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Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Merit Scholarships

Recipients are eligible to receive only ONE of the following Pace University awards.  Scholarships are available for a maximum of 4 years from the term the student entered the University, or until the first bachelor’s degree is completed.  Students enrolled in an approved 5-year combined degree program may receive the award for up to 5 years, as long as they are enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits.  Summer sessions are not included.  These awards are applicable only to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student’s actual tuition.  Renewal is automatic provide the student maintains the minimum cumulative GPA requirement and continuous full-time enrollment for each Fall and Spring term.

Recipients must sign an award agreement form, which will be available on their portal under “Special Messages” tab, once they have accepted the award.  Award agreement forms must be printed, signed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the award can be applied to tuition charges.

Freshman Admitted Students

  • Must maintain 2.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

  • Must maintain 3.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

  • Must maintain 2.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

  • Must maintain 2.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

Transfer Admitted Students

  • Must maintain 2.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

  • Must maintain 3.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

  • Must maintain 2.00 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

    • Awarded to students who have graduated from Westchester Community College with a 2-year Associate’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
    • Selection is based on academic excellence.
    • For study at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus only.
    • Must maintain 3.20 cumulative GPA for award renewal.
    • Awarded to students who have graduated from one of the following Community Colleges with a 2-year Associate’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher:
      • SUNY Dutchess Community College
      • SUNY Orange County Community College
      • SUNY Rockland Community College
      • Bergen Community College
      • Borough of Manhattan
      • Brookdale Community College
      • Suffolk County Community College – Ammerman Campus, Eastern Campus, Michael J. Grant Campus
    • Selection is based on academic excellence.
    • For study at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus only.
    • Must maintain 3.20 cumulative GPA for award renewal.
    • Awarded to students who have graduated from one of the following Community Colleges with a 2-year Associate’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher:
      • Bergen Community College
      • Borough of Manhattan
      • Brookdale Community College
      • Suffolk County Community College – Ammerman Campus, Eastern Campus, Michael J. Grant Campus
    • Selection is based on academic excellence.
    • For study at Pace University’s New York City Campus only.
    • Must maintain 3.20 cumulative GPA for award renewal.
    • Awarded to students who have graduated from CUNY Guttman Community College with a 2-year Associate’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
    • Selection is based on academic excellence.
    • For study at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus only.
    • Must maintain 3.20 cumulative GPA for award renewal.
    • Awarded to students who have graduated from CUNY Guttman Community College with a 2-year Associate’s degree and a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
    • Selection is based on academic excellence.
    • For study at Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus only.
    • Must maintain 3.50 cumulative GPA for award renewal.

Other Institutional Scholarships

    • Alpha Beta Gamma Scholarship - $1000 per year offered to incoming Transfer students who are members of Alpha Beta Gamma. To qualify, the student's Chapter Advisor must provide a letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
    • Phi Theta Kappa Award - $1000 per year offered to incoming Transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. To qualify, the student's Chapter Advisor must provide a letter of recommendation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
    • Legacy Scholarship - $1,000 per year offered to Freshman or Transfer students who are admitted and whose mother and/or father graduated from Pace University. To qualify, applicants for admission must apply by February 15th (for the Fall semester), December 1st (for the Spring semester) and indicate on their Admission Application that one or both of their parents are Pace graduates. A cumulative 2.00 QPA is required for renewal.
    • Summer Scholars Award - $3,000 per year offered to incoming students who have successfully completed Pace University's Summer Scholars Institute while in high school. A cumulative 3.00 QPA is required for renewal.
  • The Office of Admissions nominates students who have demonstrated exemplary community service and who meet the following criteria:

    • Freshman: minimum B high school average and 1080 SAT score
    • Transfer student: minimum 3.0 average
    • Financial need

    To be considered for this award, students must have an undergraduate application for admission on file by February 1st for priority consideration. Students must exhibit financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. Students must also have filed their FAFSA with the Federal Student Aid office by November 15 for priority consideration. In addition, an essay or summary of work regarding community service is required as part of the application. Essays/summaries can be emailed to appprocessing@pace.edu.

    Awards are offered to eligible students for up to $5,000 annually.

    This award is renewable annually based on continued full-time status, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and continue to demonstrate financial need.

  • Pace University is a Division II school that offers athletic aid to students exhibiting exceptional athletic ability.  Applicants should contact the Athletic Department for additional information.

  • Pace University offers a scholarship program to veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq since September 11, 2001. The Pace Veterans Scholarship grants eligible veterans a 50 percent tuition scholarship. The scholarship is open to all admitted veterans who provide a copy of their DD-214 form with the following designations:

    • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
    • Operation Afghanistan Campaign Medal
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal

    To apply for this scholarship as an incoming student, students must file an application for admission for full- and/or part-time undergraduate study and provide a copy of their DD-214 with the application. Veterans who apply for the scholarship will also have the admissions application fee waived. The fee waiver form should be printed out and submitted along with the application and/or DD-214. Continuing students who have not already received the Veterans scholarship may apply for it by submitting a copy of their DD-214 to the Veterans Office.

    To be eligible, a student must be admitted as a matriculated student in a degree program. There is no minimum enrollment required for receiving the Pace Veterans Scholarship. This scholarship is only available for the Fall and Spring terms until the completion of the first Bachelor's degree program. This scholarship is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition. Renewal is automatic, provided the student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress and a cumulative 2.00 QPA. If this award is not renewed due to low QPA or unsatisfactory academic progress, it may be reinstated if the student achieves the required QPA or academic progress within one year.

    Students receiving a Pace Veterans Scholarship may not also receive any of the following awards: Honor's Scholarship, President's Scholarship, Deans' Scholarship, Pace-WCC Transfer Student Scholarship, Trustee Recognition Award, Transfer Incentive Award, Pace Incentive Award, or Part Time Student Scholarship or Incentive Award. Students must sign an Award Agreement form, which will be available on their portal under “Special Messages” once they have accepted the award.

  • Endowed Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of Pace alumni and friends, as well as corporations and foundations. These benefactors have a strong belief in the importance of a Pace education for a student's future success. There are over 300 endowed and restricted scholarships available.

    To be eligible to apply, students must be:

    • Matriculated (admitted to a degree or certificate program) and be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester.
    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • Have a QPA of 3.0 or above.
    • Financial need as most awards are need-based.
    • Students must have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Continuing and Resuming students must also complete our Application for Pace Endowed/Restricted Scholarships.
      • It is very important to provide as much information as possible to improve the chances of being matched with an award.
      • The priority filing date for Endowed Scholarships is June 1st.

    Applications are reviewed on a first come first service basis and awards are made according to availability of funding. In addition, applicants will only be notified if they are matched with an award, no regrets are sent.

  • The Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship awards ten (10) students $500.00 each to help pay for books.

    Criteria:

    • Undergraduate students
    • Matriculated (admitted to a degree or certificate program) and enrolled Full-Time (for at least 12 credits per semester).
    • QPA of 2.0 or above.
    • Must have filed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • No CAP students are eligible for this scholarship.

    Students may apply for the Barnes and Noble Book Scholarship via the web at the online application.

    Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. Awardees are chosen by the Deans for Students. Winners only are notified – No Regrets. Any questions, please contact: jhilbrink@pace.edu.

  • Parents of full-time matriculated undergraduate students are eligible to take one free course each fall and spring semester on a space-available basis. Registration for tuition-free courses may only take place during the first week of class. Adult education, nursing, and graduate level courses are excluded from this offer. Parents will be charged for registration and laboratory fees. An application for the free course may be obtained from the Registrar's Office. Awards for this program will not be honored for any course that is filled before the first day of class or for any course that the parent's child is also taking during that semester.

Institutional Grants

  • Pace Grant is available to full-time Undergraduate students matriculated in a degree program at Pace University.  Awards are based on academic promise and financial need, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    In order to be eligible for this need-based institutional grant students must:

    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
      • Priority is given to students who file their FAFSA by November 15th each year.
    • Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credits (full-time) per Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and cumulative QPA of at least 2.00.

    Pace Grant awards are subject to change if:

    • There is a change in the student's financial need.
    • Change in student's housing status.
    • Change in student's enrollment status.

    Pace Grant is applicable only towards tuition charges at Pace University for the Fall and Spring semesters, and it may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition charges.  This award is available for the number of semesters necessary to complete a degree at Pace University, however renewal is not guaranteed. 

  • Undergraduate students who have completed at least 24 credits at Pace (not including transfer credits) and who have a 3.50 cumulative QPA are eligible for a TTG. These awards of $500 per year are restricted to students taking at least 12 credits per Fall and Spring term. This grant is not available for summer terms. TTG is applicable ONLY to tuition charges at Pace and may not, in combination with other tuition specific financial aid, exceed the student's actual tuition. The grant is not available to recipients of the Honors, President's or Deans' Scholarships or Pace-WCC Transfer Student Scholarship.