The New York Times College Scholarship Program

October 26, 2015
Maximum Award: 
High school seniors

The New York Times College Scholarship Program is awarded to up to eight New York City high school seniors. They offer a four-year scholarships for a maximum of $7,500 annually for students to attend any nationally accredited four-year college.

The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, room and board, fees and other educational expenses. Each scholarship will be renewable annually for up to four years of study as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes normal progress toward a degree.


  • High school senior
  • Must attend a public, parochial or private school in New York City
  • Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of the high school graduating class)
  • A commitment to learning and community service
  • Success in the face of adversity
  • Significant financial need
  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Preference will be given to students whose parents have
not graduated from accredited American four-year colleges
or universities.