New York Tech Scholarship Honors COVID-19 First Responders, Teachers
Old Westbury, NY (04/29/2020) — In recognition of the remarkable courage and sacrifice many public service professionals are exhibiting in their response to the COVID-19 crisis, New York Institute of Technology's Children of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT, and K-12 Teachers Award is offering the children of these public service professionals up to 50 percent tuition discount on any of the university's 50+ full-time undergraduate programs.
The Children of Police Officers, Firefighters, EMT, and K-12 Teachers Award, established in 2019, acknowledges all New York Tech students whose parents or legal guardians are active and fully employed (non-volunteer) in these public service professions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The deadline for prospective and enrolled students to apply for the scholarship for the fall 2020 semester is July 15.
"This is New York Tech's way of thanking public service professionals who are helping our communities navigate this crisis, often at great personal risk, by assisting them with the cost of their children's education," said Joseph Posillico, Ed.D., vice president for enrollment management.
"True to our mission to provide access to opportunity to all qualified students, we are committed to being one of the most affordable private not-for-profit universities in New York, and to ensuring that the children of those serving our communities are able to become the makers, doers, and innovators of the next generation," affirms New York Tech President Hank Foley, Ph.D.
Other Scholarships for Police Officers and Veterans Available
Among its generous financial aid programs, New York Tech also offers discounted tuition to actively employed police officers and this summer is offering all currently enrolled and visiting students discounted undergraduate tuition that is up to half off that of other local private universities.
Additionally, New York Tech continues to be committed to offering financial and other resources to veterans -- support that is recognized by its No. 30 ranking among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report and Military Times' Best for Vets College, ranking no. 76 nationally and no. 4 in New York State among four-year colleges.
Nearly 98 percent of first-time full-time degree-seeking New York Institute of Technology students receive some form of financial aid. Details and requirements for this award and other scholarships are available online at nyit.edu/scholarships.
About New York Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology offers 90 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in more than 50 fields of study, including computer science, data, and cybersecurity; biology and biomedical studies; architecture and design; engineering; health professions and medicine; IT and digital technologies; management; communications and marketing; education and counseling; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education, New York Institute of Technology welcomes more than 9,000 students worldwide. The university has campuses in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island (Old Westbury), New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world.
New York Institute of Technology embraces its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, give all qualified students access to opportunity, and support research and scholarship that benefit the larger world. More than 100,000 alumni comprise an engaged network of doers, makers, and innovators prepared to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.