Our goal is to provide students with one location to find accurate and up to date information regarding scholarships, those awarded by CUNY and Queensborough Community College, along with scholarships awarded by external organizations (corporations, etc.) Below there are four tabs, one for QCC Scholarships, one for CUNY Scholarships, one for External Scholarships, and one for Scholarship Searches.
Deadline Date: May 30, 2014
*Students who are graduating at the conclusion of the Fall 2014 semester do not need to meet this criteria, if they are registered for the remainder of their degree requirements.
Effective for the Spring 2014 semester, the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation has awarded Queensborough Community College a three-year grant to provide one-time, emergency grants to students in good standing with short-term financial emergencies to enable them to remain in school, rather than being forced to leave or drop-out. The goal is to increase the number of students who successfully complete college.
Students may access the grant funds once during their enrollment at Queensborough Community College for emergencies such as the following, but are not limited to:
Direct all inquiries to Denise Scalzo, Associate Director of Student Financial Services, at DScalzo@qcc.cuny.edu.
To support timely progress toward degree completion, Queensborough offers Summer and Winter Session Milestone Scholarships to help students reach their “thirty-credit milestone.” The scholarship applies to a course to be taken during the Summer or Winter session. Upon completion of that course, students will have met or exceeded the “thirty- credit milestone” of their education here at Queensborough.
To be eligible for the scholarship you must:
Based on the above eligibility, scholarship candidates will be selected and notified by mail to submit an application to the Office of Academic Affairs.
You do not have to qualify for financial aid to receive the scholarship.
The scholarship will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis.
Deadline Date: April 7, 2014
Award Amount: $750 - $1500
We are pleased to announce the continuation of the following CUNY University Student Senate(USS) Scholarships:
The Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino International Students Scholarship - $750 to one student per campus
The Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino Students with Disabilities Scholarship - $750 to one student per campus
The Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship - $1500 to one student per campus
Applicants can apply to only one scholarship per academic year (either the Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship or the Don and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship). All applications must be submitted to QCC’s Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs by Monday, April 7th.
Please see below for eligibility requirements for these three (3) scholarships:
Ernesto Malave and Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship for International Students and Students w/ Disabilities
If students meet the above requirements, they must submit the following:
Additional requirements for International Students
For students with disabilities, applications shall be accompanied by a letter of verification from the college’s Director of Student Disability Services.
Scholarship Award Amount: $1,000
Thomas Tam Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Thomas Tam''s many contribution to the City University of New York The scholarship award is given to a qualified undergraduate student currently enrolled in any of the CUNY colleges, Asian or non-Asian "who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as Health, Education, and Culture."
All currently enrolled CUNY undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the Thomas Tam Scholarship.
The display of this communication can be in the form of written reports, film, video, new media techniques, and the development of performances or materials in the Arts and Sciences.
The following are the issues to be addressed in your application for the Tam Scholarship. Please be sure to cover all of the points in your application.
Deadline Date: Priority deadline March 1, 2014
Award Amount: $1000 - full tuition
The new Queens College Transfer Honors Program is designed for highly motivated and creative students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree at a world-class college that challenges them to do their best.
All students admitted to the Transfer Honors program are eligible to apply for a minimum scholarship of $1000 a semester for four to six semesters (to complete the bachelor’s degree program). Priority application deadline for the Fall 2014 semester is March 1, 2014.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a full-time student with 45+ credits in a baccalaureate, AA, or AS program with a 3.3+ GPA. Students in AA/AS programs must ordinarily complete the degree to be eligible for scholarships.
Exceptional students with an AA/AS degree and a 3.5 GPA, or 60+ credits in a baccalaureate program and a 3.5 GPA can apply for scholarships ranging from half-tuition to full tuition (NY resident tuition rate).
Deadline Date: April 1, 2014
Award Amount: $4,000 (four semesters at $1,000 a semester)
You are eligible to apply, if you
Applications for Fall 2014 scholarships are due April 1, 2014.
To apply, follow these steps
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Deadline Date: May 15, 2014
Award Amount: $2,000
Thanks to the Finch College Alumni Association Foundation, a $2,000 grant has been established for a female community college student who will be entering an undergraduate study at any accredited four-year college in the United States for the Fall 2014 semester. Below are the eligibility requirements that all students must meet in order to be considered:
If students meet the above-mentioned criteria, they must submit the following:
All application materials must be submitted via e-mail (in PDF format) to email@example.com. Once received, the Finch Foundation’s Grant Committee will evaluate them on the basis of need, qualifications, and the extent to which the Grant will be used effectively. Please note the deadline to submit all application materials is Thursday, May 15, 2014. The recipient(s) will be contacted directly by the Finch Foundation for additional information once their award is confirmed.
Deadline Date: Spring 2014: Currently accepting applications
Award Amount: $750 per year
Transfer students will be considered for the program with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher.
Honors College benefits include:
Deadline Date: April 30, 2014
Award Amount: $5,000
All students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education
Deadline Date: Must file FAFSA by March 1st
Award Amount: Tuition & fees up to the highest amounts charged to public, in-state students at undergraduate institutions in each state. Monthly housing allowance and stipend for books & supplies.Recipients are entitled to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.
Deadline Date: March 1, 2014
Award Amount: Up to $5,000
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields, such as environmental science, toxicology and chemical technology. High school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors are eligible to apply.
The ACS Scholars Program was established in 1994 to attract African American, Hispanic and American Indian students considered underrepresented in the chemical sciences by the National Science Foundation to pursue careers in the field.
The program also aims to help build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and assist students in acquiring skills and credentials needed for success.
Deadline Date: September 15, 2014
Award Amount: $2,500
Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Candidates must also fulfill the following criteria to be considered:
Please note: this scholarship is competitive and the above criteria are minimum requirements to be considered for the AWIB scholarship
Each year the Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships to students attending community colleges or two year institutions in the US who plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, fees and books for the final two or three years of undergraduate study. Award amounts vary depending on the cost of attendance, the length of the program and the amount of aid received from other sources. The maximum award is $30,000.00 per year. Students must have sophomore status by December of the year in which they apply and must be nominated by the campus Jack Kent Cooke Foundation representative. Students may not apply directly to the Foundation.
Named after a former New York City Housing Authority resident and employee, this $1,000.00 scholarship honors the academic achievements of NYCHA residents with disabilities who are enrolled full-time in CUNY colleges and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund seeks to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees by providing a wide range of scholarship aid. The Fund supports Hispanic undergraduate students at all levels including community college students and transfer students as well as graduate students. Students must be of Hispanic heritage, be American citizens or legal permanent residents. A 3.0 GPA is required and students must plan to enroll full time in a degree seeking program. Students must also apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA. The amount of the awards varies by scholarship. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need as well as personal strengths and leadership. Students may apply to as many scholarships for which they are eligible but may receive only one HSF scholarship per academic year.
Established in 2006, The Kaplan Leadership Associate’s Degree Scholarship offers financial and academic support, including individualized academic advising, transfer counseling, college tours, mentoring opportunities, leadership training and development etc. to high potential associate degree students with unmet financial need who are also members of underrepresented populations in higher education. Scholarships for associate’s degree candidates can be up to $3,000.00 and for bachelor degree candidates are up to $10,000.00 per year.
Two letters of reference are required, one of which must be from a college professor or high school teacher who has taught the student in the last two years. There is also an optional nomination form that must be completed by a member of the faculty, staff or administration at the student’s current college.
This scholarship, sponsored by the New York City Housing Authority, annually awards a $1,000.00 scholarship to ten qualifying NYCHA residents who are enrolled full-time in a degree-earning program of the City University of New York. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
Eligibility: a U.S. citizen at time of application, 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2014, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.
In 1979, the Professional Staff Congress at CUNY created this program to encourage and recognize excellence among students at the University. The scholarship honors the founding president of the Professional Staff Congress, Belle Zeller, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Brooklyn College, where she taught for over 40 years. The scholarship awards full tuition to registered full-time undergraduates carrying at least 12 credits and who shall have completed at least 16 credits at any branch of CUNY at the time of application. The award requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75, demonstrated evidence of good character, and significant service to CUNY, the community, and/or a particular CUNY college. Community College Belle Zeller Scholars will continue to receive awards if they transfer to four-year colleges within CUNY and remain in good standing.
Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
The mission of the New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, (NYCHCC), is to represent and advocate for Hispanic businesses
in New York City in a cohesive manner which will assist new entrepreneurs, vitalize existing businesses and assure the growth and success of Hispanic
businesses. The NYCHCC is also committed to helping Hispanic students succeed academically and to effectively achieve their professional goal. To this end, the
NYCHCC will provide Scholarship Awards to those Hispanic students that meet the
Please complete the application in a clearly printed or typed format. You must also attach your college transcript;
resume; a one page essay describing your professional goal and why you should
be a Scholarship Awardee; and, two (2) letters of recommendation from an
employer or professor.
Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: (1) $30,000 award; (30) $5,000 awards
Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present a scholarship program for women looking to return to college later in life. This program is for the 2014 academic year and includes one (1) $30,000 Nancy Talbots Scholarship Award, which is named in memory of the founder of Talbots, and thirty (30) $5,000 awards.
Eligibility: Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada; Be women who earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2004; Be enrolled or planning to enroll in full- or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-, three- or four-year college or university in the United States or Canada; Be attending the full 2014-15 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2015; and Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2014 fall academic term. Talbots and Scholarship America employees or family members are not eligible to apply to this program. Only the first 5,000 eligible applications submitted will be processed.
Deadline: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: $2,000 - $3,000
The APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors consists of a $2,000.00 award per year for new recipients and $3,000.00 per year for renewal recipients to be used for tuition, room and board, and educational materials.
The goal of this scholarship is to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. It provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students to enhance their educational potential and help prepare them for success in various careers.
Eligible applicants must be African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American. They must also be either high school seniors, college freshmen or sophomores. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Applicants must be physics majors or students intending to major in physics.
Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed
Award Amount: $8,000 - $20,000
The National Security Educational Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied. The NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The NSEP aims to build a strong base of future leaders with expertise in critical areas, as well as professionals in both the public and private sectors who have the international experience and language skills necessary for competitive performance and visionary leadership in the global arena. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year; awards range from $8,000.00 to $20,000.00 for a full academic year.
There are a number of websites that offer you free scholarship searches. We are happy to provide you with the list below. However, please note that these scholarship searches are independent and in no way endorsed by Queensborough Community College.
Fast Web Scholarship Search
The FastWeb Scholarship Search is the largest, most accurate and most popular free scholarship search site, with more than 30 million registered users. It is also the most frequently updated and provides automatic email notification of new scholarships that match the student's profile. The FastWeb Scholarship Search was the first scholarship database available for free on the web and is the most innovative and student-focused of all the scholarship search sites.
College Board Scholarship Search
The College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.
The Sallie Mae Fund
Students can now apply for more than $2 million in scholarships, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae.
Hispanic College Fund
Students currently enrolled in higher learning institutions such as colleges and universities, as well as vocational and trade schools can enter for a chance to win one of the scholarships. The award amounts vary and can be applied toward educational expenses.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Scholarships and faculty development grants administered by the UNCF are intended to facilitate access to UNCF member institutions and to strengthen the quality of education that these colleges and universities offer. You can use this site to search through hundreds of scholarship and grant programs administered by the United Negro College Fund.
Hispanic Association Colleges & Universities Scholarship Program
(HACU) Over 160 scholarships worth $270,000