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Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship

Established by the New York City Council, the Vallone Scholarship rewards high school graduates who have proven their ability to succeed academically while in high school. You’ll save up to $1,250 per year in tuition.

How to Qualify

The Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship Program is available to full-time students who enroll directly into a CUNY college within a year of graduating from a New York City high school, public or private. Academic Scholars receive up to $1,250 per year.

Vallone Academic Scholars must enroll in an associate's or baccalaureate degree program, and maintain a cumulative B average or higher. Baccalaureate degree students are eligible for a maximum of 10 semesters of scholarship award. Associate's degree students are eligible for 6 semesters.

How to Apply

Apply to CUNY by filling out the Freshman Application. The Vallone Academic Scholarship is based solely on academic achievement. Many students may also qualify for additional assistance, based on academic need, through state and federal government financial aid programs. Private and non-profit scholarships are also available. Contact the CUNY college of your choice for more information.

Academic Programs

The City University offers quality academic programs, distinguished faculty, and some of the finest educational facilities in New York City, the capital of the world. Check out the exciting benefits of the new CUNY Honors College.


Speak with a skilled admissions counselor for further information on the Vallone Academic Scholarship, other scholarships, financial assistance, and how to apply to CUNY. Applications are also available on the Admissions Web site and from the Office of Admission Services, calling toll-free: 1-800-CUNY-YES.

This scholarship was previously named The New York City Council Academic Scholarship Program.

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