Peter F Vallone Scholarship 2023-24

The Peter F Vallone Academic Scholarship (formerly known as the New York City Council Merit Scholarship) acknowledges the academic achievements of high school graduates from New York City.

These students may receive $700 annually ($350 per semester).

The New York City Council determines the funding, and the scholarship amount can vary from year to year based on allocations.

Once a college exhausts its allocation, no further recipients can receive the award.

Peter F Vallone Scholarship

Peter F Vallone Scholarship Eligibility:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Residency in New York City is a requirement.
  • You should graduate from a New York City high school with a minimum GPA of 80 (B).
  • Within one year of high school graduation, you must enroll as a full-time student at a CUNY college.
  • Each semester (excluding summer), you must register as a full-time student and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • You must attend CUNY before any other post-secondary institution.

Pursuit and Progress:

  • Maintain continuous full-time enrollment (12 credits) within the City University of New York system.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, which is calculated annually at the end of the Spring semester.
  • Students pursuing an associate’s degree can receive the Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship for a maximum of six semesters. Those seeking a bachelor’s degree are eligible for up to eight semesters.
  • Once the award is lost, it cannot be reinstated.