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Scholarship Applications

Check out the scholarships below and be sure to apply to all for which you qualify. For Queens College Foundation scholarships, fill out the applications below. For scholarships that do not have their own application, use the Queens College Foundation Internal Scholarship Application available here.

Please note the following:

  • Scholarships have different requirements and deadlines, so review the instructions carefully.
  • Students must be full-time for all scholarships (minimum 12 credits for undergraduates, 6 credits for graduate students).
  • Always ask your professors for their permission before listing them as recommenders. Faculty may send their recommendations to the Office of Honors and Scholarships, Honors Hall, Room 16. They may also email these to as long as they send them from their QC email account.
  • You are responsible for contacting your professors and making sure their recommendations are submitted by the deadline.
  • Be sure to check this page often as new scholarships are always being added.

Esther’s Book Fund, an award donated in memory of Esther Sapir Mendick by her daughter, Muriel Greenblatt, assists full-time students* in purchasing textbooks. Letters of recommendation are not required, but you still must file the FAFSA. The award is for $250. Applications are due the first week of the fall or spring semester. This fall applications are due by 8 am on Friday, September 8, 2017.  

*12-credit minimum for undergraduates; 6-credit minimum for graduate students.

Click here for the scholarship application>>

ALA Fraternity and Dead End Boys: Both the ALA Fraternity Scholarship Fund and the Dead End Boys Scholarship will be presented to the winners at the Queens College Homecoming Celebration in October 2017.

The ALA Fraternity Scholarship Fund is for sophomores and juniors. It gives special consideration but is not limited to veterans and ALA Legacy students.

The Dead End Boys Scholarship is for a student of junior standing. Special consideration is given for outstanding community service.

Application deadline is 8 am on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Click here for the scholarship application>> ​

Queens College Foundation Internal Scholarship: This group of scholarships is for all full-time* matriculated students and varies from semester to semester, in accordance with available funding. Many of these awards require that you show financial need as per the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You must submit the FAFSA for the academic year in which you are applying; if you do not, you will be considered only for awards that do not include financial need among their criteria. You also must submit two letters of recommendation. You will be evaluated for all awards in this category for which you fulfill the requirements (e.g., GPA, major, financial need, class  standing). Amounts vary from $250 to $2,500. Students must be full-time for all scholarships. The deadline is October 10 for a spring scholarship and March 10 for a fall scholarship. (There are no summer scholarships.)

*12-credit minimum for undergraduates; 6-credit minimum for graduate students.

Coming soon to a new scholarship application page 


The Donald I. Brownstein/John J. McDermott Honors Scholarships in the Humanities are $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate students in the following disciplines:

Art History



Languages and Literary Studies (e.g., English)




You must have completed at least 30 credits, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and take at least 15 credits in the semester you receive the award. Previous Brownstein/McDermott winners are not eligible. The application deadline is October 10, 2017.

Coming soon to a new scholarship application page

The Linakis Scholarship: The late John S. and Yorka C. Linakis were long-time residents and avid supporters of the borough of Queens. They were active in a multitude of community, civic, and interfaith organizations. Their philanthropic endeavors include a scholarship to be granted to worthy Queens College students based on merit, financial need, and a keen interest in the betterment of their communities. Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are invited to apply. You should have an outstanding record of service and academic performance, as well as financial need. Scholarships are for $2,000, and recipients will be recognized college-wide for their achievements. Open only to students who have not previously been awarded the Linakis scholarship. Students must be full-time. The application deadline is October 10, 2017.

Coming soon to a new scholarship application page​​

Ivan C Daly Scholarship and Pearl Foster MD Scholarship: The following criteria are weighed in selecting winners of the Daly Scholarship: minimum GPA of 3.2; a major in the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry, physics, earth science); race and ethnicity, in relation to their underrepresentation in these fields of study.

The following criteria are weighed in selecting winners of the Foster Scholarship: minimum GPA of 3.5; a major in the biological sciences (e.g., neuroscience, biology); community service; race, gender, and ethnicity, in relation to their underrepresentation in these fields of study.

You should apply as an upper sophomore for funding in your lower junior semester. Students must be full-time. 
The application deadline is October 10, 2017.

Coming soon to a new scholarship application page

The Linda Higgins Empowerment Scholarship is for students who are:

  • single parents or 
  • are adult students who are entering or returning to college or 
  • have experienced significant personal life challenges.

Applicants must:

  • show financial need based on the FAFSA.  
  • must have a minimum high school average of 85 if first starting college
  • must have a minimum gpa of 3.2 if currently an undergraduate or graduate student
  • must be full-time during semesters of scholarship.*

*12 credit minimum for undergraduates and 6 credit minimum for graduate students

Application Deadline is October 10, 2017

Coming soon to a new scholarship application page​

The Eleanor Dieckmann Picken Scholarship for Study Abroad was established by Dr. Robert Picken in memory of his wife. It is applied toward a CUNY-approved study abroad program. Check with the Study Abroad Office (Kiely 183) about this opportunity and your possible eligibility for a STOCS award (a CUNY study abroad scholarship). You must file the FAFSA as well as a permit with the Registrar to study abroad. Then submit a copy of that approval to the Office of Honors and Scholarships, along with a copy of an acceptance letter to the study abroad program. Two letters of recommendation are required. There is no specific deadline for this award as applications are considered on a rolling basis. Be sure to apply at least two months prior to your intended date of departure.

 This award is currently closed.  ​​​​​​​

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