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.)
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:
All grants are subject to approval with documentation and verification to support your application.
Grants will not be given for:
Please direct all inquiries to Karen O’Sullivan, Associate Director of Student Financial Services, at KOSullivan@qcc.cuny.edu.
Learn more about the QCC Academic Merit Scholarships for Freshmen
Deadline Date: Application submission is Closed
Award Amount: $1000 per semester Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
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 May 12, 2017 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 (250 word minimum and 350 word maximum).
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.
*Students who are graduating at the conclusion of the Fall 2017 semester and don't need 15 credits to complete their remaining degree requirements are exempt from this criterion, however they must be registered by May 12, 2017.
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.
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 inter-sessions. 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.