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Grants and Scholarships

Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

Grants and Scholarships

Zitrin Scholars 2014-15: From L-R: Provost Trevisan, Matthew Rosario, Sara Seweid, Sahista Kapadia, Assoc Provost Doris Cintron, SSSP Director Eilzabeth Thangaraj, Eseosa Aiwerioghene
Zitrin Peer Mentors 2014-15:
2015-16 Zitrin Scholars Babatune Alade and Zunxu Tian with Provost Trevisan,
Dr. Arthur Zitrin (Class of 1938)
Zitrin Scholars 2016-17. Left to right Jihua Li, Fathima Nasra Naushad, President Vincent Boudreau, Mariya Considine, Adantechede Zannou, Tyson Ward (ARC Coordinator).


The generosity of the the Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin ('38) Foundation enables us to award the Zitrin Scholar Peer Tutor/Mentor Award of  $5,000 to four SSSP students each year;  Zitrin Mentor Scholarships of $250 each to four students,  and the  Zitrin Tutor-Mentor awardsof  $500 each to eight students. During the term of their awards, Zitrin Scholars serve as tutors and mentors, providing essential academic support and guidance to their peers. Zitrin Scholars also serve in leadership roles within the SSSP and City College communities. Please view the biographies of the 2015-16 Scholars

The applications for 2016-17 for the three awards, will be available during Spring 2016. Eligibility criteria are listed below for those planning to apply. 

  • Matriculated, full-time Student Support Services student
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and a GPA of at least 3.0 for the past two semesters . Zitrin Mentors must have a GPA of atleast 2.8.
  • Completed at least 61 credits and declared a major


Grant Aid in amounts up to $1,000 is available to eligible SSSP students with unmet financial need. SSSP students should contact their counselors for more information about Grant Aid. Eligibility criteria are listed below. 

  • Matriculated, full-time Student Support Services student
  • Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5
  • Must attend three SSSP workshops
  • Recipient of Pell award in semester you apply
  • Unmet financial need
  • Counselor's recommendation