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City Workers Eligible For Scholarships

City Workers Eligible For Scholarships To Do Graduate Study


  • The de Blasio administration is offering scholarships for more than three dozen graduate programs at schools such as New York University and Pratt Institute to full-time municipal employees.
  • The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program gives city employees full or partial scholarships for programs in fields of study such as business, nursing, engineering, computer science and public administration.

‘Develop New Skills’

  • “The city of New York’s most important resource is its people, and we are invested in their success,” said Lisette Camilo, Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. “This program helps employees develop new skills, access a wider variety of promotional opportunities, and better serve the public.”            
  • Participating schools include the City University of New York’s Baruch College, Columbia University and The New School. The program is offered only to new students at most schools, though some allow students who are already enrolled to apply. Candidates must apply directly to the school(s) they’re interested in.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be working as city employees at the time of application and while participating in the program and have completed their undergraduate degrees by fall 2019.
  • Those interested must submit a completed application, available at www.nyc.gov/mgsp, to their agency’s personnel office by Nov. 16.  They will need a copy of their transcript or diploma, as well as three essays. Candidates must provide confirmation of their school application submission. They will also need to submit a letter of intent to the school(s) indicating that they are applying to the scholarship.
  • The universities will select the scholarship winners and will notify them in August. 

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