Scholarship News

More Than 200 Students Inducted Into BMCC Chapter of National society of Leadership and Success

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has inaugurated the college’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and 226 students were inducted as NSLS members on December 10 in Theatre 1 at 199 Chambers Street. “BMCC students have once again distinguished themselves by their academic achievements and leadership qualities, this time earning […]

THEDREAM.US Announces New Round Of Scholarships For Dreamers 

TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access and success program for immigrant youth, recently opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

CUNY Secures Mellon Foundation Funding to Augment Study of ‘Leaky Pipeline’ Between Community College and B.A. Degrees

CUNY researchers have secured a $550,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to analyze the factors that may promote or hinder community-college-to-senior-college transfer among students with interests in the humanities. The award marks the next step in CUNY’s ongoing push to diagnose and repair leaks in the pipeline between community college and bachelor’s degrees

CCNY duo wins Gilman International Scholarships

Winter break for City College of New York undergraduates Seher Ali and Oneika Pryce this time around means three weeks in Jordan and Senegal, respectively, as Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholars. The two students are recipients of the competitive national award that provides support for overseas travel and research.

CUNY Expands Its Promising ‘ACE’ Program to Lehman College in Partnership with Robin Hood Foundation

The City University of New York is expanding its promising Accelerate, Complete and Engage (ACE) program to Lehman College, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the Robin Hood Foundation. ACE, launched at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Fall 2015, also with initial seed funding from Robin Hood, aims to double four-year baccalaureate graduation rates.

Excelsior Scholarship Application Period Opens For Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 application period for the Excelsior Scholarship is open. In combination with other student financial aid programs, the Excelsior Scholarship makes it possible for students to attend a CUNY college tuition-free. Students have until Monday, Jan. 14 to apply.

Summer Session 2019 Registration Now Open at Queens College; Earliest Availability of Any College in the Tri-State Area

With a November 5 start date, Queens College became the first college in the tristate area to make summer session registration available to its over 20,000 students, as well as students from other institutions.

CCNY Grove School duo wins Thornton Tomasetti engineering scholarships

Grove School of Engineering seniors Abraham “Avi” Rubel and Xinbin Xu are the recipients of scholarships from international engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. The awards were established by the Manhattan-based company in memory of former executives and City College of New York alumni Lee Petrella ’80, and Daniel A. Cuoco ’67.

Ribbon Cutting Reception for Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts Recognizes the Contributions of Dr. Leonard Tow ’50 and Other Distinguished Guests

The state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building will house Brooklyn College’s Department of Theater and Conservatory of Music, and serve as hub for arts and culture in the borough. By KEISHA-GAYE ANDERSON A ribbon cutting reception for the new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts welcomed distinguished guests Leonard Tow ’50, who, together with his wife, the late Claire Tow […]

What Alumni Mentorship Means for Student Success

Renee Blumenfrucht ’15 was prepared to give up on securing a dream job—until Leonardo Rizzi ’93 and the Brooklyn College Magner Career Center intervened. By ROBERT JONES JR. During her senior year at Brooklyn College, Renee Blumenfrucht ’15 went on an interview at Goldman Sachs to apply for an internship. Imagine her surprise when she was […]