Scholarship Competition for a Bachelor’s Degree in New York, USA

Deadline: 1 April 2015
Open to: adult and transfer students  who have a minimum level of high school/upper secondary school education.
Scholarship: $160,000 ( max. value)


If you are an adult or transfer student looking to complete your bachelor’s degree, join the Public Engagement Competition and compete for a scholarship to complete your studies at The New School for Public Engagement in New York City beginning fall 2015. 1 full- and 1 partial-scholarship for the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students are available in the competition.

The New School for Public Engagement is the university’s founding division, and is now one of seven divisions that compose The New School. The mission of The New School for Public Engagement is to create and nurture a learning community marked by interdisciplinary engagement with real-world issues and the integration of professional, civic, and liberal learning. The common thread that runs across the division’s diverse academic programs is a commitment to learning that makes a difference in the world. In order to realize this commitment, the division aspires to provide an educational experience that is integrative, boundary-crossing, and collaborative. The division connects theory to real-world practice, training students to address civic life, to create new forms of culture, and to respond to contemporary challenges in their communities and throughout the world.


Open to adult and transfer students that want to complete their bachelor’s degree at The New School for Public Engagement. To be eligible to win the scholarship prize, you need a minimum level of high school/upper secondary school education. Winners are expected to start their bachelor’s program in the fall of 2015.

In order to be selected as a finalist in the competition, the participant needs to submit a complete application to the New School for Public Engagement. To claim the scholarship prize, the winner must fulfill all enrollment requirements set by The New School for Public Engagement and be accepted by the Admissions Office.


No prize alternatives or cash equivalents are offered. Prizes are non-transferable. The winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to the acceptance of the prize.

The value of the scholarship varies depending on the chosen program. The prize has a maximum value of $160,000.


  • Scholarship covers 100% of tuition fee and mandatory fees up to the amount of credits that the student needs to maintain their degree. Student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and 67% completion rate in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.
  • The scholarship can only be used for degree-related classes (non-­credit classes will not be covered).
  • Student must attend full time.
  • If the winning student is receiving tuition scholarship(s) from another source, The New School scholarship may be reduced by that amount.
  • The scholarship can be revoked if the student withdraws or takes a leave from the program.
  • **The scholarship is for tuition and fee charges only. It may not be used for housing, health insurance, living expenses or food plans.


  • The application deadline is April 1, 2015. Applications and all supporting documents must reach The New School by this date.
  • All applicants are required to apply online. The application, application fee, and most supporting materials are submitted through the online application.
  • Plan ahead to ensure sufficient time to prepare additional supporting materials such as official transcripts, test scores, or other requirements, as specified below.
  • Official transcripts and test scores can be sent directly to the admission office:
    Office of Admission
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10003

The New School  Application Requires:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee: a non-refundable $50 application fee, payable as part of the online application
  • Official transcripts: all applicants must submit official college transcripts from all institutions where they have received college credit
  • Applicants who would like to transfer academic credits earned at non-US institutions are required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (WES), or another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • Transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 24 college credits must also submit high school transcripts
  • A certified English language translation must be provided for all official international transcripts that are not written in English
  • Read more on the admissions page of The New School for Public Engagement for specific requirements connected to the school and its programs.

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