Westchester Community College Foundation
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The Westchester Community College
Foundation office awards scholarships to new, incoming students, continuing
students, and graduating students. For detailed information on the
scholarship application process, call the
Westchester Community College Foundation Scholarship Office at 914-606-6442.
Many scholarships are available on an on-going
basis, however some change each semester. The
Practical Guide to the
Scholarship & Awards Program lists many that may or may not
be available to you in the semesters to come. Be sure to check with the
Office Hours and
The Westchester Community College Foundation Scholarship Office is located in room
242 of the library.
Mondays 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays 9:00 AM to 4 PM.
Contact the office by phone at 914-606-6442. Students may also email questions to
The PRIORITY DEADLINE for ALL scholarship applications (for
new, continuing, graduating/transferring students, etc.) is:
- March 1 for Fall applications
- September 25 for Spring applications.
Students who apply: a) after March 1st, but before April 1st
(Fall); or b) after September 25th, but before October 15th
(Spring), will be considered for scholarships if and only if funds
are available. We encourage all students to apply by the priority
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you define new/incoming,
graduating, and continuing students?
A new student is someone who has no
prior academic record at Westchester Community College .
- Recent high school graduates (including
those who graduate June 2012) should first fill out an application for
Admissions with the Admission office.
- Graduating students are those students
who graduated August 2012 or who will graduate
December 2012 or
May 2013. Students who will graduate
by August 2013, or who plan to transfer to another institution without
obtaining a Westchester Community College degree or certificate should
contact the Foundation Scholarship office to discuss eligibility
Continuing students are those students who are currently enrolled in a
program at Westchester Community College , and who plan to continue their education at Westchester Community College for at
least one more semester (fall, spring or summer) with a minimum of six
- Is there a minimum GPA requirement?
Unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description, there is no
minimum GPA requirement. While academic performance is given the most
weight when making scholarship decisions, other factors such as need and
service to the College or community are also taken into consideration.
- How do I apply for scholarships from
Several four-year colleges have earmarked funds specifically
for Westchester Community College transfer students. In order to apply
for these scholarships, students must have applied to, and been accepted
at, the four-year institution. (For more information, please contact the
Scholarship Office.) In addition, most four-year institutions offer
general transfer scholarships to students who have been accepted at
their institutions. Students should contact the institutions directly
with questions they may have about these general scholarships.
- What should I include in my Personal
The Personal Statement is a
reflection of you. It is your opportunity to write something about
yourself that may not be obvious from your application or transcript.
Since there is no personal interview, you should use the personal
statement as a means to present yourself to the scholarship committee.
- Should I apply for specific awards as
described in the College catalog?
No. One application will allow you
to be considered for all awards for which you qualify. However, if you
believe one of the awards described in the catalog particularly suits your
interests or qualifications, you should point that out in your personal
- Do you adhere firmly to the application
Yes. Due to funding limitations,
late applications will be considered as funds become available. It has
been our experience that this rarely, if ever, happens.
- I received a scholarship, but I have
not received a check yet.
What should I do?
Scholarship awards are generally
applied to charges for tuition and fees. Students are required to pay the
remaining balance if the award does not cover the entire bill. If you
have already paid your bill, you may use your scholarship funds for
books and supplies. If this is the case, you should go to the Business
(Bursar’s) office and complete a “Request for Release of Funds” form. A
check will be made available to you approximately eight weeks after the
start of the semester.