The goal of the Queensborough Community College (QCC) scholarship web site is to provide students with one location to find accurate and up to date information regarding scholarships, both scholarships awarded by CUNY and Queensborough Community College, and scholarships awarded by external organizations (corporations, etc.).
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SGA Merit Scholarship

The Student Government Merit Scholarship is for a student who is an active leader on campus with a Grade Point Average of 3.0.
Contact the Office of Student Activities for more information:
Student Union Building – Lower Level
(718) 631-6233

Chemistry Department Scholarships

The Chemistry Department Scholarships are for students who obtain the Highest Grade Point Average in General Chemistry I and II.
Contact the Chemistry Department for information:
Science Building Room S-445
(718) 631-6611

  • Anatol Mancott Scholarship (Established May, 2006)
  • Paris Svoronos Scholarship (Established May, 2006)

Social Science Department Scholarships

Visit the Social Science Department for information:
Medical Arts Building Room M-104
(718) 631-6251

City University of New York - University Student Senate

Applications for the following two scholarships begin in the middle of April and close early June. Visit the International Student Affairs Office during these dates for more information

  • USS Merit Scholarship Awards

The Academic Scholarship Fund was established on June 4, 1995 by the University Student Senate of The City University of New York, Comprised of student Leaders from each CUNY Campus. The scholarship fund consists of three yearly $1,000 awards per campus and will recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiasm under extraordinary circumstances.

  • The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship Award

The University Student Senate of The City University of New York established the Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship Fund in 2003. The fund consists of four yearly $500 awards per campus and will recognize international and disabled students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiasm under extraordinary circumstances. International students will be required to have F1, J1, Q1 or M1 visas to be eligible.

CUNY Prestigious Scholarships

The prestigious scholarships described here provide monetary awards and other types of assistance intended to support the graduate and undergraduate education of outstanding students. What these scholarships have in common is that they are recognized as among the most prestigious available and as such can have a dramatic, life-changing impact on the lives of the students who receive them.
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The CUNY International Student Essay Competition (CISEC)

The Competition is the first of its kind for international students enrolled at CUNY. Students should write about their experience as a CUNY international student. In the essay, students should identify three people (one faculty member, one academic or student services administrator, and one mentor) who have been instrumental in their lives while pursuing their academic goals at CUNY. Visit the International Student Affairs Office for more information.

Belle Zeller Scholarship Fund Trust

The Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 1979 by the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY, the instructional staff union of The City University of New York. The scholarship honors the founding president of the PSC, Belle Zeller, Professor Emerita of Political Science at Brooklyn College, where she taught for over 40 years. Many distinguished graduates were her students during her long tenure at Brooklyn College. This scholarship is intended to honor the unique qualities of Belle Zeller: the combination of social commitment and scholarship. Contact the Office of Financial Services at (718) 631-6367 or stop by their office located in the Library Building, Room 409.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Each year, a select group of students is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards the academic community can bestow -- selection to Who's Who Among Students. This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 1,900 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Visit the International Student Affairs Office for more information.

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship

Established by an endowment from the City University of New York, the Thomas Tam Scholarship awards $1,000 annually to an individual undergraduate student currently enrolled at any of the 21 colleges within CUNY. To apply, students must have demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in the areas such as health, education and culture. Applicants can be Asian or non-Asian. For detailed information and to obtain the application, visit the Asian American/Asian Research Institute website at

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery
QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.