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Division of Science at CCNY receives $5.3M anonymous gift

The Robert E. Marshak Science Building
The Division of Science's Robert E. Marshak Science Building.

The City College of New York’s Division of Science announces a new $5.3 million gift for the Program for Graduate Studies in the Sciences and Undergraduate Scholarships in Science and Mathematics. The gift comes from an alumnus of the Division of Science.

The generosity of this gift will have a lasting impact, providing students from diverse backgrounds with access to world-class researchers, and in turn, inspiring scientific leaders of tomorrow.

“This is a gift that recognizes, and generously supports, the connections between graduate and undergraduate education in the sciences at City College,” said City College President Vincent Boudreau.  “It should ensure that the very highest quality research opportunities are available for future generations of CCNY scientists, and I congratulate Dean Liss and his team for their leadership in connecting our alumni to the work we are doing in the sciences.”

Funds for the Program for Graduate Studies will provide PhD fellowships for students in the sciences to help the division attract the best and the brightest to do their doctoral research at City College.  Each PhD fellow will receive a $32,000 annual stipend and full tuition relief for five years.

The program will also provide annual awards to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in one of the science disciplines, including mathematics. The recipients of this scholarship will need to maintain a 3.5 GPA within the first two years and be going into their junior year at City College. Each undergraduate student will receive $7,000 per year.

“This wonderful gift integrates our coupled mission of research and education in the sciences, helping us attract the best PhD students to do their PhD research with our world-class faculty, and to provide the most stimulating possible research opportunities for our undergraduates as a crucial part of their education,” said Dr. Tony Liss, dean of Science.

The Division of Science has had nine Nobel Laureates study at City College and produced two Rhodes Scholars and several Goldwater and Truman scholars, as well as graduates who have gone on to pursue their research at the most prestigious graduate schools, supported by fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

About The City College of New York

Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks CCNY #2 among public colleges with the greatest success in ensuring the social mobility of our student body; at the same time the Center for world University Rankings places it in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.




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