The Scholarship Office
445 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Monday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed
Friday and evening hours by appointment
|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:
To learn more about these scholarships, please contact Michael Scaduto, Scholarship Coordinator, 212-237-8872, Room 1285N, email@example.com.
Please note: All 2012/2013 Incoming Freshmen scholarship opportunities have been awarded. Those interested in applying for entering freshmen scholarships for the 2013/2014 Academic Year should visit this page again in early Spring 2013. Once you are officially accepted to the college, you will be contacted by the Scholarships Office if you meet the requirements to apply for any or all of the below opportunities.
College Education Milestone Foundation Scholarship
The College Education Milestone Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an academically talented entering first year student(s) who would otherwise be unable to attend due to the cost of tuition and fees. The scholarship is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Charles Eugene Medford. Eligible students must be in the top 15 percent of his/her graduating class, provide proof of financial need (determined by filing the FAFSA), and take part in community service. The scholarship provides $1,000 each year ($500 per semester) and is renewable up to 3 years if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 or better, full-time academic status, and continued financial need. Continued support is subject to availability of funds.
Top 15% of Graduating Class
Graduate from a NYS high school
Financial Need (determined by FAFSA application)
US Citizen/Permanent Resident
To apply, students must submit:
One letter of recommendation from a professional reference (i.e. teacher, advisor, counselor, mentor, community leader)
A 250-word essay exploring your need for the scholarship, the importance of a college education, and your future academic and professional aspirations.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Justice Scholarship
The Justice Scholarship, one of John Jay College's most prestigious awards, was established by Princeton University in 2002 in memory of the many John Jay educated law enforcement and fire department heroes who died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.
This $2,000 annual scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen who are committed to academic excellence and to public service. The purpose of the Justice Scholarship Program is to develop undergraduate researchers, practitioners, and scholars in the areas of public service and criminal justice.
The Justice Scholarship is renewable for up to three years as long as you maintain full-time status and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and provide evidence of continued commitment to community service or public service. An additional $1,000 award is available for graduate school if you develop original research under the supervision of a faculty member.
90 HS average or better
1200 or better on SAT (Reading and Math)
Documented proof of community/public service
An application for the Justice Scholarship is avialable here.
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.