Scholar and Alumna Resources

Basic Needs Resources (Health, Food, Housing and Transportation)

Single Stop
Single Stop sites connect visitors to food stamps, local food pantries, housing programs, and jobs.

VITA – Free Tax Preparation

Thrive NYC
Mental health awareness, training and connections.

Housing NYC
Interactive site designed to assist in finding safe and affordable housing.

Tenant Resources – NYC
Tenant resources listed in New York City’s 311 directory.

Webster Apartments
Webster provides all-inclusive dorm-style living accommodations for eligible working women in NYC without a long-term lease agreement. Month-to-month housing offers guests the flexibility of staying for a minimum of 4 weeks and up to 5 years with only 8 weeks’ notice required prior to departure.

Health Care / Insurance / Medicaid
Medicaid offers free health insurance coverage to children and adults under the age of 65 who meet income and other eligibility requirements.

SNAP (Food Stamps)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.

Fair Fares (Low Cost Metro Cards for Low-Income New Yorkers)
Using the Fair Fares NYC MetroCard, eligible New York City residents receive a 50% discount on subway and eligible bus fares. Pay-per-Ride, weekly unlimited, and monthly unlimited options are all available.

Scholarship Resources

America Needs You
Mentoring and resources for first generation college students

American Association of University Women
Educational funding, research opportunities, and professional development for female students

Best Colleges
Directory of scholarships and resources for minority students

Bonner Foundation
Community service scholarships for undergraduates

Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students at COHEAO member schools

College Scorecard
White House website rating colleges on their completion rates, affordability and earnings of graduates, including financial aid calculator

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Transfer scholarships for community college students to four-year colleges and universities

Federal Student Aid
Information on financial aid, filling out FAFSA and scholarship searches

Hebrew Free Loan Society
Scholarship and interest-free loan opportunities

Institute of International Education
Scholarship funds for study abroad

National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) Foundation
Scholarships targeted to underrepresented minorities

The Project on Student Debt
Resource on college affordability

Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
For low income women, age 35 or over, pursuing a technical/vocational or undergraduate degree

Leopold Schepp Foundation
Graduate and undergraduate scholarships

Scholarship America
Clearinghouse for community, corporate and other scholarships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Scholarships for new Americans

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship
Fellowship and internship opportunities