The following undergraduate scholarship funds are administered by the Alumni Association of CCNY as a result of a bequest or donation. Each one requires a GPA of 3.0 or greater and evidence of community and/or college service. Other specific criteria are noted below for each scholarship. For information on how to apply for scholarships below.

Contact the Scholarship Office which is responsible for the distribution of each scholarship and award at (212) 650-8716 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: Supported by Alumni Class Funds from 23 Classes & Heymann Scholarship Fund

Established in 1991, the Alumni Association special interest or Affiliate Groups/ Constituent Societies assist in distributing these $1,000 Scholarship through their respective departments or schools at the college, i.e., Architecture Alumni works with the School of Architecture in selecting a recipient. The special interest groups involved in the process will vary each year.   The  five  (5)  $1,000 scholarships this  year  (2018) will  be sponsored by the following affiliate groups. Next to each is the school or department to contact. Each recipient should have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, show evidence of need and be selected from sophomores and juniors at time of application.

  • Architecture Alumni Group - School of Architecture
  • *Art Alumni Group - Arts Alumni Group will pick recipient
  • *Latino Alumni Group - Latino Alumni Group will pick recipient
  • *Black Alumni Group - Black Alumni Group  will pick recipient
  • ROTC Alumni Group - ROTC Department

 

2. E.Y.“YIP” HARBURG SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1990 by Ernest Harburg in honor of his father, this $2,000 scholarship for a current full time CCNY student in his/her sophomore year to be paid in installments $1,000 for Junior and $1,000 for senior year. Qualified applicants must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above and demonstrate evidence of community and/or college service to the African American community. Preference is given to Theater/English majors.

3. CONSTANTINE GEORGE SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1989 from a bequest made by Constantine George as administered in the Surrogate’s Court, New York County. In addition to the criteria noted above, this $1,000 Scholarship requires evidence of leadership.

4. SOUTHERN NEVADA ALUMNI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2005 by the members of the Southern Nevada Alumni Association, this $1,000 scholarship shall be granted to a Liberal Arts student with a 3.0 or greater GPA, who shows evidence of financial need, who has demonstrated acts of notable valor and self-sacrifice for the benefit of his/her co-workers, community or country. Priority shall be given to a candidate who has been disabled as a result of such act, or who is a child of parents who have lost their lives, or their ability to support their families, as a result of such valor and self sacrifice. If no such eligible students make application, then the award shall be made to a student with a 3.0 or greater GPA, who shows evidence of financial need, and who has donated his/her time to community service.

5.  WASHINGTON D.C. DR. HENRY NEWHOUSE ’59 ALUMNI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2005 by the members of the Washington D.C. Chapter this one (1) $1,000 scholarships in Memory of past Chapter Board Member, Dr. Henry Newhouse, class of 1959. The $1,000 award is awarded to an English major. The recipient must be a junior at the time of application with a 3.0 or higher GPA and show evidence of financial need.

6. RHODA ’43B AND LEON ’38 HARNICK AWARD

Established in 1999 by the family of Rhoda Harnick ’43B former President of the Broward County Alumni Chapter, who passed away in 1998. This $750 award is awarded annually to a sophomore student in the Liberal Arts division with a major in Economics.

7. THE HARVEY LEOPOLD ’57 SCHOLARSHIP NOT THIS YEAR

Established in 1998 by Mrs. Beverly Leopold in honor of her husband Harvey Leopold ’57 who passed away in 1997. This annual $1,000 award to be awarded to an Economics major who is a junior at time of application with a concentration in Management or Marketing, has attained a 3.5 Grade Point Average and shows evidence of service to the college and/or community.

8. HONORABLE THEODORE R. KUPFERMAN ’40 AWARD NOT THIS YEAR

Established in 1994 by John H. Finley Awardee and Townsend Harris Medalist Judge Kupferman ’40, this $500 award recognizes a senior who shows the most promise for public service in the area of Urban Legal Studies and has completed an essay on how and why he/she would like to serve the public as an attorney.

9. STEPHANIE E. KUPFERMAN JUVENILE JUSTICE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD NOT THIS YEAR

Established in 2000 by the Honorable Theodore R. Kupferman in honor of his daughter, Stephanie, the $500 award recognizes a senior who has plans to attend law school after graduation with a GPA over 3.2. The recipient should have fulfilled an internship in the Family Court or public interest law agency primarily devoted to the protection of juvenile rights, and whose essay has been judged the best during a competitive examination.

10. STANLEY FEINGOLD SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1993 by a group of lawyer alumni from the classes of 1960-62, the one (1)

$1,000 scholarships was formed to honor Professor Stanley Feingold. In addition to the criteria noted above, this scholarship honors a Political Science student and is based on a writing competition focusing on the American Political System.

11. THE HON. RICHARD A. GOLDBERG FOUNDATION

Established in 2003 by the family of Judge Richard Goldberg ’51B. The $1,000 scholarship recognizes pre-law student and is to be applied towards LSAT preparation course work. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have written an essay outlining why he or she wishes to pursue a career in law.

12. ROSLYN K. GITLIN ’46T MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1996 by the family and friends of Roslyn K. Gitlin ’46T, this $1,000

scholarship is given to a third year Chemical Engineering student (preferably female).

13. BRITA ANN LEVITAN SCHOLARSHIP *(No) New Recipients*

Established in 1996 from a bequest, this *$6,000 full scholarship is in accordance with the rules and regulation of the CCNY Scholars Program. The Scholars Program recognizes incoming freshman for their academic achievements in the high school, leadership, creativity and community service. *Please let us know students currently receiving this scholarship and how many years they have up to Senior year.*

14. PALM BEACH/SOUTH FLORIDA ALUMNI CHAPTERS SCHOLARSHIP

Established by the Palm Beach and South Florida Alumni Chapters and the two (2) $1,000

Scholarships are as follows:

  • Palm Beach recognizes an outstanding junior majoring in the sciences. Criteria include: GPA particularly in science courses and letters of recommendation, creativity (as measured by independent research or originality of thought), leadership, and volunteer work in a health care, social science, government or community agency.
  • South Florida recognizes a junior majoring in Liberal Arts & Science and in the SEEK Program with a 3.0 GPA or higher, showing evidence of college and/or community service.

15. THE AMADOU DIALLO EDUCATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AWARD

NOT THIS YEAR

Established in 2001 by The Amadou Diallo Educational, Humanitarian and Charity Foundation, this $500 annual award recognizes a Computer Science major of Africian descent with a 3.0 or greater GPA who shows evidence of financial need.

16. DAVID DORTORT SCHOLARSHIP FOR CREATIVE WRITING

Established in 2002 by David Dortort ’36, 2001 Townsend Harris Medalist, this $1,000 award is awarded to an English major who is a sophomore going into his/her junior year and demonstrates a talent for Creative Writing with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

17. LIFETIME SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND

Established in 2002 this Endowment Fund is supported by Lifetime dues paying members of the Alumni Association. The scholarship of $1,000 is granted to an entering student in an Honors Program at CCNY who shows evidence of financial need.

18. LOUIS NEUGEBORN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2002 by Nancy and Lawrence Greengrass ’73, in honor of Nancy’s father, this $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a junior majoring in history who has maintained a 3.0 GPA and shows evidence of financial need.

19. NANCY & LAWRENCE GREENGRASS SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2003 by Nancy and Lawrence Greengrass ’73, who also established the Louis Neugeborn Scholarship, this $1,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Art who has maintained a 3.0 GPA and show evidence of financial need.

20. WEI-TI & PING LIU SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2004 by Wei-Ti and Ping Liu, classes of 1976 and respectively. This $5,000 Annual Scholarship is awarded to an Electrical Engineering student who is a junior going into his/her senior year with a 3.0 or greater GPA who shows evidence of financial need.

21. McGRAW-HILL CONSTRUCTION’S ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2004 by McGraw-Hill in honor of Frank J. Sciame’74Arch, this one (1) $1,000 scholarship will rotate annually between the School of Architecture and the School of Engineering. This year is the *School of Architecture*.

22. BOB DEMAS SCHOLARSHIP IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Established in 2006 by Tremco Incorporated (Euclid Chemical Company) in honor of Bob Demas, who was elected to the Alumni Varsity Hall of Fame in 2006. This one (1) 1,500 scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Civil Engineering who has a 3.0 or better GPA and shows evidence of need.

23. DR. ABRAHAM E. KLEIN ’33 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2007 by the family of Dr. Abraham Klein, this one (1)$1,000 scholarship is for a junior in the School of Education on track to be a math major planning to teach with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater.

24. WINIFRED & JOSEPH FEMIANI SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2007 by the Estate of Winifred Femiani is a $1,000 scholarship for a sophomore with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or greater in the School of Education.

25. LAWRENCE M. HYMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Established in November 2007 by Kathryn Hyman in honor of her husband, this $1,000 award is for a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in any school of the college with a GPA of 3.0 and show evidence of financial need.

26. FRANCES M. & EDWARD S. PLOTKIN, PE SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2007 to acknowledge the gratitude for the extraordinary education provided by CCNY to Edward ’53CE, ’58MCE and his brothers Henry ’46 and Maurice ’42EE . This two (2) $5,000 scholarship (depending on interest earned) is awarded to a Junior or Senior majoring in Civil Engineering with a B+ GPA, shows evidence of financial need, has an outstanding personality as determined by the Dean of the Grove School of Engineering in consultation with the Engineering School Alumni Group.

27. GREATER HOUSTON CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2008 by members of the Greater Houston Chapter one (1) $1,000 Scholarships is awarded to student with 64 or less credits remaining for graduation majoring in Physical Sciences (math, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, geology, or architecture), who have a minimum 3.0 or greater GPA, have a demonstrated financial need, a student who is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident.

28. GREATER HOUSTON CHAPTER ROBERT J. SERRADILLA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2008 by members of the Greater Houston Chapter one (1) $1,000 Scholarships is awarded to student with 64 or less credits remaining for graduation majoring in Physical Sciences (math, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, geology, or architecture), who have a minimum 3.0 or greater GPA, have a demonstrated financial need, a student who is a U.S. citizen, permanent resident.

29. REUBEN FUCHS ’33 & RUTH MARKS FUCHS SCHOLARSHIP

Establishing in 2008 by their children Carol & Daniel Fuchs, this $1,000 scholarship is in

memory of Reuben Fuchs & Ruth Marks Fuchs. For a student in his/her junior year in the study area Science Teaching at the High School level with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

30. BERT MEYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Establishing in 2008 the Bert Meyer Memorial Scholarship, this $6,000 scholarship is for one (1) upper freshman at time of application, Liberal Arts major with a 3.0 or better GPA. Scholarship to be used for recipient’s sophomore year at CCNY.

31.  HARBURG SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2009 by Ernest & Deena Harburg Scholarship is for two students in the theater department. The recipients should be sophomores at the time of application. The scholarship is for $1,500 to be given in their Junior year ($750) and Senior year ($750). The two recipients (one male/one female) must be in the Afro American and\or Hispanic community. They must be theater majors with special interest in musical theater and they must be in the cast of one Harlem Repertory Theater Musical.

32.  PATRICIA BLACK EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2013 by Patricia Black ’65E, ’67MSE, this $l,000 scholarship is for a Graduate student currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program, who has demonstrated leadership ability; earned a B+ or better GPA particularly in his or her education courses, and shown evidence of community service.

33.  DR. JOYCE COPPIN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2013 by Dr. Joyce Coppin’58E, this $l,000 scholarship is for a Graduate student currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program, who has demonstrated leadership ability; earned a B+ or better GPA particularly in his or her education courses, and shown evidence of community service.

34.  THE SOL HOFKINS ’35 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2015 by Sol’s daughter Diane, this annual one (1) $1,500 Scholarship is for a sophomore or junior, who is the first person in his or her immediate family to attend College. GPA must be 3.0 or greater.

35.  THE HARRY WEITZ ’44ME SCHOLARSHIP in ENGINEERING

NOT THIS YEAR

Established in 2015 by family and friends of Harry Weitz ’44ME, this annual one (1)

$1,000 scholarship is for an Engineering student preferably in Mechanical Engineering, but not a requirement. Preference is also given to a student who is the first in his or her family to attend College. It doesn’t matter what year of education the student applicant has achieved. GPA must be 3.0 or greater.

36.  THE PROF. LEON KATZ ’36 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2015 by Dr. Jane Katz ’63 and Nelda Latham ’68 in memory of Jane’s father, Prof. Leon Katz ’36, CCNY Prof. in the Electrical Engineering Department from 1949-1960, this one (1) $1,000 Scholarship is for an Electrical Engineering student with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. It doesn’t matter what year of education the student applicant has achieved.

37.  DR. MARTIN A. ABKOWITZ ’57 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in January 2016 by the family of Dr. Martin A. Abkowitz ’57, this endowed

$2,000 scholarship is for a sophomore or junior showing evidence of need in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology or the earth sciences with a GPA of 3.0.

38.  MARY E. ORTIZ ’94 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2015 by Rudy Fogarty ’90CE in memory of Mary E. Ortiz ’94 this one (1)

$1,000 Scholarship is for a psychology or special education major with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

39.  ASIAN ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP NOT THIS YEAR

Established in 2016 by the Asian Alumni Group these two (2) $1,500 Scholarships are for a Asian Sophomore or Junior with a GPA 3.0 or greater with evidence of community service or student organization activities/leadership. They already gave 2 scholarships at the Asian Alumni Lunar New Year Dinner on Mach 2nd.

40.  THE HARMON & EUGENE LEIMAN, FDT. SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2016 by Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP, in honor of Eugene Leiman ’34 this one (1) $1,000 Scholarship is given to a currently-enrolled SEEK student who receives no financial aid but demonstrates financial need. The qualifying student must have completed at least two semesters, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and be recommended by a member of the SEEK faculty or staff.  In addition to financial need, special consideration will be given to the student who also has a record of service to the department, college, or community although this is not a requirement.

41.  GOLDING-DONALDSON LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Andrew G. Donaldson Scholarship was established in 1990 to celebrate an extraordinary BSE 1950 Honors graduate, who exemplified excellence in educational leadership, especially in underserved communities. Recommended by Constance Elaine Golding ’62 and Cleonis Ellen Golding ’62 it was created in collaboration with Professor Donaldson's brother, Dr.

Charles L. Donaldson MD 1952 BS Honors, his surviving sister Dr. Clarice Donaldson, and other colleagues, associates and friends. In 2017, it was renamed the Golding-Donaldson Leadership in Education Scholarship. Its recipient will have demonstrated financial need, maintained at least a 2.5 GPA, and shown evidence of self-help efforts. The ideal candidate will be someone who could be both a teacher and a role model and who is: committed to motivating urban, economically disadvantaged youngsters to achieve; willing to work in Harlem (or similar ethnic community) schools; is aiming at earlier grade levels; whose background is African-Caribbean, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American. We understand that the scholarship is set up through

the 21st Century Foundation in coordination with the Alumni Association Annual Dinner. Need to check with Dee Dee Mozeleski’s office.

42.  (NEW) Dr. Charlotte Frank ’50 Educational Leadership Scholarship.

Established in 2017 by Dr. Charlotte Frank ’50 this one (1) $l,000 scholarship is for a Graduate student currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Program, who has demonstrated leadership ability; earned a B+ or better GPA particularly in his or her education courses, and shown evidence of community service.

43.  (NEW) Fergus M. Bordewich Scholarship in the Humanities

Established in 2017 by Fergus ’69 and Jean Bordewich this one (1) $l,000 scholarship is for a student in good standing who shows academic promise and originality in the Humanities with a preference for history. We also prefer, but do not require, that the recipient maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.        We  understand  that  the  scholarship  will  be  set  up through the 21st Century Foundation in coordination with the Alumni 

44.  (NEW) NORMA HUNTE ’97 SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2018 by Sonya O. Hunte in honor of her mother alumna Norma Hunte class of 1997, this $1,000 annual scholarship for a junior at time of application, who is female and a non-traditional student majoring in the Humanities with preference given to a student who is of African American decent.