Our Opportunities

Queens College is committed to assisting students through scholarships; we provide information about awards available on campus, as well as prestigious national programs. Scholarships may be based on academic merit, financial need, program of study, and student year. At any stage in your education, we encourage you to stop by the office to explore your options and find out how to pursue them.
The scholarship list below highlights the opportunities available through Queens College. Other external scholarships are available on the CUNY website. Apply to all the scholarships for which you qualify and check back to see if additional ones are available. If you do not see a deadline listed, the award may not be available at the moment.

Please use the “Show Filters” button at the top of the page to see a list of opportunities in each department, as well as department contact information if you would like additional details for specific awards.

Please be advised that some opportunities have a second application that you must complete. The additional application will have (an) additional question(s) relevant to that particular award. Therefore, please click on all opportunities that you think you might be eligible for to see if there are additional questions that you must respond to.

Please note that our scholarship review committees will see some of your relevant information as it appears in CUNY First. Please make sure that your data is correct. This information is downloaded once/week so we might not see any changes/updates immediately.

If your QC e-mail account or CAMS account are not set up properly your application cannot be processed. Please make sure that these accounts are set up and that you check your e-mail often.

PLEASE NOTE: Some awards require that students be full-time for the semester(s) that they are funded. Please check the award criteria for the credit requirements to ensure you can meet them.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$250 - $1,000 Eric Altmann Scholarship
For a student who shows financial need.
For a student who shows financial need.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
$250 - $1,000 The Herbert Bienstock Scholarship
The Herbert Bienstock Scholarship will recognize students for excellence in research in Urban Studies.
The Herbert Bienstock Scholarship will recognize students for excellence...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
$250 - $500 Gloria Sawicki Scholarship Endowment Fund
For qualifying students preferably for study abroad in either France or Italy. It is made in memory of Gloria Sawicki who was faculty for over...
For qualifying students preferably for study abroad in either France or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $500
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Robert P. Antler Class of '66 Scholarship Fund
To fund one full year of tuition at Queens College. The scholarship criteria is that students must exhibit financial need.
To fund one full year of tuition at Queens College. The scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$250 - $500 Eleanor Dieckmann Picken Scholarship for Study Abroad
Summer/intersession study abroad based on merit and financial need. This may be combined with other financial aid.
Summer/intersession study abroad based on merit and financial need. This...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $500
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Undergraduate Student Support
For the purpose of benefitting two students who demonstrate financial need. The gift should be used to help them alleviate costs associated with...
For the purpose of benefitting two students who demonstrate financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Currently Closed Ambler Family Scholarship Fund
The Fund will be used to provide a four-year scholarship award to an incoming student enrolled in the Freshman Honors Program, provided that he or...
The Fund will be used to provide a four-year scholarship award to an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Currently Closed
Ended
Currently Closed Barry S. and Evelyn M. Strauch Scholarship Endowment
The Barry S. and Evelyn M. Strauch Scholarship shall be awarded on a yearly basis to one undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need. ...
The Barry S. and Evelyn M. Strauch Scholarship shall be awarded on a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Currently Closed
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Beth Lieberman Pre-Med Scholarship Fund
Students will have registered with the Health Professions Office, have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above in the sciences for at least two semesters,...
Students will have registered with the Health Professions Office, have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
Currently Closed Dana Seidman/Magnus Hedenlund Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Fund will be used to provide a scholarship award to an incoming high school senior as per the following: The student has a financial need...
The Fund will be used to provide a scholarship award to an incoming high...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Currently Closed
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Herbert Gresser Scholarship Endowment
To be awarded to a needy sophomore student who has experienced academic difficulty.
To be awarded to a needy sophomore student who has experienced academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
No application process. Awardee chosen by Political Science Dept. Joel S. Morrison Scholarship Endowment
A yearly award of $500 to be given to a senior from the QC Political Science department who is graduating with honors. The award is to be given out...
A yearly award of $500 to be given to a senior from the QC Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: No application process. Awardee chosen by Political Science Dept.
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Linda Higgins Empowerment Scholarship
The scholarship shall be awarded to four students annually; preferably two in the Spring and two in the Fall. Recipients will demonstrate...
The scholarship shall be awarded to four students annually; preferably...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Currently Closed Renee Kroll Zarin Fund for QC Honors Scholarship Endowment Program
Supporting the Queens College Honors Scholarship Program.
Supporting the Queens College Honors Scholarship Program.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Currently Closed
Ended
$2,000 Ruth Gordon Norman Scholarship Endowment Fund
To be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and is an incoming freshman who has a minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of admission and...
To be awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and is an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$2,500 The Hank Auffarth Scholarship
The Hank Auffarth Scholarship will recognize students with superior academic achievement and community service and will support advanced business...
The Hank Auffarth Scholarship will recognize students with superior...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$250 - $1,000 ALA Fraternity Scholarship Fund
Open to Juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA – special consideration for veterans and any ALA legacy students. The essays could be reviewed based on...
Open to Juniors with at least a 3.0 GPA – special consideration for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Chipkin/Exter Scholarship
The scholarship shall be awarded to one student annually who demonstrates financial need with preference given to first-generation immigrants, with...
The scholarship shall be awarded to one student annually who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,000.00 David M. Guskin Scholarship
A $2,000 scholarship to support a sophomore, junior or senior, based on merit and financial need.
A $2,000 scholarship to support a sophomore, junior or senior, based on...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Award Amounts Vary David Syrett Scholarship Fund
Will be given to a graduating senior with an outstanding academic record who plans to attend a Ph.D. Program in the disciplines of History,...
Will be given to a graduating senior with an outstanding academic record...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Dead End Boys Scholarship Fund
The scholarship is to be awarded in the amount of $500 to a Junior with a 3.0 minimum GPA who actively participates in community service.
The scholarship is to be awarded in the amount of $500 to a Junior with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
$250 - $5,000 Dr. Peter Chabora Biology Scholarship
In honor of Dr. Peter Chabora – Scholarship for undergraduate biology major with financial need based on FAFSA.
In honor of Dr. Peter Chabora – Scholarship for undergraduate biology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $5,000
Ended
Award Amounts Vary E. Richard Covert Memorial Scholarship Fund
Given to a graduating student who has demonstrated strong academic and leadership skills, as well as a commitment to engaging students, faculty and...
Given to a graduating student who has demonstrated strong academic and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Foster Care Initiative
Purpose of the Fund: The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to students previously in foster care, currently in foster care,...
Purpose of the Fund: The purpose of the fund is to provide financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Ira Spar MD Scholarship Endowment Fund
Annual scholarship to a pre-med student, who has registered with the Health Professions Advisory Services Office and declared themselves as pre-med...
Annual scholarship to a pre-med student, who has registered with the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Judge Charles Colden Award
Awarded to a graduating senior by the Honors and Awards Committee.
Awarded to a graduating senior by the Honors and Awards Committee.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$2,000 Kenneth Kupferberg Memorial Fund
Partial scholarships for in-state undergraduate students. This award is to fund summer stipends to support both undergraduate and graduate...
Partial scholarships for in-state undergraduate students. This award is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Lewis Fried Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Marion N. Cassata Memorial Scholarship
The Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards (s) to a worthy Queens College student (s) who demonstrates financial need.
The Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards (s) to a worthy...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary QC Retirees Association Scholarship Fund
Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has maintained high academic standards, promise of contributing to the quality of life in New York City...
Awarded annually to a graduating senior who has maintained high academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Queens College Retiree Association Scholarship Endowment
Annually awarded to a graduating senior who has maintained high academic standards, promise of contributing to the quality of life in New York City...
Annually awarded to a graduating senior who has maintained high academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Stephen S. Orphanos Scholarship
It should go to a bright and needy student (or students) who is having difficulty paying tuition.
It should go to a bright and needy student (or students) who is having...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Sunny & Saul Budow Memorial Scholarship
Given annually to a graduating senior in a health-related discipline who has maintained an outstanding academic record at the College, has made...
Given annually to a graduating senior in a health-related discipline who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$2,500 per semester The Diane Friedman Nussbaum Memorial Scholarship
The Diane Friedman Nussbaum Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for the full academic year (fall and spring) to a lower junior who has a major in...
The Diane Friedman Nussbaum Memorial Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500 per semester
Ended
Award Amounts Vary The Kaufman Family Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$3,000 - $6,000 The Zlatta Birch Fein and Miriam Birch Scholarship
The scholarship shall be awarded over the fall/spring academic year to one or two graduate students, over two semesters, within the Division of...
The scholarship shall be awarded over the fall/spring academic year to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 - $6,000
Ended
$2,000 - $2,500 Robert & Jacqueline Willens Queens College Scholarship Endowment
The Robert and Jacqueline Willens Queens College Scholarship shall be awarded to two students on a yearly basis. Additional requirements are as...
The Robert and Jacqueline Willens Queens College Scholarship shall be...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000 - $2,500
Ended
$2,500 Aldo Zucaro Scholarship in Accounting
One year undergraduate partial scholarship to full-time qualifying students majoring in accounting and/or finance. Qualifying students shall be...
One year undergraduate partial scholarship to full-time qualifying...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Charles Wang Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards each academic year to a worthy student or students, as determined by the Scholarship Committee...
This Fund will be used to provide scholarship awards each academic year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$5,000 Donald I. Brownstein/John McDermott Scholarship in Humanities
Scholarships to undergraduate students at the College who are majoring in or studying subject matters relating to a Humanities Discipline. The term...
Scholarships to undergraduate students at the College who are majoring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$250 Esther's Book Fund
To fund students to purchase textbooks. There are no recommendation letters required for this application. However, students must file the FAFSA.
To fund students to purchase textbooks. There are no recommendation...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Ira and Gail Lamster Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Joseph J. Grano Jr. Scholarship Endowment
This award is to provide partial scholarships for academically qualified and financially needy students majoring in the Sciences and/or Education.
This award is to provide partial scholarships for academically qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Ottensoser Award For Higher Education
The Ottensoser Award for Higher Education will provide an award(s) to assist with the costs associated with applying to graduate school (e.g.,...
The Ottensoser Award for Higher Education will provide an award(s) to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Phi Epsilon Pi
The funds in this account will be used to provide an award(s) to student(s) annually who demonstrate financial need for the cost of attendance and...
The funds in this account will be used to provide an award(s) to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$1,500 Professor Michael Dohan Endowment Fund
The Fund will be used to provide need-based scholarships to students with a minimum 3.2 GPA within the Economics Department. Recipients must be in...
The Fund will be used to provide need-based scholarships to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Award Amounts Vary The Dr. Ronald S. Miller (BS '66) Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Ronald S. Miller (BS ’66) Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to up to two juniors or seniors pursuing a career in dentistry or medicine...
The Dr. Ronald S. Miller (BS ’66) Memorial Scholarship will be awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Adele Gottschalk Memorial Scholarship Endowment
For a sophomore, junior or senior student pursuing the pre-med curriculum with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must have exemplary character through...
For a sophomore, junior or senior student pursuing the pre-med...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended
Award Amounts Vary Aurel and Rose Mozes Memorial Scholarship
The Aurel and Rose Mozes Memorial Scholarship is for a sophomore with financial need. A minimum GPA of 3.5 needs to be maintained in order to...
The Aurel and Rose Mozes Memorial Scholarship is for a sophomore with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Award Amounts Vary
Ended
$250 - $1,000 Beverly Baker Scholarship Endowment
This award is for undergraduate sociology majors who show high academic standing and financial need.
This award is for undergraduate sociology majors who show high academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250 - $1,000
Ended