Building Block 1: Activate and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account

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Activate and View Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account

Every student enrolled in the Save for College Program automatically receives an NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100 from NYC Kids RISE, unless their family chooses not to participate by “opting-out.” You can earn more funds for your child’s NYC Scholarship Account by taking additional steps, the first of which is activating and viewing the  account (Building Block 1).

Active and view your child’s NYC Scholarship Account now to earn a $25 reward!

What You Need to Activate

  • The 9-digit number that you used to activate your child’s NYC Schools Account. If you don’t have it, you can find this number by logging onto your NYC Schools Account at, on your child’s report card, or by asking your child’s Parent Coordinator or school.
  • Your child’s date of birth
  • Your child’s current zip code
  • Your email address
That’s it. You DO NOT need to provide a Social Security Number, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or credit card number to participate in the program or activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account.

Learn How to Activate and View Your Child’s NYC Scholarship Account

Important Facts About Your Child's Scholarship Account

  • This account is managed by NYC Kids RISE, and the money is set aside for your child’s college and career training.

  • The money is invested in a NY 529 Direct Plan, a type of investment account specifically created for college and career savings that can be used for a variety of higher education expenses.

  • Only NYC Kids RISE can allocate funds to this account. Community members (including local organizations and businesses) can add to the scholarship accounts of groups of students through NYC Kids RISE. More information about community scholarships here.

  • NYC Kids RISE will allocate additional rewards to this account as you complete each of the 3 Building Blocks.

Ready to Move onto the Next Step?

After you activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, click below to take the next step in your Save for College Program journey.

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