Give the Gift of a Scholarship


One of the most rewarding gift options at Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary is scholarship funds. Investors who donate to our Student Support Fund contribute to education, as well as leadership development. You will be able to follow the progress of recipient students as they learn and grow. It is an unforgettable way of giving and when you hear from students, you’ll be fully persuaded that your gift is a personal victory you share with scholarship recipients.

Our goal is to provide opportunities—within and outside of the classroom setting—that will help make a student’s dreams become realities. Scholarship awards, based on financial need and outstanding academic performance, are an integral part of this goal. Our scholarships are not handouts, but a means of rewarding deserving students who demonstrate strong academic and leadership qualities. Students who qualify, based on need, can become the first generation college graduates in their families. Together these qualifiers build our population of students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who have a common goal of a Christian education.

Here are a few of the endowed Scholarships in place to bless students:

Downs Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Downs Memorial Nursing Scholarship fund for nursing students has been established by Nyack College/ATS Trustee, Dr. Carolyn Tonge, in memory of her mother, Cassilda Downs. [MORE]

Paul L. Liljestrand School of Music Scholarship

Dr. Paul Liljestrand’s impact on the School of Music is legendary. During his tenure at Nyack, beyond his role as an educator, he was a mentoring and loving presence for students and faculty alike. [MORE]

Dr. John F Taylor Memorial

Dr. John F. Taylor, a Nyack College legend, devoted his life to the service of God and others. His commitment to higher education and the development of emerging leaders marks his legacy. [MORE]

Craig Ellison Scholarship

The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (AGSC) began as a concept in 1982 with Dr. Craig Ellison’s vision for a master’s level counseling program that had the ability to train future counselors... [MORE]

Students are notified of the different endowed scholarships through an online application that is sent to them at the beginning of the spring semester.  Applications must be submitted annually as award amounts vary from year to year. Please see the Office of Student Financial Services for specific deadlines; awards become effective for the following academic year.

If you are interested in learning more about giving to scholarship funds, you may contact our Advancement Office by emailing or phoning 845.675.4589 or 866.721.7946 (toll-free).

In a single year, the Office of Student Financial Services awards as much as $13 million in grants and scholarships to over 90% of our students.