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Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship
The Myself Third Scholarship promotes the ideals of character, leadership and service, and honors college-bound students who engage in ongoing social action and volunteerism. Scholarship winners are selected based on their grades, extracurricular activities, letter(s) of recommendation and volunteer service that demonstrates a strong commitment to helping their school, community, or fellow citizens.
The program awards two $5,000 one-time grants to be used toward tuition costs at any of CUNY’s 17 undergraduate colleges. Scholarships are not limited to a specific field of study, but require full-time enrollment in either an associates or baccalaureate degree program. Winners must provide proof of fall enrollment at CUNY and commit to participating in at least one community service project during their freshman year.
To apply, high school seniors must have completed at least 50 hours of service in their community and/or school in the past twelve months. The service may include participating with institutions or community-based organizations devoted to improving the quality of life for community residents or fostering civic engagement. Volunteer activities should be substantive and not solely connected to high school graduation requirements.