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It has been said that every child is an artist. While academic success is certainly something to which all students should aspire, we also believe in the inherent creativity and artistry that is unique to every student, whether it is through music, acting, writing, painting, whatever that one of a kind skill set may be.

Imagination has been the driving force behind problems solved since man first showed up, and that innovation has contributed to the growth and advancement of our society for millennia, and is the fusion of both technical prowess and our hopes for a better society.

The CNYX Scholarship

The CNYX scholarship amount of up to $1,000 is designed to recognize and award students who have made a tangible difference in the lives of others through the use of innovation, forward thinking, and creativity.


The criteria for earning this scholarship award are as follows:

  • Applicant must be enrolled as a college or university student within the United States
  • Applicant must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a current, valid student visa
  • Applicant must have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5
  • Applicant must have designed or implemented a creative project that makes a difference in the lives of others. This may be a product, a website, a blog, an event, and must be the applicant's own original concept


The application process for the CNYX scholarship is as follows:

  • Application must be completed on an approved form and submitted to the CYNC Scholarship Committee
  • The completed scholarship application package must contain:
    • The completed application
    • A statement from the applicant outlining why they feel qualified for this scholarship, along with future career plans (150 words minimum)
    • 2 letters of recommendation from a professor, department chair, advisor, or dean
    • An essay describing the goal of the project and any and all supporting documentation (100 words minimum)
    • A photo taken during the execution of the project


Judging will be based on the project's innovation, creative spirit, and user experience. Judges will ask how this project solves a given problem, how effectively and efficiently the applicant presents their with future career plans (150 words minimum) concept, and is the project a truly original work or a rehashing of that which has already been tried and proven The decision of the judges is final.


The winner will receive a scholarship award amount up to $1,000 to be used for school related expenses such as books, tuition, and room and board.

The CNYX scholarship will be given to one applying student per semester.

Submission Procedure

All entries are required to be submitted on the CNYX Scholarship submission form. No other submission forms will be accepted. Essays must be written in English, and uploaded in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format. Essay content may be reprinted in part or in whole by CNYX. Any and all personal information requested will not be shared with any other parties, and will be used only in determining the winner.

Please Note: applications or questions must be sent via mail only to the address below. Please do not call or email.

Download application here


Current employees and immediate family members are ineligible for the CNYX Scholarship.

Applications may be sent to:
California New York Express
The CNYX Scholarship Committee
5698 Bandi Blvd.
Bell, CA 90201


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