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​​SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OFTEN; NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ADDED AS FUNDING IS RECEIVED.

Please use the applications below to apply for Queens College Foundation scholarships. For scholarships that do not have individual applications, use the Queens College Foundation Internal Scholarship Application. Please be aware of deadlines, as they vary from one scholarship to another.

 

Ruth G. Norman Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is available to new freshmen and transfer students from CUNY community colleges. The award is $3,000 per semester for fall 2015 and spring 2016. The student must remain registered full-time (minimum 12 credits) and achieve and maintain a minimum 3.0 g.p.a.

The following criteria are weighed in selecting the Norman Scholar:

*High school or transfer grade point average (gpa)
*Financial need (based on FAFSA)
*Race and ethnicity in relation to underrepresentation of students at Queens College

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 8 AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
 
Esther's Book Fund - is an award donated in memory of Esther Sapir Mendick by her daughter, Muriel Greenblatt. This award assists students in purchasing textbooks for their classes. This award is for full-time students.* Letters of recommendation are not required. However, students must file FAFSA. The awards are distributed in the amount of $250. Applications are due the first week of fall and spring semesters. This semester, the applications are due by 8 am on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
 

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

 

Queens College Foundation Internal Scholarship -  This group of scholarships varies from semester to semester, in accordance with available funding. All of these awards are for full-time students*, granted on the basis of academic performance and sometimes on financial need (as per the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Scholarship applicants must file the FAFSA for the academic year in which they are applying for an award. Additionally, two letters of recommendation are required. Students will be evaluated for all awards in this category for which they fulfill the requirements (i.e., GPA, major, financial need – if required, class standing). Amounts vary from $250 to $2,500. The deadline is March 10 to be considered for a fall scholarship and October 10 to be considered for a spring scholarship. There are no summer scholarships.

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

 


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

 
(i) Philosophy
(ii) History
(iii) Art History
(iv) Languages and Literary Studies (e.g., English)
(v) Mathematics
(vi) Anthropology
(vii) Sociology
(viii) Economics
 
Applicants for this award must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applications are due by October 10, 2015.
 
 
 
The Eleanor Dieckmann Picken Scholarship for Study Abroad was established by Dr. Robert Picken in memory of his wife. Two letters of recommendation are required. Students must file FAFSA, too. There is no specific due date for this award; applications are considered on a rolling basis. However, students should allow approximately two months prior to their departure for application review. The program should be a CUNY-approved study abroad program. Consult with the Study Abroad Office (Kiely 183) about this and about your possible eligibility for the STOCS award (a CUNY study abroad scholarship). Students must file a permit with the Registrar to study abroad and 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. This award is temporarily closed.

 

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 legacy of scholarships 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. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate an outstanding record of both service and academic performance, as well as financial need. Scholarship awards will each be in the amount of $1000 and recipients will be recognized college-wide for their achievements.
*Previous Linakis Scholarship winners are discouraged from applying. This award is temporarily closed.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING RECOMMENDATIONS: Students must ask professors for their permission before listing them as recommenders. Each recommender will be sent a link to an electronic recommendation form. Students are responsible for entering the recommender's email address accurately. The Office of Honors and Scholarships is not responsible for incorrect email addresses resulting in missing recommendations. You must use the recommender's professional email address (.edu) as opposed to his or her personal email address (gmail, aol, etc.).

   

 

     



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