Selection Process


Applicants must be current high school seniors who attend public, parochial or private schools in New York City and who have demonstrated:

  • Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of the high school graduating class).
  • Significant financial need.
  • Success in overcoming adversity.
  • A commitment to community service.

Preference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from American four-year colleges or universities.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

How to Apply:

Use the link below to go to the online application form. You will be taken to a page with more information, and with buttons in the blue section at the top to allow you to preview the required documents, and to fill them out.  Use the Preview Application button to look through the application form and related documents.  Use the Apply button to create an account, with a user name and password that will allow you repeated access to your forms, and then follow the instructions on filling out the application.

(We suggest that you make a copy of your completed application form and keep it for future reference.)

Applications must be received by February 5, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Here is the link to the online application form:

Selection Process

The Scholarship Plus scholarship is for New York City students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as the ability to overcome financial and other significant obstacles in their lives.

Scholarship Plus offers such students a competitive four-year scholarship and individualized support.  The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, room and board, fees and other educational expenses.  Each scholarship will be renewable annually for up to four years of study as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes normal progress toward a degree.

Scholarship Plus accepts applications from a number of New York City high schools and organizations.  Applications must be received by February 5, 2016 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.  They will be reviewed by mid-March.  Finalists will be notified, and then interviewed by a Scholarship Plus team during the last week in March.  Winners will be selected by the first week in April.