CWE Scholarship and Awards

Scholarships and Awards

Welcome to the Scholarship & Awards Informational Page!

This page provides information about scholarships, awards, and fellowship applications provided by CWE, CCNY, and external referrals. Please research all the referrals that may be relevant to you.

Application Highlight

The Women's Forum of New York Education Fund Award has awarded various students from our division. Apply today! Deadline February 1st, 2021

 

Women's Forum of New York 2021 Education Fund Award

Women's Forum of New York  2021 Education Fund Award: The 2021 Education Fund Application is now available. Application deadline 2/1/21

Education Fund Awards are given to high-potential women, age 35 and over, whose education and lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity. Our awardees recognize that education is the way to fulfill their potential. Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy promise, resilience in the face of challenges and a commitment to making a difference once their own career goals are achieved. True financial need should be evident, and the candidate should be enrolled in a degree program and be in good academic standing. 

Application Assistance: Sophia Demetriou, CWE Student Affairs: sdemetriou@ccny.cuny.edu

Applications and supplementary materials must be received no later than February 1st, 2021.
Applicants will be notified of the results no later than June 30th, 2021.

Application https://womensforumny.org/education-fund/2021-education-fund-award-appl…
Eligibility https://womensforumny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2021-Education-Fun…


Education Fund Award Student WINNERS of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies:

2020 Michele Caines, Sheila Castillo and Sandra Serrano

2019 Kerren Brown

2018 Jilian Alvelo

2014 Rita Rivera

2010 Christa Meir-Staude

1999 Elnora Kennedy and Celeste Palmer

 

CWE Scholarship and Awards

The 2020-2021 Scholarship & Awards application period for the next academic year will be open in Fall 2020.

All complete applications will be reviewed for available scholarships for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 school year.

Please check out this page frequently for more information.


2019-2020 SCHOLARSHIP AND AWARDS

ADA SHEPARD AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING ($200)

  • This award was established by Katherine Titakis (1984) in honor of her mother.ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate creative writing students requirements:•Résumé•Creative writing sample (1-5pages)
  • ALBERT A. BLUM AWARD ($500)
    • This award was founded by David and Steven Blum in honor of their father, Dr. Albert A. Blum (b. 1924), a CCNY alum and noted Labor Studies scholar. The award is for the best student paper in the field of Labor Studies.ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate and Graduate Students.REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•Personalstatement•Paper on any aspect of LaborStudies
  • BARBARA ARONSON CWE SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD ($1000)
    • For students who conduct a research project on human rights, labor, or sustainable development during a study abroad in an underdeveloped country OR who undertake a year-long internship in an organization whose mission is to promote social justice.ELIGIBILITY: Juniors or returning Seniors, 24 credits completed at City College, at least 60 credits overall, and GPA of 3.0 or higher requirements:•Résumé•750-word essay describing your interest in social justice issues and future goals. Identify your most important social justice issue and describe how you would use the experience of an internship or a study abroad trip to advance socialjustice•Two recommendation letters (at least one should be from a faculty member who has taught you)NOTE: Students must write an essay after they complete the study abroad or the internship.
  • SOL CHAIKEN AWARD ($1000)
    • This award is for a senior student to enhance their interest in the field of Labor Studies. In the past, it has been awarded to a student doing an internship with a labor union and enrolled in a Labor Studies class.ELIGIBILITY: Seniors enrolled in a Labor Studies class requirements:•Résumé•A research paper (10 pages minimum) on any aspect of LaborStudies
  • EDWARD RIVERA PRIZE FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY ($500)
    • This prize is named for Edward Rivera, CCNY Professor of English and acclaimed author of the novel Family Installments, who taught autobiography, fiction writing, and literature courses at CWE until his death in 2001. This prize is administered in collaboration with the CCNY English Department.ELIGIBILITY: All CWE undergraduate students requirements:•Résumé•AutobiographicalEssay
  • ELENA TITAKIS MEMORIAL AWARD ($200)
    • Created by Katherine and Nicholas Titakis in 1999, in memory of their daughter,Elena Tatakis. It is awarded to one graduating senior who has overcome adversity and is working or plans to work in some aspect of public service.ELIGIBILITY: Graduating Seniors (degree completed in Fall 2019or May 2020)REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•PersonalStatement
  • EUGENE BELLIN AWARD ($500)
    • For a documented record of activity on behalf of social justice.ELIGIBILITY: Juniors who have completed two semesters at CWE, GPA 3.0 or above requirements:•Résumé•Essay describing your activities on behalf of social justice and community service, providing specific dates, names, places, and references. Attach photocopies of letters, articles, certificates, and other materials that document the work you have done.
  • FRANCES S. PATAI ESSAY PRIZE ($1000)
    • For the best student paper addressing the role(s) played by women activists in any area related to the topics of war, genocide, and/or human rights.ELIGIBILITY: All CWE undergraduate students requirements:•Résumé•A paper (10-15 pages minimum) with references and citations.
  • SUSAN KNOPF KINOY SOCIAL JUSTICE PRIZE ($500)
    • This prize is for students hoping to work for social justice through for example social work, law, or public health.ELIGIBILITY: Undergraduate, immigrant, non-citizen requirements:•Résumé•1-page statement of personal and career goals
  • SAMUEL WALLACH ’29 AWARD FOR EDUCATORS ($500)
    • Superior record of academic achievement, planning a career in either public school teaching or labor education and committed to public education, progressive teacher unionism, and education with the aim of achieving social justice.ELIGIBILITY: Graduating Seniors (Degree completed in Fall 2019, May 2020or Summer 2020)REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•Essay (500 words) describing how you meet the criteria for this award and what your plans are for your career ineducation•Two recommendation letters from faculty members whose classes you have taken
  • CWE ALUMNI GROUP STUDENT AWARD ($1000)
    • The purpose of this award is to assist a returning CWE student to address the expense of college education. The award is intended to assist an exemplary CWE student in paying for tuition and associated expenses.ELIGIBILITY: Returning students (for 2020-2021), GPA 3.0 or above.REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•A college quality essay (500 to 750 words, size 12 font, double spaced, 1-inch margins), on “What role has being a student at CWE played in improving your life?”

THESE SCHOLARSHIPSREQUIRE A FAFSA OR EQUIVALENTDEMONSTRATION OF FINANCIAL NEED:

  • THE DEAN & WILLIAM MATZKIN SCHOLARSHIP (Two $1000 tuition scholarships for Fall 2020)
    • For students who are struggling financially to accomplish their academic goals.ELIGIBILITY: Returning students with financial need requirements:•Résumé•FAFSA orequivalent•Personal statement (500Words)
  • MATHEW K. AMBERG SCHOLARSHIP ($1000 for tuition for Fall2020)
    • In memory of Mathew K. Amberg, CCNY class of 1941, who devoted his career and life to protect the rights and safety of, and respect for working men and women.ELIGIBILITY: Students enrolled for fall 2020in theGlobal Labor Studiesconcentration courses.REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•Personalstatement•Paper on any aspect of LaborStudies •FAFSA or equivalent
  • ROBERT HARTMANN SCHOLARSHIP ($3500 tuition scholarship for Fall 2020)
    • Scholarship funded by QUEST founding member Bob Hartmann for a Junior or returning Senior with financial need.ELIGIBILITY: Juniors and returning Seniors (must be returning for Fall 2020)REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•Personal Statement (500words)•FAFSA or equivalent
  • PETER COTT AND KEN LEEDOM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($5000 two tuition scholarships for Fall 2020)  
    • Through Quest, a vibrant educational and social environment for over 250retired men and women at CWE. The scholarship is for demonstrated evidence of leadership, scholarship, and community service as well as financial need.ELIGIBILITY: All Undergraduate students returning in the Fall of 2020.REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•Personalstatement•Reference letter from a CWE faculty member who can attest to your leadership, scholarship, and community service
  • QUEST SCHOLARSHIP ($3500 tuition scholarship for Fall 2020)
    • Quest is a vibrant educational and social environment for over 200 retired men and women at CWE. The scholarship is for demonstrated evidence of leadership, scholarship, and community service.ELIGIBILITY: All Undergraduate students who are returning for Fall 2020REQUIREMENTS:•Résumé•Personalstatement•Reference letter from a CWE faculty member who can attest to your leadership, scholarship, and community service
  • MICHAEL WELLNER (“CAPTAIN MIKE”) AWARD ($1500)
    • Award funded by Michael Wellner, QUEST leader, and CWE supporter, for students with demonstrated financial need and a willingness to give back to CWE/CCNY after graduation.ELIGIBILITY: Returning students (for 2020-2021 academic year) with financial need, unemployed or working part-time, GPA of 3.0 or above requirements:•Résumé•Personal statement detailing student’s willingness to give back toCWE/CCNY aftergraduation•FAFSA or equivalent

NOMINATION BYCWE STAFF OR FACULTY REQUIRED:

  • WASIM RAFICK AWARD ($500)

Awarded to a current CWE student who exemplifies the spirit of CWE: respect for others, service to the community, success through hard work and sacrifice, generosity, engagement, and genuine commitment to CWE.ELIGIBILITY: Returning Undergraduate students requirements:•Résumé•Short essay that articulates your life experience, how you have contributed to the CWE community, and career and futuregoals•Nomination statement from a CWE faculty or staff member, including Front Desk staff, detailing the ways in which the student exemplifies the CWE spirit as outlined above

City College of New York Scholarship and Awards

City College Admissions Office Referrals

The City College office of admissions provides information about City College of New York Scholarship and Awards. Please see this page for reference and more information. If otherwise indicated all City College students including students of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE can apply.

City College Scholarships and Awards: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/admissions/scholarships-awards


Melloy Mays Fellowship-Application deadline March 1st, 2020

Application: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/fellowships/apply-mellon-mays-fellowship

To address the shortage of minority scholars on college and university campuses and to improve racial relations, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation established the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program. The program is designed to encourage the most talented undergraduate students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education, as well as others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicate racial disparities, to enter Ph.D. programs and pursue careers in research and college teaching. The program provides financial support and a developmental structure from the summer preceding a student's junior year until admission to graduate school. In addition, Mellon Mays Fellows receive continuing support from the Mellon Foundation as they advance through graduate school and gain faculty appointments.

City College is one of over forty participating colleges and universities in the U.S. and South Africa. For more information, see: www.mmuf.org. All applicants must inform each of their recommenders that they must email their letters to Renee Philippi, City College Fellowships Administrative Director: rmphilippi@ccny.cuny.edu by March 1.

CUNY Scholarships & Awards

CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship:  Application deadline September 30th, 2020

The extended deadline for the CUNY Thomas Tam Scholarship is just around the corner: Wednesday, September 30, 2020  https://aaari.info/2020tamscholarship


CUNY Ethics & Morality Essay Contest : Application deadline Monday, November 16, 2020​.

https://aaari.info/2020ethics/


Scholarship for NYCHA Residents Attending CUNY  Application period Summer 2021

The NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program offers four distinct scholarships each worth $1000. All scholarships require that the applicant is currently a NYCHA public housing resident; is currently enrolled as an undergraduate at CUNY; has earned 30 or more credits; and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please go to the scholarship website for additional information and scholarship-specific eligibility requirements: https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/ovsa/scholarships/nyc…


The Dream.U.S. Application period opens November 1st, 2020

TheDream.US provides college scholarships of up to $25,000 to DREAMers to help cover tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation for two-year or four-year degrees.CUNY is proud to be a Partner of TheDream.US. For more information, visit The Dream.US. National scholarships are highly competitive awards that provide support for a range of academic opportunities, including study abroad, language learning, and graduate study. In addition to a high GPA, these programs seek students with research, service, and leadership experiences.  For more information, click here.

The National Scholarships Coordinator mentors students through the application process, assists them in developing personal statements and essays required for the applications, and coordinates the overall application process with students and recommending faculty. After researching national scholarships of interest, to discuss or begin applying, contact Jennifer Lutton, National Scholarships Coordinator at  jlutton@ccny.cuny.edu or 212.650.6726.


National Scholarship and Fellowships   Application info contact Ms. Yurick

https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/honors/national-scholarships-and-fellowships

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship A Program of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is a three-year program that provides funded summer internships and unprecedented opportunities to promising undergraduate students from 12 New York City partner colleges. As a Watson Fellow, you are provided with annual funding of $5,000, $6,000, and $7,000, in addition to $2,000 Discovery Fund to develop your personal, professional, and cultural potential.
To learn more visit www.watson.foundation/fellowships/jk and speak to the program advisor: Susanna Yurick Associate Director City College Honors Center syurick@ccny.cuny.edu 212-650-5892


Guttman Transfer Schlarships Application info contact guttmanscholarship@cuny.edu   or campus liasion: jfantozzi@ccny.cuny.edu

https://www.cuny.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/guttman-transfer-schola…

Guttman Transfer Scholarships offer benefits for outstanding CUNY community college students who transfer to an eligible CUNY senior college (Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, and Queens). Guttman Scholars receive up to $4,000 paid over two years. CUNY is able to offer these scholarships through an endowment provided by the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.
These scholarships are offered twice each year, in the fall and spring. Applications are due in the semester prior to transfer.
* Students who meet eligibility requirements will have a link to the online application in their CUNYfirst “To Do” list.
* Students must complete an online application, including a personal essay.
* One letter of recommendation is required.
* A faculty selection committee will review applications, and scholarships will be awarded based on a review of your transcript, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation.
* For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


 

External Opportunities

EXTERNAL scholarships and grants please refer to the links below*:

Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a might receive a .) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or nonforcible sexual offense.A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a , does not have to be repaid, except under certain circumstances. Find out why you might have to repay all or part of a federal grant.


Women's Forum of New York  2021 Education Fund Award: The 2021 Education Fund Application is now available.Deadline 2/1/21

Application Assistance: Sophia Demetriou, CWE Student Affairs: sdemetriou@ccny.cuny.edu

Education Fund Awards are given to high-potential women, age 35 and over, whose education and lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity. Our awardees recognize that education is the way to fulfill their potential. Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy promise, resilience in the face of challenges and a commitment to making a difference once their own career goals are achieved. True financial need should be evident, and the candidate should be enrolled in a degree program and be in good academic standing. 

Applications and supplementary materials must be received no later than February 1st, 2021.
Applicants will be notified of the results no later than June 30th, 2021.

Application https://womensforumny.org/education-fund/2021-education-fund-award-appl…
Eligibility https://womensforumny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2021-Education-Fun…

Education Fund Award Student WINNERS of the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies:

2020 Michele Caines, Sheila Castillo and Sandra Serrano

2019 Kerren Brown

2018 Jilian Alvelo

2014 Rita Rivera

2010 Christa Meir-Staude

1999 Elnora Kennedy and Celeste Palmer