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City College Fund honors New Era Scholars

Raluca Soltiianu, City College Fund Executive Director Elena Sturman, Kimberly Harris and Gabrielle Cintron with Yvette Gralla '52 and Larry Gralla '51

Three City College of New York students -- freshman Gabrielle Cintron from Townsend Harris High School, freshman Kimberly Harris from Midwood High School and senior Raluca Soltoianu from Forest Hills High School -- are among the 101 New Era Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year. They spoke at a luncheon honoring their achievements on Dec. 10.

The New Era Scholarship Project, a project of the City College Fund, was founded by Larry Gralla ’51 and Yvette Gralla’52. It awards scholarships to students from 11 specially selected New York City high schools whose GPAs are in the 85th to 100th percentile.

Now in its fifth year, the New Era Scholarships have benefited 217 students to date.

“I received my CCNY education for free and it gave me a jumpstart in life,” Larry Gralla told the guests. “I want to provide the same opportunity to talented young men and women whose drive and ability to succeed would pay back this investment many times over.”

Some of the recipients are supported by a named scholarship, founded by an alum or a Class. This year’s supporters include: Ruth Garfinkle Levine and David Levine; Elaine Spital; Dr. Stanley Ginsberg; Bernard Bucholz; Constance Elaine and Cleonis Elaine Golding; Carmen and Miguel Ramos; Gene Shapiro; Aaron and Rose Shapiro; Annette Douglas; Augustine Moscatello; Howard Campbell; Suzanne Forsythe; Daniel Dicker; Dr. Alfonse and Nancy Masi; Neal Rosenberg; Burton Roslyn; Murray Ruben; Gary Thalheimer; and the Classes of 1962 and 1972.

About the City College Fund

The City College Fund is a tax-exempt 501c(3) non-profit fundraising organization, established in 1946. Gifts to The City College Fund directly benefit our extraordinary students and scholars, who come to the College to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities that a CCNY education provides, with our renowned faculty, innovative programs and schools.

The City College Fund provides scholarship awards for all of the College’s academic departments. The City College Fund provides scholarship awards for all of the College’s academic departments. In addition to the New Era Scholarship Project, there are the Stuyvesant-CCNY Scholarship Project, the Bronx Science-CCNY Project and the Brooklyn Tech-CCNY Project. For more information on each, visit this link.

About The City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


Syd Steinhardt