The Memorial Scholarship for Students in Social Work, Human Services, Health or Education

This scholarship, made possible by Mary Beth and Richard Ketchum in memory of their parents, is for CUNY BA students studying, working in, or preparing for careers in health, human services, social welfare or education.


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • have an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher

Award Details

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


Applications are accepted between September 7th and October 8th for the Fall semester, and between January 31st and March 1st for the Spring semester. They are reviewed and notifications of awards are sent out late in the Fall and Spring semesters. Please note that funding does not begin until the semester after selection.

To submit an application, please complete the form below. Make sure your responses are substantial and well thought out and proofread before submitting your application. Please note the character limits outlined 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 obtain a letter of recommendation, which should be submitted by the recommender to by the application deadline. If you are also applying for other awards in this application cycle one recommendation can be used for all of your applications.

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