The Hugh L. Carey Community Scholarship
Award provides financial assistance to commuter students residing
in the five boroughs of New York City.
Who is eligible?
First-time and full-time freshmen who will be commuting from the
five boroughs of New York City and Long Island, who are accepted
into one of St. John’s four-year degree programs for the 2013-2014
$1,250 guaranteed annually and up to $3,000 annually based on
demonstrated need. Renewable up to four years as long as the
student remains in good academic standing.
Do I have to apply?
No. Students from New York City and Long Island are automatically
considered and awarded the minimum amount of $1,250 per year for a
total of $5,000 over four years. Students who demonstrate a
financial need (and who complete the FAFSA form by March 30
using our school code 002823) may receive up to
$3,000 per year, for a total of $12,000 over four years. Should you
file the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need, you will be notified
of the exact amount of the Hugh L. Carey Community Scholarship
Award in your financial aid award letter. If you do not file the
FAFSA, you will still be notified of the Hugh L. Carey Community
Scholarship Award in your financial aid award letter though as a
reminder you will receive the minimum $1,250 scholarship amount. We
will begin mailing financial aid award letters in March.
What do I need to do to keep the
The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as the
student remains in good academic standing. To qualify for
scholarship amounts over the $1,250 minimum award, students must
submit a FAFSA form every year and
demonstrate financial need.
Who is not eligible?
Students who: do not reside in one of New York City's five
boroughs; choose to reside on campus; are enrolled in the joint
B.S./M.S., B.S./M.A., B.S./M.B.A. or B.A./M.A./M.B.A. programs
and/or the six-year Pharm.D. Program.
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