PDP services are available to ACS employees. All applicants must meet the eligibility requirements, which include:
PDP educational support services include:
ACS cannot guarantee all applicants will receive release time or field placements/internships approval. All requests will be reviewed and approved by your respective Borough/Division leadership.
Please download Step 1 and Step 3 of the application and submit your completed packet to Nancy Espinet at [email protected]. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Questions regarding the PDP application process may be directed to Nancy Espinet via email at [email protected] or via phone at (212) 341-2901.
Yes. Anyone enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program that meets the scholarship eligibility requirements is encouraged to apply for an ACS scholarship whether they need any of the other PDP services or not. The ACS Scholarship Program is a service under the Professional Development Program.
The James R. Dumpson Scholarship is available to any ACS employee who meets the eligibility requirements and is enrolled in an accredited master’s degree program in social work, public administration, public policy, urban policy and management or an approved equivalent. The degree must be relevant to the mission of ACS.
The Nicholas Scoppetta Scholarship is available to any ACS employee who meets the eligibility requirements and is enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s degree program.
Please download Step 1, Step 3, and Step 4 of the application and submit your completed packet to Aisha Dixon at [email protected]. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis contingent upon eligibility of funds. Interviews for eligible applicants are conducted three times per year (March, July and October). Questions regarding the Scholarship application process may be directed to Aisha Dixon via email at [email protected] or via phone at (212) 341-2790.
The scholarship program is a competitive process. The selection committee includes ACS leadership from multiple divisions, school faculty, and PDP/Scholarship graduates. Award recipients are selected based on:
Scholarship amounts are based on the cost of an equivalent degree obtained at CUNY. Scholarship awards are available pending funding. We strongly recommend that applicants also contact their school’s financial aid office for assistance with applying for any available financial aid opportunities. PDP can also provide additional information on financial aid resources.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and interviews are held three times a year: July, October and March. Scholarship award decisions are given to each candidate within 30 days of the interview and awards will apply to the following semester’s tuition. For example, if you receive a scholarship in July, it will be applied to your fall semester tuition. Also, be aware that ACS cannot guarantee all applicants will receive an award.
ACS scholarship and PDP educational support recipients are expected to:
ACS is committed to acknowledging, recognizing and utilizing staff members who have acquired additional education both in their original assignments and when new opportunities arise. However, ACS is not able to automatically grant promotions, transfers or salary increases upon completion of a master’s degree program.
For additional information, please contact the Professional Development Team:
Aisha Dixon, Deputy Director of CE and Scholarship Programs: [email protected]
Alexis Howard, Deputy Director: [email protected]
Nancy Espinet, Deputy Director of Professional Development Program: [email protected]
Norma Urigüen, Director of the Professional Development Program: [email protected]
Orlando Hawkins, CUNY Program Associate: [email protected]
In Accordance with our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, selections will be made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.