The H. Austin and Florence R.S. Kaye Foundation has joined with City College to provide funds for a program to attract and support promising students who are pursuing a major in the Humanities & Arts. Since its foundation in 2003, the Kaye Foundation has awarded scholarships to 297 students.


Each year the H. Austin and Florence R.S. Kaye of the City College 21st Century Foundation awards stipends in the amount of in-state tuition* to entering and continuing students at the City College of New York who are pursuing or considering majors in the Humanities and Arts. 

Stipends equal to in-state tuition per semester (currently approximately $7340 per year)
*These stipends are over and above other financial aid students may receive.


Kaye Scholars will be chosen by a panel of City College faculty on the basis of:
• Academic merit
• creative promise
• financial need
• NYC high school alumni/e


Recipients of Kaye Scholarships must, in order to maintain the award:

  • Be full time students (taking a minimum of 12 credits) at City College
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Pursue a major in the Division of Humanities & Arts (American Studies, Art, Asian Studies, Black Studies, Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, English, History, Jewish Studies, Media and Communication Arts, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre). No other major is acceptable.
  • Be a first-degree student.

Kaye Scholars Program Academic Director

Prof. Carlos Riobó is the Immediate-Past Executive Officer (EO/Chair) of the PhD program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures (LAILaC) and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Graduate Center, and Professor of Spanish at CCNY.