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NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program &
Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship Program

Video of recipients of the 2014 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program. Learn more about them.

The Resident Scholarship Program is one of the many ways the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) invests in the education of its residents. The NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships for qualifying public housing residents who are enrolled in colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), in a variety of majors with at least a 3.0 grade point average. And the Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship annually awards $1,000 scholarships to qualifying NYCHA residents with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY senior and community colleges.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must:
  • Be an authorized NYCHA resident
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled full-time in a CUNY Associate or Baccalaureate degree program
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submit a 500-word autobiographical essay
  • Have a verifiable disability (only for applicants of Regina A. Memorial Scholarship)


  2014 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Application 
  2014 Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship Application 

Please check our website in spring 2015 and follow our social media channels to learn more about applying for the 2015 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship & the Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  Visit our list of FAQs to get answers to your questions

2013 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship

  NYCHA Scholars Awarded for College Achievements

2012 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship

 Meet the NYCHA-CUNY & Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship Recipients
 15 NYCHA Residents Earn CUNY Scholarships

2011 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholars 

 Meet the 2011 Scholarship Winners (in PDF)
 Resident Scholarship Program Awards Ceremony Photos (NYCHA - Flickr)
   (CUNY Photos - Picassa)
 Chairman John B Rhea's remarks (YouTube)
 Read the article   

2010 NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholars 

 Meet the 2010 Scholarship Winners (in PDF)
 Resident Scholarship Program Reception Photos (Flickr)
 Students Given a Real Boost (New York Daily News) (in PDF)
 Scholarships for Public Housing Residents (El Diario La Prensa) (in PDF)