Graduate School Scholarships

The College of New Rochelle’s ability to award these Graduate School scholarships is due in large part to the ongoing generosity of the many CNR alumnae/i who have donated scholarship funds.

A complete application packet for admission to the Graduate School must be submitted to the Graduate Enrollment Office prior to or simultaneously with the scholarship application in order for an applicant to be considered a candidate for any scholarship.

A student who receives any scholarship or grant should be aware that the award may reduce the student's loan. Scholarships are competitive. Monies allotted are dependent on funds available each semester.

Graduate Assistantships

The Graduate Assistantship is an exciting opportunity for full-time students, which covers the full cost of tuition for up to 30 credits taken during the contracted academic year. In return, the Graduate Assistant works 15 hours per week in an assigned Graduate School office and receives a stipend of up to $5,000 paid bi-weekly through the contract year. The Graduate School offers the opportunity to apply for a Graduate Assistantship to full-time graduate students who have earned a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25. The applicant’s overall GPA will be considered as of the deadline date. Please note that for those applicants without a GPA in the Graduate School, the overall undergraduate GPA will be considered. Applicants are required to submit the application, statement of qualifications, resume and two sealed letters of recommendation. If appropriate, applicants may be selected to come in for an interview with the awards committee.

The graduate assistantship contract year runs from July 1st through June 30th. The 30 credits of tuition remission must be completed during the contract year. Graduate students are not permitted to pursue additional employment either on campus or off campus during the contract year. Graduate students planning to student teach or complete an internship during their contract year must discuss these plans with the awards committee in the application or during the interview. Applications for the Graduate Assistantship award are available in October of the preceding contract year in any of the division offices.

The College of New Rochelle Graduate Assistant is a full-time, degree-seeking student who is willing and able to complete thirty graduate credits and maintain a 3.0 cumulative average within the contract year. Typically, students earn the thirty credits by taking twelve credits in the fall and spring semesters and six credits distributed over the summer sessions or winter intersession. Each graduate assistant will meet with his/her advisor to determine an appropriate schedule. Graduate Assistants are expected to work 46 weeks in an assigned office for 15 hours per week (for a total of 690 hours). A mutually agreed upon time schedule is set up between the office supervisor and the graduate assistants. Graduate Assistants are not eligible to receive any other College of New Rochelle award during the contract year.

Office skills, interpersonal abilities and appropriate professional attire are also required for work in an academic environment. Typically, the College is closed on the following days: The Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day and Memorial Day. These holidays are not paid. There are six (unpaid) vacation weeks which include the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas week, the first week of January, the week of Spring Break, the second to last week of the Spring semester and one summer week to be approved by the immediate supervisor. These weeks are subject to change

Only accepted candidates, or candidates in the process of acceptance may submit an application for a Graduate Assistantship. Please call (914) 654-5561 or email with any questions regarding the Graduate Assistantship. Graduate Assistantship applications (including statement of qualifications, resume and two sealed letters of recommendation) are due by January 15th and should be sent to:

Wendi Vescio, Associate Dean, Graduate School  
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place – Chidwick 103
New Rochelle, NY 10805

Deadline: January 15

Graduate Assistantship Application

Graduate Merit Scholarships
The Graduate School at The College of New Rochelle is pleased to offer Merit Scholarships to qualifying matriculated students enrolled on the New Rochelle Campus. Scholarships are awarded in the Fall and Spring. Merit Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence to students achieving a minimum 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. on a competitive basis. The amount of the award will be determined based on available funds. Applications are available in the Division Office and by clicking on the link below. Please call (914) 654-5561 or e-mail with any questions.          

Fall Deadline: June 1      
Spring Deadline: November 15       

Merit Scholarship Application

Research Assistantships
Research Assistantships require nomination by and work for a full-time faculty member engaged in research, and require the student to have achieved a minimum 3.25 cumulative G.P.A. Matriculated students may receive up to six credits of tuition remission and are required to work for the nominating faculty member for up to 120 hours in the semester in which the Research Assistantship is awarded. Students interested in receiving a Research Assistantship should discuss their interest with faculty members who are actively engaged in research. Faculty members must nominate the student at least thirty days before the semester in which the research will be completed. Please call (914) 654-5561 or e-mail with any questions.

Deadline: Thirty days before the semester in which the research will be completed.

Community Service Grants
The Graduate School offers graduate students who are full-time contracted personnel at approved denominational schools and/or denominational social service agencies a reduced tuition for graduate coursework taken on campus. The amount of the grant is one half of the on-campus graduate tuition with a limit of six graduate credits per fall or spring semester and three credits per intersession and/or any summer session. Students must submit the Community Service Grant form and a letter on school or agency letterhead to the Division Office each semester for which the student is applying for the grant. The letter must be typed on school or agency letterhead and must state that the student is a full time employee of the school or agency. Community Service Grant applications are available in the Division Office. Please call (914) 654-5561 or e-mail with any questions.

Deadline: Must be submitted prior to the beginning of each semester

*A student who receives any award should be aware that the award could reduce the student's loan. Scholarships are competitive. Monies allotted are dependent upon funds available.