CUNY SPS Scholarships

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has provided over $500,000 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.

Annual Scholarships

Founding Dean's Scholarship

The Founding Dean’s Scholarship, endowed in perpetuity by the generous support of Dean John Mogulescu.

Award Amount: $500 Part-time, $1500 Full-time, based on financial need and academic merit. Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a CUNY SPS degree program on a part- or full-time basis
  • Completed at least 6 credits at CUNY SPS

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William J. Kissane III Scholarship

Endowed in perpetuity by Robert Kissane (BS in Communication and Culture, ‘09), alumnus and CUNY SPS Foundation board member, in memory of his late brother, the William J. Kissane III Scholarship.

Award Amount: $1000, based on eligibility and merit. Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a Disability Studies degree program (B.A., M.A. or M.S.) at CUNY SPS
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester, remain in academic good standing, and demonstrate financial need.

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Patti Lieberman Scholarship for Early Childhood Education

Endowed by the generous support of Patti Lieberman, CUNY SPS Foundation board member.

Award Amount: Varied. Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

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Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship

Established by Dr. Zeita-Marion Lobley, Director of Student Services, in memory of her late husband.

Award Amount: $1500, based on financial need and academic merit.  Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a CUNY SPS online bachelor's degree program on a part- or full-time basis
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Within 30 credits of completing the online degree

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McKay Gussine Scholarship

Established by alumna, Jacqueline McKay (MS in Business Management and Leadership, ‘11).

Award Amount: Varied.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Admitted to or enrolled in degree programs CUNY SPS on a part- or full-time basis
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Newly admitted students, priority will be given to applicants who were mentees (“Littles”) through Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have been volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Timothy Meade Memorial Scholarship

Endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of founding donor, Tracy L. Meade, Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation, in memory of her late brother.

Award Amount: Varied, based on financial need and priority will be given to eligible applicants with a disabled family member. Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Part-time/Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the CUNY SPS Disability Studies Program
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA or higher
  • 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).

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Russ Peterson Technology Scholars

Created in memory of Russell Peterson and endowed in perpetuity by his family.

Award Amount: Varied, based on financial need and academic merit.  Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • BS in Information Systems, the BS in Health Information Management, or the MS in Data Analytics
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Undergraduate students must be within 30 credits of graduation, and graduate students must be within 12 credits of graduation. 

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Eugene Walters Scholarship

Endowed by the Eugene Walters Family Foundation.

Award Amount: Varied, based on financial need and academic merit. Tuition only scholarship.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled in a CUNY SPS online degree program on a part- or full-time basis. 

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Special Awards and Programs

ACE Scholarship

ACE (Achieve College Education) Full Tuition Scholarship and Peer Mentor Program

Scholarships 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.

 

Petrie Nurse Scholarship

The Petrie Nurse Scholars program provides tuition assistance to students enrolled in the CUNY SPS online bachelor’s degree in nursing (RN to BSN) who previously earned an applied science (AAS) degree with a major in nursing from a CUNY Community College, underwriting 100% of tuition, and follows recipients through degree completion.

 

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

For more detailed information and to apply, refer to the CAT/MAAT Apprenticeship Application.

JFK, Jr. Institute 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. Award amounts may vary and are based on financial need. For questions, please contact Carrie Shockley at carrie.shockley@cuny.edu.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) has provided over $400,000 in scholarships to our undergraduate and graduate students since 2012. Made possible through the generosity of friends of the School, including members of the CUNY SPS Foundation Board of Directors, scholarship award amounts vary from partial to full tuition. 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. CUNY employees receiving tuition waivers are not eligible for CUNY SPS scholarships.

CUNY-wide Opportunities

A variety of scholarship opportunities are available to CUNY students.

Contact

CUNY SPS Scholarship Office
119 W. 31st St., 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
646-664-8535
scholarships@sps.cuny.edu