Scholarships awarded by the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies are based on need or academic merit. New and continuing students are encouraged to apply. Check out the scholarship fast facts in the tabs below!

Awards Committees transmit scholarship decisions to Student Accounts and the applicant is notified via e-mail and/or letter. There is no additional action required by the recipient. To decline a scholarship, contact studentaccounts@slu.cuny.edu.

Institutional scholarships awarded to students in a degree program may be packaged with financial aid. However, institutional scholarships awarded to students in certificate programs cannot be packaged. In this case, the award is notated to the account. All institutional scholarships will not be disbursed until after the last enrollment day of the semester.

The maximum award is … $1,000 for one semester.

It pays … tuition and fees.

Stipends and refunds … are not permitted.

Federal and state grants, employer-sponsored benefits, or other scholarships … reduce the scholarship payment.

The scholarship is … not recurring. Students with demonstrable need may reapply each semester.

For more information about the Tuition Scholarship, click here

The maximum award is … $3,000 per semester.

It pays … tuition and fees.

Stipends and refunds … are not permitted.

Federal and state grants, employer-sponsored benefits, or other scholarships … reduce the scholarship payment.

The scholarship is … recurring! However, students must continue to meet the defined eligibility criteria.

For more information about the Adult Learner Scholarship, click here.

The maximum award is … $1,000 per one semester.

It pays … tuition and fees.

Stipends and refunds … are not permitted.

Federal and state grants, employer-sponsored benefits, or other scholarships … reduce the scholarship payment.

The scholarship is … not recurring. It is a one-time scholarship.

For more information about the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship, click here.

The maximum award is … 80% of past-due tuition and fees, or $1,500, whichever is less

It pays … past-due tuition and fees. However, the scholarship is canceled if the awardee does not satisfy their residual balance before the last enrollment day of the new semester.

Stipends and refunds … are not permitted.

Federal and state grants, employer-sponsored benefits, or other scholarships … reduce the scholarship payment.

The scholarship is … not recurring. It is a one-time scholarship.

For more information about the Persistence Scholarship, click here.

The maximum award is $1,000 per credit (not exceeding $30,000) for graduate students; $333 per credit (not exceeding $20,000) for undergraduate students

It pays … tuition, fees, and other expenses!

Stipends and refunds … are permitted!

Federal and state grants, employer-sponsored benefits, or other scholarships … do not reduce the scholarship payment!

The scholarship is … recurring! However, students must continue to meet the defined eligibility criteria.

For more information about the Diversity Scholarship, click here.