CUNY SPS Scholarships

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has provided over $400,000 in scholarships to our students since 2012. Made possible through the generosity of friends of the School, including members of the CUNY SPS Foundation Board of Directors, CUNY SPS offers a number of academic scholarships to undergraduate and graduate degree students. Awards range from partial to full tuition.

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Annual Scholarships

Founding Dean's Scholarship

The CUNY School of Professional Studies Founding Dean's Scholarship is open to all applicants enrolled in a CUNY SPS degree program on a part- or full-time basis. Scholarships of $500 for part-time students and $1,500 for full-time students will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

William J. Kissane III Scholarship

The William J. Kissane III Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in a Disability Studies degree program (B.A., M.A. or M.S.) at CUNY SPS, have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, remain enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester, remain in academic good standing, and demonstrate financial need.  Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded on the basis of eligibility and merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

Patti Lieberman Scholarship for Early Childhood Education

The Patti Lieberman Scholarship for Early Childhood Education provides tuition support to students enrolled in one of two certificate programs offered by CUNY SPS: the Children’s Program Administrator Credential or the Child Development Associate Certificate. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs. 

Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship is open to any student with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online bachelor's degree program on a part- or full-time basis, and who is within 30 credits of completing the online degree. Scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

McKay Gussine Scholarship

The McKay Gussine Scholarship is open to all students admitted to or enrolled in degree programs CUNY SPS on a part- or full-time basis.  For newly admitted students, priority will be given to applicants who were mentees (“Littles”) through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Current students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and priority will be given to applicants who have been volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) through Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Timothy Meade Memorial Scholarship

The Timothy Meade Memorial Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in the CUNY SPS Disability Studies Program with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Applicants can be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and priority will be given to eligible applicants with a disabled family member.  If the applicant pool(s) does/do not include a student with a disabled family member, the Scholarship Committee will choose the best eligible applicant(s).  This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

Russ Peterson Technology Scholars

The Russ Peterson Technology Scholars program is open to students pursuing the BS in Information Systems, the BS in Health Information Management, or the MS in Data Analytics. To be eligible, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; undergraduate students must be within 30 credits of graduation, and graduate students must be within 12 credits of graduation. Awards will be made on the basis of financial need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

Stephen M. Rossen Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen M. Rossen Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online degree program on a part- or full-time basis, and who is within 30 credits of completing the online degree. A scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded on the basis of need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

Eugene Walters Scholarship

The Eugene Walters Scholarship is open to any undergraduate student who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online degree program on a part- or full-time basis. Eugene Walters Scholarship(s) will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

Schulman, Bomboy & Gray Scholarship

The Schulman, Bomboy & Gray Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in the CUNY SPS Human Relations program and are employed full time. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Applicants can be enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.


Special Awards and Programs

ACE Scholarship

ACE Scholarships support high-achieving undergraduate CUNY SPS students Achieve College Education (ACE). Awards underwrite 100% of tuition and follow recipients through degree completion. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who reside in New York State, are within 6-30 credits of graduation, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, are enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits, and demonstrate financial need. As part of their award requirements, ACE Scholars mentor newly admitted undergraduate students and must fulfill additional post-award requirements as described in the application form.  

CAT/MAAT Graduate Apprenticeship Program for Diversity in Applied Theatre

Subject to the availability of funding, the CUNY Creative Arts Team (CAT) and the CUNY SPS MA in Applied Theatre Program (MAAT) award graduate apprenticeships on an annual basis, to run from September 1 to June 30th in any academic year.  The award may include:

  • Full tuition for two CUNY SPS classes per semester (a maximum of 4 classes per year)
  • An $8,000.00 annual stipend, paid out in four $2,000.00 installments in November, January, March, and June

Graduate apprentices are required to:

  • Assist in the implementation of CAT programs
  • Assist in research for programmatic initiatives, outreach, and curriculum development
  • Assist with administrative support in the day-to-day functioning of programs 
  • Assist in the project review process

The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarships

  • The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor awards two-year scholarships of up to $30,000 (graduate students) and up to $20,000 (undergraduate students), and is open to students applying to the M.A. in Labor Studies program or to students currently enrolled in, or applying to, the B.A. in Urban and Community Studies program with a concentration in labor studies. First-time candidates must have applied to the degree program. To be eligible, undergraduate students must have earned 60 or more credits at a prior college with at least a 2.5 GPA, and graduate students must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their prior undergraduate level work. Please refer to the Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor FAQs with any questions you may have.
  • The Joseph S. Murphy Institute is pleased to announce that a small number of tuition-only scholarships are available to newly admitted and continuing MA students in Urban Studies and Labor Studies. The tuition scholarship awards amounts vary. For more information, please review the Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarship FAQ.

The Online MS in Nursing Program Scholarship

The Online MS in Nursing Program Scholarship provides financial, academic, and career support to workers in the healthcare system pursuing an advanced nursing degree at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Recipients of the scholarship will receive funding towards tuition in the semester for which they apply, with possible renewal for future semesters. Award amounts may vary based on financial need but are expected to be $1,275 each semester or $2,550 per academic year.

View more information about this scholarship.  For questions, please contact Carrie Shockley at carrie.shockley@cuny.edu.


A variety of CUNY-wide opportunities are also available to students.

Contact
CUNY SPS Scholarships Office
119 W. 31st St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
scholarships@sps.cuny.edu