New York Times College Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$60,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

November 12

Monday
Awarded By:

The New York Times Company Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Ten awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be admitted for full-time study to any nationally accredited four-year college.
  4. Must be attending a public, parochial, or private high school in New York City.
  5. Must participate in community service activities.
  6. Must live in New York.
  7. Must be a high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who are residents of New York and attend a New York City public, private, or parochial high school. Students must participate in community service activities.

Application requirements for the New York Times College Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, a commitment to learning and community service, success in the face of adversity, and significant financial need. Preference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from accredited American four-year colleges or universities. Please note: Children of employees of The New York Times Company Foundation, The New York Times College Scholarship Program, or The New York Times Company and its subsidiaries are not eligible for The New York Times College Scholarship.

Award Amount: $15,000 annually, renewable for up to three years as long as the student maintains a good academic record and makes normal progress toward a degree. The scholarships may be used to pay tuition, room, board, fees and other educational expenses.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $60,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, November 12

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, November 12

Applications are available online from the New York Times website or at the guidance office of eligible schools. The student must include the following with his/her completed application: a listing of important activities and achievements, including academic honors, community service, work experience and extracurricular activities, with dates and duration of activity; and an essay of no more than two typed pages describing his/her most significant academic achievement and challenges or obstacles that he/she has overcome. The student may include, if he/she wishes, a one-page chronological account of the most important events in his/her life. If a transcript is available, it should be included as well. All application materials must be received online by the deadline date. Late applications will not be considered.
Contact: Ria Coyne
Address: Columbia University Station P.O. Box 250861 New York, New York 10025

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