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Please use the applications below to apply for our Queens College Foundation scholarships. Please be aware of deadlines, as they vary from one scholarship to another.

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 e-mail address accurately.  The Office of Honors and Scholarships is not responsible for incorrect e-mail addresses resulting in missing recommendations.  You must use the recommender's professional e-mail address (.edu) as compared with their personal e-mail address (gmail, aol, etc.).


The Murray Horowitz Scholarship in the Arts Endowment - This award was established by a Queens College alumnus in memory of his father who appreciated the Arts programs at Queens College. The recipient of this award must be a full time student majoring in art, music, drama, theatre or dance. Additionally, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and demonstrate financial need (as per the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Application deadline is 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 28, 2014.


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 $2000 and recipients will be recognized College wide for their achievements.

Application deadline is 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 28, 2014.

*Previous Linakis Scholarship winners are discouraged from applying.

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


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. 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. 3, 2014.

The Steven Errera Scholarship in Economics provides five $5,000 scholarships to be distributed in $2,500 installments for two semesters to five 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, 2014.


The Barry S. and Evelyn M. Strauch Scholarship Endowment was initiated in June of 2010 and is being funded by the Barry S. and Evelyn M. Strauch Foundation.  The scholarship is in honor of the 59th anniversary of Evelyn Springer Strauch's graduation from Queens College.  As a post World War II immigrant whose family survived the Holocaust and in appreciation for the freedoms and opportunities that the United States has offered her personally and professionally, this scholarship is being established to provide tuition for an immigrant or first generation American student pursuing undergraduate studies at Queens College. Applications are due by March 10, 2014.


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.

The Robert and Jacqueline Willens Scholarship provides two undergraduates with $2,500 each for two semesters. Students must meet the following criteria:
U.S. citizen
Majoring in economics, accounting, or education
Minimum 3.2 GPA
Participant in Student Life activities or community service

Deadline for submission of this application is March 10.


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, 2014.


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, 2014.

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, 2014.


The Evening Students Association Achievement Scholarship is funding for students who are pursuing their degree in the evening. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for eligibility. Application deadline is March 10, 2014.


The Donald I. Brownstein / John J. McDermott Honors Scholarships in the Humanities are $5,000 scholarships for 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, 2014.




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