The Barbara Sproul Scholarship (For Students in Religious Studies)

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


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be pursuing religious studies directly or an interdisciplinary field that includes religious studies
  • Be in good standing; not under 'academic review'

Award Details

Applicants may be part-time or full-time students. Up to five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each Fall and Spring semester. This is a one-time award; previous recipients may not re-apply.


Applications are accepted during the first months of the Fall and Spring semesters. Notifications of awards are sent out in the months of November for the Fall semester and April for the Spring semester. A link to the application will be posted on this page when the scholarship is open.

When submitting your application, please make sure your responses are substantial and well thought out. Answer each question as accurately as possible. Carefully consider your answers and make sure you proofread before submitting your application. Also please note the character limits on the form. You are encouraged to compose your responses in a separate document and copy and paste them into the online form.

Applicants are required to provide a recommender’s information in the online application. Your recommender should be a faculty member that knows you and your work well. Once the application is submitted your recommender will receive an automated online recommendation form that must be completed as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to follow up with your recommender and ensure that they submit the online recommendation form.  

Apply Here

The application for the Spring 2024 application has closed. The Fall 2024 application will open on October 1st.