Apply for CUNY SPS Scholarships

In recognition of outstanding academic achievements, the CUNY School of Professional Studies offers a number of academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate degree students. Awards range from partial to full tuition and most awards are applied to either the Fall or Spring term. The online scholarship application used by CUNY SPS provides a platform for students to complete their scholarship application, upload required documents, and have references submitted in a one-stop process. Once a scholarship application is submitted students can monitor the status of their application through their personalized online scholarship application dashboard.

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Use your CUNY SPS username and password to login to the application system.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I apply for scholarships?

To be considered for a scholarship, currently enrolled, degree seeking, undergraduate and graduate students should submit a scholarship application online. Students are considered for CUNY SPS scholarships based on fund eligibility and overall assessment of your scholarship application.

When are scholarship applications due?

Scholarship applications are due as specifically stated in each application.

Who should I ask to write my letter of recommendation?

Start by asking a professor, employer or mentor. Do not ask a friend or a family member. A letter of recommendation is similar to a professional reference; choose someone who can articulate your strengths and praise both your academic and personal achievements.

Do I need to complete a FAFSA as part of the application?

Most CUNY SPS scholarships require the completion of the annual FAFSA ( – Federal Code 004765) and unmet need; undergraduate New York State residents should also complete the TAP application at CUNY SPS’s TAP code is 1420.

International and undocumented students are not eligible to complete the FAFSA.

Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?

A scholarship may affect your eligibility for aid because the amount of aid a student may receive in one academic year or semester has limits. In many cases, a scholarship award is a credit towards your tuition. If this happens, the school adjusts your unmet financial need accordingly.

How are scholarship decisions made and when are decisions announced?

Scholarships decisions are based on careful, overall assessment of each student’s academic performance, as well as the additional information provided in the scholarship application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully read the application instructions and to write a strong personal statement.

Scholarship award decisions will be announced as noted below. Applications will be informed of their decisions via email.

Most decisions for Spring 2018 Scholarship awards will be announced by January 16, 2018.

Most decisions for Fall 2018 Scholarship awards will be announced by May 31, 2018.

Terms and Conditions

Scholarships and awards are subject to financial availability, and CUNY SPS reserves the right to reduce or rescind any scholarship or award if financial circumstances dictate.

Scholarships may not be deferred. Recipients must use the scholarship in the year(s) for which it is awarded.

To maintain scholarship awards, scholarship recipients must remain in good academic standing as described by the undergraduate and graduate grading policies in the CUNY SPS Catalog and Handbook.

CUNY employees receiving tuition waivers are not eligible for CUNY SPS Scholarships.


Students who have questions about Scholarship opportunities or their Scholarship application may submit them to the CUNY SPS Scholarships office via email at

Students who have questions about the impact of Scholarships on their financial aid eligibility may submit them to the CUNY SPS Financial Aid office via email at