The 2017 NYSACAC Scholarship Information

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to four deserving students who have overcome barriers, succeeded with limited resources or is under-represented.  If you know of any students who will be starting college in the Fall of 2017 and fit the criteria, we urge you to nominate him/her.

Eligible students must meet all of the following criteria:

•    Be a resident of New York State
•    Have/Will Be:
               º Graduated from a New York State public or private secondary school; or
               º Completed a home-schooled program in New York State; or
               º Obtained a GED
•    Be nominated by a NYSACAC member
•    Enroll in a 2 or 4-year undergraduate program beginning Fall of 2017 at a NYSACAC member college or university within New York State (the award recipient will be expected to provide official proof of matriculation)
•    Have submitted an application and essay by Friday May 5, 2017.

The 2017 NYSACAC Scholarship Winners are:

Student's Name Student's High School College Attending for Fall 2017
Jonathan Tavizon Frederick Douglass Academy II CUNY Hunter College
Niaja Hatcher Metropolitan Soundview HS CUNY City College
Michael Turner, Jr. The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice CUNY John Jay College
Aurea Santiago Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics SUNY Maritime College


We would like to thank all who submitted nominations!

To learn more about the NYSACAC Scholarship, please contact our Scholarship Committee at