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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.

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 semester. This semester, the applications are due by 9 AM on Monday, Feb. 9, 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 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 Adele Gottschalk Memorial Scholarship Endowment - provides funding for female pre-med students. Applicants must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors when they receive the funding. Eligibility includes a minimum GPA of 3.0. Application deadline is March 10, 2015.

The Pearl Foster MD Scholarship Fund - provides scholarships for lower-junior women or minority students in the biological sciences (neuroscience, biology). Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be involved in community service. Application deadline is March 10, 2015.


The Ivan C. Daly Scholarship Endowment - provides funding for African American students pursuing studies in the physical sciences (i.e. chemistry, physics, earth science). A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required for consideration. Application deadline is March 10, 2015.


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 March 10, 2015.
The Steven Errera Scholarship in Economics - provides $5,000 scholarships to be distributed in $2,500 installments for two semesters to four students who are either sophomores or juniors. Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in economics or business. They must also be enrolled full-time, which for this award is a minimum of 15 credits per semester. Applications are due by March 10, 2015.


The Eleanor Dieckmann Picken Scholarship for Study Abroadwas 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.


The Asian/American Center (A/AC) provides $1,500 scholarship awards to Queens College Students annually on the basis of financial need and academic achievement (GPA of 3.0 and above). The A/AC scholarships are available to QC freshmen students. As the purpose of these scholarships is to support students in completing their undergraduate degrees, the recipients will be eligible to re-apply for these scholarships on an annual basis, subject to meeting the criteria.

The deadline for A/AC scholarship applications, including two faculty recommendations, is March 6, 2015 at 5 PM.


The following three scholarships are available through the Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Questions should be directed to that department at 718-997-4105. Deadline for all three is January 16, 2015.


Kenneth Kupferberg Memorial Scholarship - Up to ten $3,750 - $7,500 scholarships for in-state undergraduates to cover tuition, books and fees. (Selection criteria: academic excellence, financial need; immigrants or children of immigrants preferred, as Kenneth Kupferberg was the child of immigrants.)


Ira Spar MD Scholarship - One scholarship (approximately $5,000) for outstanding pre-med junior or senior. (Selection criteria: merit and financial need.)


Pre-Med Scholarship - Up to four $2,000 scholarships to help pay for costs associated with applying to medical school.  (Selection criteria: merit and financial need.)



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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