For current CUNY Baccalaureate students in any Area of Concentration who are preparing for careers in Social Work, Human Services, Health or Education. This scholarship is made possible by Mary Beth and Richard Ketchum in memory of their parents. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply. Applicants can be full-time or part-time students. Overall GPA must be 2.8 or higher.

Typically, up to ten scholarships of $1,000 are 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 complete 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 this scholarship is 5 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2017.No exceptions will be made.

The Memorial Scholarship for Students in Education or Human Services