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Admissions

Scholarships & Awards

Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

The City College of New York Scholarship Program offers a variety of scholarships to entering freshman and transfer students. Selection is based on academic merit. In some cases, financial need is an additional requirement.

All incoming students who apply for scholarships must have completed an admissions application to The City College of New York. CUNY Freshman and Transfer Applications must be filed online. Undergraduate students who are applying for the Macaulay Honors College at City College are automatically reviewed for scholarships and need NOT file the scholarship application.

  • Freshman applicants should have a minimum of a B (85 on a scale of 100 or 3.0 on a scale of 4.0) high school average and a combined SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math) or 24 on the ACT.
  • Transfer students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 24 credits earned or meet the freshman criteria noted above. Community and/or school service are considered when applications are reviewed.
  • In order to remain eligible, students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 credits or more) and a grade point average of 3.0.
  • Some scholarships may have additional requirements.

Continuing Students

The City College of New York Scholarship Program offers a variety of scholarships and programs for continuing students. To be eligible for the general scholarships, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Departmental scholarships and program GPA rules vary. Community and/or school service are considered when applications are reviewed. Some scholarships may have additional requirements.

General Information

You must file a FAFSA if you wish to be considered for financial aid and scholarships based upon need. You apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Receipt of a scholarship may, depending on the nature of the award, affect the amount of any state and federal aid for which a student may be eligible. If you have further financial aid questions, visit our Financial Aid Office. All scholarships and awards are subject to financial availability.

The City College of New York
Office of Admissions
Wille Administration Building, Room 101
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Phone: 212.650.8716
Fax:    212.650.6417


Email: ccnyscholarships@ccny.cuny.edu

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For City College Scholarship Committee Only

City College Scholarship Committee Members, please click here to login to Scholarship Manager.

City College Online Scholarship Application

The 2015-2016 online scholarship application is now available.  

Priority deadline for all incoming student scholarship applications is February 1st and current CCNY student and departmental applications are due as noted below. Current CCNY students MUST complete the online scholarship application with your CCNY email address using the portal login below. Please do not complete the application as a new CCNY student. Current CCNY students may not be considered for scholarships if you did not complete the online scholarship application with your CCNY email address. Please make sure you only have one application in the system. AN APPLICATION CAN ONLY BE SUBMITTED ONCE.  If you applying for more than one scholarship, please complete all sections before you submit the application by the deadline posted below. The online application system will not close for each deadline below.  It will remain open until May 1st.  Please complete your application by the deadline date posted below in order to be considered for the scholarship you are applying.

New Incoming Students (Freshman and Transfer) - Apply here             

Continuing CCNY Students - Apply here

Note:  Letters of Recommendation are due one week after the application deadline date for all the applications above except for any of the Powell Fellowships (page 7, 12-15).

Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

New students can only complete the online scholarship application by joining our on-line community. Log-in or create your MYCity page now.

Current CCNY Students

Current CCNY students MUST complete the online scholarship application with their CCNY email address only to be considered for scholarships. Please visit the portal here.

Admissions Ambassador Program


What type of commitment does being an Admissions Ambassador involve?

CCNY Admissions Ambassadors should be able to commit at least 2 hours per week (minimum 25 hours) during the regular semesters in various capacities. The Office of Admissions generally hosts several on-campus events where Admissions Ambassadors will participate. They include: workshops for high school counselors, Undergraduate Open House, Freshman Welcome Receptions and many more similar events.

How can I apply to be an Admissions Ambassador?
  • You must complete the online application, submit one essay, a resume, and obtain 2 recommendation letters in order to be considered for the program.
  • In addition, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to apply. This is a self-managed application, meaning that it is your responsibility to gather all the required documents. All completed applications (recommendation letters, application form, essay, and resume) must be submitted online. Your application will then be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview. Completed applications MUST be submitted by 5 pm on November 6, 2014.
How can I get more information about the Admissions Ambassador program?

Gaslin Osias is the contact person for the CCNY Admissions Ambassador program. You can contact him at via e-mail at gosias@ccny.cuny.edu or stop by the Office of Admissions to speak with him.

Who may apply?

Only current CCNY sophomores or juniors may apply to be an Ambassador at this time.  Click here if you would like to apply for the Admissions Ambassador Program.

Other Scholarships:

TheDream.US provides college scholarships of up to $25,000 to DREAMers to help cover tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation for two-year or four-year degrees.CUNY is proud to be a Partner of TheDream.US.For more information, visit TheDream.US.

National scholarships are highly competitive awards that provide support for a range of academic opportunities, including study abroad, language learning, and graduate study. In addition to a high GPA, these programs seek students with research, service, and leadership experiences.  For more information, click here.

We have created a Useful Scholarship Links page to help you with your scholarship search. Click here to view the list.

CCNY New Era Scholarship minimum requirements beginning the 2011-2012 year has changed to 85 high school average and a 1200 SAT score (critical reading and math).