NYS Nonprofit Educational Assistance

Advance the Talent to Lift Up all New Yorkers

New York State’s nonprofit sector employs 18 percent of the State’s private sector workforce.
The Nonprofit Educational Assistance Initiative aims to improve access to educational assistance and promote career advancement scholarships for nonprofit employees.

Nonprofit organizations fulfill critical services and generally serve to help improve the quality of life in their surrounding communities.

If you work for or are considering working for a nonprofit organization, educational assistance programs exist to help you earn a degree to advance your career and/or help repay your student loan debt so that you can employ your talents at a nonprofit organizations whose mission you value.


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Nonprofit Resources

New York State offers two new higher education financial aid programs to help employees of voluntary not-for-profit child welfare agencies.

NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship Program

  • This program grants awards for child welfare workers employed at voluntary not-for-profit child welfare agencies licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Learn more.

NYS Child Welfare Worker Loan Forgiveness Incentive Program

  • This program provides student loan forgiveness awards to attract and retain workers in NYS child welfare agencies. Learn more.

New York State Department of Labor

  • The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) can help you do business better, including employee recruitment, on-the-job training and other business support services. Learn more.

Nonprofit Week is February 25 – 29!

  • Details coming soon

Place a Job Order

  • New York State offers a number of tools to help connect businesses with quality talent. Take the first step to get help with identifying talent for your organization. Learn more.

Career Fairs & Recruitment

  • DOL can connect you with a large group of talented workers across NYS. Learn more.

On the Job Training

  • DOL offers businesses training support to encourage the hiring of dislocated workers to enable them to upgrade their skills and obtain employment. OJT pairs your business with the workers you need. Learn more.

Speak with a Regional Business Services Representative




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Saima Akhtar

Senior Staff Attorney
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