Support Scholarships

How you can make an impact on York Scholars

York College is recognized as one of the most affordable senior colleges in the nation and provides the opportunity for a quality education to capable young men and women regardless of their economic background.

The true cost of higher education includes tuition, books and supplies, transportation, and the ability to afford the cost of basic needs without seeking additional employment that can jeopardize their time studying. 

Over 80% of York College students graduate debt-free but that leaves almost 2,000 students with a financial burden and that doesn’t even speak to the number of students who take time off or drop-out if they cannot afford to continue.

Make a scholarship gift today to make a real difference in the lives of our York College students.

Case for Scholarship Support
York College’s mission has compelled it to provide the opportunity for a quality education to capable young men and women regardless of their economic background.

The intent of the MacKrell South Jamaica Scholarship is to assist a second year student who has demonstrated both academic excellence and a strong interest in pursuing a course of study at York College in any of the business areas with the exception of Aviation Management.

The President Marcia V. Keizs Award is meant to encourage and recognize an outstanding senior, granted in Music and English Departments in alternate years.

Men's Center Scholarship Awards will not be based on gender, race, age, ethnicity or national origin, strong preference will be given to those students that are current participants of the activities of the Men's Center. Awards will also be stipulated on the candidate's philosophy and practice of mentoring.

The intent of the Merit Scholarship is to attract students, and to retain students for the full four years to degree completion.

The intent of the Milton Bassin Endowment Fund is to support students in the sciences or health professions.

The Mortimer Gold Memorial Scholarship was established to support academically promising sophomores majoring in Business, communication Technology, Health Professions or Teacher Education.

The intent of the Natural Sciences Endowment Fund is to help recruit and retain outstanding faculty; fund faculty and student research and travel to academic conferences; provide scholarship support; and help meet other special needs, such as paying for MCAT or GRE preparation for students who could not otherwise afford it.

The intent of the Natural Sciences Scholarship is to provide students with scholarships towards MCAT/GRE preparation courses.

The No Scholar Left Behind Scholarship will offer aid to any full time student who meets the minimum GPA ( as determined by the College).

The Paul Althaus Memorial Award is for a full time Business or Accounting student of merit (top 10 of their class) who is in their junior or senior year and with a faculty recommendation and personal reference.

The Political Science Scholarship is for students demonstrating an intent after graduation to pursue a doctorate or masters in Political Science or other related fields (public policy, public administration, public health, international relations or diplomacy) or law degree.

To award and recognize academic excellence and to provide financial aid to students who have made a commitment to teach science, especially physics.

The Quilt Committee Scholarship offers financial support to applicants aspiring to pursue higher education at York College.

The Rudin Nursing Scholarship is to be administered by the Chair of the Nursing Department along with the administrative management of the Scholarship Center. The donor criteria must be followed in conjunction with the regulations of the Scholarship Center.

The Santander Universities Merit Scholarship is designed to enable and encourage students to complete a bachelor's degree in good academic standing within four years. Entering first-year students with an 85% high school average and 1000 SAT score are eligible. Continuing students must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in order to receive continued scholarship funding. Transfer students must have an Associate's degree and 3.5 GPA.

The Senior Assistance Fund provide's financial assistance to graduating seniors who have unmet financial need.

The intent of the Steven Weitzner Journalism Scholarship is to recognize a junior or senior journalism major for overall journalism work both inside and outside the classroom.

The Dr. Taen-Yu Dai Memorial Scholarship Fund is meant to memorialize Dr. Taen-Yu Dai with an award to a graduating student who is interested in continuing studies in mathematics or mathematics-adjacent fields.

The Thomas Jefferson Award provides tuition assistance to a Natural Sciences or Mathematics major who is experiencing financial hardship.

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship provides merit scholarships and capacity building support to it's member universities. The TMCF also partners with other organizations to support students in preparing for graduate and professional school through it's test Prep Program.

The Timothy J. Amrhein Theatre Arts Scholarship has been established to honor Professor Timothy J. Amrhein and to continue his passion for theater.

The Vera B. Douthit Scholarship was established in memory of Vera B. Douthit. The purpose is to award students who demonstrate academic excellence and contributed college and community service. 

The intent of the Wimberley Edwards Scholarship is to support students in the Occupational Therapy program who demonstrate academic excellence or have severe financial need.

The intent of the WYCR Alumni Excellence in Broadcast Journalism is to recognize a junior or senior journalism major for broadcast journalism work both inside and outside the classroom.


Give By Mail or Phone

To make a gift by mail:

Fill out the Donation Form with the Gift Designation completed and mail it in with your check or credit card information to :

York College / The City University of New York
Office of Institutional Advancement 
STE: AC-2H03
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. 
Jamaica, NY 11451

To make a gift by phone:

Call 718-262-3810