CUNY BA Scholarship Applications Open

The Scholarship applications are 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, October 4, 2019 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 Sheila and Helena O’Donoghue Award

This award is for a current CUNY BA female, international student, who is working toward social justice. One $250 award will be made. Applicants should write a statement about their experience related to social justice, and show proof of their international student status. This is a one-time award; previous recipients may not re-apply.

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.

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