GOPW Tuition Waiver Program
The GOPW program provides a tuition waiver for former EOP/HEOP/SEEK students. The tuition waiver covers up to 9 credits of graduate tuition plus the college fee for each semester that the student is eligible for the award. To maintain eligibility, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and enroll in at least 9 graduate credits each term. Review the eBrochure to learn more about the GOPW Tuition Waiver Program, or click here to review the program's guidelines and Apply Now!
Sojourner Truth Diversity Fellowship (STF)
The Sojourner Truth Diversity Fellowship is open to applicants from all majors holding at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA in pursuit of their initial master's degree, a US citizen or permanent resident, matriculated in a graduate program at New Paltz; and adequately meeting the diversity criteria set forth within the application. Review the eBrochure to learn more about the Sojourner Truth Fellowship, or click here to Apply Now!
Scholarships by Graduate Program
Master in Business Administration (MBA) Scholarship
To recognize academic excellence and to prepare future administrators and public accountants, the State University of New York at New Paltz offers a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants. Consideration will also be given to financial need. Click here to Apply Now!
Graduate School Scholarship for Teachers in Adolescence Education
The Graduate School Scholarship for Teachers in Adolescence Education is offered to recognize academic excellence and to prepare teachers in adolescence education in math, science, Spanish, and French. The State University of New York at New Paltz offers a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants. Consideration will also be given to financial need. Click here to Apply Now!
NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship
New York State (NYS) Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships are offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). This program provides awards to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers. To learn more about the program, click here to Apply Now!
In an effort to encourage a diverse population of graduate students, SUNY New Paltz offers a one-year out-of-state tuition waiver to all incoming MFA students who are not residents of New York State. This allows non-resident students to pay regular in-state tuition rates, saving approximately $9800 a year. MFA students must seek and be granted New York State residency during their first year to continue to receive the in-state tuition rate. This program is available to international students who are not US citizens and enrolled in one of our MFA programs. These students may receive the out-of-state tuition waiver for two years without applying for New York State residency.
The MFA Ceramics Scholarship is a $1000 tuition waiver, designed to recognize the exceptional talent of incoming MFA students who are interested in pursuing a graduate program which cultivates the conceptual, technical, and professional growth of its students by providing a rich environment steeped in skill refinement, critical and theoretical dialogue and intensive studio research. It is available to five students on a competitive basis.
The ANDRAH Merit Scholarship is a $10,000 tuition waiver designed to recognize the exceptional talent of an incoming MFA student in Ceramics. It is available to one student on a competitive basis each year. Click here to learn more about this scholarship opportunity and to Apply Now!
The MFA Printmaking Scholarship is a $1000 tuition waiver, designed to recognized the exceptional talent of incoming MFA students who are interested in pursuing a graduate program which grounds them in a broad range of traditional, contemporary, and innovative techniques while encouraging students to formulate their own philosophical and personal concepts and translate them into visual ideas. It is available to five students on a competitive basis.
The MFA Sculpture Scholarship is a $1000 tuition waiver, designed to recognize the exceptional talent of incoming MFA students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree program which supports independent exploration, experimentation, critical awareness, and engagement in the issues, forms, and contexts of contemporary practice in the profession. It is available to five students on a competitive basis.
The Visual Arts Education Scholarship is a $1000 tuition waiver, designed to recognize the exceptional talent of incoming artist-teachers interested in pursuing a Visual Arts Education Graduate program with curricular emphasis on arts-based research, which has been streamlined to a 15-month blended learning experience. It is available to five students on a competitive basis.
All-University Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant Program (TA/GA)
Assistantships are available to matriculated graduate students in good academic standing and who are making good progress toward the degree. The procedure for application for an assistantship, including the selection criteria, are established by deans and academic departments, and publicized by individual departments. Criteria for the award of an assistantship may include, but are not limited to: undergraduate grade-point average, standardized test scores, past experience or training, interest in the field of study, letters of recommendation, or personal interview.
The following departments offer assistantships during the academic year: Admissions, Art, Art Education, Business, Center for International Programs, Communication Disorders, Communications and Marketing, Computer Science, Engineering, English, The Graduate School, Psychology, Samuel Dorsky Museum, and Student Activities and Union Services. Students interested in pursuing an assistantship should inquire at the department for specific application procedures. Review the TA/GA eBrochure to learn more about the TA/GA program.
Graduate Student Research and Creative Projects Award (RCPA)
The RCPA is an internal grant program for matriculated graduate students. The purpose of the program is to support and encourage research and creative projects that enhance the graduate students' professional development as they pursue their master's degree or Certificate of Advanced Study. All matriculated graduate students in good standing (cumulative gpa of 3.0 or higher) are eligible to apply for this grant. The maximum award is $400 per annum.
The RCPA offers funding for projects that occur during the Fall semester and for projects that occur during the Spring and/or Summer semesters. Applications will be collected according to the following schedule: