Post-Secondary Planning

Financial Aid & Scholarships

School counselors connect student and families to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

American Association of Blacks in Energy - New York Metropolitan Area Chapter (AABE-NYMAC) - provides scholarships and mentors to minority youth pursuing careers in the areas of math, science and technology

Charles Robertson Scholarship Award - recognizes one male graduating student and one female graduating student from a Brooklyn public high school. Schools are encouraged to submit applications for up to two eligible candidates. For further information, please contact Margarita Suero-Duran at

College Connections Project at the Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center - provides college application fee waivers to low-income adults age 19 and over.  The application fee waivers can be used to pay the application fees to CUNY ($65/$70) and to SUNY Empire State College ($50).  Information is available here or by calling 212-961-5853. 

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Scholarships - offers scholarship programs.  To identify your Member of Congress, click here.  Read this flyer for guidelines and see this application.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - offers scholarship programs.

FAFSA Information for School Counselors is an online source of federal student aid information to help students and families plan and prepare for college and careers.  A key guide, Completing the FAFSA, is offered.

FinAid - offers a listing of scholarship search databases.

HESC (New York State Higher Education Services Corporation) - provides comprehensive information on financial aid processes and other college & career planning resources.  High School Counselors & College Advisors check out newsletter items and how to join the HESC Counselor Connection here.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund College Scholarship Program - facilitates a scholarship application process each September.  Eligible high school seniors are also encouraged to check (here) for partner scholarship applications.

Kaarme - is a scholarship search tool.

History Channel's National Civil War Student Challenge - is an online quiz competition offering high school students the opportunity to win up to $15,000 in college scholarship.

New York Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Scholarship - The application will be available available to high school seniors in January. 

Scholarships A-Z - features an alphabetical listing of scholarships. - is a website dedicated to Student Financial Aid Awareness Month, which provides questions and answers about FAFSA completion, tips and tools, engaging videos.

Syracuse University School of Architecture - provides full scholarships for African-American Students -10 full scholarships for African-American men and women interested in studying architecture. Contact Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture at 315-443-2256.

U.S. Department of Education - provides Federal Student Aid resources including the FAFSA application.