New York State Part-time Scholarship (PTS) Award Program

The New York State Part-time Scholarship Award Program provides scholarship awards to students who attend a SUNY or CUNY Community College part-time and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students can receive $1,500 per semester for up to two years.

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PTS Award Program FAQs

Can I attend any college part-time?

Do I need to enroll in a minimum number of credits to be eligible?

Do I need to maintain a certain grade point average?

How much can I receive from the PTS Award Program?

Can I get the award if I’m currently attending college?

When will I be able to apply for the award?

Can I receive this award if I’m receiving a Part-time TAP award or Aid for Part-time Study?

How long can I get the award?



Can I attend any college part-time?

No. The PTS Award Program provides scholarship awards to students who attend a SUNY or CUNY community college on a part-time basis.


Do I need to enroll in a minimum number of credits to be eligible?

An applicant must enroll in at least six but less than 12 credits per semester.


Do I need to maintain a certain grade point average?

Yes. An applicant must have and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.


How much can I receive from the PTS Award Program?

You can receive up to $1,500 through the PTS Award Program.


Can I get the award if I’m currently attending college?

Yes. Current students are eligible to receive awards.


When will I be able to apply for the award?

It is anticipated that the PTS Award Program application will be available in mid-June.


Can I receive this award if I’m receiving a Part-time TAP award or Aid for Part-time Study?

Yes. You are eligible for this award even if you are receiving a Part-time TAP award or Aid for Part-time Study.


How long can I get the award?

You are eligible to get an award for up to four consecutive semesters.

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