How To Apply

The Scholarship Plus award is a scholarship and community for New York City students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement in the face of significant obstacles. 

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 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 online application for current New York City students graduating in the spring of  2021 is now closed. Applicants will be notified by the beginning of April.

The application for students graduating Spring of 2022 will be online November 2021.