Prestigious Scholarships and Grants

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.

at QCC

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Student Emergency Grant Funds

The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation has awarded Queensborough Community College a three-year grant to provide one-time, emergency grants to students currently enrolled and in good academic 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 at Queensborough Community College for emergencies such as the following, but are not limited to:

  • Temporary loss of a job or income;
  • Fire/flood in living quarters;
  • Overdue utility bills/turn off notice;
  • Rent in arrears, at risk for eviction;
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing or other essential belongings;
  • Medical bills for uninsured necessary appointments, accidents, or surgery;
  • Eyeglasses or essential dental work;
  • Travel home for illness or death in the immediate family;
  • Homelessness due to loss of housing, for student and family dependents;
  • Loss of childcare;
  • Winter coat or interview suit;
  • Victims of domestic abuse;
  • Food card, to eat in cafeteria; and
  • Transportation card, to get to and from school and/or medical appointment.

All grants are subject to approval with documentation and verification to support your application. 

Grants will not be given for:

  • Student fees or tuition charges;
  • Previously owed debt;
  • Legal representation;
  • Program licensing expenses;
  • The grant can only be used for one time emergency at Queensborough Community College

Please direct all inquiries to Karen O’Sullivan, Associate Director of Student Financial Services, at

QCC Academic Merit Scholarships for Freshmen


Continuing Student Academic Merit Scholarship

Deadline Date: December 7, 2016

Award Amount: $1000 for the Spring 2017 semester

  • Candidates must have completed a minimum of 24 Queensborough Community College credits.

  • Candidates must have completed all remedial coursework.

  • Candidates must be matriculated and registered for a minimum of 15 credits by December 7,2016 at Queensborough Community College

  • Candidates must possess a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.25 or higher.

  • All candidates must submit a well-written 250 word essay describing themselves and their career goals.

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an international/foreign student with a valid student visa. All applications MUST be submitted online via the following link:


Queensborough Community College Milestone Scholarships

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:

  • At the time of submitting your scholarship application, have completed less than 30 earned credits, as of the end of the Fall or Spring semester.
  • Enroll in one course in the January intersession or in one of the summer sessions so that, upon completion of the course, you will have met or exceeded 30 earned credits.
  • Enroll in a course that meets your degree program requirements.
  • Have a minimum 2.75 G.P.A. at the time of submitting your application.
  • Have completed all remedial courses.

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.

Queensborough Community College STEM Support Expansion Program

The STEM Support Expansion Program provides tuition waivers for students taking certain STEM courses in order to promote credit accumulation in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Queensborough will be providing tuition waivers to students taking STEM courses in the Winter and Summer intersessions. Classes in which the STEM waivers will apply will be scheduled each semester so students will be able to enroll and receive a tuition waiver. Eligibility requirements will apply to certain courses.

Contact the Office of Academic Affairs for further information.


The Guttman Scholarship for High-Achieving Community College Graduates

Deadline Date: Closed
Award Amount: $4,000 (four semesters at $1,000 a semester)

You are eligible to apply, if you

  • Earn an associates degree from a CUNY community college by Spring 2017 or Summer 2017
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Transfer to Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, Lehman College, or Queens College for the Fall 2017 semester.

Scholarships will be awarded based on a review of your transcript, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation. For more details about this scholarship opportunity and eligibility requirements, click here.

To apply, follow these steps

  • If you have not already done so, apply for financial aid by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Apply online by going to
  • Speak to a faculty member at your community college about writing a letter of recommendation for you. The online scholarship application will ask you to provide the name and email address of your faculty recommender.
  • Write a personal essay describing your long-term education and career goals and how completing a bachelor's degree will help you reach those goals (no more than 500 words).
  • Log on to your CUNYfirst account at: Click on your “To Do” list and select “Scholarship-Guttman Transfer.” You will be asked to upload your essay in MS Word (.doc) or PDF format.

For more information

CUNY - New York City Housing Authority Scholarship Programs for High Achieving Students

We are pleased to announce the following important scholarship opportunities:

CUNY Resident Scholarship Program
Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship Program

Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: $1,000

The Resident Scholarship Program is one of the many ways the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) invests in the education of its residents. The NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program provides $1,000 scholarships for qualifying public housing residents who are enrolled in colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), in a variety of majors with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship annually awards $1,000 scholarships to qualifying NYCHA residents with disabilities who are enrolled in CUNY senior and community colleges.

All eligible NYCHA residents, who are also CUNY students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be an authorized NYCHA resident
  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior student enrolled full-time in a CUNY Associate or Baccalaureate degree program
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submit a 500-word autobiographical essay
  • Have a verifiable disability (only for applicants of Regina A. Memorial Scholarship)


Thomas Tam Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
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.

  1. Please describe your project in detail, be sure to tell us about the issue of concern to the Asian American community that the project is designed to address.
  2. Please explain how your project demonstrates creativity in communicating the concerns of Asian Americans.
  3. What are the objectives or goals of the project, i.e. what do you want to accomplish, or what impact or effect will it have? How will you know that it has been successful?
  4. How was the project implemented, or if in progress or a future project, please describe how it will be implemented?
  5. Is the project completed, is it in progress or is it a future project?

Queens College Transfer Honors Program

Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: $1000

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 Spring 2017 semester is November 17, 2016.


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).


CUNY University Student Senate Scholarships

Deadline Date: Application is closed
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 April 4, 2016.

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

  • Undergraduate applicants must be currently registered for a minimum of six (6) credits
  • Applicants shall also meet the same requirements during the semester which the scholarship is awarded (Fall 2016). Therefore, graduating seniors are not eligible.
  • Students who meet the above registration criteria and are fulfilling internship requirements, but are not in active attendance on their campuses, are still eligible.
  • Undergraduate applicants must have already completed a minimum of twenty-four (24) credits and no more than eighty (80) credits at a CUNY college.
  • All applicants must be permanent residents, citizens, or NYC residents to apply for any USS Scholarship (the only exception being international students).
  • Only Students with Disabilities and International Students are eligible to apply for Passantino Scholarship.
  • Must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher (3.5 or higher for Ernesto Malave Scholarship applicants)

If students meet the above requirements, they must submit the following:

  • Scholarship Application (please see attached)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation indicating evidence of good character, academic achievement, and/or service to the community (1 letter MUST be from a CUNY Faculty Member).
  • Two (2) personal essays of no more than 300 words each
    • 300 words on why you would benefit from the scholarship and how do you believe you have earned it?
    • 300 words stating your field of interest, current projects, future plans, etc.
  • Resume
  • Letter verifying enrollment of the current academic year
  • Official college transcript
  • Bursar receipt for the current and upcoming semester
  • Signed Declaration Form (included in attached application packet).

Additional requirements for International Students

  • International students must be in valid F-1 or J-1 immigration status during the semester in which they are applying for the scholarship, and during the semester in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • International students are required to maintain full-time credit and course-loads.
  • The following documents must accompany their application packet:
    1. I-20
    2. A copy of the F1 Visa
    3. A copy of the I-94 Card
    4. A letter of verification from the International Student Advisor
    5. Form RF 702 (included in attached application packet)
    6. Form W-8BEN (included in attached application packet)

For students with disabilities, applications shall be accompanied by a letter of verification from the college’s Director of Student Disability Services.



Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application is closed

Award Amount: $1,000

The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York is offering scholarships to students from NYC community colleges who are graduating at the conclusion of Spring 2016 and will be transferring to four-year institutions to continue their studies for bachelor’s degrees in the liberal arts and sciences. This year, they will be offering two (2) scholarships, each for $1000.

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest college academic honor society in the liberal arts and sciences, recognizes excellence in both of these disciplines. The Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York (PBKNY) offers the scholarships to students who not only show academic achievement and promise, but who also, in their work and goals, show an identification with the values associate with Society – love of learning, freedom of inquiry, commitment to liberty of thought and expression, interest in creative endeavor and believe in scientific inquiry.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be graduating from QCC at the conclusion of Spring 2016
  • Transfer and be accepted into to a four-year institution for Fall 2016
  • Enroll in a Liberal Arts-related program of study, excluding Technical or Para-Professional programs, for Fall 2016
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Students who meet the above criteria must submit the following documents

  • Official College Transcript
  • 250-500 word essay explain their academic and/or professional goals. Students may want to talk about their background and interests as these relate to those goals.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation. At least 1 must be from a faculty member at the College. A second could be from someone at the college or elsewhere. Especially, if the second recommendation is from a nonacademic, it should clearly speak to the candidates’ intellectual as well as personal abilities or qualities. Both letters must be on letterhead.
  • Letter of acceptance from a four-year institution, excluding technical or para-professional programs
    • If selected as the recipient of the scholarship, the student must submit proof of enrollment at the four-year institution

Students who are a part of honor societies such as Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Beta Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi, etc. are eligible to apply for the scholarship as there is no conflict of interest!

Completed application packets must be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Library Building – Room 412, by Monday, May 2, 2016 no later than 6:00 pm!

If you have any questions, please contact my assistant, Mr. Reynald Pierre-Charles, at extension 6351 or via e-mail at

The Dream.US Scholarship Program

Deadline Date: March 8, 2017
Award amount: $12,500 for an associate’s degree program
$25,000 for a bachelor’s degree program

The Dream.US Scholarship Program provides college scholarships to highly motivated students who entered the United States as minors under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protect Status (TPS), and who, without financial assistance, cannot afford a college education. All funding is provided by private donations to The Dream.US organization.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You are an immigrant included under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protect Status (TPS),
  • First-time college students (with no more than 12 college credits) with a high-school gpa of 2.5 or higher;
  • Community college graduates with a gpa of 3.0 or higher;

For additional information and to apply for the scholarships please read more or refer to the following:
Telephone: 1-507-931-1682 and ask for TheDream.US Scholarship Program

Women's Forum Education Award

Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: $10,000

  • Must be a female student
  • Be 35 years of age by December 1
  • Reside in New York City
  • Pursuing her FIRST Associate or Bachelor Degree, have earned at least 12 credits in good standing
  • Have attended a college in New York City during the previous academic year and be enrolled for at least 6 credits.
  • Have at least 6 credits to complete graduation requirements after the current academic year.
  • If completing an Associate Degree, provide evidence of intention to continue to a Bachelor degree program.

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application is closed

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.


SMART Scholarship (Science, Math and Research for Transformation)

Deadline Date: Application is closed

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, 2015, 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.


  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

Talbots Scholarship Foundation

Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed

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.


American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed
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.


The Fry Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed
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.

  • Children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001 who are attending institutions of higher learning or were attending from August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010
  • For more information or assistance applying, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551), or visit the VA GI Bill Website

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed
Award Amount: $5,000

All students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education


Finch College Alumni Association Foundation Education Grant

Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed
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:

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current second year female students age 22 or above
  • Currently enrolled in a Community College in the state of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut
  • Currently holding a 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average

If students meet the above-mentioned criteria, they must submit the following:

  • A complete application form (see attached) electronically (do not print and fill out by hand)
  • A convincing narrative in less than 1000 words stating why you should receive The Finch Grant. This is the most important aspect of the application. Emphasize qualifications, academic achievements, turning points in your life, leadership and how courses taken will support your life goals.
  • A current resume of study and work experience.
  • Your college transcript(s)
  • Two PDF letters of recommendation from faculty members attesting to the applicant’s work experience and academic achievements. List their names and email on application form.
  • Proof of age over 22: copy of your driver’s license, passport, birth certificate or other official document.

All application materials must be submitted via e-mail (in PDF format) to 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.

Kaplan Leadership Associate’s Degree Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application submittion is closed

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.

Contact Mr. George A. Muchita, Four Year College Transfer Coordinator, in Administration Building Room 119 at 718-631-6670 or for further information.


SUNY College at Old Westbury Honors College

Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
Award Amount: $600 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:

  • $750 book scholarship
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Priority registration to insure you get the courses you need
  • A state-of-the-art Study Center for the exclusive use of Honors College students
  • Opportunities to engage in research attend and present at professional conferences and co-author in professional journal by working with faculty.
  • Professional major-related internships
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Luncheons, seminars, trips and activities that will broaden your academic and personal horizons

Application Requirements:

  • Unofficial copies of college transcript
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
  • A sample of your best academic writing from a previous course
  • Complete an interview with the Director of the Honors College

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

Deadline Date: Application submission is closed
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:

  • Have at least one or more of the following:
    a) demonstrated a leadership role in a community endeavor and/or b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award. Please be advised that this scholarship is for currently enrolled undergraduates who have completed at least one semester.
  • Carry a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA at the time of application (H.S. credit/grades do not count towards this scholarship)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Additional $2,500 (for a total of $5,000) may be awarded to applicants that have fulfilled the leadership requirements and can also demonstrate financial need. To be eligible, you must submit a copy of the most current FAFSA form and the Financial Aid Award Notice from your institution for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Please note: this scholarship is competitive and the above criteria are minimum requirements to be considered for the AWIB scholarship


Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship

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.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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.


NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program

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.


Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund

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.


The New York City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Award

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
following criteria.

  1. Candidate must be a United States citizen, of Hispanic descent, who is matriculated in the City University of New York. The candidate must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in good standing.
  2. The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance and an interest in playing a supportive role in the Hispanic business community.

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.

American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors

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.


NSEP/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

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

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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.

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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.