NYPD Leadership Program - Police Officer Scholarship

NYPD Leadership Program - Police Officer Scholarship

The NYPD Leadership Program is a scholarship for active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service (UMOS) police officers and supervisors.  The scholarship covers tuition, technology fees and textbook costs for four college courses (12 credits total).  The program is designed for undergraduate and graduate non-degree students interested in earning a degree.
  • Undergraduate students can save up to $10,000 in tuition and fees by*:
•   Enrolling in the NYPD Leadership Program and receiving up to $4,000 in   
     scholarship awards that covers tuition, technology fees, and textbook costs for   
     four courses (12 credits total).
•   Receiving up to 30 college credits for basic academy training (equivalent to two full-time semesters).
  • Graduate non-degree students receive up to $5,500 in scholarship awards that covers tuition, technology
      fees and textbook costs for four courses (12 credits total)*.
  • Students completing the program receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Apply credits earned in the NYPD Leadership Program toward a Bachelor's or Master's degree program at John Jay College (click here to learn more).
*Click here to learn about additional academic and financial awards.


The NYPD Leadership Program courses meet once a week on Fridays at John Jay College.  Courses are offered during morning, afternoon and evening periods in the fall and spring semesters.  Please refer to the NYPD Leadership Course Outline for detailed course information.  Click here to view the current schedule.


All active NYPD UMOS police officers and supervisors of any ranking are eligible for the NYPD Leadership Program. 

Important Note:  Retired NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service, are encouraged to apply to the In-service Program.  All other agencies, including NYPD civilians (i.e. school safety agent, traffic enforcement agent, etc.) are encouraged to visit the Undergraduate Admissions Prospective Students page.


NEW Undergraduate Students:  Monday, July 11, 2016
Readmit Undergraduate Students:  Sunday, May 15, 2016
Graduate Non-degree
NEW Graduate Non-degree Students:  Monday, July 11, 2016
Readmit Graduate Non-degree Students:  Monday, July 25, 2016


A completed application includes:
  • Completed online application.
  • $70 application fee (undergraduate students) check or money order, payable to CUNY/UAPC).  Military veterans may provide their DD form 214 to waive their application fee.  Graduate non-degree students and returning students are not required to submit an application fee. 
  • All post-secondary transcripts, including NYPD Training Academy.  Graduate non-degree students are required to provide an official transcript with proof of graduation OR providing their diploma by scheduling an appointment.
Incomplete applications will NOT be processed until all required documents are submitted.
Click here to start the application process.  Application submissions do NOT guarantee registration.  The program is a first-come, first-serve basis, based on available funding.  Therefore, it is very important that all applications are submitted on a timely manner.  All applications submitted after the deadline are reviewed on a case by case basis and is contigent on the availability of funds.