Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program

Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program

Eligibility and Advantage

The Status of The SEEK Scholar

Scholars accepted into the SEEK Program become full-time matriculated scholars of the college, pursuing courses leading to the baccalaureate degree in all major programs of the college including pre-medical, pre-law, and pre-engineering.

SEEK scholars add a positive dimension to York College through academic excellence, involvement in student organizations, and college governance committees and many have graduated with academic honors.

SEEK Program Requirements

To be eligible for SEEK, you must:

  • Be a legal resident of New York State for atleast one year prior to entering college.
  • Be a high school graduate or recipient of a state-approved equivalency diploma.
  • Be a first-time freshman or previously enrolled in a College Discovery (CD) Program, an Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), of Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).

* If you are neither a U.S. citizen nor eligible non-citizen, you may apply for NYS administered grants and scholarships by completing the NYS DREAM Act application at New York State HESC Dream

  • Have a GPA of 70 or above.
  • Have a gross family income that meets the New York State guidelines listed below.
  • Have not previously attended an institution of post-secondary education, except in the case of veterans who are permitted up to 18 credits earned during or prior to their tour of duty in the armed forces.

Number of Household members

Total Annual income

2024 - 2025

















* For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $8,399.
For the 2023-24 incoming class, the 2022 income poverty guidelines are to be used with the 2021 tax information when selecting eligible scholars.

If you meet these requirements you can click below to see what documents are needed to submit your SEEK Scholar Application

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is provided individually according to the scholar's demonstrated and documented financial needs. The SEEK Program awards financial assistance to economically eligible scholars to cover such expenses as transportation, books, and college fees. All SEEK scholars must apply for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and PELL on a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form mailed to scholars at the beginning of the year.

Check out this video for additional details on the FAFSA application.

Incoming Transfer Students

Transfer Students from College Discovery (CD), EOP, HEOP, and SEEK are eligible to transfer into SEEK program provided that they have remaining semesters of eligibility. Transfer students must complete the CUNY online transfer application.

For more information on the transfer process.

The SEEK Advantage

  • unlimited free tutoring
  • supplemental instruction in SEEK designated courses
  • access to expert professional counselors
  • modern computer lab
  • availability of experienced academic advisors
  • recognition of academic and personal achievements
  • recognition of academic and personal achievements
  • support from motivated, caring peers
  • involvement in seek student society service projects
  • book stipend each semester
  • up to 3 summer sessions-books, tuition, and stipend
  • 2 additional semesters of TAP

Watch Gael's SEEK Journey video and get ready to be inspired. Click to start.

SEEK applicants are encouraged to consult their high school's college advisor/guidance counselor or equivalent for application procedures. Applications are available online. If you have questions about the SEEK Program, please call (718)-262-2300 or visit the SEEK Office in the Academic Core building room 1C08 at CUNY York College.