Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program

Tips on Applying for MGSP


Participating MGSP schools are interested in awarding NYC government employees with graduate scholarships; however, awards are competitive.


The following tips will help you to determine which school(s) to apply to and how to increase your chances for receiving an award:

Read all instructions and review the Scholarship Offering Guide for a school(s) which matches your interest and personal needs before completing materials.

Complete the application form thoroughly and accurately.

Meet all school and scholarship deadlines.

Attend an Open House at a participating school(s).

Talk with a guidance counselor about the curriculum requirement and your goals to determine whether you meet the basic school requirements.

Request a copy of your transcript (official copy not required) and any other pertinent documentation for your application. Check for accuracy and maintain for your records.

TYPE clearly and succinctly the MGSP essays and school personal statement: check grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and continuity of thoughts and ideas

Have an impartial person with good writing skills review your application.


The quality of your application will be an important consideration in the selection process.


For further information, please contact:


Mayor's Graduate Scholarship Program

NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

One Centre Street, Room 2425

New York, New York 10007


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