to the Nick’s Scholars Program means you will commit to:
Being a student in good
standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
Meet monthly with the Youth
Serve as an ambassador for
New Yorkers For Children
HOW DO I APPLY?
1. Assess Your Eligibility
You are eligible to apply for Nick’s Scholars
Program if you:
Are a student currently or
formerly in foster care in New York City
If formerly in foster care,
you must have aged out of care
Not older than 24 years of
Are currently enrolled in
or have been accepted and plan to attend a CUNY school starting Spring 2022
Are currently enrolled in a
private college in New York City and have completed at least your first semester
Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
2. Start, Complete, and Sign the Application
3. Gather and Submit Necessary Documents
Information about all required documents is
included in the application. If any of these materials
arriving after the deadline, please indicate when
you will submit missing
material. You must include the
following documents with your application:
Why should you be considered for the Nick’s Scholars Program?
- What are your educational and personal goals?
- What is your long-term vision and how can a college degree help you achieve it?
- How would you support yourself in college if you don’t receive this scholarship?
- What challenges/obstacles have you faced in life and what did you learn from them?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
2 Letters of Recommendation
Please ask a teacher,
social worker, educational specialist, guidance counselor, mentor, or other adult in your
community who is familiar
with your academic background
who can speak about
your character and motivation to succeed in college
(family members and/or friends are not allowed). By providing the names and contact information, you give
New Yorkers For Children permission to contact your references.
SAT or ACT Scores (if applicable)
High school and/or college transcript. We will ask
for an unofficial transcript if you are invited for an interview.
Proof of college enrollment
Official letter of acceptance or verification from Registrar’s Office.
Completed income form
Please note that incomplete applications will
not be accepted.