Fall 2017 CUNY Baccalaureate Scholarship Applications Now Open

The deadline for the Fall 2017 CUNY Baccalaureate Scholarship Applications will be 5pm sharp on October 9th.

We are now accepting applications for several scholarships for CUNY Baccalaureate students. Applications/instructions are available online, and the submission deadline for all scholarships is Monday October 9, 2017 at 5pm. All letters of recommendation must be received by this date as well.

The Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowship
Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowships are funded through a donation by Mr. Thomas W. Smith to recognize academic excellence. Awards are renewable each semester as long as the recipient is making sufficient progress toward completing the degree.

The Memorial Scholarship for Students in Education or Human Services

For CUNY Baccalaureate students in any Area of Concentration who are preparing for careers in Social Services, Human Services or Education. One Memorial Scholarship will be awarded this Fall.

The S. Suthiana Impact Award

Steven Suthiana, B.S. 2009, (Psychology of Human Sexuality) is an alumnus of CUNY BA and a former Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellow. Mr. Suthiana has designated a $500 award for a current CUNY BA student whose degree focuses on LGBTQ Studies or who is otherwise working to advance LGBTQ causes.

The Anne Duncan Somsen Memorial Fund (Scholarship for New Students Only)

In memory of her mother Pennell Somsen, CUNY Baccalaureate alumna (B.A., 2015) established The Anne Duncan Somsen Memorial Fund to offer financial assistance to students who are entering CUNY BA for the first time and who are the first in their families to pursue a college education.

The Barbara Sproul Scholarship

In honor of Religious Studies Professor and CUNY BA faculty mentor, Barbara Sproul, a scholarship has been established for CUNY BA students, who are pursuing religious studies directly or an interdisciplinary field that includes religious studies.

The Dora and Seymour Rosen Memorial Scholarship

The Dora and Seymour Rosen Memorial Scholarship is made possible by Professor Barry Rosen in memory of his parents, graduates of CUNY Baccalaureate. CUNY BA students whose area of interest focuses on business or Jewish studies will be considered.

The Hearst Opportunities Fund

This fund is made possible through the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to enhance students’ experiences by supporting various academic pursuits and projects.

The Hearst Opportunities Fund will offer financial support to CUNY BA students to help defray the expenses for a variety of academic undertakings such as study abroad, independent projects, attendance at conferences, and other pertinent activities.

Applications will be accepted and evaluated as they are received (on a rolling basis, throughout the year). Students may apply more than once, however, funding will typically not exceed $1,000 in total per student.

Contact Regina Matthews at Regina.Matthews87@cunyba.cuny.edu for any additional information.