholarship Universe to see what Vaughn donor funded scholarships and external scholarships can help you fund your education.
Below is a list of several college scholarship opportunities available to Vaughn students who meet certain criteria.
Awarded to full-time students in our bachelor’s degree programs; this college 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 cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
• This 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―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 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 grade point average (GPA) (see below).
- Maintain full-time matriculation.
Award, range and required cumulative grade point average (GPA):
|Scholarship||Required GPA||Award 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)|
This college 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 grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (including all courses at every institution attended). The awards:
• Range from $3,000 to $15,000 per academic year.
• Are renewable for up to three years of consecutive study, providing the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. 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.
This college scholarship will cover partial cost of residing at Vaughn College for up to four years of bachelor’s degree study provided the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
Annual award: Ranges from $3,500 to $4,500 per year, and is applicable for a double room in our residence hall.
This college 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, with the principal making the final decision. Nominees must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Demonstrate a record of strong academic achievement.
- Attain a cumulative grade point average (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’s degree program.
Recipients must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. 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.
The Kiwanis Club of LaGuardia Airport has established an annual college 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’s degree program, Vaughn College will provide matching funds for the remaining two years. Recipients must maintain full-time matriculation and sustain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
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 the Aviation High School’s fifth year airframe and powerplant 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 additional information, contact Stephen DeSalvo, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Engagement, at 718.429.6600, ext. 353, or via email at .
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is partnering with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology to offer a unique scholarship opportunity. Six incoming freshmen who qualify will be eligible for a full four-year scholarship in the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition to qualifying for a position with the Port Authority upon graduation, scholarship recipients will also receive paid internships at the Port Authority during the summers of their enrollment at Vaughn. This scholarship covers the complete annual tuition for up to four consecutive years of full-time study and is renewable each year for up to four years if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and full-time student status, thus allowing recipients to receive a tuition-free education. See here for further information and application.
This college scholarship is a one-time award 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.
- Performed service to the high school community.
- Demonstrates financial need.
This annual award of $1,000 is made each fall semester to a student who is in the top 20 percent of the incoming class and has demonstrated financial need. Students will be asked to submit a written recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor on or about February 15.
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.
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.
This college 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.
This award is given each fall to enrolled students in the bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. 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.
IAWA awards one (1) $5,000 scholarship to a female student of Vaughn College who maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and who has demonstrated financial need.
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 has demonstrated financial need.
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
- Demonstrate 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 3.2
- Recommended by one of his or her college professors
- Demonstrate financial need
The application process will begin on or about February 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.
Have any questions about college scholarships or other financial aid opportunities? Speak to one of our financial aid advisors for more information or to see if you qualify. Call 1.866.6VAUGHN or email .
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