Scholarships

Learn about the many ways you can finance your education.

The College of Westchester is committed to providing broad access to higher education. Each year CW offers over $1.5 million in merit-based scholarships and need-based grants as an investment in the future of our students and the future of our community.

CW scholarships are based on academic achievement and designed to bring bright, motivated students to the CW Campus. However, you don't have to be a straight-A student to earn a scholarship. If you have a good high school or college grade point average, you may qualify for one of many CW scholarship programs.

To find out more about CW's Scholarships, call our Admissions Counselors today at 1.800.660.7093 or email admissions@cw.edu. Or complete the Scholarship Information form below to determine your possible scholarship awards.

Scholarship Information

HS Scholarships

At The College of Westchester (CW), we are committed to helping you explore the many ways to make college affordable. Our helpful financial assistance counselors are available to meet with you and your parents to explain the financial aid process and to describe the various programs available to finance your education.

President’s Scholarships
Freshmen and Sophomores only
Day Division The College of Westchester will award scholarships ranging up to $24,000 for an Associate Degree program. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are accepted to begin studies at CW in the fall immediately following high school graduation. Scholarships are awarded based on prior academic performance and future potential. Financial need may also be considered. Students may not use this scholarship with any other College of Westchester scholarship.

Joseph and Julia Sutkowski Memorial Scholarships
Freshmen and Sophomores only
Students who have graduated from high school with an 80% or better cumulative average or who have completed a minimum of at least 24 credits at a prior college with a 2.0 or better GPA (evidenced by an official transcript) will be awarded up to $5,000. This amount will vary based on credit load. This scholarship is limited to the balance of the student’s tuition account after credit for all other scholarships/assistance has been applied.

Achievement Awards
Freshmen and Sophomores only
This grant is awarded at the discretion of the Achievement Award Committee which carefully considers a student’s academic promise and their financial need. Award amounts up to $8,000 will vary based on credit load and is disbursed towards tuition only at the completion of each academic term. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in order to receive subsequent awards.

CW School of Business Scholarships
Freshmen and Sophomores only
The College of Westchester will award scholarships ranging up to $44,000 for a Bachelor’s Degree program. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are accepted to begin studies at CW in the fall immediately following high school graduation. Scholarships are awarded based on prior academic performance and future potential. Financial need may also be considered. Students may not use this scholarship with any other College of Westchester scholarship.

Bachelor’s Achievement Scholarships
Juniors and Seniors only
The College of Westchester will award scholarships ranging up to $15,000. Scholarships are awarded based on prior academic performance and future potential. Financial need may also be considered. Scholarships will be awarded on a per credit basis and will be credited toward tuition only at the completion of the semester and/or term.

Matching Scholarships
Freshmen and Sophomores only
Students who have received recognition from an approved outside scholarship program are eligible to have their awards matched by The College of Westchester. Each matching scholarship may not exceed $2,000 per year.

Institutional Grants
CW offers a number of institutional grants for new and continuing students. Grants are awarded based on financial need. Special consideration is given to students in critical need of assistance to continue studies. These grants of up to $5,000 will vary based on credit load and are disbursed toward tuition only at the completion of each academic semester and/or term. For complete information on applying for this grant, please contact the office of Student Financial Assistance.

The Mayor Joe Delfino Scholarship
In tribute to his fine work and tremendous support of the college, the CW Charitable Foundation Board established The Mayor Joe Delfino Scholarship. Granted annually, the successful recipient must be a White Plains High School student or graduate who is planning to attend or who is attending CW. They must embody Mayor Joe’s spirit of giving. The guidance office at White Plains High School will assist in choosing the recipient.

The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation Scholarships
The College of Westchester Charitable Foundation, an IRS approved public charity, provides an additional vehicle to supplement grant and scholarship opportunities for current students of the college. Since its inception in 2005, The Foundation has regularly awarded scholarships and has helped assist many worthy students realize their educational goals. Applicants must submit an essay.