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CTY Scholars: Application and Eligibility

If your child has not tested with CTY, then your first step is to contact CTY Talent Search.

Applications will only move forward with students who meet all of the Eligibility Requirements and Applicant Evaluation Criteria is qualified.

Eligibility Requirements

Successful CTY Scholars candidates must:

  • Earn qualifying scores on the SAT, ACT or Advanced SCAT that qualify for CTY summer and online programs
  • Be in the 8th grade and attend a public or charter school
  • Be from a traditionally underrepresented student group in higher education
  • Have a combined family income of $75,000 or less
  • Meet current geographic area of available scholarship 

Applicant Evaluation Criteria

Applications will only be forwarded to students who meet all of the eligibility requirements.
Upon receipt of the completed application, students will be selected for the program based on the following:

  • Completed application
  • Student and parent statements
  • End-of-year 7th grade transcript
  • First marking period grades - 8th grade
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Income eligibility

Strong applicants will be contacted by the admissions committee for student and parent interviews.

CTY Scholars is presently accepting applications for students in:

  • New York City, New York
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Please contact the CTY Scholars Office if you would like to receive an application for the program.