The New York Scholarship Process
To qualify for the Give Back scholarship program, student applicants need to be Pell Grant eligible.
As a general guideline, if your student qualifies for a lunch subsidy program, your household may be eligible for a Pell Grant.
During your ninth grade year:
- November – DecemBER Attend a mandatory information session. If you are unable to attend an information session or would like to review the information presented at the information sessions, please click here to access a video of the presentation
- BEFORE January 15th, 2020 Complete the Giveback Eligibility Calculator to determine your financial eligibility. If you meet the financial requirements, Give Back will ask you to complete an online application. This includes essays, recommendations, report cards and more.
The Giveback Eligibility Calculator and subsequent application is administered by Kaleidoscope. You can also access the Giveback Eligibility Calculator at the following link: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/givebackeligibility-newyork
- Before April 1st, 2020
Application is due April 1st. After evaluation, you may be asked to attend an in-person interview.
- BY May 1st, 2020All applicants will be notified of the Give Back selection committee’s decision.