At GCNYC we believe that a university education is an investment for a brighter future. If you have the talent, ability and drive to study with us, we want to help you make the most of the opportunity, regardless of your financial circumstances.

As part of our institutional commitment to furthering the Common Good – and with the equally strong desire to build a diverse academic community made up of the most passionate students – we are proud to offer a number of merit-based scholarships.

Scholarships for 2019-2020

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018, please feel free to contact the GCNYC Admissions Team via phone or email at your earliest convenience.

Current Scholarships Available 

Common Good Scholarships

GCNYC is proud to offer the Common Good Scholarship. To apply, students are invited to write an essay on the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relationship to higher education. Scholarship recipients will be awarded either a Bronze, Silver or Gold level scholarship that will be applied to their tuition. For more information on how to apply, please contact our Director of Recruitment at

  • Gold Award $15,000
  • Silver Award $10,000
  • Bronze Award $5,000

The scholarship is applied during the second and third trimesters of the program; The student must receive a passing grade in all courses in order to maintain eligibility for the scholarship. 

Fair Fashion Fellowships

Fellowship based scholarships are available for individuals who demonstrate exceptional potential, promise and commitment to working to change the fashion industry from the inside out. Recipients will have substantial tuition coverage, as well as gain hands on experience in research and in practice with collaborators of the Fair Fashion Center.


To Apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship should make the selection in the application process.  Once your program application has been received, directions and links to apply for a scholarship will follow.

The application to be considered for a scholarship entails:

  • An essay of up to 1,000 words answering the question: "How do you view the intersection of profitability and sustainability as it pertains to present day industry and models of business?"
  • Two additional letters of reference that address the applicant’s unique qualifications for the scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients must be enrolled for a total of 20 credits per year;
  • Students may be part time or full time; however, priority is given to full time students;
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by the College Catalog