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The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds. 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. In the end, about two-thirds of our students receive full or partial awards for tuition and fees, based either on need or merit. 


A Sampling of AVAILABLE Scholarships
  • ​​Ida B. Wells Scholarship (Full-Tuition): The Ida B. Wells Scholarship was developed in collaboration with the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, whose mission is to increase the representation of reporters of color in the field of investigative reporting.
  • Jovita Idár Scholarship: The Jovita Idár Scholarship Fund was established in memory of the trailblazing journalist. Jovita Idár Scholars must be enrolled in the M.A. in Journalism – Bilingual Program.  
  • McGraw Scholarship (Full-Tuition): The McGraw Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to one or more students interested in the business & economics reporting concentration in the M.A. in Journalism. McGraw scholars must select and remain in the business & economics reporting concentration for the duration of their studies at the Newmark J-School to retain the scholarship. NOTE: This scholarship is only for M.A. in Journalism applicants. 
  • Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Scholarship: The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is proud to announce our newly established scholarship in partnership with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) for any NAJA member admitted to a Master’s program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and meets CUNY’s eligibility requirements for being a New York State Resident. To be eligible, applicants must:
    • Be considered a New York State resident as outlined by CUNY’s residency policy. Supporting documentation may be requested.
    • Highlight a commitment to Indigenous storytelling as demonstrated by completed coursework, clips and/or work samples
    • Be a current member of Native American Journalism Association (NAJA). Proof of membership must be provided at the time of application.

Scholarship finalists will be determined by NAJA and the Newmark J-School. Final selection will be made by the school.

  • Reuters Journalism Scholarship (Full-Tuition): This scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship in partnership with Reuters. The student should preferably have an interest in financial, business, or political reporting. Data analysis expertise, investigative reporting skills, and fluency in multiple languages are also desirable. The award includes:
    • Mentorship by Reuters editors throughout the academic year
    • Inclusion in Reuters learning events
    • Paid 10-week summer internship with Reuters
  • Sheila Handler Resnick Memorial Scholarship: The Sheila Handler Resnick Memorial Scholarship is available to graduates of CUNY undergraduate colleges (or those who have graduated by the time they enroll in the Newmark J-School) who demonstrate an interest in domestic urban reporting or domestic 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.