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Hudson Graduate Centers Scholarships & Awards

All scholarships and awards require matriculation into a master's degree or advanced certificate program. In order to have any scholarship or award applied to a tuition bill, a student must complete a FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Scholarship commitments are honored for three years from the date of the award. With the exception of the Reccomed-A-Friend Scholarship (see below), students will receive only one scholarship or award. There is no minimum number of credits which must be taken each semester, nor are recipients required to register every semester in order to maintain their eligibility. All scholarships and awards are subject to change, and new awards may become available from time to time. Please check with the Financial Aid Office for the most up-to-date information. Subject to change.

Advanced Certification Scholarship for Westchester and Rockland Public School Teachers

A 25% tuition reduction offered to full-time, certified classroom teachers from Westchester or Rockland County public schools for one advanced certificate in teaching.

Bilingual Extension Advanced Certificate Scholarships

If you are a teacher in a bilingual or dual language program in a New York State public school and do not currently hold a bilingual extension, you may be eligible for the Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) stipend, sponsored by the NYS Education Department. Qualified candidates may be able to take advantage of the ITI subsidy as well as a matching University award. For more information, please email helaine.marshall@liu.edu.

Bilingual Extension TESOL Advanced Certificate Scholarships

An Intensive Teacher Institute stipend and a matching University tuition award for certified teachers in bilingual or dual language programs who do not hold a bilingual extension or TESOL certificate, or for those already certified in special education seeking bilingual or TESOL certification.

BOCES Rockland/Westchester Scholarship

A 25% tuition reduction is offered to any professional employee of a Westchester or Rockland County BOCES pursuing either a master's degree or an advanced certificate. Proof of professional employment by a Westchester or Rockland County BOCES must be provided each semester.

Camp Venture Employee Scholarship

Available only at the Hudson Graduate Center of Rockland. See Venture application for more detailed requirements.

Career Ladder Scholarship for Teacher Education

A 25% tuition reduction for paraprofessionals and teaching assistants employed by any Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield, Bronx or Bergen County school district. Reduction applies to all credits earned for a master's degree leading to teacher certification, school counseling or school psychology.

Chamber of Commerce Member

A 25% tuition reduction is provided for Mahopac, Mahwah (N.J.), Orange County, Yonkers or New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce members pursuing an M.B.A. at the Hudson Graduate Centers.

City of Yonkers Government Employee Scholarship

A 25% tuition reduction for a student's master's degree. For City of Yonkers, N.Y., government employees. Proof of employment by the government of the City of Yonkers, N.Y., must be provided each semester.

County Government Employee Scholarship

A one-third tuition scholarship for a student's master's degree for Westchester, Rockland, Bergen, Fairfield and Bronx County employees. Proof of employment by Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield, Bergen or Bronx county must be provided each semester. Entry awards, for spouses and dependent children of County employees, offer a one-third tuition reduction for a student's first six credits toward a master's degree.

Credit Bank Scholarships

Awards are based on previous undergraduate academic performance rather than financial need. Students are assessed automatically upon acceptance into a master's degree or advanced certificate program, and then notified of the award. There are three levels of Credit Bank Scholarship:

  • Merit Scholarship — Scholarship awarded based on a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above. Tuition charges will be waived for a total of six (6) graduate credits.
  • Incentive Scholarship — Scholarship awarded based on a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or above. Tuition charges will be waived for a total of four (4) graduate credits.
  • Graduate Scholarship — Tuition charges will be waived for a total of two (2) graduate credits awarded based on a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or above.

Deanna Giordano Special Education Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship awarded to a current special education master's degree student. 3.8 GPA or above. Must have completed the majority of credits toward a special education master's degree. Final selection to be made by the Academic Oversight Committee and approved by the dean and chief operating officer of the Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester. Available only in Westchester.

Dominican and Concordia Scholarship

A Dominican College or Concordia College graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or above is eligible for an Alumni Scholarship. This is a one-third reduction in tuition for the length of a master's degree or advanced certificate program.

Independent School Teacher Scholarship

A 25% tuition reduction for nine teacher education credits in literacy, special education, early childhood or ESL offered to teachers, paraprofessionals and teaching assistants employed in independent (private or religious) schools in Fairfield, Westchester, Rockland, Bergen or Bronx County

M.B.A. Cohort Scholarship

This scholarship adjusts tuition costs from 10%-25% based on the number of company employees who enroll at the same time in our M.B.A. program. For one to four employees the tuition reduction is 10%; for five to seven employees, the tuition reduction is 20%; and for eight or more employees, the tuition reduction is 25%. Individuals receiving this scholarship must provide proof of continued employment every semester.

Purchase Community Scholarship

A 25% reduction in tuition for the student's master's degree program, for graduates of colleges located in Purchase, N.Y.

Recommend-A-Friend Scholarship Program (RAF)

A three-credit scholarship offered to current master's degree students who refer a new student to the Hudson Graduate Centers. The referred student is required to enroll as a matriculated student in a Westchester, Rockland or West Point degree program and complete six graduate credits with a grade of B or better in each course. See RAF application for more detailed requirements. There is no limit to the number of nominees a current student can recommend or the number of RAF scholarships a student may receive.

Hudson Gradute Centers at Rockland and Westchester

Alumni Scholarship

A 25% tuition reduction for those who have already completed a master's degree in Rockland or Westchester and are returning to pursue further graduate study at either campus. Student must be matriculated into an advanced certificate or second master's degree program.

Rockland School Leader

A one-third tuition reduction for a limited number of educators from Rockland, Bergen or Westchester counties who are matriculated into the Educational Leadership Advanced Certificate Program. Students who are employed as full-time educators or administrators in Rockland, Westchester or Bergen public or private schools are eligible to receive a one-third tuition reduction.

Rockland/Westchester Non-Profit Scholarship

A 25% tuition reduction is provided for students in the M.P.A. in health or public administration, the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling or the M.B.A. program. Proof of employment in an approved Westchester or Rockland County based non-profit organization must be provided each semester. Student must be matriculated in the M.P.A. in health or public administration, M.S. in mental health counseling or M.B.A. Program.