BMCC Presidential Scholarship

Deadline: 09/10/2023
Amount: Up to $1600 per semester

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.

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.