Queens College offers a variety of merit-based scholarships to full-time freshmen, with an award of $2,300.
Each fall, approximately 85 members of the freshman class receive scholarships. Most of the awards cover half the tuition for New York State residents, which is currently $4,600 per year.
Recipients of these scholarships are required to be part of the Queens College Honors Experience, a two-semester sequence of courses in English, history, and philosophy in which the subjects are linked chronologically and thematically. This allows students to discover interrelationships among the subjects and to examine the ways that key cultural values extend across disciplines. Students are then encouraged to apply for honors programs in their second semester of freshman year or their first semester of sophomore year.
Selection is competitive; scholarships are awarded on the basis of an applicant's high school record, test scores (SAT I and II), writing ability, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular activities.
Most scholarships are renewable with continued high academic achievement. This application must be completed by all freshmen who wish to be considered for a Queens College Scholarship.
Freshman applicants who rank in or near the top 10 percent of their class and have a rigorous academic program, excellent grades, and SAT scores of at least 1250 are encouraged to apply. An essay and two teacher recommendations are required, and two SAT II subject tests are strongly recommended. In addition to filing this application, students must complete the CUNY Freshman Application, listing Queens College as their first choice.
Qualification and Form
If you plan to enroll full-time, you are qualified to apply. In addition to filing a freshman application indicating Queens College as the first choice, interested students must also file a Queens College Scholars Application prior to December Please click here for the application. *Note: Applicants to the CUNY William E. Macaulay Honors College (MHC) need not file a Queens College Scholars application.