Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships FAQs

All master’s degree students are automatically reviewed for scholarships once they are admitted.

If you’re an M.A. in Journalism student interested in the Business & Economics Reporting concentration, you may apply for a full-tuition McGraw Scholarship by emailing a 500-word statement explaining your interest to admissions@journalism.cuny.edu. The next deadline is Jan. 19, 2018. If you’re not accepted for this award, you will be considered for other scholarships.

Students interested in investigative reporting may apply for a Knight-Vice Scholarship by emailing a 500-word statement explaining your interest to admissions@journalism.cuny.edu. The next deadline is Jan. 19, 2018. If you’re not accepted for this award, you will be considered for other scholarships.

Applicants to the Advanced Certificate of Entrepreneurial Journalism need to complete a separate Tow-Knight Scholarship Application.

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The McGraw Scholarship

The McGraw Scholarship cover the full tuition of students who choose to specialize in business and economics reporting.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

January 19, 2018

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?

* Submit a 500 word statement explaining your interest in the business and economics subject concentration and why you would be a strong candidate for the McGraw scholarship. Please include your name, email address, and phone number.

*Email your statement to admissions@journalism.cuny.edu with the subject line: Scholarship Application for McGraw Scholarship

if i apply for a mcgraw scholarship and don’t get it, will i STILL be considered for other scholarship money from the school? 

Yes. All admitted students are automatically reviewed for other scholarships.

WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND AND WANT TO CHOOSE ANOTHER SUBJECT CONCENTRATION?

Students choose their subject concentration in the middle of the first semester, so if you end up declaring a concentration other than business/economics, you will lose the McGraw scholarship.

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The Tow-Knight Scholarships

Students applying for the Advanced Certificate or M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism can apply for partial scholarships.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?

August 31, 2017

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?

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 for the Tow-Knight Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism. This form helps us understand your financial situation.

DOES EVERYONE RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP?

Our scholarship funding is limited, so scholarships are generally reserved only for candidates of the highest merit who have demonstrated financial need. Scholarships are not provided to all admitted students, and we encourage applicants to seek outside sources of funding when necessary.

WHAT DO SCHOLARSHIPS COVER?

Scholarships, when awarded, typically cover a portion of the tuition and fees. Scholarships do not cover living expenses or travel.

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Knight-Vice Scholarship

VICE is a global youth media company with an emphasis on investigative reporting. Students selected as Knight-Vice Scholars will engage professionally with VICE in the fall and spring semesters and then will commit to working at VICE in New York for their summer internship. During the internship, the Scholars will receive a $3,000 stipend from the CUNY J-School and an additional scholarship from the Knight-Vice program.

What is the application deadline?

Jan. 19, 2018

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?

*Submit a 500 word statement explaining your interest in VICE and why you would be a strong candidate for the Knight-Vice Scholarship. Please include your name, email address, and phone number.

*Email your statement to admissions@journalism.cuny.edu with the subject line: Knight-Vice Scholarship Application

DO I HAVE TO APPLY TO OTHER CUNY J-SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS?

If you are not selected as a Knight-Vice Scholar, you will automatically be reviewed for other scholarships. Applying for this scholarship does not preclude you from being considered for other scholarships.