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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a degree program
  • High school or previous college cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (Berkeley will accept both high school and prior college GPAs, but will apply the higher of the two GPAs for purposes of determining award amounts. Students who have a GED credential in lieu of a high school diploma, and no prior college enrollment, are not eligible for the Achievement Award.)

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year.
  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment. May be considered for eligibility upon readmission after one full semester out.

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Have at least one parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who graduated from Berkeley College

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment. May be considered for eligibility upon readmission after one full semester out. 

Corporate Learning Partnership Scholarship

Amount: 30% 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) who enroll as a high school, adult, or transfer student

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Enroll at Berkeley College Online® or an on-site campus
  • Employment with a CLP company and/or an immediate family member of a CLP employee. CLP list is available here.
  • Must provide proof of employment with a CLP company 

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain full-time or part-time employment with a CLP company
 

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Participated in DECA/FBLA/HOSA in high school

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment. May be considered for eligibility upon readmission after one full semester out.

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)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • First-time student
  • Newark campus only
  • Enroll during the fall semester
  • Selected by committee comprised of Financial Aid and Admissions staff

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must remain in good academic standing
  • Must maintain full-time continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

Distinction Scholarship

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

Open to: Adult and transfer students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Not eligible for federal grants due to high Estimated Family Contribution (“EFC”)
  • Not eligible for state grants or scholarships due to high EFC
  • Independent student status (base on federal criteria)
  • At least 24 years of age as of the first day of the student's first semester 

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

Graphic Design Scholarship

Amount: Award amounts vary based on portfolio evaluation. Cannot combine with any other Berkeley College grants or scholarships.

Open to: High School students with an interest in Graphic Design

Each portfolio will be evaluated against six factors: (1) free-hand drawing ability; (2) graphics and composition; (3) rendering quality (colors and shadows); (4) design creativity and visual effectiveness; (5) Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge; and (6) 3D knowledge. Any 3D and multimedia examples must be printed. Digital files not accepted. Not all criteria will apply to each portfolio. Point value to each factor may vary in weight, depending on the number of applicable criteria. Each portfolio will be given an overall final score on a scale of 0-10 points.

Award amounts vary based on portfolio evaluation.

Score of 1.00 – 3.99 points: $500
Score of 4.00 – 6.99 points: between $500 and $1,500
Score of 7.00 – 10.00 points: between $1,500 and $3,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in the Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program
  • Must have a portfolio available for review by committee

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain Berkeley College cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Students who have attended for at least two consecutive semesters may take one semester leave

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Acceptance into Honors Program
  • Enroll in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program. (NOTE: Students enrolled in an degree program within the School of Health Studies are not eligible to apply or participate in the Honors Program.)
  • High school cumulative GPA between 3.00 and 3.49 - eligible for 50% of tuition scholarships
  • High school cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher - eligible for full tuition scholarships

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Students who initially enroll in an Associate’s degree program and continue into a Bachelor’s degree program may continue to renew until completion of the Bachelor’s degree.

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)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Not a citizen of the U.S.
  • Complete two consecutive semesters at Berkeley College and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Other than taking the Spring term off Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission

International Honors Scholarship

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

Open to: International students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment
  • Not a citizen of the U.S.
  • Acceptance into Honors Program
  • First-time student
  • Enroll in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program (NOTE: Students enrolled in an Associate’s degree program within the School of Health Studies are not eligible to apply or participate in the Honors Program.)

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission (eligible for one leave).
  • Students who initially enroll in an Associate’s degree program and continue into a Bachelor’s degree program may continue to renew until completion of the Bachelor’s degree.

Law Enforcement Scholarship

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

Open to: Adult, and transfer students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Current uniformed members of the service in the rank of Police Officer through Chief, and Peace Officers

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

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

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Active service member
  • Apply and be approved to participate in the Military Tuition Assistance Program
  • FAFSA not required but is recommended

Renewability Requirements: 

  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Continued participation in the Military Tuition Assistance Program

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 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program

Renewability Requirements: 

  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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

Open to: Transfer students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Phi Theta Kappa membership

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must remain in good academic standing
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

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

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a degree program
  • First-time student
  • Nominated and referred by a Berkeley College faculty member

Renewability Requirements:

  • Remain in good academic standing
  • Maintain continuous enrollment.

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • First-time student
  • Students must complete all admissions requirements by December 15 to be considered for this scholarship

Renewability Requirements:

  • Maintain Berkeley College cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission.

Berkeley College TAP Grant

Amount: $1,500 per award year.

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Must be a New York State Tuition Assistance Program (“TAP”) recipient and satisfy all eligibility requirements to receive the New York State TAP Grant (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about TAP eligibility)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAP eligibility

Berkeley College TAG

Amount: Varies – awarded for one semester as needed

Open to: Continuing student during their NJ TAG exhausted semester

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Must be a New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (“TAG”) recipient and satisfy all eligibility requirements to receive the New Jersey TAG (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about TAG eligibility) 

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAG Eligibility
  • Attend an exhausted TAG semester (Berkeley College has a 3 semester calendar and NJ TAG only covers 2 semesters)

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Must be an Undocumented New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (“TAG”) recipient and satisfy all eligibility requirements to receive the New Jersey TAP Grant (See the Financial Aid Eligibility page for information about TAG eligibility) 

Renewal Requirements:

  • Maintain TAG eligibility
  • Not eligible during semesters which TAG is not available
  • Tuition freeze will be maintained as long as student attends every eligible semester.

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

Eligibility Requirements:

Renewal Requirements:

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Receipt of an Associate’s degree from a United States college (other than Berkeley College)

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of each award year.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (NOTE: GPA requirements may be higher for certain programs.)
  • Students who have attended for at least two consecutive semesters may take one semester leave.

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Receipt of an Associate’s degree from a United States community college

Scholarship Amounts:

  • Students with a prior GPA of 2.5-2.74 receive up to 35% of tuition
  • Students with a prior GPA of 2.75-2.99 will receive up to 40% of tuition
  • Students with a prior GPA of 3.0 or higher will receive up to 50% of tuition

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Students who have attended for at least two consecutive semesters may take one semester leave.

Berkeley College Bachelor Grant - Effective Winter 2019

Amount: 

50% of tuition for Berkeley College Associate’s degree graduates immediately entering a Bachelor’s degree program.

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

Open to: Berkeley College Associate’s degree graduates

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program
  • Minimum cumulative Berkeley College Associate’s degree GPA of 2.0 needed to be offered the grant

Renewability Requirements:

  • Must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Students who have attended for at least two consecutive semesters may take one semester leave.

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Must be a veteran of the U.S. military
  • Satisfy Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program requirements
  • FAFSA not required but recommended

Renewability Requirements:

  • Continue to satisfy Post-9/11 GI Bill requirements

Berkeley College Grant (Need-Based)

Amount: Amounts vary based on need and enrollment status

Open to: High school, adult, and transfer students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time or part-time enrollment
  • Demonstrated financial need

Renewability Requirements: 

  • Students entering Fall 2017 or earlier must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.00 or better.
  • Students entering Winter 2018 or later must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 1.50 or better and maintain Standards of Academic Progress
  • College GPA of 1.50 or better and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Not a citizen of the United States
  • Must apply during admission and prior to the start of the first semester

Renewability Requirements:

  • Students entering Winter 2018 or earlier must maintain a cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 3.0 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Students entering Spring 2018 or later must maintain cumulative Berkeley College GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of each award year
  • Must maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment. Cannot regain eligibility upon readmission (allowed to take off Spring semesters).

Residence Grants

Amount: Varies based on GPA

Open to: Resident students

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Living in a White Plains Campus residence hall

Renewability Requirements:

  • Remain a resident student meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress

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

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time enrollment in a degree program
  • Living in a White Plains Campus residence hall
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Renewability Requirements:

  • Remain a resident student
  • Maintain College GPA of 3.0 at the end of each award year
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress