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

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.