Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Scholarships and Financial Aid FAQs

The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds. Separately, you may choose to apply to any of our special scholarships targeted to students with particular backgrounds or journalistic interests. (Scroll down this page to see the list of special scholarships.) In the end, about two-thirds of our students receive full or partial awards for tuition and fees, based either on need or merit.

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Scholarships

The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds. Separately, you may choose to apply to any of our special scholarships targeted to students with particular backgrounds or journalistic interests. In the end, about two-thirds of our students receive full or partial awards for tuition and fees, based either on need or merit. 

The following scholarships require a separate application along with a 500-word essay describing your qualifications for the funds. For information on how to apply, contact the Office of Admissions at 646-758-7700.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 31, 2019

Con Edison Scholarship: For New York residents who demonstrate an interest in digital journalism.

Ida B. Wells Society (IBWS) Scholarship for Investigative Reporting: Available only to applicants who are members of IBWS, an organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.

Knight-Vice Scholarship: For students with an interest in investigative reporting. Those selected as Knight-Vice Scholars will engage professionally with VICE in the fall and spring semesters and will commit to working at VICE in New York for their summer internship.

Lisa Goldberg/Revson Scholarship: Available to New York residents who may be from communities under-represented in the field of journalism and/or those who express an interest in public service journalism.

McGraw Scholarship: A full-tuition award for students who choose the business and economics reporting subject concentration.

Sheila Handler Resnick Scholarship: Available to graduates of CUNY undergraduate colleges who demonstrate an interest in domestic urban or investigative reporting.

Stephen B. Shepard Scholarship: Available to graduates of CUNY undergraduate colleges . This award bears the name of the founding dean emeritus of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

Please submit the scholarship application form by Jan. 31
(Note: The Tow-Knight Scholarships have a separate application form and deadline)


DEADLINE TO APPLY: ApRIL 1, 2019

Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund*: The Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund, Inc. is proud to offer its first scholarship ($2,500) for an outstanding woman student enrolled in the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York for the 2019-2020 academic term. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and show clear evidence of journalistic talent and financial need. These scholarships honor the legacy of Anne O’Hare McCormick of The New York Times. In 1937, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. Deadline: April 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Download the 2019-2020 application and submit it to mccormickscholarship@gmail.com

For information, contact Jan Paschal, McCormick Fund president, Jlp321@hotmail.com
or Carolyn Purcell, McCormick Fund scholarship chair, at mccormickscholarship@gmail.com

*Please note that the Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund is administered outside of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2018

Tow-Knight Scholarships: For applicants to the Advanced Certificate for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Once you have completed the program application, submit the Scholarship Application for the Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism to be considered for a partial scholarship. This form helps us understand your financial situation.