For current CUNY Baccalaureate students who are interested in or have already demonstrated a commitment to social change in some form. A concern for social change might be evidenced in an academic plan or professional focus internationally or domestically that could include:  delivering business, skill development or educational training to youth or adults; the advancement of economic development in poor communities; study or work in cross-cultural understand and/or peace, human rights, refugee affairs, sustainable land use and environmental issues, etc. U.S. citizen status is not an eligibility criterion. Applicants must demonstrate engagement with communities beyond the college campus environment. Applicants may be part- or full-time students.

Scholarships in the amount of at least $500 are awarded in the spring semester. This is a one-time award; students who receive the award 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 rmatthews@gc.cuny.edu 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.

Deadline for all scholarships is 5 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2015.

Letters of recommendation must be received by the deadline. No exceptions will be made.