Financial Aid

LIM College Supplemental Scholarships

LIM College offers a number of need-based and non-need-based competitive scholarships. 

Freshman Students:
LIM College offers two competitive scholarships: LIM College Business Leadership Scholarship and the LIM College / New York BOCES Scholarship. Please see below for eligibility requirements and required form. Please note: In order to be considered, we must receive your supplemental scholarship application by 5pm EST Tuesday, March 25th.


The Continuing Student Supplemental Scholarship Application deadline is March 31, 2014. Applications must be post-marked by March 31, 2014.

The 2014-2015 Supplemental Scholarship Application Deadline has passed.

Click here for the LIM Fashion Education Foundation Supplemental Scholarship information page

Non-Need-Based

Award Eligibility for consideration  Amount per year and responsibility Procedures 
Adrian G. Marcuse Presidential Scholarship A student who entered LIM College as a first-year, first-semester freshman and who is now entering her or his senior year beginning the fall semester. Based on merit and exceptional academic credentials (3.5 or above GPA). One full-tuition scholarship to a student entering her or his senior year. Submit the Marcus Scholarship application by April 7. No FAFSA necessary. Final candidates will be interviewed by the college president.
Alan Feigenbaum
Scholarship
Established in honor of Professor Feigenbaum - a former faculty member - to recognize his devotion to teaching and unwavering commitment to student success.
Current LIM College student entering their third year with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Must have completed first two years at LIM College including both College Algebra and Statistics with a B or better. $2,500 per year. Non-renewable. Submit a separate 500-
word essay on “The Creative Application of
Mathematics” in Management, Marketing, Merchandising or Visual
Merchandising along with your scholarship application by March 31, 2014. No FAFSA necessary.
Leah Ryan Scholarship
Established in honor of Professor Ryan for her devotion to teaching LIM College students who struggle to write well and persist in doing so.
Current LIM College students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must have passed Writing Essentials and earned a B or better in English Composition 1. Need not a factor. Two awards of $1,500. Non-renewable. Submit a separate creative 500-word essay that discusses a physical job, an art, or a hobby that you are working to master along with your scholarship application by March 31, 2014. No FAFSA necessary.
LIM College Business Leadership Scholarship Entering freshmen and transfer
students who are active
members of DECA, FCCLA, FBLA, or SIFE. Current LIM College students who are in leadership roles in LIM College clubs or organizations.
Limited number of awards of $3,000 per year. Continued club leadership and participation required along with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for renewal. Freshman Students: Click here to apply by March 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST.
Continuing Students: Submit scholarship application by March 31, 2014. One of your two letters of recommendation must be from Club Advisor.
No FAFSA necessary.
LIM College Academic Scholarship Current LIM College students who have completed at least 30 credits and have a GPA of 3.8 or higher. Need not a factor. Limited number of awards of $1500. Non-renewable. Submit scholarship application by March 31, 2014. No FAFSA necessary.
LIM College / New York BOCES
Scholarship
High school students who have graduated from a NYS BOCES Fashion Merchandising program with an 80 average or better in
the fashion program.
$3,000 per year. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for renewal. Freshman Students: Click here to apply by March 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST.
No FAFSA necessary.
LIM College Visual Merchandising
Scholarship

Entering transfer students who have declared a Visual Merchandising major.
Limited number of awards of $1,000 per year. Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and enrollment as a VM
major for renewal
consideration.

No FAFSA necessary.
LIM College Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Entering transfer students who are a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society. $1,000 award added to Transfer Grant for students in Phi Theta Kappa. Based upon availability. Academic criteria are evaluated during the admissions application review process. No FAFSA necessary.

 

Need-Based - FAFSA Required

Mildred Marcuse Scholarship Entering associate degree candidate with at least a B average in high school. Based on need and ability. One award of half tuition. FAFSA required.
Display & Design Ideas
Magazine's Visual Merchandising Scholarship
Current LIM College student who has completed first year of Introduction to Visual Merchandising (VMER 100) with a B or better. Student must demonstrate above average talent and have an interest in pursuing a retail career as a visual merchandiser. Must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 after attending at least one semester at LIM College. Need is also a factor. One award of $2,000. Non-renewable. FAFSA required. Submit scholarship application by March 31, 2014.
Alexandra S. Potts Memorial Scholarship Available to entering freshman based on their need and ability. One award of $1,000 FAFSA required.
LIM College / Community College Scholarship
Incoming graduates with an Associate degree. Based on merit, exceptional academic credentials (GPA of 3.3 or above) and need. Limited number of renewable awards of half tuition per community college for eligible student. Must maintain cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Very Competitive. Based on availability. FAFSA required.
LIM College / FIDM Scholarship Incoming graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) with an Associate degree. Based on merit, exceptional academic credentials (GPA of 3.3 or above) and need. One renewable award of half tuition. Must maintain GPA of at least 3.3 or higher. Very competitive. Based on availability. FAFSA required.
Maxwell F. Marcuse Founder's Scholarship Current LIM College student who has completed at least 30 credits with at least a B average. Based on need and ability. One award of half tuition. Maintain satisfactory academic progress for renewal. FAFSA required. Submit Marcuse scholarship application by April 7, 2014.
Essence Magazine Scholarship Incoming freshman who is African-American or African-Caribbean. Based on need and ability. One award of $2,000. FAFSA required.
Ron Knoth Scholarship.
Established in honor of Professor Knoth for his creativity, uniqueness, and kind, unassuming devotion to LIM College students.
Current LIM College student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better who has completed Fashion Fundamentals with a B or better. Need is also a factor. One award of $1,500 per year. Non-renewable. FAFSA required. Submit a separate image and a 500-word essay on what the image means to you. You can create the image or include a copy of an image from a book, magazine, or any other resource. Submit scholarship application by March 31, 2014.
Mario Abela Scholarship.
Established in honor of long-time staff member Mr. Abela for his over 35 years of service to the College and our students.
Current LIM College student who is the first in their family to attend college and was born (or has a parent who was born) outside of the U.S. Must also have worked in high school and is continuing to work part-time while enrolled at LIM College to help with their educational expenses. Need and ability are factors. One award of $1,500 per year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at LIM College after having attended at least two semesters with a math grade of at least a B. Non-renewable FAFSA Required. Submit a separate 300 to 400-word essay in which you discuss your work history and financial need to continue working. Resume also required. Submit scholarship application by March 31, 2014.

 

*Please note that unless otherwise specified, LIM College scholarships may only be applied to the full-time flat rate tuition for the fall and spring semesters at LIM College. All scholarships are awarded on a funds available basis and LIM College reserves the right to make adjustments to these awards. Note that one supplemental scholarship is offered per scholarship recipient.

 



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