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Scholarships and Awards


Lehman College supports academic excellence with a growing network of scholarship programs and paid research positions for outstanding students. Inquiries about scholarships are welcomed in the Office of Scholarships, Shuster Hall, Room 205.

New Students

An Academic Achievement Scholarship Program is available for freshmen who are applying to Lehman College. Scholarships from $1,000 to a maximum of $4,000 per year are available to new students entering in the Fall semester. All freshmen who are admitted to Lehman are considered for Academic Achievement Awards. No separate application to the Scholarship Program is necessary for freshmen to be considered for the Award.

The selection process is competitive, and awards are made on the basis of an outstanding academic record. Freshman students are evaluated on the strength of their high school record and their score on the SATs.

The award is renewable for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study. With Lehman's full-time annual tuition of $4,000 a year, this scholarship, in combination with the New York City Merit Scholarship Award, the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), and the Federal Pell Grant, should provide many students with the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degrees virtually free of charge and permit family education funds to be reserved for graduate and professional studies.

Potential recipients must file a City University Freshman Application and list Lehman as a college choice. The filing deadline for Fall semester consideration is in mid-March. Only those students who have been admitted to Lehman are considered for these awards.

Enrolled Students

As students progress in their studies at Lehman, they may apply to the following programs based on their academic achievement in college:

Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC): The National Institutes of Health have awarded the College funds to provide a limited number of scholarships for students interested in pursuing the Ph.D. in the general area of biomedical research. This scholarship program is for students in their junior and senior years of study at the College. Students selected for this program work closely with faculty members on designated research projects and receive funds to travel to the national Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, where they will present the results of their research projects. The current stipend is $10,956 per year plus tuition. Interested students should make application for this scholarship program during their sophomore year. Applications are available in the Office of the Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, Shuster Hall, Room 302.

Departmental Awards: offered for excellence in specific academic subjects and varying in amount and criteria for selection.