The CUNY/SUNY Early Childhood Workforce Scholarship is a grant for individuals seeking to early childhood
credentials, certificates degrees and or certification in early childhood education at
CUNY or SUNY schools across the state. The scholarship was originally
announced by Governor Cuomo and administered by the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute
at the City University of New York in collaboration with EIP. This new initiative is funded by the
NYS Birth to 5 federal grant.
- Applicants must be employed 20 hours or more per week in a licensed Child Care facility
Applicants must be attending or applying to a CUNY or SUNY university,
taking credit bearing courses leading to a certificate,
degree or credential.
The scholarship is open to part time study only. Must be Part-time Status.
After applying for the CUNY/SUNY Workforce Scholarship,
eligible applicants must also apply for
EIP funds must be exhausted before the use of B-5 funds.
- The scholarship grant is needs based and applicants must submit a your 1040 and 2 current paystubs to demonstrate need to PDP EIP.
- Applicants must have an Aspire Registry ID. Learn more and get your ID!
- Selected applicants are required to meet with an Institute advisor to create Study Plan and sign participation agreement.
Once you complete the application our Scholarship administrator will be in contact.