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. Both fulltime and part-time students are eligible for MCNY scholarships, however part time students receive grants/scholarships pro-rated based on the number of credits for which a student is registered below full time status; Graduate students scholarships are based on $100 of grant/scholarship per credit as of Academic Year 2024-25.

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 awarded during the admissions process. With the exception of special, endowed or named scholarships/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.
  • Students must be registered for classes before scholarships/awards may be disbursed.
  • Yearly Completion of the financial aid application (FAFSA). International students exempted from completing the FAFSA

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

Awards & Scholarships

Undergraduate Students MCNY Scholarship

Full-time students (12-18 credits) receive a $1,000/semester.
Part-time students (less than 12 credits)  receive a prorated scholarship based on the number of registered credits.

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be registered for the semester.
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) International students are exempted.
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other MCNY institutional scholarship.

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website.
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA), (international students exempted).

Graduate Students as of AY 24-25 for new students

  • MCNY Recognition Award  Scholarship ranges from $3600 to $4,500 max  – (MA, MBA, MPA, MS, MSED).
  • Scholarship per semester is calculated on the number of registered credits at $100 per credit, with exception of MSED 46 credit program which award is maximized at $4500.
  • Students must be registered for the semester to obtain the scholarship.
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other MCNY institutional scholarship.

Requirements to receive this Graduate student AWARD scholarship:

  • In order to receive this award, one [1] of the following criteria must be met:
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate degree or previous masters degree
      • or
    • Resume shows substantial related experience to degree program (determined by Admissions Team)
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) (International students exempted

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA); (International students exempted)

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 scholarship– MBA, MSED, MPA PAA,;
  • Students may be part-time;  part-time scholarships are based on $147 per credit.
  • Scholarship is awarded for duration of degree.
  • $8,100 max ($180/credit for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM Only)
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional aid (excluding MCNY named/endowed scholarships)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the Department for Homeless Services (DHS)
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program in the MBA, MSED and MPA PAA, MPA EDM
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must be registered in the semester before scholarships are disbursed.

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the Department for Homeless Services (DHS)
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional aid (excluding MCNY named/endowed scholarships)

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

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)
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional aid (excluding MCNY named/endowed scholarships)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Yearly completion of the Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • Must maintain employment with the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
  • Students must be enrolled before scholarships are disbursed

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)
  • May be enrolled full-time or part time.  Scholarships are prorated if student is part-time.
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional aid (excluding MCNY named/endowed scholarships)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress as published in the student handbook and college website
  • Students may be full-time or part-time; Scholarships are pro-rated when students are part time.
  • 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 for full scholarship; part time students received pro-rated scholarship
  • This scholarship will be combined with the MCNY recognition scholarship.

Uniform Services Scholarship – Undergraduate

$12,000 max

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections
  • May enroll as a full-time  or part time student;  part time students’ scholarship is pro-rated.
  • Must complete Financial Aid Application (FAFSA)
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional aid (excluding MCNY named/endowed scholarships)

Scholarship is contingent on the following:

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

Uniform Services Scholarship – Graduate Students

  • $6,600 max scholarship– MBA, MSED, MPA PAA,;
  • Students may be part-time;  part-time scholarships are based on $147 per credit.
  • Scholarship is awarded for duration of degree.
  • $8,100 max ($180/credit for up to four [4] semesters – MPA EDM Only)
  • This scholarship may not be combined with any other institutional aid (excluding MCNY named/endowed scholarships)

Requirements to receive this scholarship:

  • Must be an employee of the NYPD, FDNY or Department of Corrections
  • 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
  • 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

   

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.

Scholarship marked with this color are closed
Deadline Target Demographic Scholarship Name and Link
Open Women whose education has been interrupted for at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life and Is within 18 consecutive months of completing her educational program. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)
Open/Varies Veterans LNVB Retroactive Scholarship
5/1/2024 Adopted or exited foster care at 13 years or older, incoming freshman, no older than 21 All-Star College Scholarship – UMPS CARE Charities
5/1/2024 Substance Abuse/Mental Health Sandstone Care Scholarship
5/1/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship
5/1/2024 First Generation College Students 2024 First-Generation Student Scholarship
5/1/2024 Domestic Violence Victims and families BTSADV Legacy Scholarship
5/2/2024 African-American Undergraduate students Charleston Family Trust Scholarship
5/3/2024 Incoming and current college students BrightSprout Crossword Scholarship
5/3/2024 Former Foster care ages 18-23 The Family Fellowship Foster Love Scholarship
5/6/2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Students with a G.P.A 3.0 and above Blaze Your Own Trail Scholarship
5/24/2024 BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (African American and Latinx women will be given preference) Account creation required to view Concrete Rose Scholarship Award
5/29/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship
5/31/2024 Black or Hispanic pursuing a major in pharmacy, nursing, biology, biochemistry, data analytics, information technology, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, gerontology, art therapy, biology, human development & family studies, social work, and community health education. The CVS Health Foundation Health Care Careers Scholarship
5/31/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.7 GPA CAPTRUST Scholarship
5/31/2024 Incoming and current college students AW Bridal Scholarship
5/31/2024 Full-time Undergraduate and graduate students with a GPA of 3.5 who have overcome obstacles to educational achievement – personal, family, demographic, or situational – require help to continue on the path to success. David Malcolm Scholarship
5/31/2024 Students affected by the criminal justice system Equal Justice Scholarship
5/31/2024 Single parents 2024 Single Parent Scholarship
6/1/2024 Incoming and current college Students Ornament Shop Scholarship
6/1/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Law Offices of Scott Henry Scholarship
6/1/2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Students with a G.P.A 3.0 and above Bertolino Government Regulatory Impact Scholarship
6/13/2024 Impacted by Mental HealthAccount creation required to view Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
6/15/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Jenner Law Make a Difference Scholarship
6/15/2024 Incoming and current college Students Creativity Leads to Success Scholarship Dixie Belle Paint Scholarship
6/28/2024 Current college students Unlimited Lights Safety Scholarship
6/28/2024 Diverse current college students with financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA TMCF and Sallie Mae Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship
6/30/2024 Current college students U.S. Bank Student Scholarship Program
6/30/2024 Incoming and current college Students Digital Privacy Scholarship
6/30/2024 Incoming and current college students Ivy Panda Essay Writing Scholarship
7/1/2024 Recovery – Substance Abuse DRS’ SCHOLARSHIP
7/1/2024 Incoming and current undergraduate students Double A $1,000 Scholarship
7/1/2024 Undergraduate students Good Lawyers/Good People Scholarship
7/1/2024 Incoming and current college students Janitorial Manager $1,000 Scholarship
7/1/2024 Incoming and current college students Larson Law Office Scholarship
7/15/2024 Incoming and undergraduate college students Industrial Metal Service Scholarship
7/17/2024 Recovery – Substance Abuse Account creation required to view Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship
7/21/2024 40 years old and olderAccount creation required to view Debra S. Jackson New Horizons Scholarship
7/24/2024 Undergraduate students interested in cryptocurrencies, regardless of pursued degree. MAGIC Cryptocurrency Scholarship
7/30/2024 Incoming and current first-generation minority college students Education Dynamics Minority First Generation Scholarship
7/30/2024 Incoming and undergraduate students Anders Scholarship
7/31/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA $2,000 Minecraft Scholarship
7/31/2024 Incoming and current undergraduate students Spirit of Giving Scholarship
8/1/2024 Incoming and current college students Driver Education Initiative 2024: In the Driver’s Seat
8/15/2024 Non-citizen/Undocumented Dreamers Scholarship
8/28/2024 Current college students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA Magana and Van Dyke Marsala Memorial Scholarship
8/31/2024 Incoming and current colleg students AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
8/31/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Care Throughout the Ages Scholarship
8/31/2024 Current college students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA Clubs of America Scholarship Award
8/31/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Strong Roots Scholarship
8/31/2024 Current college students Better Than a Loan Scholarship
8/31/2024 undergraduate students in bachelors and associate degree programs in the US RentHop’s College and University Scholarship Program
8/31/2024 Current and incoming college students who are legal U.S. residents with a 3.0 GPA Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship
Opens 9/1/24 Closes 3/1/25 Women impacted by domestic violence Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
9/10/2024 Incoming and current college students Love Your Career Scholarship
9/30/2024 Incoming and current college Students Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
10/10/2024 Incoming and current college Students CouponBirds “Help to Save” Scholarship
10/31/2024 Incoming and current college Students IvyPanda $1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
11/1/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Friedman and Simon, LLP Academic Scholarship
11/15/2024 Women impacted by domestic violence Sahara Hope Scholarship For Women Empowered To Change The World
11/29/2024 Incoming and current college students ServiceScape Scholarship
11/30/2024 Incoming and current college students with a minimum 3.0 GPA Collaborative Culture Scholarship
11/30/2024 Incoming and current college students In The Drivers Seat
November Incoming and current college students ages 16-23 with financial need Eequal Scholarship Awards Program
12/31/2024 Incoming and current college students Financial Goals Scholarship
12/31/2024 Current college students Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship
3/1/2025 Women impacted by domestic violence Women’s Independence Scholarship Program
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.

Scholarship marked with this color are closed
Deadline Target Demographic Scholarship Name and Link
6/30/2024 Incoming undergraduate students from countries outside the U.S. enrolled for Fall 2024 BA program in the U.S. Study a Bachelor’s in the USA 2024 Scholarship
6/30/2024 Incoming and current international college students Ivy Panda Essay Writing Scholarship
8/1/2024 Incoming and current college students Driver Education Initiative 2024: In the Driver’s Seat
8/12/2024 Current and incoming international or overseas college students with a 3.0 GPA Pharmica International Scholarship Program
8/31/2024 Current and incoming international or overseas college students that are legal U.S. residents with a 3.0 GPA Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship
10/31/2024 Incoming and current college students IvyPanda $1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
11/18/2024 The Perseverance Scholarship is open to current undergraduates and is aimed at helping students who have shown great character by overcoming difficulties in their lives. Ketonia Perseverance Scholarship
11/30/2024 currently be completing academic courses in a country other than their home country (studying abroad or as an international student), have been accepted to a study abroad program or have studied abroad within the past two academic years. Global Perspectives Scholarship
12/31/2024 Current college students Coupons Plus Deals “Save for Future” Scholarship

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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