Scholarships & Awards

City College Scholarships

The City College of New York offers a wide variety of awards, through its Schools and Departments. To apply for the opportunities below, reach out to the corresponding Department directly

Departmental Scholarships and Fellowship Programs:

Important: Admitted Macaulay Honors College and Excelsior are not eligible to receive other campus-based scholarships.

Note:  Letters of Recommendation are due one week after the application deadline.

Other Opportunities:

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

A Program of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is a three year program that provides funded summer internship and unprecedented opportunites to promising undergraduate students from 12 New York City partner colleges. As a Watson Fellow, you are provided with annual funding of $5,000, $6,000 and $7,000, in addition $2,000 Discovery Fund to develop your personal, professional, and cultural potential.

To learn more visit and speak to the program advisor:

Susanna Yurick
Associate Director
City College Honors Center

Department of Music:  The Sweet Basil Jazz Club Scholarship

The Sweet Basil Jazz Cluub Scholarship will be awarded in its entirety ($10,000) to one student for the 2022-2023 academic year.  This scholarship supports all education-related expenses, including, but not limited to tuition, fees, books & materials, and personal expenses for the student while attending the City College of New York. If the selected student is over-subscribed on financial aid, any remaining balance may be given to the student as a stipend to cover any additional, unmet, related education expense. The Sweet Basil Jazz Club Scholarship is for an undergraduate student applying to major in Jazz Studies - performance, composition, etc. 


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.

For information for undocumented students, please visit

For information on EXTERNAL scholarships, please refer to the links below*:

PELL Grant -
Guttman Transfer Scholarship -
NYCHA Scholarship -

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Last Updated: 09/02/2022 17:04