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October 2017: Guttman Transfer Scholarship reception to honor Spring & Fall 2017 scholars.

On October 17th 2017 , we honored the Spring and Fall 2017 Guttman Scholars with a reception graciously hosted by the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The program featured members Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz, Borough of Manhattan Community College President Antonio Perez, Borough of Manhattan Community College Provost Karrin Wilks and various student speakers. Students celebrated their accomplishments with Stella & Charles Guttman Foundation Board members, Chancellor James B. Milliken, representatives from their Community and Senior colleges, as well as their friends and family members.

For more photos from this prestigious event, please visit our Facebook page.

September 2016: Awards Ceremony and Reception to Honor The 2016 Guttman Scholars

On September 22, 2016, we honored the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 Guttman Scholars with an awards ceremony at The CUNY Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium. The program featured members of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, a student panel, and a revised video about the scholarship program. A reception followed, where students celebrated their accomplishments with Chancellor James B. Milliken, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz, representatives from their Community and Senior colleges, friends and family members. For more photos from this prestigious event, please visit our Facebook page.

2016 Guttman Scholars with Chancellor James B. Milliken and Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz

September 2016: Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception Honors the 2016 Guttman Scholars

On September 22, 2016, an awards ceremony to honor the 2016 recipients of the Guttman Transfer Scholarship was held at The Graduate Center’s Proshansky Auditorium. This scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, supports some of CUNY’s most high-achieving community college graduates as they transfer to five CUNY senior colleges (Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, Lehman College, and Queens College). Recipients are selected by a faculty committee in a competitive review process, on the basis of their strong academic records, compelling essays, and enthusiastic letters of recommendation. The program has supported 270 scholars since 2014; this year’s awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of 95 students in the Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 cohorts. Read More

 

The program featured remarks by the new president of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Susan Butler Plum and a panel discussion among several Guttman Scholars, moderated by CUNY’s Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost Vita Rabinowitz. Another Guttman Scholar, Gina Mitchell, provided a reading of the inspirational poem “Keep A-Pluggin Away,” by Sir Paul Lawrence Dunbar.

The panel discussion focused on three scholarship recipients’ personal journeys to academic success. Alcida Adam, a 2014 graduate of BMCC who received her bachelor’s degree from Hunter College, explained how her educational path was influenced by factors in her personal life, and how the Guttman Transfer Scholarship helped her stay focused on completing her bachelor’s degree as quickly as possible. Arlette Butcher, a current Hunter College student with an associate’s degree from BCC, spoke about her experience enrolling in college after moving to the United States, and how the scholarship gave her a renewed sense of confidence that helped her achieve a 4.0 grade point average and graduate as salutatorian of her community college class. Richard Darrigo, a graduate of BMCC and Queens College, talked about how the scholarship inspired him, as a non-traditional student, to press on with his educational path at points when he might otherwise have taken a semester off and lost momentum.

The ceremony concluded with the presentation of Guttman Scholar lapel pins to this year’s scholarship recipients, presented by Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation Board Treasurer Robert S. Gassman, and Executive Director of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, Elizabeth Olofson.

A reception, attended by Chancellor James B. Milliken, took place after the ceremony. To see more photos from this event, visit the Guttman Transfer Scholarship’s Facebook page.

2016 Guttman Scholars with Chancellor James B. Milliken

September 2015: Awards ceremony and reception honors the 2015 Guttman Scholars

On September 29, 2015, an awards ceremony to honor the one hundred 2015 Guttman Scholars was held at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The program featured student speakers as well as CUNY leaders and members of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation. A new video debuted that promotes the scholarship program and highlights student success stories.

A reception, attended by Chancellor James B. Milliken, followed in the Hunter College West Building. To see more photos from this event, visit our Facebook page.

Fall 2015 Guttman Transfer scholars

June 2015: Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Guttman Scholars

Seventy-five CUNY community college graduates have received Guttman Transfer Scholarships to support their studies at one of five CUNY senior colleges this fall. This scholarship program, offered through a generous endowment from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, awards scholarships in the spring and fall of each year. The competitive scholarships are given to high-achieving students who are finishing their associates’ degrees at one of CUNY’s seven community colleges and who will transfer to one of CUNY’s senior colleges. Guttman Scholars receive up to $4,000 over two years to help cover their tuition or academic expenses. The Fall 2015 Guttman Scholars include a Navy veteran planning a career as a nurse practitioner, and a student whose experiences in chemistry labs and symposiums at Queensborough Community College inspired her to pursue a PhD in biochemistry. To view the full list of Fall 2015 Guttman Scholars, click here.

“Guttman Scholars are community college students who have truly excelled at their community colleges, and will now move on to attain their bachelor’s degree,” said Julia Wrigley, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost. “Transitioning into a senior college is a pivotal moment for students, and the Guttman Transfer Scholarship program celebrates the accomplishment of CUNY’s outstanding community college graduates, while also helping to finance the next phase of their education.” Read More

 

To be eligible for a Guttman Transfer Scholarship, a student must be on track to earn an associate degree from one of CUNY’s community colleges. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, and priority is given to those who are eligible for financial aid. Finally, eligible students must apply for transfer to one of five CUNY senior colleges—Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, Lehman College, or Queens College—and enroll full time in the following semester.

The Guttman Transfer Scholarship program was established in 2013 and 175 students across three cohorts have received this honor. The number of scholarship winners will grow exponentially over the coming years thanks to the funding that will be available through the endowment. Applications for the next round of Guttman Scholarships will be open in August, check back at www.cuny.edu/guttmanscholarship throughout the summer for updates.

December 2014: Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Guttman Scholars

Twenty-five outstanding CUNY community college graduates make up the second cohort of Guttman Scholars.

September 2014: Awards ceremony and reception honors the seventy-five Fall 2014 Guttman Scholars

A celebration of the first cohort of Guttman Scholars took place on September 30, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center. The program featured members of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, representatives from CUNY, and student speakers. All scholarship recipients were presented with a Guttman Scholar pin. Numerous Presidents and Provosts from the participating CUNY schools were in attendance, as well as the Scholars’ faculty recommenders. A reception followed. See more photos from this event on our Facebook page!