By Terri Williams

Additional requirements: Students must be seniors in high school or high school graduates. Also, they must complete the FAFSA and apply to NYIT as a full-time student in the following disciplines: accounting, business administration, finance, hospitality management, human resources, international business, management, marketing, or small business and entrepreneurial studies. Note: students don’t have to be admitted at the time they apply for the scholarship.

Julie Anderson, a senior research associate at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, believes the scholarship is a great way to support women, while also raising awareness. “We hear about retail stores or restaurants offering one-day ‘pay gap’ sales or specials, which have raised awareness of the gap,” Anderson says. “However, 21% off of an education could make more of an impact than 21% off a glass of wine.”

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