In addition to federal and state financial aid, Monroe College makes a variety of scholarships available. All undergraduate scholarships are for full-time students. Students must apply for the Federal Pell Grant as well as the TAP Grant from New York State. Scholarships are awarded after Federal and State grants are applied to the total cost of a student’s tuition and fees.
Scholarships do not have to be paid back.
May be awarded to high school seniors with GPAs of 80 or above. The actual amount of the scholarship is related to the student's other financial aid grants. The scholarship remains in effect through the completion of undergraduate studies and ends upon graduation. For continued eligibility, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, earn a minimum of 12 credits in the previous semester and maintain continuous enrollment. The scholarship will be prorated for students attending the Early Start Program.
Culinary and Hospitality Scholarships
SKILL (Skills USA)
Full and partial scholarships may be awarded by the Dean of the School of Hospitality and CINY to graduating high school students who have been exemplary in their high school culinary program and have completed the USA Skills Program. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, earn a minimum of 12 credits in the previous semester and maintain continuous enrollment.
C-CAP Scholarship (CCAP)
Full and partial scholarships may be awarded to participating high school students who academically qualify, place in culinary competitions nationwide and have been recommended by the C-CAP Executive Board. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, earn a minimum of 12 credits in the previous semester and maintain continuous enrollment.
Full and partial scholarships may be awarded by the Dean of the School of Hospitality and CINY to graduating high school students who have been exemplary in their high school culinary programs and who compete and pass the ProStart certification exam. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, earn a minimum of 12 credits in the previous semester and maintain continuous enrollment.
America's Best High School Chef and Pastry Chef (HSCS)
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are offered to graduating high school students who are winners of the Monroe College sponsored competition for America's Best High School Chef. Students wishing to participate in this competition must contact the Dean of the School of Hospitality Management and CINY. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, earn a minimum of 12 credits in the previous semester and maintain continuous enrollment.
Craig Rutman Scholarship for Culinary Arts (CRS)Awarded in the Fall semester to students who have been accepted into the Study Abroad Program for CINY students. Interested students must contact the Dean of the School of Hospitality Management and CINY. Students receiving this award may continue to receive other previously awarded grants and/or scholarships.
Award amounts for athletic scholarships are determined by division. Actual awards are made annually and vary based on the student athlete's eligibility for financial aid grants, available funding and judgment of the athletic director and respective coach. Awards may not be adjusted after the 15th day of the semester. Awards may be renewed for student athletes who maintain good academic and athletic standing as defined by both institutional and NJCAA eligibility criteria.
All Division I teams: Scholarships may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, housing, meals and transportation costs ( one time per academic year) to and from college by direct route minus federal and state grants.
Graduate Programs Scholarships
Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP)
Students must be full-time employees of the City of New York. Contact the Dean of the King Graduate School on the appropriate campus. Students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA and continuous enrollment. Awards provide up to a 50% tuition discount.
Graduate Articulation Agreement Scholarship (MART)
Awarded to students entering the New Rochelle Monroe Graduate School from schools who have an articulation agreement with Monroe. Contact the Dean of Graduate Programs on the New Rochelle Campus.Students must complete nine credits in the previous semester, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and continuous enrollment.
International Scholarships (INTS)
Awarded to new-to- Monroe undergraduate international F1 matriculated students with an excellent record of academic performance at their high school or prior college; e.g. 3.0 or higher GPA. It may be awarded to US citizens or permanent residents who reside abroad and commence studies at Monroe College immediately upon entering the United States. The awards are competitive based on the rigor of the high school program or prior college attended. No minimum grade point average guarantees an award.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester, and maintain continuous enrollment.
Graduate International Student Scholarship (INTS)
Awarded to new Monroe graduate international F1 matriculated students. Qualified candidates must have a 3.75 GPA from their previous undergraduate institution. The number of awards is limited by availability of funds and is awarded by the Office of International Admissions. Students are expected to complete nine credits in the previous semester, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and continuous enrollment.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
TPS (Teaching Professions Scholarship)
May be awarded to full-time students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education who have been accepted into the Teachers Opportunity Corps at Monroe College. Students must be NY State residents. Acceptance is determined by the Dean of the School of Education. To retain eligibility students must maintain a GPA of 3.0, complete a minimum of 12 credits each semester, have continuous enrollment and remain a NY State resident.
Marching Band Scholarships
For students who meet the qualifications for membership in the Monroe Marching Band. Awards are made on an annual basis and vary based on the student’s eligibility for financial aid grants, available funding, and the judgment of the Marching Band Director. Awards will be renewed by the Band Director for students who continue to be members of the band and have maintained good academic standing and continuous enrollment.
Scholarship and Grant Eligibility
Students cannot receive two scholarships from the college with the exception of the Craig Rutman Scholarship, the Legacy Grant, Campus Grants or the John Milavec Award. If a student is receiving both a scholarship and a grant, the second award cannot exceed $1,000 per semester. If a credit is created after direct costs are taken into account because of an increase in other aid, the college may adjust your need-based college funded awards accordingly, enabling more students to get the extra help they may need from the limited college funds available. The adjustment must be approved by the appropriate college administrator.
International students receiving an INTS Scholarship who attend part-time in their third consecutive semester may receive a pro-rated scholarship. Upon returning to full-time status on campus, the full scholarship will be awarded if GPA eligibility has been maintained.
Scholarship students who go from full-time to part-time will receive a pro-rated scholarship for the part-time semester, but will not be eligible for the scholarship the next semester. Exceptions will be made for Nursing students who may not be able to attend full-time (12 credits) per semester because of prerequisite requirements and the very limited choice of open electives in their program. These scholarships will be prorated accordingly until the completion of their degree.
Loss of Scholarship or Grant:
Students may appeal the loss of their scholarship and/or grant by contacting the appropriate Student Services or Student Financial Services Office on their campus.