Spring 2017 CUNY Baccalaureate Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Scholarship applications are now open

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 Friday, March 17, 2016 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 Dina Arjani Scholarship for Students Planning Careers in Teaching/Education

This scholarship is made possible by CUNY BA alumna Kayhan Irani and her family in memory of Ms. Irani’s grandmother. It is for CUNY Baccalaureate students preparing for careers as teachers. Students planning traditional classroom teaching careers will be considered first, but students planning nontraditional careers in teaching or education are also encouraged to apply.

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.

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 Sheila and Helena O’Donoghue Award

This award is for a current CUNY BA female, international student, who is working toward social justice. One $250 award will be made. Applicants should write a statement about their experience related to social justice, and show proof of their international student status. This is a one-time award; previous recipients may not re-apply.

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

The Hearst Opportunities Fund
This fund is made possible through the generosity of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation to help retain students who otherwise may not have enough financial support for tuition, and to enhance students’ experiences by supporting projects and other academic pursuits. The Hearst Opportunities Fund will offer financial support to CUNY BA students to help defray the cost of tuition and 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 and the funding will typically not exceed $1,000 in total per student.

Contact Regina Matthews at rmatthews@gc.cuny.edu with any questions or concerns.