SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEW
OR CONTINUING STUDENTS
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.
Joseph & Sophia
Abeles Gateway Scholarships
are awarded to students enrolled in programs within the Gateway
Center, or enrolled in Gateway-related college programs.
American Women of
African Heritage, Inc. Scholarship
In keeping with its
mission to empower women and girls of African ancestry, AWAH
provides this annual scholarship to a female student of color, who
is returning to college after a break in her schooling.
William P. Dawson
In memory of the man
who was instrumental in the development of emergency medical service
in Westchester County, a $500 scholarship is awarded to either a new
or continuing student who is enrolled in the Emergency Medical
Technician-Paramedic curriculum at the college.
Kathryn Davis Global
brings together outstanding students from diverse backgrounds for
education, international understanding, exchange and service. The
scholarship provides full support for tuition, fees and books. In
the spirit of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis “100 Projects for Peace,”
students are required to complete innovative, grassroots projects
that contribute to building peaceful initiatives and shaping a
of varying amounts are presented to students who have demonstrated
academic excellence and who wish to begin their education at
Westchester Community College or who require assistance to continue
in the Nursing Program.
A & J Economos
These awards are
presented to new or continuing students who have demonstrated
academic excellence, financial need and service to the college or
community. Continuing students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. New
students must have shown promise while in high school.
The Friends of
Westchester Community College Award
In honor of the
Friends, the Foundation awards this scholarship to a student who has
demonstrated overall academic achievement and leadership qualities
and has financial need. Award amount is approximately $500 per
scholarships are awarded to three mothers from the Lower Hudson
Valley (Westchester/Putnam/Rockland) who are new or returning
students pursuing degrees at Westchester Community College.
Virginia Gold Book
This book fund was
established by family and friends in honor of Ginny Gold, Foundation
Eugene & Emily Grant
Family Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to students
who have demonstrated financial need, provided service to the
college or community, or surmounted unusual or difficult
♦ The Henry Hart
Rice Day Care Grants
Started by the Rice
Family on the occasion of Mr. Rice’s 80th birthday, these grants in
varying amounts support students using the services of the Virginia
Marx Children’s Center.
Joan Hart Memorial
Staff Council Award
This scholarship was
established by family, friends and former colleagues, in loving
memory of Joan Hart, a former staff member of the college. The award
is given to the child of a staff member and who is currently
attending the college.
Wilton Hopkins, Jr.
This award is made
in the spirit of the Black Male Initiative and the Year of
Diversity, to an African-American male student who is succeeding in
spite of the odds.
ranging from $300 to $1,000 are given to outstanding students of
Italian who will study the language at the college. Among these
awards are several named for supporters of the club:
Association of Westchester County
Cesare De Feo
John Di Giacinto
Pauline F. Fusaro
Dr. Anna Miller
Vincent Puma/Rose and Louise Fortuna Memorial Award
Marie Rizzo Memorial
Lina and Sebastian
Terranova Memorial Scholarship
Jack & Jill Emerging
This scholarship is
awarded to a hard-working male of African descent, who demonstrates
financial need, as well as academic promise.
Daniel & Patricia
Kahn Memorial Scholarship
This award is
presented to a student with demonstrated financial need. Preference
will be given to a student who is a single parent, or who is
returning to school after an extended absence.
Max Kahn Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship awards full tuition and expenses for one year to an
incoming or second year technology student, who demonstrates
academic achievement and financial need.
Kappa Sigma Kappa
generosity of the members of the Kappa Sigma Kappa Fraternity, this
scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates academic
excellence and financial need.
The Mancher Family
Foundation makes this award as a memorial to the remarkable life of
Lisa Mancher who, despite multiple physical disabilities, received a
Bachelor’s degree, was on her way to completing a Master’s, and held
a job. The scholarship is awarded to a disabled student in need of
financial aid to begin or complete his or her education at the
Edwin G. Michaelian
Community College Foundation offers a scholarship to a high school
graduate in Westchester County who is in the top quarter of his or
her class, has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and
plans to attend the college. The award may also be given to a
continuing student with an excellent academic record and leadership
qualities. Award amount is approximately $500 per semester.
Kate Cromwell Moore
are presented to new and continuing students with disabilities who
achieve academic excellence and who demonstrate financial need.
Katherine & David
Moore Gateway Scholarships
are presented to outstanding matriculated immigrant students who
demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. The fund also
provides support to students in the intensive and semi-intensive
English as a Second Language programs at the college.
St. Joseph’s Medical
are offered to students in the LPN or ADN Nursing Programs at
Westchester Community College. Recipients are committed to working
at St. Joseph’s for a period of one year after graduation.
Savings and Loan Scholarships
Two scholarships of
$1,000 each are provided by Sound Federal Savings and Loan
Charitable Association for the general support of students enrolled
in a business curriculum.
Betsy & Wally Stern Scholarships
The Walter & Betsy Stern Scholarships are awarded to promising
students with demonstrated financial need who are either immigrant
students, or enrolled in studies that could lead to business
development (such as Business Administration, International
Business, or Fashion Merchandising).
Thursday Club Grants
program was established by the Thursday Club to provide support for
mothers attending college, who have young children requiring child
care. In addition to an academic scholarship, recipients also
receive funding toward child care costs.
Two scholarships of
$500 each are awarded to students who have demonstrated competence
in computer-related curricula.
James Vereen Kappa
Alpha Psi Scholarship
This scholarship is
funded by the New Rochelle/White Plains Alumni Chapter of Kappa
Alpha Psi, with a matching contribution from the Westchester
Community College Foundation. It is awarded to an outstanding
African American male student who maintains a GPA of 2.5 or better,
exhibits leadership in all areas, and has demonstrated financial
These $500 awards,
created by the Heckscher Foundation for Children in memory of this
former Foundation Board member, are given to deserving Westchester
Community College students under the age of twenty-one, or those who
plan to pursue a career that involves working with children.
A variety of awards,
including some specifically for students with disabilities, are
available. Inquire at the Westchester Art Workshop.
Community College Foundation Scholarships
are awarded to incoming high school graduates who are in the top
quarter of their class and have demonstrated leadership qualities.
The Foundation also offers scholarships to continuing students who
have achieved academic success. Preference will be given to those
who have financial need, have provided service to the college or
community, or have surmounted unusual or difficult circumstances.
Community College Foundation Gateway Scholarships
As part of its
campaign for the Gateway Center, the Foundation created these
scholarships in support of foreign-born men and women who wish to
pursue their studies at the college.
Community College Foundation Spring for Scholarships Awards
Spring for Scholarships fundraising event honors individuals and
corporations who have helped strengthen and expand its scholarship
program. The scholarships are named for, and funded by, individuals
attending the event.
World Trade Center
These awards are
presented to students rebuilding lives since the 2001 World Trade
Center disaster. The scholarships were made possible through a grant
from the NYSBA Research & Education Foundation in Albany, NY.