Photo by Marvin Orellana

First Scholarship Plus class at ceremony at New York Public Radio headquarters announcing their selection.


Scholarship Plus is a college scholarship program founded in 2010 to provide financial assistance and strong undergraduate support for outstanding but economically challenged New York City high school graduates. 

The students we support are not just bright, but have already shown grit and determination in their young lives, distinguishing themselves academically despite both economic and personal obstacles. They are at or near the top of their classes, showing great promise though often graduating from academically weak city schools.

In the belief that financial aid alone is not enough to assure safe passage through college, even for the best of students, the program provides more than money. The "Plus" includes paid internships the summer after high school and, from that time on, academic counseling, summer job support, internships and career advice, mentoring of various sorts and personal guidance when needed.