There are a number of grants and scholarships available to help MCNY students pay for college. Scholarships are awarded based on need, merit or a combination of both and do not require repayment.

Metropolitan College of New York knows that financing your degree can be a challenge. In light of this, the College has created a number of scholarships that our students are eligible to receive during the admissions process. With the exception of special awards, students are eligible for only one [1] scholarship at a time. Scholarships are contingent on:

  • Students maintaining satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website.
  • Student maintaining full-time enrollment.
  • Yearly Completion of the financial aid application (FAFSA)

See below for a list of scholarships and additional criteria specific to individual awards.

Awards & Scholarships

Undergraduate Students without MCNY Recognition Award

$8,000 max ($1,000/semester for up to eight [8] semesters)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Student must NOT be eligible for the MCNY Undergraduate Recognition Award
  • Must enroll as a full-time student
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Graduate Students

  • $4,500 max ($1,500/semester for up to three [3] semesters – MBA, MPA PAA and MSED)
  • $6,000 max ($1,500/semester for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • In order to receive this scholarship, one [1] of the following criteria must be met:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate degree
    • Resume showing extensive related experience to degree program (determined by Director of Admissions)
  • Strong Personal Statement and Two [2] Letters of Recommendation
  • Must enroll as a full-time student
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Undergraduate Students

$8,000 max ($1,000 per semester for up to eight [8] semesters)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • In order to receive this scholarship, one [1] of the following criteria must be met:
    • Passing AccuPlacer score of 200 or better
    • High School GPA of 80 (2.5) or higher
    •  GPA of 3.0 or higher on college transcript with college level math/English
    • Conferred associate’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Transfer GPA of 3.0 or higher after taking 30+ credits from an accredited college
    • Above average TOEFL/IELTS or other English language proficiency test scores
  • Must enroll as a full-time student as defined for international students
  • Must qualify for F1 student visa, or already have valid visa that permits student the right to pursue course of study

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined for international students
  • Must maintain F1 student status, or maintain valid visa that permits student the right to pursue course of study

Graduate Students

  • $4500 max ($1,500/semester for up to three [3] semesters – MBA, MPA PAA, MSED and MS)
  • $6000 max ($1,500/semester for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • In order to receive this scholarship, one [1] of the following criteria must be met:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate degree
    • Resume showing extensive related experience to degree program (determined by Director of Admissions)
    • Above average TOEFL/IELTS or other English language proficiency test scores
  • Must enroll as a full-time student as defined for international students
  • Must qualify for F1 student visa, or already have valid visa that permits student the right to pursue course of study

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined for international students
  • Must maintain F1 student status, or maintain valid visa that permits student the right to pursue course of study

Department for Homeless Services

Homeless Services Scholarship – Graduate Students

  • $6,600 max ($2,200/semester for up to three [3] semesters – MBA and MSED, MPA PAA)
  • $8,100 max ($180/credit for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM Only)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the Department for Homeless Services (DHS)
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree program (Full-time is defined as no fewer than 15 credits in the MBA, MSED and MPA PAA programs, and no fewer than 10 credits in the MPA EDM program when it comes to Agency Partnerships)
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined for agency partnerships
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the Department for Homeless Services (DHS)

Homeless Services Scholarship – Undergraduate Students

$12,800 max ($1,600/semester for up to eight [8] semesters – All Undergraduate Programs)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the Department for Homeless Services (DHS)
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree program (Full-time is defined as no fewer than 15 credits in the undergraduate programs when it comes to Agency Partnerships)
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined for agency partnerships
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the Department for Homeless Services (DHS)

Children’s Services Scholarship – Graduate Students

  • $6,600 max ($2,200/semester for up to three [3] semesters – MBA and MSED [MPA PAA as of spring 2016])
  • $8,100 max ($180/credit for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM Only)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree program (Full-time is defined as no fewer than 15 credits in the MBA, MSED and MPA PAA programs, and no fewer than 10 credits in the MPA EDM program when it comes to Agency Partnerships)
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined for agency partnerships
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Children’s Services Scholarship – Undergraduate Students

$12,800 max ($1,600/semester for up to eight [8] semesters – All Undergraduate Programs)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree program (Full-time is defined as no fewer than 15 credits in the undergraduate programs when it comes to Agency Partnerships)
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment as defined for agency partnerships
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

Uniform Services Scholarship Program

Presidential Scholarship

$500 max (applied in first semester only)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections and maintain employment
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a degree program

Uniform Services Scholarship – Undergraduate

$12,000 max ($1,500/semester for up to eight [8] semesters)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections
  • Must enroll as a full-time student
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections

Uniform Services Scholarship – Graduate Students

  • $4,500 max ($1,500/semester for up to three [3] semesters – MBA, MPA PAA and MSED)
  • $6,000 max ($1,500/semester for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections
  • Must enroll as a full-time student
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections

It is recommended that students who do not have sufficient financial aid to cover their tuition charges to consider pursuing external scholarships.

External scholarships are generally competitive and are found through conducting searches via search engines (see below examples). Any external scholarship payment you receive should be sent to our Bursar Department for processing, as it will be considered a third-party payment.

Recommended External Scholarship Search Engines

FastWeb
FinAid
College Scholarships
Sallie Mae

The below list of external scholarships are not provided by Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) and each have their own eligibility criteria and application deadline. As such, please visit their respective application page for information on these criteria and application deadlines.

EEqual Scholarship Awards Program

The EEqual Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of young people in the United States who are struggling with homelessness, housing instability, or extreme poverty. At EEqual, we believe that every student, no matter their economic background should have an equal opportunity in education.

Award Amount: varies
How to Apply: https://eequal.org/scholarships/

Deadline: 03/31/2021

Red Thread Foundation Scholarship

The Red Thread Scholarship is available to college-bound women of international backgrounds who will be entering an American college or university in the coming Fall. If selected, scholars are awarded $1000 to help offset the cost of tuition, books, and living expenses. Other awards may be disbursed as funds are available.

Mentorship support is available upon request. Scholars may choose to be paired with a Board member for guidance in clarifying and focusing on professional and personal goals. Scholars have the opportunity to benefit from Board members’ experiences, unique skill-sets, and global networks in order to help them achieve their objectives.

There is a requirement for scholars to create one social media post per semester, to be featured on the Red Thread Foundation for Women website and other social media outlets. We aim to provide scholars with the opportunity to inspire and share tips and experiences with young college-bound women.

Award Amount: $1,000
How to Apply
: https://redthreadwomen.org/apply/

Deadline: 02/26/2021

Financial Aid Grants

International students may be eligible for a merit scholarship from MCNY. There is no application except the Admissions application. Note to client: Please provide any further details, e.g., dollar amount, etc. There also are several additional scholarship resources for international students:

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree, a Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. The maximum Pell Grant award changes each award year and depends on program funding. The amount you receive will depend on your financial need, your cost of attendance, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. All Pell eligible students have a 12-semester lifetime limit for Federal Pell Grants.
For undergraduates with exceptional financial need and does not have to be repaid. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. You can receive between $100 and $2,500 a year, depending on when you apply, your financial need, our institutional awarding policies and available funding.

Provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. High-need fields are bilingual education and English language acquisition, foreign language, mathematics, reading specialist, science, and special education, as well as other fields included in the annual Teacher shortage Area Nationwide Listing. For more information and student eligibility requirements, please visit the TEACH Grant website.

Note: Only students enrolled in our Master of Science in Education program are eligible to for Federal Teach Grant. 

The Aid for Part-time Study (APTS) program provides grant assistance for eligible part-time students enrolled in approved undergraduate studies. Awards provide up to $2,000 per year. To apply, download and complete the APTS application. Submit the completed application to FA@mcny.edu.

Undergraduate New York residents who want to be considered for a state grant, must complete a TAP Application using school code 1099. Students who reside outside of New York may receive funds from their state scholarship programs. To apply, contact your home state agency for program requirements and application procedures.
Veterans and their spouses may be eligible any number of financial benefits:

  • Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008
  • Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program
  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

The Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act gives undocumented and other students access to New York State‐administered student financial aid to support their higher education costs.

To be eligible to apply for one or more New York State student financial aid programs, you must:

    • Have both attended a New York State high school for at least two years and have received a NYS high school diploma OR received a NYS high school equivalency diploma OR qualified for in-state tuition at SUNY or CUNY colleges.
    • Apply within five years of earning you NYS high school diploma or equivalency diploma if pursuing an undergraduate degree or 10 years if pursuing a graduate degree.
    • Have one of the following citizenship/immigration statuses:
      • Have a T-Visa
      • Have a U-Visa
      • Have Temporary Protected Status
      • Be without lawful immigration status
      • Be a U.S. Citizen whose permanent home is not in New York State
      • Be a paroled refugee whose permanent home is not in New York State
      • Be a Permanent Resident Alien whose home is not in New York State

Link for students to apply: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/dream/

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