Excelling Through Diversity
The program is an outgrowth of The Times’s commitment to fostering a well-informed society. We strongly believe in the lifelong benefits that a college education can impart, and we are pleased to assist and encourage promising students seeking that opportunity.
Daniel Blanc, City College of New York Scholarship class of 2015
The Times scholarship has always been a reminder to me that someone out there believes I can succeed, so how could I let doubt hold me down?
The New York Times College Scholarship Program has put hundreds of students through college. Since 1999 the program has given local high school students who have overcome hardship while achieving academic excellence four-year scholarships, as well as mentoring and internship opportunities at The Times.
The scholarships are for students who have a sense of social purpose and a wide array of personal ambitions, and they are integral to our belief that a college education imparts lifelong benefits.
365体育滚球Our students have graduated from dozens of high schools throughout New York’s boroughs and have attended colleges throughout the country.
The application period for 2019 scholarships has ended. The application period for 2020 scholarships will open in the fall.
Who Is Eligible
Current high school seniors who attend a public, parochial or private school in New York City and who have demonstrated:
- Outstanding academic achievement
- A commitment to learning and community service
- Success in the face of adversity
- Significant financial need
365体育滚球Preference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from accredited American four-year colleges or universities. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Jachai Omotayo, Ithaca College Scholarship Class of 2015
The scholarship made my dreams a reality. I was able to be a first-generation college student, and do it at the school of my dreams.
What Scholarship Winners Will Receive
Up to 10 high school seniors will be selected to receive four-year scholarships for a maximum $15,000 per academic year to attend any nationally accredited four-year college to which they have been admitted for full-time study. Students will also receive a summer internship at The New York Times, educational and job counseling, mentoring, cultural experiences and a laptop. The students receive their scholarship funding from public contributions and an endowment fund, supported primarily by a gift from the Starr Foundation.
365体育滚球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.
Applications for the 2019 New York Times College Scholarship are now closed.
Lynn Surry, President, Al Hirschfeld Foundation
365体育滚球The Al Hirschfeld Foundation believes in the importance of a good education and the opportunity to rise above adversity to succeed. The New York Times College Scholarship Program provides not only a great opportunity for students to further their education in school, but provides them with real-world opportunities through internships and cultural experiences.
How to Help
365体育滚球To give to the program, make checks payable to The New York Times College Scholarship Program, and send to 620 Eighth Avenue, 13FL New York, N.Y. 10018.
The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund d/b/a The New York Times College Scholarship Program has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Raisa Belyavina, Columbia University Scholarship Class of 2001
365体育滚球When I found out I won the New York Times College Scholarship I said, ‘this is it, I'm going to make it in life.