Scholarships provide money that does not have to repaid and usually is awarded on the basis of academic merit. There are more than 1,000 scholarships, awards, and special program opportunities offered throughout CUNY and its 24 colleges and schools. Some are designed to help students as they begin their college careers, others are awarded as they progress in their major — be it the arts, sciences, or the humanities. Some are based on need, others on merit. Each college has a complete listing of all the scholarships and financial awards it offers. In addition to scholarships available at the CUNY campuses there are thousands of private organizations that provide assistance to college students. These scholarships are based on a variety of factors.
Resources for Outside Scholarships
Find more scholarship searches through the New York State Financial Aid Administrator's Association'
Record 16 CUNY Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
A record 16 CUNY students — 15 of whom earned undergraduate degrees at the University — have won Nat
Finding More Funds
Read Alice Murphy's article on how to find more funds for college.