The Paper (formerly Tech News) has a long and respected legacy. Created in 1970 by a group of multi-racial students at City College during a period of social upheaval that included the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War and its anti-war demonstrations, and the struggle for student rights, The Paper reported on college-related issues, but also sought to give voice to the underserved in and around the Harlem community, nationally (including a groundbreaking story on the 1971 Attica Prison uprising) and internationally.
More than 70% of CCNY students receive financial support. For many it imposes a real challenge to manage tuition, and to complete unpaid full-time internships during semester breaks. The Paper Alumni Scholarship seeks to help students engaged in social justice projects or internships who require monetary support to complete their curriculum and extracurricular activities that strengthen our community, by providing an additional financial support option to assist them in their academics, and to build on their professional development and leadership skills.
The founders and alumni of The Paper have made it their mission to remember the legacy of this campus newspaper through their support, and encouragement of current students at City College.
Won’t you please make your gift today? We are grateful for your donation to The Paper Alumni Scholarship Fund – a contribution that continues the support of journalism and social justice activism by our students, and ensures the legacy of The Paper at CCNY.
To contribute to The Paper Alumni Scholarship Fund, please click here and select The Paper Alumni Fund as the designation.
Last Updated: 05/19/2022 10:19