Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program

City Hall - Photo Courtesy of Spencer Tucker
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) administers the Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP), an opportunity for full-time New York City local government employees (employed by a City agency) with undergraduate degrees to study at accredited colleges/universities in the metropolitan area.

Schools fund full or partial graduate scholarships through the Program. The scholarships are for City government employees to study, on their own, in areas such as business and public administration, policy analysis, law, education, engineering, nursing, public health, computer science, and social work.

2015/16 Scholarship Year
The 2015/16 Application filing period is now closed. The filing period will not be extended. 

Register for an Information Session

Attendance to an information session is not a prerequisite to apply for a scholarship. All applicants can send their request via the form below. Email confirmations will be sent to registrant.

Date Time Location




Cheryl Rafra, Director
Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program
NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
One Centre Street, Room 1340
New York, New York 10007
Email us via the form