CUNY BA Scholarship Applications Now Open!

We are now accepting applications for several scholarships for CUNY Baccalaureate students. Applications/instructions are available online, and the submission deadline for all scholarships is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5pm. All letters of recommendation must be received by this date as well.

The Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowship
Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowships are funded through a donation by Mr. Thomas W. Smith to recognize academic excellence. Awards are renewable each semester as long as the recipient is making sufficient progress toward completing the degree.

The Memorial Scholarship for Students in Education or Human Services

For CUNY Baccalaureate students in any Area of Concentration who are preparing for careers in Social Services, Human Services or Education. One Memorial Scholarship will be awarded this Fall.

The Anne Duncan Somsen Memorial Fund (Scholarship for New Students Only)
In memory of her mother Pennell Somsen, CUNY Baccalaureate alumna  (B.A., 2015) established The Anne Duncan Somsen Memorial Fund to offer financial assistance to students who are entering CUNY BA for the first time and who are the first in their families to pursue a college education.

The Dora and Seymour Rosen Memorial ScholarshipThe Dora and Seymour Rosen Memorial Scholarship is made possible by Professor Barry Rosen in memory of his parents, graduates of CUNY BA. It is for CUNY BA students whose area of interest focuses on business or Jewish studies.

The Dina Arjani Scholarship for Students Planning Careers in Teaching/Education
This scholarship is made possible by CUNY BA alumna Kayhan Irani and her family in memory of Ms. Irani’s grandmother. It is for CUNY Baccalaureate students preparing for careers as teachers. Students planning traditional classroom teaching careers will be considered first, but students planning nontraditional careers in teaching or education are also encouraged to apply.

The Barbara Sproul Scholarship
In honor of Religious Studies Professor and CUNY BA faculty mentor, Barbara Sproul, a scholarship has been established for CUNY BA students, who are pursuing religious studies directly or an interdisciplinary field that includes religious studies.

Contact Regina Matthews at with any questions or concerns.