BMCC Presidential Scholarship

Who is Eligible

  • Graduating high school seniors with a minimum 80% of higher  average who demonstrates financial need
  • Students who show evidence of community or volunteer service
  • Must be planning to attend BMCC

Preference will be given to students who pass all three CUNY placement test or are exempt from all three CUNY Placement test


  • Complete application on-line;
    Please select and answer one on the essay questions below:

    • Write an essay describing factors and/or events that have had the most significance in shaping your academic, personal or career goals;
    • What life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you personally overcome in achieving your education (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.)

Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school teacher, Guidance Counselor or any adult other than a family member who knows you well. (The recommendation letter must be submitted on-line. Please see the back of this form for instructions on how to request and submit the letters of recommendation).  Please note that we will not accept paper recommendations.

Deadline: TBA
Amount: Up to $1600 per semester

How to apply

To access the application, please follow the steps bellow:

STEP 1:  Click here
STEP 2:  Create an account
STEP 3:  Look for Incoming High School Students – BMCC Presidential Scholarship Application and follow the instructions to complete the application.