Freshman/Transfer Merit Scholarship

York College (YC) Merit Scholarship

What is the York College Merit Scholarship?

The York College Foundation Merit Scholars Program was launched in 2006.  It is fulfilling its goal of attracting students and retaining them for the full four years to degree completion.  

In the inaugural year, 75 members of the freshman class of 2006 received a scholarship award. York offers many scholarship options for ambitious, academically-talented students who excelled in high school when entering York in the Fall semester as a freshman, and transfer students with CUNY Associate Degrees. Students are encouraged to complete an application and submit it along with all required documents before July 1, 2019, due date.  In most cases, these awards coupled with other forms of financial aid (e.g. PELL, TAP) help qualified students to meet not only the cost of tuition but additional educational expenses as well. Freshman and Transfers entering York in the Fall Semester can gain admission to only one scholarship program. 


Yearly Awards range from up to $1,000.00-$5,000.00


Qualifications to Apply for Entering Freshman and Transfers in Fall 2019:

  • Freshmen must have a minimum High School Average of 85 or higher, and 1000 combined SAT Score in Reading & Math
  • Transfers must have a CUNY Associate Degree and a minimum 3.50 Grade Point Average
  • To renew the award every semester, students must continue to maintain a minimum 3.50-grade point average and complete 30 credits per academic year

Fall 2019 Application Forms Are Now Available!

 Students  Submit Applications Between March 15 - July 1, 2019

YC Merit Scholarship Application Forms

In Addition:

Up to $2,000.00 total for study abroad/study away, which includes conferences, research, and travel, must be used in the junior or senior year.