Matriculation Essay Scholarships

The 2018 NYSACAC Scholarship Information

The 2018 Scholarship is Open, Click here to apply!

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to four deserving students (three incoming first year students and one transfer student) who have overcome barriers, succeeded with limited resources or are under-represented.  If you know of any students who will be starting college in the Fall of 2018 or transferring to a new college in Fall 2018 and fit the criteria, we urge you to nominate them.

Eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:
•    Must reside in New York State
•    Have/Will Be:
               º Graduated from a New York State public or private secondary school/college; or 
               º Completed a home-schooled program in New York State; or 
               º Obtained a GED
•    Be nominated by a NYSACAC member (If you are not a member of NYSACAC, please visit here to become a member of NYSACAC.)
•    Enroll in or transfer to an undergraduate program beginning Fall 2018 at a NYSACAC member college or university within New York State (the award recipient will be expected to provide official proof of matriculation)
•    Have submitted a scholarship application and essay by May 4, 2018

2018 Essay Question: In 500 words or less please answer one of the following essay topics:
1. Illustrate how you have overcome barriers.
2. The NYSACAC Motto is Leading the Way. In your life, how have you led the way?
3. Tell us about the person who has influenced you most through the college admission or transfer process.

To learn more about the NYSACAC Scholarship, please contact our Scholarship Committee at

Our matriculation rates and scholarship offers provide the proof of our successful strategy. Over the last four years, our Bayshore graduates received over $5,100,000 in scholarship offers.

Take a look at the colleges and universities our students have entered:

  • Adventist University of Health Science
  • Alabama State University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Bethel University
  • Binghampton University
  • Boston University
  • Campbell University
  • Campbellsville University
  • Clearwater Christian College
  • East Mennonite University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical
  • Flagler College
  • Florida A & M University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida State University
  • Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute
  • Full Sail Academy
  • George Mason University
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson & Wales
  • Judson University
  • King College
  • Liberty University
  • Mercer University
  • Methodist College
  • Montreal-Anderson College
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Mt. Olive College
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio Wesleyan
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic College
  • Penn State
  • Pratt Institute
  • Queens College
  • Ringling School of Art & Design
  • Rollins College
  • Samford University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Southeastern College
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Spellman University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Louis University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • Stetson University
  • Stony Brook University
  • UCLA
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Florida
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Nevada
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of San Diego
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida
  • University of South Mississippi
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • University of Washington in Seattle
  • University of West Florida
  • Valdosta State University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Warner Southern College
  • Wharton School of Business

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