CUNY Baccalaureate alumna  Pennell  Somsen (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.  (No Award amount will exceed $500.00)

Applicants can be full-time or part-time students. Overall GPA must be 2.8 or higher.

You have to fill out this application. 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. 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 sent to Regina Matthews at the CUNY Baccalaureate Office at the CUNY Graduate Center. Letters must be received by the scholarship deadline. You application is not complete until your application AND the letter of recommendation are received.

Deadline for this scholarship is 5 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019.

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

The Anne Duncan Somsen Memorial Fund