Students can now apply to New Settlement’s Scholarship for Excellence!

New Settlement is pleased to announce a scholarship program for participants entering college in fall 2021. Students are invited to apply for a scholarship award of up to $6,000, to be used toward college-related expenses, including tuition and room and board. Several awards will be made!

If you meet the following guidelines, you are eligible—and encouraged—to apply.

  • You must have participated in one-on-one advising at New Settlement’s College Access Center or the  Taft Educational Campus (ex. Bronx High School of Business, Bronx Collegiate Academy, DreamYard Preparatory School, or Claremont International High School).
  • Students in high school must be graduating seniors. Young adults may be high-school graduates or HSE candidates.
  • You must be planning to enter college as a first-time freshman (never attended college) in fall 2021 and to be enrolled full-time at a public or private four-year college/university or a two-year college.
  • You should only apply for this scholarship if you anticipate that your college expenses will not be fully covered by the federal, state, and institutional aid that you will receive.

The scholarship application must be completed online. Before filling out the online application, please:

All completed application forms must be submitted and received by Friday, May 21st, 2021 by 11:59 pm. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact Maggie Pimentel via email at

Apply for New Settlement’s Scholarship for Excellence!