INSTITUTIONAL AID

Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to incoming students on the basis of their composite test score and high school GPA. 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 500-750 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 19


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

Through its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview, The King’s College seeks to transform society by preparing students for careers in which they help to shape and eventually to lead strategic public and private institutions, and by supporting faculty members as they directly engage culture through writing and speaking publicly on critical issues.

In order to better prepare students for the transition after college, we educate young leaders to seamlessly integrate their faith, ethics, and morality into their lives and careers. Students at King’s have the unique opportunity to explore their academic interest while interning at some of the most prominent institutions in the world.

Based on the mission statement above, research an institution or company in New York City with which you would like to intern during your time at King’s. How do your future goals align with the mission of The King’s College? Describe that institution’s contributions and influence on culture, business, or society. How would you integrate your values and a King’s education to fulfill the mission of King’s and further the mission of your chosen institution?

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 pfreeby@tkc.edu.

Deadline April 15


Legacy Scholarship

The King’s College is offering a $1,000 per year scholarship to siblings, children, and grandchildren of alumni or current students.


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 guaranteed a minimum of $18,000 per year in scholarship funds.


Classic Learning Test Scholarships at The King’s College

Students scoring 100 or above on the CLT will be guaranteed a receive a minimum Presidential Scholarship of $15,000 per year. 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.


Cru Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Bill and Vonette Bright, founders of Campus Crusade for Christ. Bill Bright was also the visionary who provided leadership to recast the current vision of The King’s College in New York City. Students whose parents serve full-time with Cru or Campus Crusade for Christ International are eligible to receive a $1,500 per year scholarship.


Church Matching Scholarship

The King’s College is proud to partner with churches and ministries in developing the next generation of Christian leaders. King’s will match contributions from a church or ministry for their King’s student, up to $1,500 per year.


Classical Conversations Scholarship

Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. They believe there are three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian, and Community.

Upon completion of the Challenge III and IV curriculum and enrollment at The King’s College, students will be guaranteed a minimum Presidential Scholarship of $12,000 per year.


NCFCA Scholarship

The King’s College wants to congratulate rising high school seniors on their successes at the most recent NCFCA National Championship by offering finalists and semifinalists scholarship opportunities for enrollment at King’s. Finalists are eligible for a $3,000 NCFCA scholarship and semifinalists a $1,500 NCFCA scholarship.


Stoa Scholarship

The King’s College wants to congratulate rising high school seniors on their successes at the most recent Stoa National Championship by offering champions and finalists scholarship opportunities for enrollment at King’s. Champions are eligible for a $3,000 Stoa scholarship and finalists a $1,500 Stoa scholarship.


Veritas Presidential Scholarship

The King’s College looks forward to partnering with Veritas Press Scholars Academy as we seek to fulfill our mission of transforming society by preparing students for careers in which they help to shape and eventually lead strategic public and private institutions. The King’s College will award $24,000 per year to an honor graduate of Veritas Press Scholars Academy that is in the top 5% of the graduating class. This scholarship is limited to one student per year.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS

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.

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.


Enhanced Tuition Award

The King’s College is participating in the Enhanced Tuition Awards program which provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents. Recipients will receive $6,000 through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from The King’s College.

Eligibility

In order to apply students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • have either graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved “Ability to Benefit” test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department;
  • have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $110,000 or less, as reported on their family’s 2016 tax return;
  • be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a participating private college or university located in New York State;
  • be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and complete at least 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward his or her degree program;
  • if attended college prior to the 2018-19 academic year, have earned at least 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward his or her degree program prior to applying for an Enhanced Tuition Award;
  • be in a non-default status on any student loan(s) made under any NYS or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any NYS award;
  • be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any NYS award;
  • be in compliance with the terms of the service condition(s) imposed by any NYS award(s) that you have previously received; and
  • execute a Contract agreeing to reside in NYS for the length of time the award was received, and, if employed during such time, be employed in NYS.

Students may find more information at www.hesc.ny.gov.


FEDERAL & PRIVATE LOANS

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.

OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS

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:

MILITARY BENEFITS & ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS

Financial assistance is available to veterans and their families through the Montgomery GI Bill® , Post 9/11 GI Bill® , and other programs. 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. Learn about ROTC scholarships and programs.