Presidential Scholarship

The President’s Scholarship is awarded to incoming students on the basis of their composite ACT or SAT score. Students transferring to The King’s College are also eligible for the Presidential Scholarship based on their cumulative college GPA and number of credit hours completed. Students are required to remain in academic “Good Standing” in order to maintain their President’s Scholarship. All students are automatically considered for this scholarship. No separate application is required.

Leadership Scholarship

The King’s College exists to educate students who will shape and eventually lead the great institutions of the world through careers in government, business, law, media, education, civil society, the arts and the church. Every student at King’s is presented with the challenge to do something great with their lives, and the King’s Leadership Scholarship helps identify those likely to accept that challenge.

The award is a four-year renewable scholarship and can be granted for up to four years while attending The King’s College. Minimum awards begin at $500. This scholarship can be combined with other forms of institutional aid. An essay is required for all scholarship candidates. These awards are made possible by the generous gifts of alumni and friends from around the world.

Write a 500-word essay on the prompt below:

King’s ten Houses are named for men and women who transformed society through principled leadership such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Susan B. Anthony, Sir Winston Churchill, and Sojourner Truth. Choose a leader from history as a namesake for an eleventh House and demonstrate how this person embodies the mission and ideals of The King’s College.

Deadline November 1

Founders Scholarship

The Founders Competition is a speech, essay, and team building competition where prospective students come to campus to share and debate their ideas for a chance to win one of four full tuition scholarships. Please see the Founders FAQ page  for competition details.

Here are a winning essay and excerpts from winning speeches from last year’s competition. This year’s prompt:

Research an institution or company in New York City with which you would like to intern during your time at King’s. Describe that institution’s contributions and influence on culture, business or society in NYC, the US, and/or the world. What are your goals for your future, and how would this dream internship help reach those goals? How would this experience, the institution or company, and your goals align with the mission of King’s?

Students who receive the Founders Scholarship must maintain at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA, full-time status, and may not be placed on academic or disciplinary probation while at King’s. For those students who apply and qualify for need-based financial assistance, the academic scholarship will become a part of the financial aid package and coordinated with other awards.

The King’s Grant

The King’s Grant is awarded to students who demonstrate need. Students must complete the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  to be considered for this grant. The King’s Grant is awarded at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid. The grant is reevaluated each year the FAFSA is completed.

McCandlish Phillips Journalism Scholarship

The King’s College is offering up to four $3,000-per-year McCandlish Phillips Journalism Scholarships to incoming freshmen majoring in Journalism, Culture and Society. To apply, email 3 published clips and a 500-word personal statement answering the question “How can someone be both an excellent journalist and a committed Christian?” to

Deadline April 15

Legacy Scholarship

The King’s College is offering a $500 per year scholarship to siblings, children, and grandchildren of alumni or current students.

Deadline March 1

Impact 360 Scholarship

Impact 360 Institute’s Gap Year is an academic gap year experience with the mission of equipping members of future generations to become Christ-centered servant leaders. Every student that completes the one-year program will be eligible for a $2,000 per year scholarship. Students eligible for the scholarship will be notified in January.

Deadline March 1

Classic Learning Test Scholarships at The King’s College

Students scoring 100 or above on the CLT will receive a $500 CLT scholarship to attend The King’s College over and above other institutional aid. Students scoring 108 or above on the CLT will be eligible to apply for a travel voucher from CLT to attend a preview day or private visit at The King’s College.


Federal Grants

By completing the FAFSA, students are eligible to be considered for the  Federal Pell Grant and  Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant. Eligibility is determined by information provided on the FAFSA. Students are automatically considered for federal grants; no separate application is required.

New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP helps eligible New York residents pay tuition at approved schools in New York State. Depending on the academic year in which you begin study, an annual TAP award can be up to $5,000. Because TAP is a grant, it does not have to be paid back. For more information and eligibility requirements,  visit the TAP website.

Payment Plans

The King’s College has an affiliation with Tuition Management Systems (TMS), which provides our students and families with a no-interest, monthly payment plan. You pay only a small enrollment fee to participate in the program. Visit  our TMS Gateway  for more information.


Federal Direct Loan Programs

By completing the FAFSA , students are automatically eligible to take out loans in their name through the Direct Stafford Loan Program . All students are pre-approved, and no credit check is required. Students with financial need may receive a portion of their Stafford Loan as a Subsidized Loan.

Parents of students who have completed the FAFSA are eligible to apply for the Direct Parent PLUS Loan, which can cover the entire Cost of Attendance minus any financial aid their student receives. A credit check is required.

Private Student Loans

Higher Education is an investment in your future. Private loans can be a great tool to finance that investment. The following is a list of popular lenders with King’s students. The King’s College does not endorse a particular lender. Students can choose any lender that best fits their needs, including ones not listed below. Students can use our loan comparison tool to compare lenders.


There are many ways to find outside scholarships; here are a few ways that our students have found success:

• Ask your High School Guidance Counselor – Scholarships come across their desk all the time, and they’re usually more than happy to help out.

• Check with your parent’s employers about tuition matching programs or scholarships they might have.

• Check with any service clubs (Key Club, Rotary Club, DAR, etc.) that you, your parents, or grandparents belong to. Also, check with your church about any scholarships or grants they may have.

• Talk to local business, particularly small business your family frequents.

• Make use of the scholarship search engines. There are tons of these out there, here are some of the most popular ones:


Financial assistance is available to veterans and their families through the Montgomery GI Bill® , Post 9/11 GI Bill® , and other programs. Click here to learn how to apply to King’s as part of these programs.

The Veteran’s Administration or your recruiter can provide more details. The King’s College also participates in The Yellow Ribbon Program.

The King’s College has a partnership with Fordham University Army ROTC as part of the New York City Army ROTC program. For details about ROTC scholarships or to review a guide to understand ROTC programs, click here.