College Now is a collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education, offering academic courses, tutoring, arts, campus tours and more to students at over 200 New York City high schools. LaGuardia Community College’s College Now Programs enables you to take college credit courses while still in high school, giving you a head start on the transition to higher education and increasing your chances of college graduation, while saving you time and money:
College Connection College Connection is a spring-semester program offered through College Now that enables a small number of students to take regularly-scheduled courses on the LaGuardia campus. You will have the opportunity to take classes with college students and interact with the faculty. While enrolled in your course, you may use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, tutoring center , gym and swimming pool. This special opportunity enables you to choose from a wider selection of courses than is offered through College Now. You are eligible for this program if you:
See your high school’s College Now Coordinator to learn more about College Connection and to apply for the program. Applications for the spring semester must be submitted to your Coordinator by the second week in January.
Model New York City Council The Model New York City Council Project is designed to enhance the public service learning and leadership skills of students in the College Now program. During four rigorous Saturday sessions this fall, you will learn about the legislative process while faculty mentors train you in the art of public speaking and debate. You will discover what it means to be a member of city government as you experience it from the inside. On the fifth and final Saturday, you and your fellow Model City Council members will convene in the actual City Council Chamber in City Hall to debate and vote on a piece of real life legislation. After that, join elected City Council members to celebrate your accomplishment at a reception hosted by CUNY In order to participate, you must be:
See your high school’s College Now Coordinator for an application. Submit your completed application to your Coordinator in the first week of October. Do you have questions about this program? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship
The Myself Third Scholarship is designed to encourage and reward the civic involvement of graduating seniors. To help defray the cost of college tuition, the program awards $5,000 each to 10 CUNY-bound high school seniors who are currently in or have completed at least one College Now or College Connection course and will be matriculated students at a CUNY college in the fall. See your high school’s College Now Coordinator for an application or click here for more information and/or an application. Submit your completed application to your school’s Coordinator by March 20th.
Eligibility Requirements Students must be:
Do you have questions about this scholarship? Send them to email@example.com Arlene Kahn Scholarship The Arlene Kahn Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Arlene M. Kahn, director of LaGuardia’s Office of School/College Collaborations from 1988 to 2005. Dr. Kahn advocated tirelessly for students and sought to infuse all their learning experiences with reading and writing instruction in order to prepare them for the demands of academic life. You are eligible for the Arlene Kahn Scholarship if you:
See your high school’s College Now Coordinator for an application or get one here: Arlene Kahn Scholarship Application. Submit your completed application to your school’s Coordinator by the second week in May. Do you have questions about this scholarship? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org