Scholarships

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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 855.403.7722 or 914.559.2398 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
(Freshman and Sophomore in our Day Division only)
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 The College of Westchester in the fall immediately following high school graduation. Scholarships are awarded based on prior academic performance, future potential and financial need may be considered. Students may not use this scholarship with any other College of Westchester scholarship. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic semester in order to receive subsequent awards.

Joseph and Julia Sutkowski Memorial Scholarships
(Freshman and Sophomore only)
Students who have graduated from high school with an 80% or better cumulative grade average or who have completed a minimum of at least 24 credits at a prior college with a 3.0 or better GPA evidenced by an official transcript may be awarded up to $5,000 per year. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic term/semester in order to receive subsequent awards.

Achievement Awards
(Freshman and Sophomore 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 range up to $8,000 per year. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic term/semester in order to receive subsequent awards.

CW School of Business Scholarships
(Freshman through Senior year for Day Division 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. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic semester in order to receive subsequent awards.

Bachelor’s Achievement Scholarships
(Junior and Senior only)
Bachelor’s Achievement Scholarships range up to $15,000. Scholarship awards may be based on prior academic performance, future potential and financial need. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic term/semester in order to receive subsequent awards.

Matching Scholarships
Students who have received an approved outside scholarship are eligible to have their awards matched by The College of Westchester. Each matching scholarship may not exceed $2,000 per year. If the approved outside scholarship is awarded each year, the matching scholarship will be credited to the student’s account in the same year. If the approved outside scholarship is awarded in the first year only, the matching scholarship will be matched in the student’s second year.

Institutional Grants
CW makes available 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. Up to $5,000 may be awarded. Students must re-apply each year. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic term/semester in order to receive subsequent awards.

CW Program Grants
The College offers grants to students enrolled in certain programs who are nearing the completion of their studies. These CW Program Grants are designed to reward students’ persistence in their courses of study and help them reduce their student loan debt. Additional information on this grant is available from 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 (CWCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization which awards scholarships to students who demonstrate academic promise. The Foundation annually invites CW students to submit application for consideration.

For full disclosure on Scholarships, see college catalog.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the main form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Federal Title IV, HEA programs.