Personal Development Award (PDA) Scholarships
Greta Cohan Personal Development Award
The Greta Cohan Personal Development Award was established over 35 years ago to honor this well-loved professor’s deep commitment to her students. These awards recognize students who have overcome varied challenges and whose lives have been transformed by attendance at WCC.
Selection of recipients will be based on a personal essay that exhibits how Westchester Community College has fostered the achievement of qualities such as, personal growth, joy of learning, emotional maturity, and perseverance.
Awards will be given to May or August graduates who intend to continue their education at a four-year institution in the fall/spring of 2023-24, and will be paid directly to the recipient’s transfer school.
Please fill out and submit the online application by the DEADLINE of April 3, 2023 at midnight
For more information, please contact Professor Barbara Connolly, (914) 606-6566, or Dolores Swirin-Yao at the WCC Foundation, (914) 606-6562.
- May/August 2023 Graduation
- Write an essay (minimum of 500 words) on “How Westchester Community College Has Changed My Life.”
- Provide the name of WCC faculty member, counselor, or staff member from whom you have requested a letter of recommendation. The letter must be sent directly to the PDA scholarship committee by email to Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org or by interoffice mail to the attention of Professor Barbara Connolly, Classroom Building Room 33.