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31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
LaGuardia Community College
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LaGuardia Community College Foundation Scholarships are made possible by contributions from generous donors who believe that deserving students like you should have a quality education without the financial burden. If you are eligible, the Foundation offers support to assist you with the rising cost of tuition, textbooks, transportation and fees associated with attending college.
Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic performance, community service and extracurricular activities. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so students needing financial assistance are encouraged to apply.
A Message for Donors
LaGuardia Community College Foundation Scholarships offer eligible students support with the rising cost of tuition, textbooks, transportation and fees. On average, the Foundation awards 1,200 scholarships annually based on financial need, academic performance, community service, and extracurricular activities. With more than 11,200 of our degree students receiving financial aid annually, there are thousands more students who would benefit from a scholarship.
To learn how you can fund a Foundation Scholarship to help students change their lives, achieve their goals and effect positive change in our communities, please contact the LaGuardia Community College Foundation. Call 718-482-5610 or Email
Complete a FAFSA application or Needs Assessment Form
Show financial need
Be enrolled full-time with the minimum of 12 credits, both session I and II may be combined
Be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or greater
Participate in College or community service
International Students (F1 Status) are eligible to apply after completing one semester with 12 credits or more. Students should visit the ISS Office, Room B117 to request an ISS Eligibility Criteria Form before completing the online scholarship application.
International students (Not F1) are eligible to apply; to determine eligibility please file a FAFSA form for resident students and a Needs Assessment Form for non-resident students which can be obtained from the Foundation Scholarship office, Room E-508.
Check My Status
The 2018-2019 LaGuardia Foundation Scholarship application is now closed
and the awarding process for the current academic year is complete. If you have applied this academic year and have not been awarded, we will keep your application on file. If additional funds become available and you remain eligible (please see qualifications listed above) your application will be reviewed again and considered for a Spring 2019 award. If you’re being considered for a Spring award you will be notified via My LaGuardia towards the beginning of April 2019.
Please visit this page after April 1, 2019 when we will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you have questions about LaGuardia Foundation scholarships, please email Diana Hernandez at
Here are some resources that you mind find helpful as you complete the scholarship process.
Writing a Scholarship Personal Statement
Thank you letter
External Scholarship Guide