New York Times College Scholarship Program

The New York Times College Scholarship Program is a prestigious academic scholarship competition for New York City high school seniors. Past winners have demonstrated academic achievement, a drive for success — especially in the face of financial and other obstacles — and community service. Furthermore, candidates whose parents did not attend college are favored. Each year, since 1999, 20 scholars are announced. However, in 2009, due to financial hardships, the New York Times selected only 12 winners. In 2010, that number was halved to 6 finalists. There are a total of 218 Scholars to date.

Program entry requirements

To enter the competition, a student must

  • be enrolled full-time at a New York City public, private or parochial high school, progressing normally toward completion of high school and planning to enroll full-time in college in the fall following the completion of high school
  • be an American citizen or have a valid green card and alien registration number

Steps in the competition

Initial application

Each year the New York Times receives roughly 1500 applications from seniors residing in New York City. The initial application includes an essay, a list of achievements and accomplishments, and the actual application which contains biographical and academic information. Applications are generally due mid-October.

Semifinals

A total of 150 semifinalists are chosen from the original application pool. These semifinalists must complete an extensive follow-up application, due early January, which consists of:

  • Additional three essays
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official high school transcript and SAT scores
  • Family's financial information

Finals

Approximately 35 finalists are selected in February who are called in for a personal interview with the New York Times. Finalists must also submit an updated transcript with the senior year Fall semester grades.

The New York Times Scholars

By March, 20 Times Scholars are selected. The New York Times Scholars receive:

  • UP TO $7,500 scholarship for each of the four years in college
  • Laptop computer
  • Summer jobs and internships at The New York Times and other organizations
  • Advice and mentoring before and during college

Current Scholars

1999

  • Fabricio Bedoya
  • Charmion Browne
  • QiQi Cheng
  • Denise De Las Nueces
  • Rebecca Y. Deng
  • Edward Diego
  • Rossana Encalada
  • Daniel Golab
  • Joyce (Xiaoping) Huang
  • Fairusa Ibrahim
  • David Lasky
  • Diana Lopez
  • Dayniah Manderson-Jackson
  • Marina Meyerovich
  • Mirela Miraj
  • Elizabeth Murray
  • Anahad O'Connor
  • A.J. Rourk
  • Ai-Kristy Thai
  • Le Ticia Williams
  • Jiwei Yuan

2000

  • Saddam Abisse
  • Lionel Anderson
  • Keren Binyaminov
  • Ixel Cervera
  • Kristina Chan
  • Cesar Del Solar
  • Jason Ewart
  • Hyunuk Kim
  • Samuel King
  • Mei Ying Lai
  • Corey McIntosh
  • Rodolfo Medina, Jr.
  • Cathleen Miles
  • Natacha Pascal
  • Lillian Loan Phan
  • Johanna Pino
  • Ruben Porras
  • Omar Ramos
  • Vikiana Reyes
  • Steven Rocker
  • Rosemary Rodriguez
  • Marcin Skomial

2001

  • Jonathan Abraham
  • Ronald Alleyne
  • Raisa Belyavina
  • Jennifer Chiu
  • Shanikqua Crawford
  • Letica Fox-Thomas
  • Wen Wei Han
  • Selma Kandic
  • Lauren LaCapra
  • Lakisha Lucas
  • Mark Lugo
  • Svetlana Meyerzon
  • Shirley Trang Pham
  • Adriana Price
  • Francisco Roa
  • William Sanchez
  • Christi Scott
  • Jamel Stout
  • Qing Yuan

2002

  • Veronika Arkhangel
  • Negisa Balluku
  • Svetlana Bezinyan
  • Donovan Chaderton
  • Zhi-De Deng
  • Frank Evans
  • Alicia Harper
  • Ibrahima Bah
  • Shekhinah Jay
  • Loan Le
  • Phuong Le
  • Julissa Mejia
  • Ayana Morales
  • Marvin Orellana
  • Eda Pepi
  • Audrey Tam
  • Amir Tusher
  • Tishan Williams
  • Hui Ling Lily Wu

2003

  • Matthew Berkowitz
  • Arthur Burkle
  • Kristel Carrington
  • Jeannie Chan
  • La-Toya Franklyn
  • Sheveen Greene
  • Kenia Knights
  • Yu Mei Lin
  • Kaleem Marriott
  • Andriy Mykhaylovskyy
  • My Thanh Nguyen
  • Yelena Ofengeym
  • Ngozi Okoh
  • Mansour Ourasanah
  • Jose Ramirez
  • Cathleen Stone
  • Yi Cai Isaac Tong
  • Katerina Vorotova
  • Tina Wang
  • Veronica Zapasnik

2004

  • Matthew Augustine Berenguer
  • Nickisha N. Berlus
  • Kartoa Chow
  • Dado Derviskadic
  • Latrisha Desrosiers
  • Martha Dua-Awereh
  • Jamie Gill
  • Yingdan Gu
  • Laura Lee
  • Dalinez Martinez
  • Katherine Minyety
  • Chukwudi Onyemekwu
  • Hanna Park
  • Zoraida Pichardo
  • Samuil D. Rafailov
  • Vernon J. Riley
  • Melissa Rodriguez
  • Estrella Soto
  • Nicholas Stein
  • Vera Tseylikman

2006

  • Sayeeda Ahsanuddin
  • Sandra Appiah
  • Daniela Cassorla
  • Irma Encarnacion
  • Keyla Espinal
  • Angelika Garcia
  • Stefani Gjoni
  • Ashley Houston
  • Justin Jimenez
  • Nikola Kyuchukov
  • Daphne Lundi
  • Hao Nguyen
  • Suvam Paul
  • Vanessa Salazar
  • Erika Sue
  • Anna Umanskaya
  • Sandy Wong
  • Jane Yee
  • Chan Juan Zhou


2007

  • Evans Amoah
  • Reginald Askew
  • Jahmil Eady
  • Feruz Erizku
  • Bianca Farrell
  • Imad Harsouni
  • Jayson Jones
  • Sana Khalid
  • Harmain Khan
  • Dorothy Luczak
  • Ernest Meadows
  • Stacey Murray
  • Sonal Noticewala
  • Joanne Nurse
  • Michelle Reyes
  • Emilyn Sosa
  • Luis Soto
  • Davia Steeley
  • Sarah Taslima

2008

  • Joenni Abreu
  • Marlen Amaro
  • Gabriella Anderson
  • Thandar Aung
  • Santy Barrera
  • Aman Eyasu
  • Arian Flores
  • Romaine Hall
  • Stevens Kelly
  • Qingnan Li
  • Ohn Mar
  • Mya Marshall
  • Yelizaveta (Elizabeth) Piligromova
  • Ana Rosado
  • Robert Santos
  • Diana Shifrina
  • Trinel Torian
  • Leanne Valentin
  • Ying Wang
  • Tiana Williams

2009

  • Natalie Alberman
  • Alenadreale Banton
  • Andrew Boryga
  • Angel Contrera
  • Phan Hue Ha
  • Wei Huang
  • Oluwanifemi Mabayoje
  • Carrie Montgomery
  • Francis Oppong
  • Amar Ramroop
  • Darya Slavina
  • Ismael Xique

2010

  • Sion Choi
  • Konstantinos Constantellis
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Pardeep Kumar
  • Brian Palacios
  • Shi Giang Ng Tong

External links

  • Official Website
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