Scholarship News

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 […]

BMCC Partnership With NYU Opens Doors for Ambitious Students

                                  Through a partnership between two New York University (NYU) programs—the Pipeline Opportunity for Inter-Collegiate STEM Education (POISE) and the Gallatin Undergraduate Initiative for Discovery in Education GUIDE—two select groups of Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students will gain access to […]

Brooklyn Seoul: A Cultural Exchange

Brooklyn College’s new academic partnership with Dongguk University in South Korea gives students from both institutions the opportunity to expand their worldview and strengthen their cultural competency. By ROBERT JONES JR. “I have friends everywhere now,” says Raven Wilson—Brooklyn College (BC) senior, Korean popular music (K-pop) aficionado, and teaching/program assistant in the Media Production and Cultural Studies […]

City Tech Humanities Professor Publishes Book Chronicling Career of Communication Studies Pioneer David Campbell

Julian Costa, adjunct lecturer of Humanities at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech), recently published a book titled David Campbell: Story of a Career. The book is a biography that traces the teaching career of the late David Campbell, who taught communication in Ohio and Pennsylvania from 1964 until 2000. In telling […]

LaGuardia Community College Appoints Mark C. Healy, former CEO of AST Financial Group, as Vice President of Continuing Education

From cargo truck driver to CEO and now LaGuardia vice president—LaGuardia graduate Healy credits the College with putting him on his career path Healy’s vision for Continuing Education is to address the educational aspirations of the professionals moving into Long Island City, to strengthen & grow existing continuing education programs, & to leverage the New […]

Bronx Community College Awarded $5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

Bronx Community College will receive one of the largest grants ever awarded to a community college by the National Science Foundation—$5 million to fund scholarships for traditionally underrepresented students in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

CUNY Awarded $3.9 Million NSF Grant to Promote Minority Participation in STEM

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $3.97 million grant to 13 CUNY institutions to increase the number of underrepresented minority students graduating with degrees in the STEM fields—science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

Baruch College Students to Study Abroad in Asia with Freeman-ASIA Awards

Four Baruch College students earned Freeman-ASIA awards to study abroad during the fall 2018 semester. The program provides scholarships for undergraduate students in the U.S. to study in East or Southeast Asia.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Bronx Community College a $5 million dollar grant for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S-STEM) (Department for Undergraduate Education, Award #1833852). This is one of the largest S-STEM grants that NSF has ever awarded to a community college. Principal Investigator Vicki Flaris will implement this grant with Co-Principal […]