Both Jean and Martha Weisman were exceptional members of the City College community – Jean Weisman as an administrator of financial aid at The Center for Worker Education, and Martha Weisman as a professor in the Speech Department and the SEEK Program.
Dr. Martha Weisman had been a CCNY faculty member for more than 30 years - she was well known as a fighter for public education, empowerment, and student support. She was a pioneer instructor in the SEEK program, and the first woman to be promoted to full professor in the speech department and she taught hundreds of first-generation college attendants.
Jean Weisman had passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic - a difficult time for family and friends to come together and mourn her loss. Her wish was to leave a fund for undocumented immigrants. Made possible by the Weisman Family, this newly established fund keeps her legacy alive.
Both women had an incredible impact on the success of the CCNY student community and were instrumental in shaping the future of our scholars. This fund honors their dedication towards City College’s mission for public education.
The fund provides scholarships and internship stipends for undocumented students who experience financial hardships on their path towards CCNY graduation and who may not be accepted or eligible to receive other financial support due to their status. Students can receive up to $4,000 each to pay for tuition expenses or to receive stipends for internships in New York that are often unpaid.
To contribute to The Weisman Social Justice Immigrant Scholarship Fund, please click here. Select “General Support” as the Designation and add “Contribution to The Jean and Martha Weisman Scholarship Fund” in the Comments section.
Your contribution will honor and recognize the legacy of Jean and Martha Weisman.
Thank you for your vital support of student success in memory of Jean and Martha Weisman’s legacy in public education.