Berkeley College Grants and Scholarships

Berkeley College offers a number of grants and scholarships. With the exception of international and need-based grants, Berkeley College grant and scholarship awards are applied after all federal grants, Post-9/11 GI bill amounts, state grants, and state scholarships have been applied, not to exceed the remaining tuition amount. Students interested in applying for federal grants, state grants, and state scholarships must complete their applications by the required deadlines. Berkeley College grants and scholarships require completion of a FAFSA each year, with the exception of the Active Military Grant and Yellow Ribbon Grant.

Berkeley College need-based grant awards are determined after all federal grants, Post-9/11 GI bill amounts, state grants, state scholarships, Berkeley College grants and scholarships (not need-based), outside resources (such as private scholarships, VA benefits other than Post-9/11 GI bill, tuition reimbursement, etc.), and federal subsidized loans have been applied. Students who elect not to borrow federal subsidized loans may still qualify for and receive need-based aid. Should students choose to borrow federal subsidized loans, such amounts will be applied before the Berkeley College need-based grant award is determined. Berkeley College need-based grants are identified below.

Achievement Award

Amount: Up to $3,000 per year based on GPA

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Amount: 25% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Corporate Learning Partnership Scholarship

Amount: 20% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships

Open to: Corporate Learning Partnership (“CLP”) employees and/or their immediate family members (spouse/partner and children).

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DECA/FBLA/HOSA Scholarship

Amount: Up to full tuition. Award amounts vary based on high school GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school students

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Diana Coleman Memorial Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school and adult students (awarded to one student per academic year)

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Distinction Scholarship

Amount: 40% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Adult and transfer students

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Honors Scholarship

Amount: 50% of or full tuition, administrative fees, and technology fees, based on high school GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school students

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International Achievement Award

Amount: Up to 25% of tuition. Applied after completion of two consecutive semesters.

Open to: International students (beginning in the Fall 2017 semester)

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International Honors Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: International students

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Law Enforcement Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Adult, and transfer students

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Military Tuition Assistance Grant

Amount: Award amounts vary and are based on the number of credits attempted and current tuition rate.

Open to: Service members eligible for Military Tuition Assistance

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NJCECA Scholarship

Amount: 1/3 Tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships. 

Open to: Two scholarships per year, selected by the New Jersey Cooperative Education Coordinators Association 

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Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Transfer students

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Power of ONE New Student Referral Program Grant

Amount: $8,500 per award year for full-time Associate’s degree students. $17,000 per award year for full-time Bachelor’s degree students. Amounts for part-time students are prorated based on the number of credits. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Presidential Scholarship

Amount: 50% of or up to full tuition based on high school GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High school students. Only eight full-tuition and 160 half-tuition scholarships available.

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Berkeley College TAP Grant

Amount: $1,500 per award year.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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Berkeley College TAG

Amount: Varies – awarded for one semester as needed

Open to: Continuing student during their NJ TAG exhausted semester

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Berkeley College Dreamers TAG

Amount: 50% of tuition balance after the award of NJ Undocumented TAG Award

Open to: Undocumented students who are recipients of the NJ TAG

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Berkeley College ETA Match

Amount: Institutional match of the New York State Enhanced Tuition Award. Amounts vary.

Open to: All New York State residents who apply for and receive a New York State Enhanced Tuition Award

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Note: The College may initially award all (or a portion of) the required institutional match amount through another Berkeley College grant or scholarship. Such other grant or scholarship will be reallocated to and reclassified on the student’s account as this Berkeley College ETA Match (up to the required institutional match amount). No additional institutional aid will be awarded. If the other grant or scholarship is less than the required institutional match amount, the Berkeley College ETA Match award will be increased up to the full required institutional match amount. Students who do not otherwise qualify for any other Berkeley College grant or scholarship will receive the full required institutional match amount in the form of a Berkeley College ETA Match award. See the New York State Financial Aid page for more information about the NYS ETA Program.

 

Transfer Opportunity Program Grant (T.O.P. Grants)

Amount: 50% of tuition. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Transfer students entering Winter 2018 semester and forward

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Transfer Opportunity Program Scholarship (T.O.P. Scholars) (Discontinued as of Winter 2018 Semester)

Amount: 50% of tuition, depending on prior college GPA. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: Transfer students

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Berkeley College Bachelor Grant - Effective Winter 2019

Amount: 50% of tuition for immediately returning Berkeley College Associate degree graduates. 40% of tuition for Berkeley College Associate degree graduates returning after one or more semesters. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

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Yellow Ribbon Grant

Amount: 50% of remaining tuition balance after Post-9/11 GI Bill amounts have been applied. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships

Open to: Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients

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Berkeley College Grant (Need-Based)

Amount: Amounts vary based on need and enrollment status

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

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International Grant (Need-Based)

Amount: Up to 25% of tuition. Award amounts based on past academic achievement and financial need. Average award is 15% of tuition

Open to: International students

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Residence Grants

Amount: Varies based on GPA

Open to: Resident students

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White Plains Campus Residence Grants

Amount: Per semester residence hall charge less $1,500

Open to: New resident students, effective Fall 2018, attending the White Plains Campus with GPAs of 3.0 or higher

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