York College Foundation Scholarships are based upon the need for York’s entering and currently enrolled students. Students are given the opportunity to apply to all that is available to which they are eligible for. York College Foundation Scholarships are funded and given by York College Representatives that donate and give back to the college for its students to be given the opportunity to excel in their academics and further their education.
The Scholarship Office, currently located in room AC-4DA1, provides guidance and oversight to the scholarship process.
To be eligible for scholarships/awards:
- Some scholarship eligibility criteria may vary.
- For Entering students: (Must submit original or copy of transcripts from previous schools graduated)
- Freshman (First-year) applicants should have a high school minimum average of 80 or above.
- Transfer applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Recommendations: Two (2) Recommendations forms are required from (2) different faculty members from previous schools graduated. Recommender must also attach a written letter that answers the following questions provided and return in a sealed envelope to the Scholarship Office in AC-4DA1. (see recommendation form for more details)
- Community/Volunteer and/or school service are considered and sometimes required when applications are reviewed.
- In order to remain eligible, the student must maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 credits or more) and grade point average that is specified.
Financial Need Base:
- Many scholarships are based primarily on financial need; however, this is not always required. Students must file a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) if he or she wishes to be considered for financial aid and scholarship based upon need. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Receipt of a scholarship may be affected by state and federal aid for which a student may be eligible.
- For a student that receives Financial Student Aid Assistance: We strongly recommend that all students find out the limit of how much funds they could receive to avoid being over packaged. Over-packaging exists when a student's financial aid exceeds his or her need. When an over-packaged situation arises, financial aid will reduce the scholarship and adjust student's package in order to eliminate the over-award. If you have further financial aid questions in regards to your package, visit York's Financial Aid Office at www.york.cuny.edu/financialaid. All scholarships and awards are subject to financial availability.
Scholarship and Scholarship Awards:
- Scholarship funds go toward student's tuition, fees, books and other school expenses. All outstanding balances due to York College must be paid first. Recipient(s) receive a remainder of the funds. If students are accepted for a York College Foundation Scholarship for that academic year, they cannot apply until after that academic year is ended.
- For YC Foundation Scholarship: Open to all York College students who may be eligible.
- For YC Foundation Scholarship Awards: Students are nominated by the academic departments and scholarship office.
- Many scholarships are open only to US Citizens and Legal Residents. (Must submit proof of Immigration status)
Please be aware of deadlines and read all instructions on how to apply before submitting application.
How to apply
Criteria may vary depending on the scholarship. Read and review all instructions on general eligibility criteria before submitting applications and recommendations.
- Select ONLY "YC Foundation Scholarships" from the list provided. (If scholarship is not provided on list contact the scholarship office for assistance)
- Complete and submit your online application below. (Incomplete applications with missing documentation will not be accepted)
- General requirement: Print two (2) RECOMMENDATION FORMS to be completed by both the student and faculty members and returned to the scholarship office in a sealed envelope (signed & dated). (Note: Some recommendations require specific instructions. See details for selected scholarship)
- Please be sure to submit all other documentation before the deadline.
For additional help with writing your essay or help with your resume before applying go to our Student Resource page or visit the Scholarship Office for assistance.
Note: The York College (YC) Online Scholarship Application is only for York College Scholarships. If you are interested in applying for any other scholarships outside of York College you must follow their directions and use their application and guidelines. We only screen YC Foundation Scholarships.
Two letters of recommendation are required. Please download the RECOMMENDATION FORMS and return them to:
Attn: Scholarship Center
York College - The City University of New York
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. AC 4DA1
Jamaica, NY 11451