• Foundation Scholarships


    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 call the Development Department at 718-482-5610, or contact us by email at foundation@lagcc.cuny.edu.



  • Scholarship Qualifications:


    • 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.


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  • Scholarship Application:


    • By completing one scholarship application you will apply for all Foundation scholarships available for the academic year.
    • As part of your application, you must submit a personal statement of 200 words explaining your financial need, academic and career goals. Get tips on how to write your personal statement.
    • The online application process will take approximately 15-20 minutes and cannot be saved. Please have your personal statement ready in a Word document to include with your application.





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