LaGuardia Community College Foundation scholarship helps students who are facing financial obstacles pay for college expenses. The Foundation has a number of scholarships available which are made possible by contributions from generous donors, individuals, businesses, organizations, and associations both public and private.
You can apply for a Foundation scholarship through the online application, which is available at laguardia.edu/scholarships; select “Apply Now”. Be prepared to also submit a 200-word essay explaining your need.
Priority will be given to applications submitted between April 1 – Aug. 31 for the upcoming academic year. Thereafter, applications will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the fall and spring semesters. Students needing financial assistance are encouraged to apply.
Please check your scholarship status updates via your student portal ( My LaGuardia). You should expect to be notified within four to six weeks after the beginning of the semester in which you applied regarding your eligibility. You can also send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are typically answered in 1-2 business days.
Attendance is a requirement for receiving and maintaining your award. Whether you drop/add a class, it is important that you maintain full-time status – at least 12 credits each semester.
Yes, scholarships may be available to students who may not be eligible for federal or state financial aid. If you do not meet FAFSA eligibility, please complete a Needs Assessment form which can be obtained in room M-103A. International students can also obtain a Needs Assessment form at the International Student Services Office in room B-117.
Foundation scholarships are available for part-time students who have earned at least 45 credits and have filed Intent to Graduate in the semester they are applying for scholarship support.
Foundation scholarships are only available for full-time and part-time matriculated students—working toward a degree.
No, you do not need to be a U.S. citizen.
Scholarship awards begin at $500 per academic year.
Yes. Students must re-apply each academic year. The application for the upcoming academic year will be posted online after April 1st.
You must be enrolled at LaGuardia in order to receive a scholarship. If you have been notified of an award for two semesters of the academic year but leave or graduate after the first semester, you will not receive scholarship funds for the second semester.
Visit the Foundation Office in room E-508 to request an Emergency Funds Application. A Foundation or Development Department staff member will walk you through the Emergency Fund request process.
For more information, you can call 718-482-5610, visit the Foundation/Development Department Office in room E-508 or email FoundationScholarship@lagcc.cuny.edu where you can expect a response within 1-2 business days.