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, 2020

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: The Knight-Vice Scholarship is available to students with a demonstrated commitment to taking innovative approaches to storytelling. 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.

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

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


DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 15, 2019

Peter O.E. Bekker Memorial Scholarship*: The New York Press Club is excited to announce a scholarship opportunity for Journalism students in the New York area: The Peter O.E. Bekker Scholarship Award.

Peter O.E. Bekker faithfully served many years as a consulting director of the New York Press Club, he was a friend to all of us and a mentor to young journalists. He had a stellar career at CBS and at MicroSoft.

In memory of his accomplishments and to continue our common goal to uplift the profession, this scholarship is offered to undergraduate Journalism majors and students completing their master’s degree in Journalism.

Two scholarships will be awarded, one in the amount of $5000 and one for $3000. The winners will be announced in August 2019. The winners will also be asked to attend the New York Press Club’s Journalism Conference luncheon on September 7 to accept their award.

To apply please click here.

*Please note that the Peter O.E. Bekker Memorial Scholarship is administered outside of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: ApRIL 8, 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 8, 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.