Incoming Freshmen

Contact Us


The Scholarship Office
524 West 59th Street
North Hall, Room 1280N
New York, NY 10019

Michael Scaduto
Assistant Director,
Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 212-237-8872

Monday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 12:45PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Appointments are recommended



Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Michael Scaduto.


John Jay offers a number of scholarships and special programs to support the learning experiences of our academically talented incoming freshmen. A student can apply for these opportunities once they have been officially accepted to the College. The Office of Scholarships will also be in contact with you regarding any scholarships and/or special opportunities for which you are eligible. Below is some information about the scholarships and programs currently available:

- Computer Science and Forensic Science Scholarship
- Hecht Scholarship
- Macaulay Honors College
- The Honors Program
- New York State Scholarships

To learn more about these scholarships, please contact Michael Scaduto, Scholarship Coordinator, 212-237-8872, Room 1280N,

Computer Science and Forensic Science Scholarship
Undergraduate students pursing Computer Information Systems or Forensic Science are eligible to apply for a special scholarship opportunity.  This program was made possible by the Department of Science and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.  Funding is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Scholarships are based on financial need.  The maximum award amount is $5,000 per academic year for freshmen and $7,500 each year after.  Scholarships are renewable yearly, depending on academic performance, continued financial need, and availability of funds.  To determine financial need, please file for financial aid at:

Eligibility: To be eligible for a scholarship a student must:

  • Officially declare a major in computer science or forensic science
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident

 For Entering First-Year students:

  • Have a high school average of 80 or better
  • Strong SAT or ACT scores
  • Strong grades in mathematics and science courses

For Entering Transfer students:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Strong grades in mathematics and science courses

Click here for an application.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2014/15 year.  The priority deadline is April 1, 2014.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the priority deadline.


The Hecht Scholarship
The Hecht Scholarship was established through a generous gift to the University from Imre and Vera Hecht. It is awarded to an entering freshman with a strong academic background, community or volunteer service, musical abilities, and financial need. Eligible students must have a minimum 90 high school average and a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 in Mathematics and Critical Reading. The scholarship provides $2,500 each year ($1,250 per semester) and is renewable up to 3 years if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 and full-time academic status.

An application for the Hecht Scholarship is available here. We are currently not accepting applications for 2014/15 Academic Year. 

Macaulay Honors College at John Jay College
An outstanding academic record coupled with the ability to lead and achieve at the highest levels distinguish a William E. Macaulay Honors College student. Macaulay students at John Jay are selected from among the most highly competitive applicants to the City University of New York. In recognition of their achievements, they are hailed as University Scholars when they enter the program. Each student receives a full four-year tuition scholarship, a state-of-the-art laptop computer, and an Opportunities Fund of $7500, which can be used toward study abroad, internships and other academically enriching experiences. In addition, the Macaulay’s Cultural Passport provides students with special admission to New York City's historical landmarks and artistic and cultural institutions.

For further information on the Macaulay Honors Program at John Jay College, please contact Mrs. L. McNickle at:

Honors Program
The Honors Program is an innovative, theme-based program that brings students together to excel academically. Working closely with faculty and peers in an ongoing learning community, students explore the idea of the common good in a sequence of enriched, challenging interdisciplinary courses that use New York City as a laboratory for learning. The program emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and ethical decision-making with attention to global concerns, community responsibility and civic engagement.

For further information on the Honors Program, please contact Mrs. L. McNickle at:

New York State HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) Scholarships
New York State residents may be eligible for a variety of scholarships to help pay for college. HESC offers the following scholarship opportunities to new and continuing students:

  • Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarships
  • Flight 587 Memorial Scholarships
  • Military Service Recognition Scholarship
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
  • NYS Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship
  • NYS Memorial Scholarships for Families of Deceased Firefighters, Volunteer Firefighters, Police Officers, Peace Officers, and Emergency Medical Service Workers
  • NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • NYS Volunteer Recruitment Service Scholarship (Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services)
  • NYS World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship
  • NYS Aid to Native Americans
  • NYS Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans
  • Veterans Tuition Awards

Further information concerning HESC Scholarships can be found here.