The University Student Senate Scholarship

The University Student Senate (USS) Scholarship is now accepting applications.

The University Student Senate (USS) was founded in 1972 with the mission of preserving the accessibility, affordability, and excellence of higher education within The City University of New York. The organization is charged with protecting the rights of the student body, furthering the cause of public higher education, and promoting the general welfare of its student constituents and the University.

Each year, the USS offers scholarships for CUNY students in four different categories. Four students are chosen in each category by each CUNY campus, and then these applicants are forwarded to the CUNY Central Office, where the final winner is chosen in each category.

For all four categories of scholarships, the following eligibility criteria must be met:

-Undergraduate students must be registered for at least six credits; graduate students must be registered for at least three credits.

-Students must be in attendance during the 2015-2016 academic year (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016); therefore, graduating seniors are not eligible.

-Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least 24 credits; graduate applicants must have completed at least six credits. Students of graduate programs with degree requirements of more than 30 credits must have completed a minimum of 12 credits.

-Applicants must live in NYC.

 

The Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship awards undergraduate students for demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.

Additional Eligibility: Students must have attained at least a 3.5 GPA

Award Amount: $1,500

The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship for Disabled Students recognizes undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances.

Additional Eligibility: Students must have attained at least a 2.5 GPA

Award Amount: $1,000

The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship for International Students recognizes undergraduate and graduate international students who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances.

Additional Eligibility: Students must have attained at least a 2.5 GPA

Award Amount: $1,000

The Graduate Peer Mentoring Scholarship awards graduate students for demonstrating a tremendous effort to help undergraduate or other graduate students through academic support, professional development, and leadership development within their college community.

Additional Eligibility: Students must have attained at least a 3.0 GPA

Award Amount: $1,000

 

The deadline to apply is Friday, Apr. 3, 2015.

Applications may be downloaded online  and must be submitted to the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105 by the Apr. 3 deadline, along with any required documentation that must accompany the application.

Special Note: If you have surpassed the credit maximum stated in the application, you may still be able to apply. Credit maximums are set as a general policy, however, students may apply as long as they will still be completing their degree during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.

For additional information, contact Michele Galati, Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor, at: michele.galati@csi.cuny.edu or 718.982.2301.