Scholarships and Awards for Continuing Students
Those who have completed some academic work at Westchester Community College or other institution beyond high school, and who have at least one semester of study remaining at the college.
Some awards, related to specific curriculum areas or college service, are determined by other college departments or committees and may have a special application form and determination process. These awards are designated by a diamond ♦. Inquire at the particular department or the Foundation office.
Nancy Jo Abeles Honors Scholarships
These competitive scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the Westchester Community College Honors Program who have successfully completed two honors courses and plan to take a minimum of two honors courses during the year of the award. The award amount may vary from year to year, but is generally $1,250-$1,500 per semester.
Nancy Jo Abeles 2nd Year Merit Scholarships
These scholarships are given to continuing students of merit who attend Westchester Community College on a full-time basis. The award amounts may vary from year to year, but are generally $1,000 per semester.
Alpha Group Scholarship
In honor of Dr. Joseph N. Hankin’s twenty-fifth year as president of the college, the Alpha Group, an organization of chief executive officers, established an endowed scholarship for a student who has excelled in a business-related curriculum.
Walter Anderson New Century Scholarship
This $2,500 scholarship is presented to an outstanding second-year Westchester Community College student pursuing his or her studies in Communications and Media Arts.
Asian Students Scholarship
This award, made possible by the Far Eastern Club of Westchester Community College, is available to an Asian student who is a permanent resident or U.S. citizen. The recipient must have completed at least 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must enroll for a minimum of six credits during the term of the award and is encouraged to assist other students as a math tutor.
Leo Benardo Language Scholarships
These scholarships, established by Professor Stella Economou in honor of her mentor, are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in two or more language courses at the college.
Kathleen Bucci Memorial Book Scholarship
This $250 award is given to a second-year student in the Associate Degree in Nursing program at the college who has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25. The student must use the funds to purchase books and supplies at the college bookstore.
Zoe Caldwell New Century Scholarship
This $2,500 scholarship is given to a second-year Westchester Community College student pursuing his or her studies in arts or humanities.
Cambridge University Press Ronald Mansbridge Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded to students who study abroad at Cambridge University during the summer. Open to honors students who are accepted into the Summer Study Abroad Program.
The Challenger Award, established by an anonymous donor, assists resourceful, responsible, working single mothers to continue studying at Westchester Community College by helping them with general living expenses. A preference will be given to students in the Nursing Program. Award amount may vary from $200 to $1,500, as may the number of awards.
Cowan Family Scholarships
These scholarships, established by Foundation board member Lois Cowan and her husband Marvin, are awarded to second-year students who exhibit merit and need.
Joseph & Joan Cullman Scholarship
This award is presented to a second-year student in the visual or performing arts, who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and financial need.
Cesare De Feo Scholarship
A $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA, who is majoring in Electrical Engineering and is in need of financial aid.
Angelo Delgrosso Alumni Scholarships
Established by Douglas Birdsall and other alumni/ae in honor of the college’s retired Dean of Students, these awards recognize students who have demonstrated academic achievement while making contributions to the enrichment of the quality of the student experience through participation in a major extracurricular activity.
Carlos del Rey Memorial Scholarship
In memory of Professor Emeritus Carlos del Rey, the founder of El Club Hispano-Americano, this $250 award is given to an active member of ECHA who has demonstrated outstanding contributions and commitment to the club.
Carol Doyle Memorial Award
This award is presented to a second-year female ADN student, who has demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication and leadership qualities in nursing.
Charles H. Dyson Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to part-time students with high academic rank.
Irene Economou Memorial Future Teachers Scholarships
This scholarship, established by Professor Stella Economou in memory of her twin sister, is given to students who wish to pursue a career in teaching.
David & Jane Falk ESL Scholarships
These scholarships of varying amounts are presented to students for whom English is a second language. Awards may also be made to English as Second Language students in the non-credit programs.
Steve Feuchtbaum Memorial Nursing Award
This book award is given to a nursing student who is a mother with demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.
William Friedman Memorial Award
An award of $400 is given to a second-year student who has a 3.5 GPA and has completed Engineering Physics I and II and Calculus I and II with A’s in three out of the four courses.
Fuji Photo Film USA Honors Scholarships
These scholarships of varying amounts are presented to students enrolled in the Liberal Arts, Business, Marketing or Communications curricula that have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have demonstrated financial need.
Marian Galewitz Scholarships
Several scholarships, of varying amounts, are presented to second-year students who have demonstrated both merit and need.
These scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000 per year, are presented to students from underrepresented groups with significant financial need.
Mary Lou Greco Memorial Award
This award is presented to a student enrolled in either the LPN or ADN program at Westchester Community College. Preference is given to students interested in trauma nursing.
Greenbaum Brothers Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a motivated immigrant student who has completed at least one semester at WCC, has a grade point average of at least 3.0 and contributes to his or her community in a meaningful way. Preference will be given to residents of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, White Plains, and Port Chester.
Greenwich Woods Nursing Scholarships
These $5,000 scholarships are awarded to students in the Associate Degree in Nursing program, and may be applied to tuition and fees, books, and nursing supplies. In addition to the scholarship, recipients are paid to work a minimum of 16 hours per week at the Greenwich Woods Health Care Center in Greenwich, CT, and are committed to working there for a period of two years after graduation.
Dr. Joseph N. Hankin Book Awards
Established by friends, family and colleagues in honor of Dr. Hankin’s twenty-fifth anniversary, up to fourteen awards will be given annually to help students purchase books.
Mark Hanna Scholarship
Established by the Helmsley Charitable Trust in recognition of the superb care Westchester Community College Professor Mark Hanna provided Harry Helmsley during his final illness, the scholarship provides $1,000 to one or more outstanding student(s) in the Respiratory Therapy curriculum.
HBO Digital Arts Scholarship
Funded by a gift from HBO, these scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic merit and financial need who are studying the Digital Arts. Preference is given to those enrolled at the Peekskill Extension Center.
Honors Study Abroad Program Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to students who study abroad at Cambridge University during the summer. Open to honors students who are accepted into the Summer Study Abroad Program.
Hudson City Savings Scholarships
These awards are presented to students enrolled in business curricula, who demonstrate community involvement, academic achievement and financial need.
K.M. Kaung, T.C. Kaung Memorial, & Yue-Sung Kaung Memorial Scholarships
These awards of varying amounts are made to students who have completed at least 12 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The recipients must enroll for a minimum of six credits during the term of the award and are encouraged to assist other students as math tutors.
Abigail Kirsch Scholarships
These awards are presented to students in the Restaurant Management Program, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, service and economic need.
Lanza Family Personal Achievement Scholarships
These awards are made to continuing students who demonstrate merit and need, and who succeed in college in spite of significant personal challenges.
Marion Levy Scholarships
These scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence at Westchester Community College. Preference is given to students enrolled in a nursing curriculum at the college.
Lim Ebon & Tan Le Eng Memorial Scholarship
An award of $400 is available to a student enrolled in a mathematics, engineering or physical sciences curriculum and who has completed at least 24 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The recipient must enroll for a minimum of six credits during the term of the award and is encouraged to assist other students as a math tutor.
Anne M. & Robert J. Martin Scholarship
This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a continuing student who has achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, who demonstrates financial need, and who is actively involved in student life on campus.
Christine Mastrangelo Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by family, former colleagues and friends in memory of Christine Mastrangelo, a former professor for many years in the Computer Information Systems department. It is presented to an outstanding CIS student.
MBIA Business Studies Scholarship
These awards are presented to outstanding students enrolled in business curricula, who demonstrate financial need.
Madeline McFadden Memorial Nursing Award
This award remembers the long and distinguished career of a consummate nurse, teacher, and mentor. It is presented to a student in either the Advanced Nursing degree or Practical Nursing Programs at the college to help meet expenses above and beyond tuition and to complete the degree program.
N. Anne McKiernan Memorial Scholarship
This $500 award was established by family and friends in honor of a dedicated nurse and administrator of the Behavioral Health Center of the Westchester Medical Center. It is presented to a female student in her second year enrolled in the Advanced Nursing degree Program at the college. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated an interest in behavioral psychology.
Thomas & Margaret Lynch O’Connor Awards
These awards, made possible by the Westchester Community Foundation, are presented to outstanding students in the LPN Program, who demonstrate financial need. Inquire at the nursing division.
Organization of Chinese-Americans Asian Student Scholarship
The local chapter of the national OCA offers this $600 award to a student of Asian descent who has achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 after completing at least 12 credits and enrolls for a minimum of six credits during the term of the award. The recipient should demonstrate an interest in promoting or learning about the cultures of the region and is encouraged to assist other students as a math tutor.
Shirley A. Phillips Scholarship
This significant scholarship is established to honor former VP and Foundation Executive Director Shirley A. Phillips. It is presented to a high-achieving female student who exemplifies Shirley’s professional spirit and style by demonstrating leadership and academic excellence, participates in the campus community, and inspires her peers. Preference is given to a student who has financial challenges.
The Rice Family Foundation Nursing Awards
These scholarships are awarded to nursing students entering the LPN Certificate Program at Westchester Community College (three per year at $2,000 each) and nursing students in their second year of the ADN program (seven per year at $2,000 each).
The Rice Family Foundation Technology Scholarships
Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to $2,500 each are awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in a technology or computer-related curricula.
Richard & Beth Rodriguez Scholarship
This award is presented to a Hispanic or Latino (a) student, who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. This award is made possible through the generosity of Westchester Community College faculty member Richard Rodriguez and his wife Beth.
Russell Retention Resources Fund
Established by Theodora L. Russell in honor of her late husband Eugene E. Russell, this award assists students who have serious financial problems. The award is made only after the student has successfully completed a portion of his or her studies at the college and may be forced to drop out because of external financial reasons.
Theodora and Eugene E. Russell Scholarships
A number of scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to second-year students who exhibit both merit and need. The fund was established by a bequest from Theodora L. Russell, a Director of the Westchester Community College Foundation.
Carol and Dorland Russett Memorial Scholarships
These awards are presented to outstanding female students who wish to continue their education at the college, in order to assist them in achieving their full potential as professionals. The award remembers Dr. Russett and her forty-one years at the college as a student, staff member, professor, and administrator; as well as her husband Dorland, a staunch supporter of the college’s scholarship program up until his death, when he left the college funds to permanently endow a scholarship.
Samberg Family Scholarships
Several awards of varying amounts are presented to outstanding continuing students who demonstrate financial need.
Scarsdale Women’s Club Scholarship
This award is presented to female students who demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Emma & Walter Scharf Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends, this award is presented to a student enrolled in a nursing, culinary arts, or dietetic technician program. The student must have completed at least 12 credits, and shown dedication and passion in their field of interest.
Ruth and Jerome Siegel Scholarships
Two scholarships are awarded to outstanding students enrolled in a business curriculum. To be eligible, students must be entering their second year at the college, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate service and financial need.
Skirball Foundation/Gateway Scholarships
The Skirball-Gateway scholarships assist men and women wishing to pursue English language learning (ELL) classes and citizenship classes, and provide scholarships for those wishing to pursue advanced education and degree programs.
Linda Ching Sledge Future Educators Scholarship
Established by family and colleagues in 2006 upon Dr. Sledge’s retirement, this award honors her thirty-two years at the college as a teacher, scholar and writer of fiction. Dr. Sledge, Professor Emerita, is the faculty founder of the college’s chapter of the Future Educators Association.
Stadler Family Scholarships
Several scholarships of varying amounts are presented to outstanding continuing students who demonstrate financial need.
Stop & Shop Companies Scholarships
Two scholarships are awarded to second-year students enrolled in a business-related or food service curriculum. Perhaps as important as a good academic record, the recipients will have demonstrated enthusiasm, dedication and leadership in their field or college activities. The recipients may be selected from nominations made by the chairperson of the above-noted curriculum areas.
Student Scholar Awards
These scholarships are presented to outstanding continuing students who have completed at least 15 credits at Westchester Community College and have attained an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Scholarships are named for the donors:
Nina Jones Fink Student Scholar Award
Betty and Arthur Himmel Student Scholar Award
David MacEachron Memorial Student Scholar Award
Harry and Marge Phillips Student Scholar Award
Debbie and Gary Raizes Student Scholar Award
Ruth and Jerome Siegel Student Scholar Award
Jack and Ralynn Stadler Student Scholar Award
Sarah P. Swope Memorial Student Scholar Award
Jennifer and Ralph Watts Student Scholar Award
SUNY/Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship
Supported by a grant from New York State with matching funds from the WCC Foundation, these $1,000 awards are given to outstanding students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. With a contribution of $10,000 that provided matching funds for the SUNY Diversity Honors program, the Foundation made possible twenty scholarships in 2009-2010.
David Swope Scholarships
These awards are presented to outstanding students who demonstrate financial need. Awards are made possible through the generosity of Westchester Community College Foundation board member David Swope.
Mary & James Wallach Scholar Awards
Significant scholarships are awarded to female students who demonstrate academic achievement (GPA 3.25) and have significant financial need.
Each scholar is partnered with a faculty mentor.
Walter Van Werth Memorial Scholarship
An award of $400 is presented to a second-year student who has demonstrated high academic achievement in marketing or other business-related curriculum.
Robert & Sherry Wiener Scholarships
These scholarships are presented to students enrolled in human services, business, or the health sciences. Recipients must be continuing students who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better.
Westchester Community College Alumni Association Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a continuing student who is a Westchester County resident at the time of application, and who is preferably the son/daughter of an alumnus/a. The student must have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, and shown perseverance, volunteerism and leadership to Westchester Community College and the outside community.
Westchester County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways Awards
Three awards ranging from $250 to $500 are awarded to full and part-time students having a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients must be residents of Westchester County and enrolled in the Civil Technology Program.
Westchester Federation of Women’s Clubs Scholarships
These partial scholarships, based on academic achievement and financial need, are awarded to female students who are continuing at the college in Liberal Arts, Music or Fine Arts.
David Wray Memorial Scholarship
This award is presented to a part-time continuing student enrolled in the Early Childhood curriculum, who is either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and who demonstrates academic potential and financial need.
Fred Wright Scholarship
Established by this former Foundation Board member, scholarships of $500 each are available for sons or daughters of active members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. These students must be attending Westchester Community College. If no applications are received from relatives of members of the IBEW, other students will be considered.