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Financial Assistance

Scholarship Opportunities for NYC Residents Currently Attending High School

New York City high school-aged residents may be eligible for a financial assistance scholarship based on the criteria below. Please submit your application using the form below and email completed support documents as indicated. Award recipients will be notified by email. Reimbursements for courses purchased independently are not available through this Scholarship Program. Only Saturday, Sunday and Summer Live classes qualify for this opportunity.

Due to the limited number of available awards, qualified applicants will be entered into a lottery system. Awardees will be asked to bring the $40 balance to the Precollege Office (SR10) on or before classes begin, during regular business hours (see below). At that time, the student will work with our Precollege staff to select their course of choice.

APPLICATION FORM: Currently not available. (Registration for fall opens on August 21, 2018. Please check back after that date for an update on the status of fall scholarships.)  

The following required support documents must be emailed to PrecollegePrograms@fitnyc.edu using PDF, .Doc, or JPEG formats shortly after submitting the application form.
SUBJECT LINE: Precollege Scholarship
     1.  An official copy of your high school transcript 
     2.  An essay discussing the importance of Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live to your college and career aspirations 
     3.  A recommendation letter from one of your teachers describing your dedication and character 
     4.  A third-party document indicating your need for financial assistance (Free or reduced lunch form award can be submitted).

This partial scholarship covers $340 (the total cost of one course is $380). Scholarship recipients are responsible for the remaining $40 balance and any supplies required for the class (most courses require supplies that students must purchase. The estimated cost of supplies should not exceed $60, except for Introduction to Photography with an estimated cost of supplies at $130.) 

Office Hours:
June-September     9am-5pm     Monday-Thursday
October-December     9am-5pm     Tuesday-Saturday
January-February     9am-5pm     Monday-Friday
March-May     9am-5pm     Tuesday-Saturday