Career Ladders Scholarship

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Career Ladders, a scholarship funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, provides financial support for students who demonstrate a commitment or contribution to the healthcare education of Black, Asian, and Latinx male-identifying health service professionals. This scholarship is made available to students who wish to enroll in one of the following programs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS):

Scholarship Award

Qualifying students will receive up to $1,000 towards tuition in their first semester to close any financial gap.* Additional assistance, such as the CUNY SPS Textbook Grant, may also be available.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Meet the admission requirements for the Nursing*, Health Information Management*, Health Services Administration*, or Medical Coding programs at CUNY SPS
  • Carry a minimum course load of three credits each academic semester the scholarship is awarded
  • Demonstrate financial need through a submitted FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Submit a supplemental essay to confirm student commitment or contribution to the healthcare education of Black, Asian, and Latinx male-identifying health service professionals Minimum length: 300 words
  • Submit a personal statement. If you submitted a personal statement for your admissions application, you may use the same personal statement again. If you did not submit a personal statement for your application, please write an essay explaining your educational and work history, current employment status, plans for after graduation, and how a scholarship would help you achieve your education and career goals. Minimum length: 250 words

*To apply for admission to the bachelor’s degree programs, students must have earned 24 or more credits from a previous regionally accredited institution.

Career Ladders Scholarship Deadline

Regular Deadline: December 21, 2021

Scholarship applicants will be reviewed for the Spring 2022 semester.


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