Academic Testing & Scholarships



Lehman College students may receive a Lehman Foundation Scholarship, the Lehman Honors College scholarship, scholarships administered by the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, and all State and Federal financial assistance. In addition, the Office of Testing and Scholarships assists students in locating national, regional, and local scholarships for which they may be eligible.

For further information, contact the Office of Academic Testing and Scholarships, Shuster Hall, Room 205, or at 718-960-8156.

Lehman Foundation Scholarship

The Lehman College Foundation offers scholarships to entering students with awards ranging from $1,000-$5,730 per academic year. The selection process is competitive. Awards are granted based on outstanding academic performance. No separate application is necessary for the Lehman Foundation Scholarships. Students who file a CUNY Freshman Application and list Lehman as their first college of choice will automatically be considered for Foundation scholarships.

Prospective students who wish to be considered for Foundation scholarships are strongly encouraged to take both the SAT and Regents exams, as award candidates are evaluated on the strength of their high school records and SAT/Regents scores. All entering freshmen who are granted a Foundation Scholarship will be notified via mail by the Office of Academic Testing and Scholarships prior to the semester in which they are registered to take courses. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher in their college studies in order to retain the Lehman Foundation Scholarship.

The College and the Lehman College Foundation also award scholarships to qualified and currently enrolled students in many fields of study. Students who are interested in inquiring about available awards may contact the Office of Academic Testing and Scholarships, Shuster Hall, Room 205, or at 718-960-8156.

Macaulay Honors College Scholarship

The Macaulay Honors College is an outstanding educational and financial opportunity for entering freshmen with highly competitive academic records. Students apply by submitting a completed Honors College application.

Financial Package:

  • full tuition for four years of study
  • an academic expense account of $7,500 over four years to cover enriching experiences, such as study abroad, internships, or research projects;
  • a laptop computer and textbook allowance;
  • a Cultural Passport which provides access to the many riches of New York City, including concerts, theater, art, science and history museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions.

Program Benefits:

  • challenging courses and seminars with a world-class faculty of eminent scientists, writers, and artists;
  • participation in seminars with university scholars from other campuses;
  • internships and research opportunities in the arts, sciences, business, and government;
  • opportunities to attend local and national conferences and special university events.

St. George’s Scholarship

In 2008, the Board of Directors of the St. George’s Society of New York established the St. George’s Scholarship for Lehman College students of British and/or British Commonwealth heritage entering their senior year.  The awards, of up to $5,000 each, will enable Lehman students to complete their studies and graduate. The St. George’s Scholarship is directed to matriculated, full-time, undergraduate students with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and a minimum of 90 credits. For a list of eligible countries, please click here.

For further information and for an application please contact Ms. Gloria Figueroa, Scholarship Coordinator at Lehman College, by calling 718-960-8382, via email at or stopping by the Academic Testing and Scholarships Office in Shuster Hall Room 205.

Computer Science and Mathematics Scholarships Program

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science runs a scholarship and mentoring program to encourage Lehman students to pursue technology-related degrees. The program is open to undergraduate and master's degree students at Lehman.

As required by the National Science Foundation, scholarship recipients must:

  • be U.S. citizens, nationals, refugee aliens, or permanent resident aliens at the time of application;
  • demonstrate financial need, meaning you must be eligible for a U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant or for Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need;
  • be enrolled full-time in computer science, computing and management, and/or mathematics degree programs at either the baccalaureate or master's level at Lehman College.

The deadline to submit the application is February 1 and September 1.

More detailed criteria, and online application forms, can be viewed online at If you have questions, send an e-mail to

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in the Sciences

Funding for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors interested in research is available through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Research Program (LSAMP). If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and are African American or of African descent, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific Islander, you may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 for the academic year. For more info, contact the Science Learning Center's LSAMP coordinator, Uchenna (John) Unachukwu, at 718-960-8169,

Scholarship Sites

Students interested in applying for scholarships, grants, and awards can begin their funding search by consulting the following online sources.

  • College Board database has More than 2,300 funding sources. The database also includes internship opportunities and loans.
  • Fastweb has more than 1.5 million scholarships in their database updated daily. Their system matches you to the awards that fit your profile as a high school, college, and graduate school student, and alerts you when a new scholarship becomes available.
  • International Education Financial Aid is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for U.S. and international students wishing to study abroad.
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF) administers various scholarships that support students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels. Each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates, and required documents. In order to apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the online application process.
  • OEDB Online Education Database Graduate School Scholarships provides a list of scholarships based on your profile. Many graduate school scholarships are based on the field of study and the career industry you plan to enter.
  • NY College has done the research to connect you to scholarships, internships and fellowships. They have collected over 120 reliable resources for college students.

Check this site again later—more scholarship links coming soon.

Last modified: May 22, 2014

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