Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

There are several scholarships available to students beginning their freshman year at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Each scholarship requires minimum criteria to apply for the award.  Generally, three areas in which students may have excelled are of particular importance:

  • Academic excellence exhibited by a high SAT I score, high school average, New York State Regents or school ranking.
  • Leadership qualities exhibited through participation in honor societies, school activities, club membership and political involvement.
  • Public service accomplishments acknowledged through documentation of any community volunteering.

Students who are active and successful in these three areas and can provide documented proof of his or her past and present achievements will have much greater chances of winning one or even several scholarships.

MySelf Third Scholarship
The program awards $4,000 scholarships to help students defray the costs of matriculating at one of the colleges of the City University of New York.

The scholarship competition is open to high school seniors who are enrolled in or have completed at least one course or workshop in the University’s College Now program. College Now, a collaboration between The City University of New York and New York City public high schools, is intended to foster higher levels of achievement for all participating high school students. College Now currently operates in more than 300 high schools in all five boroughs and across the 17 colleges of The City University of New York.

To apply, students must have completed at least 50 hours of service in their community and/or school within 1 year of application.  An application packet that includes the following must be submitted for consideration:

  • a teacher or counselor recommendation (supplemental letter from a volunteer supervisor is strongly encouraged),
  • a high school transcript
  • a description of work, volunteer and extra-curricular activities highlighting past or current leadership roles
  • an essay (minimum 500 words) in which the student defines his/her understanding of civic service and describes a personal experience that illustrates commitment of service to others.

John Jay offers a number of scholarships and special programs to support the learning experiences of our academically talented incoming freshmen. A student can apply for these opportunities once they have been officially accepted to the College.