The Seinfeld Scholarship

February 6, 2012
Maximum Award: 
High school seniors
This is a program for New York City residents. This year you must be a resident of the Bronx.

The Seinfeld Scholarship Program was established by Jerry Seinfeld and his family to give back to the city he loves.  It awards high school students who have achieved academic excellence and committed themselves to community service.

The Seinfeld Scholarship Program is not being offered this year.

Seinfeld Scholars receive a four-year scholarship to the college or university of the student's choice. The Seinfeld Scholarship Program will cover up to $10,000 a year including books, tuition  and room and board. Recipients are also given personal support throughout the year, as well as access to college prep programs, mentoring and service opportunities.

The scholarship awards are based on academic standing, and financial need.

Eligibility this year will be for Bronx residents.

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  • United States citizen or legal resident graduating in June (of the year in which the scholarships are being awarded) from a New York City public high school located in the borough(s) that are selected by the Foundation for eligibility. In the fall of 2011, we will be accepting applications from students graduating from a Bronx public high school in spring of 2012.
  • Graduating with a cumulative grade point average of not less than 85.
  • Planning to enroll, upon graduation, in a full-time course of study leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Able to demonstrate financial need. Total family income should be less than $60,000.
  • Have filed FAFSA forms
  • Legal Resident of New York City ( Citizen or Alien Card Holder)

Able to demonstrate financial need.  Household income cannot exceed $60,000.