Fall 2021 Scholarship Applications Open 9/7

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Dear CUNY BA Students,

We are pleased to announce that we will launch applications for four scholarships for CUNY Baccalaureate students on Monday, September 7th.

The submission deadline for all scholarships is Friday, October 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm. 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 meets the fellowship requirements and 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.

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. 

The Anne Duncan Somsen Memorial Fund 
(Scholarship for New Students Only) 

In memory of her mother, CUNY Baccalaureate alumna Pennell Somsen (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. 

You will find additional tips and information about recommendation letters at the bottom of our main scholarships page.

Contact  scholarships@cunyba.cuny.edu for any additional information.