Through the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP), the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) provides up to 12 partial tuition scholarships each year to full-time New York City local government employees to study in one of our graduate degree or certificate programs:

  • MA in Urban Studies
    • Tracks:
    • -Public Policy and Administration
    • -Health Care Policy and Administration
    • -The Urban Workforce
  • MA in Labor Studies
  • Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy 
  • Advanced Certificate in Community Leadership
  • Advanced Certificate in Health Care Policy and Administration
  • Advanced Certificate in Labor Relations
  • Advanced Certificate in Labor Studies

To be eligible for a Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship, you must 

  • be employed by a New York City government agency
  • have already been awarded your undergraduate degree
  • be entering as a newly matriculated student; you must NOT be a current graduate student

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship application must be submitted your department’s agency personnel office by November 15, 2019.

For an application and more information about the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program, please click here

  • Acceptance to the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies does NOT guarantee a scholarship.
  • If awarded a Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship, contact CUNY SLU to confirm the funding period and the requirements for maintaining the scholarship.
  • If awarded a Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship, email a copy of your award letter to the MGSP office.
  • You must be a full-time NYC government employee in good academic standing throughout your course of study to continually receive the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship.
  • MGSP requires verification that you have submitted your application to CUNY SLU by April 17, 2020. Email your confirmation to
  • Your Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship application will NOT be forwarded to CUNY SLU unless confirmation is received by the MGSP office on the date listed above.

See the deadline to apply for graduate admission to CUNY SLU here.