How To Apply

The Scholarship Plus award is a scholarship and community for New York City students. Scholarship Plus offers such students a competitive four-year scholarship PLUS individualized, wraparound support. We celebrate your successes, and help you navigate difficult moments. 

The scholarship, up to $8,000 a year, 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 standard progress toward a degree.


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

  • Strong academic achievement (85% or higher G.P.A.)
  • Significant financial need (family income less than $50,000)
  • Faced great adversity
  • Willingness to engage with Scholarship Plus community in occasional events, workshops and semester check-ins

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.


The application is closed for seniors graduating in 2023. Thank you to all that applied. All applicants will be notified by the first week of April.

The application for 2024 will be on this page on Nov 1, 2023.