Macaulay Honors College is unique in that its students enroll at one of eight colleges within the City University of New York network and receive guidance through the college’s advising program to develop a comprehensive, individualized academic program. Macaulay’s own campus is located a few blocks from verdant Central Park on the upper west side of Manhattan. Macaulay Honors College students are designated "University Scholars" and receive a comprehensive scholarship package:
- Full Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship (excludes fees)*
- New laptop (currently the MacBook Pro®)
- Opportunities Fund grant of up to $7500 to support global research, service, and internships
- Professional mentoring and career preparation with leaders in government, business, science, and the arts
- Honors study abroad and service learning opportunities around the globe
- Cultural Passport provides free or discounted entry to hundreds of New York arts and cultural venues
U.S. Air Force Academy – Colorado Springs, Colorado
As a dedicated military academy focused on preparing its students to serve as officers in the Air Force, the Air Force Academy offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 major areas of study. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, each student can get individual attention from instructors.Admission to the Academy is highly competitive and applicants must be nominated for admission by a member of Congress or the Vice President of the United States. All accepted students receive a scholarship valued at over $400,000 that covers tuition and room and board for all four years at the Academy. Each cadet is expected to complete a service commitment by serving several years on active duty and reserves after graduation.
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY
Being accepted for admission to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point is an exceptional honor reserved for our nation’s most exceptional students. But it takes more than excellent grades to be accepted for admission. USMA also wants leaders who are physically fit and of outstanding character. Those who are selected to attend USMA receive a college education that is unparalleled in the world with tuition, room and board and expenses full paid.
U.S. Naval Academy. Annapolis, MD
As the undergraduate college of our country's naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the Academy for four years, graduating with Bachelor of Science degrees and then commissioning as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps.
Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps.
U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London CT
At our beautiful campus on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, the Academy provides a four-yearBachelor of Science degree program with a full scholarship for each individual. Each year, approximately 200 ensigns (or junior officers) are commissioned during graduation exercises in May.
Following graduation, newly commissioned ensigns report for duty aboard cutters and at sector offices in ports nationwide. Graduates of the academy are obligated to serve five years in the U.S. Coast Guard, though many choose to stay and make a rewarding, life-long career of their maritime military service.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – Kings Point, New York
One of the United States Military Academies, the Merchant Marine Academy prepares students for careers in the maritime industry and armed forces. Around 1,000 students enjoy its 82-acre campus on the north shore of Long Island to earn degrees in marine engineering, naval science, marine transportation, and other fields. Unlike other United States Military Academies where graduates are required to fulfill a service obligation through enlistment in a branch of the U.S. armed forces, graduates of the Merchant Marine Academy have the option to fulfill their service obligation through private employment in the maritime or transportation industry.Students are not charged for tuition but are responsible for other fees and expenses, including a laptop computer. Need-based financial aid is available to students to assist in covering these other expenses.
Webb Institute – Glen Cove, New York
Founded in 1889, Webb Institute is a highly-specialized college that offers a single undergraduate degree option in naval architecture and marine engineering. Located on the Long Island Sound on a 26-acre campus with its own private beach, the Institute’s 80 students benefit from a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1. Graduates of Webb Institute also enjoy success in the job market with a 100% job placement rate.All students receive a full-tuition scholarship and are responsible only for other costs including room and board, books, and other items.
Barclay College – Haviland, Kansas
Founded by Quaker settlers in 1917, Barclay is a Bible college that offers degree programs in Youth Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Elementary Education and other fields. Located in the small town of Haviland, Kansas with a population of under 1,000, Barclay has a 13-acre campus and offers an environment free of the distractions present at many other colleges.With an enrollment of around 250 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, students are part of a close-knit community and receive individual attention from professors. To be eligible for full-tuition scholarships, students must stay in on-campus housing. Students who live off campus are eligible for tuition scholarships covering about one-third of the total tuition cost.
Curtis Institute of Music – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
For those looking to make a professional career in the musical performing arts, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia offers merit-based full tuition scholarships to students regardless of financial need. Admission is highly competitive with a total enrollment of only 165 students.An in-person audition is required for all areas of study except vocal studies, for which a recording will be accepted through an online portal. In the lively city of Philadelphia, students at Curtis participate in a robust schedule of public performances throughout the school year to “learn by doing.” True to its mission to educate and train gifted musicians, the Institute does not specify a minimum or maximum age to audition.
Cooper Union – New York City, New York
Founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has offered a full-tuition scholarship to every student since its inception. Located in bustling Manhattan, Cooper Union offers degree programs in architecture, fine arts, and several engineering disciplines with an impressive student-to-faculty ratio of 8.5:1.Cooper Union has 1,000 full-time undergraduate students and accepts 7% of applicants based on merit alone regardless of financial need. Its campus features the new technologically-advanced 41 Cooper Square building that incorporates multiple environmentally-friendly features and state-of-the-art labs and classrooms.
Starting in the Fall of 2014, all incoming students will receive a half-tuition scholarship. The value of this scholarship is approximately $20,000 per year ($10,000 per semester). Additional financial aid will be provided to the neediest students to help cover tuition, housing, food, books, supplies etc. The amount of additional aid will be based upon a student's demonstrated financial need. Students must file both a FAFSA and CSS profile form to be considered for additional financial aid. Please note that Cooper Union will also offer merit scholarships to exceptional students. Also, Cooper Union will continue to use a need-blind admissions process meaning that a student's ability to pay will not impact our admissions decisions.
Berea College – Berea, Kentucky
Berea College was founded in 1855 and was the first interracial and co-ed college in the American South. Its substantial endowment allows the college to offer enough financial assistance, along with federal and state grants, to all students with financial need to cover tuition in full as well as a laptop computer that each student can keep after graduation.Situated in scenic Berea, Kentucky, the college boasts a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio and students can earn a degree in one of 28 fields of study. Each student participates in the college’s Work Program, earning enough to help pay for room and board and other expenses during the school year
Deep Springs College, CA
Deep Springs is a liberal arts college located on a cattle-ranch and alfalfa farm in California's High Desert. Electrical pioneer L.L. Nunn founded the school in 1917 on the three pillars of academics, labor, and self-governance in order to help young men prepare themselves for lives of service to humanity. The school's 26 students, along with its staff and faculty, form a close community engaged in this intense project.
Deep Springs operates on the belief that manual labor and political deliberation are integral parts of a comprehensive liberal arts education.
Each student attends for two years and receives a full scholarship valued at over $50,000 per year. Afterwards, most complete their degrees at the world's most prestigious four year institutions.
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, Mass.Olin College seeks to redefine engineering as a profession of innovation encompassing 1) the consideration of human and societal needs; 2) the creative design of engineering systems; and 3) the creation of value through entrepreneurial effort and philanthropy. The college is dedicated to the discovery and development of the most effective educational approaches and aspires to serve as a model for others.
Currently valued at more than $80,000, the Olin Tuition Scholarship benefits all admitted students. Offered for eight semesters of study and covering half the tuition charges, this scholarship recognizes achievement inside and outside the classroom and represents our confidence in your ability to succeed in this unique academic environment. Our goal is to attract talented students committed to making a difference in the world, and partnering with them to make an Olin education a reality. In addition to this merit scholarship, the College is committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need for those who apply for additional assistance. Our process involves a single application – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – and is designed to be streamlined and equitable.
City University of New York's Teacher Academy, New YorkThe Teacher Education Honors Academy at the College of Staten Island Offers:
- Eligibility for four years of scholarships for chosen students accepted into the Teacher Education Honors Academy at CSI who maintain both an overall 3.0 GPA as well as a 3.0 GPA in their major
- Internships to work with high school or middle school students
- Study with exceptional faculty in science and mathematics
- Hands-on experiences in New York City public middle or high schools
- Eligibility for a full-time paid teaching position in a New York City middle school or high school upon successful completion of the entire Teacher Education Honors Academy program including course work, field work, and pre-employment screening
- Opportunities to do research in math or science with CUNY faculty
- Faculty mentors in education, mathematics and science
- A dedicated Teacher Education Honors Academy space for study, meetings, group projects, and relaxation
- A Teacher Education Honors Academy library of resources for teaching in middle and high school
- An advisor dedicated to assisting Teacher Education Honors Academy students
- Priority registration
- Teacher Education Honors Academy sophomores in good standing are eligible for Robert Noyce Scholarships in their junior and senior years