Scholarships and Awards

Brooklyn College offers more than 600 scholarships, awards and prizes each year to undergraduate and graduate students. Well over $1 million is available to support the education of qualified students.

Online Application

If you wish to apply for undergraduate scholarships and awards, please fill out the online application and file a FAFSA by February 11.

Entering graduate students are automatically considered based on the admissions application. Continuing graduate students are considered by their departments based on financial need and academic record. Students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA.

External Scholarships

There is information about an extensive array of external scholarships on the Internet. Students may search for scholarships online by using such key words as graduate scholarships, fellowships, or financial aid. Some sites allow registration that will report scholarships fitting a student's profile. Searching the Internet for scholarships is free; check with the Office of Scholarships before contacting any external scholarship agency that is requesting a fee for its services.

In addition to the Internet, external scholarships may be located through places of employment, religious organizations, community, and civic organizations, and libraries.

Donors of external scholarships should be instructed to send checks to the Office of Scholarships. Checks should include the name of the scholarship, the term(s) for which the award is made, the student’s complete legal name and  student identification number. If the donor does not provide instructions otherwise, the amount of the scholarship will be divided and applied to the student's account equally for the fall and spring semesters.

CUNY Prestigious Scholarships Website

Information on a wide range of scholarships and fellowships can be found here at the CUNY Prestigious Scholarships website.

Tow Undergraduate and Graduate International Research Stipends

The Tow Undergraduate/Graduate International Research Stipend enables students to conduct research in settings outside the United States. Download the application.


Brooklyn College
Office of Scholarships
213 West Quad Center
P: 718.951.4796
F: 718.951.5044

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – noon
On Friday afternoons and any weekday evening, visit the Enrollment Services Center.