This scholarship is made possible by CUNY BA alumna Kayhan Irani and her family in memory of Ms. Irani’s grandmother. It is for current 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. U.S. citizen status is not an eligibility criterion. Applicants may be part- or full-time students. Overall GPA must be 2.8 or higher. One scholarship of at least $1000 will be awarded during the spring semester. This is a one-time award; recipients may not reapply.

To apply, please complete the form below.

You have to fill out a separate application for each scholarship for which you are applying. Make sure your responses are well thought out and proofread before submitting your application. (You can compose your responses in a separate document and copy and paste into the online form.) Please note that all questions have an answer limit of 4000 characters or roughly 650 words. The character count includes spaces- your word processing program will show you that option.

Only one letter of recommendation is required, regardless of how many scholarships you are applying for. At a minimum, the recommender should be familiar with the nature and quality of your academic work and should address that in the letter. He/She can also address any of your other achievements, be they academic or extracurricular. If you have established a faculty mentor relationship, the letter should be from your mentor. If your mentor is not as familiar with your academics as another professor is, you can provide an additional letter from another professor. If you are a new student in CUNY BA who does not yet have an official mentor, we would accept a letter from any other professor (including an adjunct).

Faculty can email their letters to ONLY if they are using their CUNY college email account. All other letters must be submitted in a sealed envelope on official stationery and received by the scholarship deadline. Your application is not complete until your application AND the letter of recommendation are received. 

The Spring 2018 Application has closed.