Gray Foundation Degree Completion Aid Program

The Gray Foundation is committed to expanding access to education, healthcare, and opportunity for NYC youth from low-income backgrounds.  The Foundation is proud to partner with UNCF to support “last-mile” scholarships for low-income students from New York City who are in their senior year at an HBCU and are at-risk of stopping out for financial reasons.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • ·       Must be a permanent resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island).
  • ·       Must attend an accredited HBCU as a full-time enrolled student who is scheduled to graduate in 2022-2023.
  • ·       Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • ·       Must be Pell Grant eligible.
  • ·       At the time of application, must be a senior scheduled to graduate in academic year 2022-2023.
  • ·       Must have demonstrated unmet financial need, as verified by the applicant's college or university.
  • ·       Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Application Requirements: 

1.     Submit an online application for the program.

2.     Include a one-page personal statement of the necessity for the “last-mile” scholarship.

3.     Submit a current transcript.

Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions within 12 weeks after the application due date.  Selected students will receive a need-based award up to $5,000.00 during the 2022-2023 school year.  All application materials must be received by the application deadline of November 30th, 2022.  If you have questions regarding this scholarship, contact


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