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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

The Con Edison Scholarship: The Con Edison Scholarship is only available to New York residents who demonstrate an interest in digital journalism.

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: The Mc Graw Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for a matriculated student in the M.A. program who is interested in the business & economics reporting concentration. 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.

Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund*: The Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Scholarship honors the legacy of Anne O’Hare McCormick of The New York Times, who in 1937 was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. The McCormick Fund was created in 1954 as a posthumous tribute by McCormick’s colleagues in the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
The scholarship is awarded to female U.S. citizens who have been admitted to an accredited New York-based graduate journalism program leading to a degree. Applicants must show evidence of both journalistic talent and financial need. All applications, clippings and broadcast work must be submitted in English. This scholarship is open to full-time and part-time students. The award is $2,500.
Download the 2020-2021 application (CUNY AOMcCormickScholarshipApplication20v2) and please complete both Part A and Part B and submit to mccormickscholarship@gmail.com. Deadline for submission of applications is April 10, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. 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.

Sheila Handler Resnick: The Sheila Handler Resnick 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.


Newmark J-School Scholarship Application

The Office of Admissions reviews every accepted student for scholarship funds (no form to fill out). In addition, you may apply to one of the scholarship opportunities listed below by submitting this application form. PLEASE REFER TO SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS ABOVE

TO APPLY: Submit a 500-word essay describing your qualifications for these scholarships.

As with all scholarships from the Newmark J-School, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA while enrolled in order to remain eligible for the funds.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THIS FORM: JANUARY 31, 2020