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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 504 Company Merit 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 intent of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Fund is to The fund will be used to name and support the ACFE Endowed Professor of Fraud Examination. The Fund shall supplement the ACFE professor's salary and fringe benefits. The fund shall also cover expenses for scholarly and professional activities, such as conference and meeting related expenses, publications, dues, and other items that directly support the activities of the professorship.

The intent of the Amos Odenyo Scholarship for Excellence in Sociology is to provide aid to students who have made a commitment to the study of sociology.

The intent of the Aviation Institute Scholarship is for first-time entering students who are pursuing a B.S. degree in Aviation Management. 

The Carlisle Towery Merit Scholarship Fund is for Merit Scholars supported by Jeff Spiritos and Spiritos Properties

The intent of the Carolyn Kirkpatrick Scholarship is for general excellence in English studies to provide deserving students with the opportunity to receive the finest education in English studies. No essay or letters of recommendation are required.

The intent of the Carol M. Small Memorial Award is to provide an award to purchase books for a student majoring in political science.

The intent of the Dr. Che-Tsao Huang Communication Tech Award is to encourage and recognize an outstanding communications technology graduate; presented at awards ceremony.

The intent of the Dr. Che-Tsao Huang Endowment is to encourage and recognize an outstanding communications technology graduate.

The intent of the Chemistry Scholarship is to help with the cost of textbooks for chemistry courses.

The intent of the Con Edison Endowed Scholarship is to encourage academic enrichment in the field of STEM education.

The intent of the Con Edison Endowment Scholarship is to support Undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and major in the field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM disciplines), excluding medical disciplines at the institution.

The intent of the Delfor Lodge #508 Accounting Scholarship is to recognize an accounting student with strong academic potential and financial need.

The Dennis Moorman Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Dennis Moorman, Professor of Music at York College; the scholarship provides talented and deserving students the opportunity to pursue a music education with emphasis in Jazz.

The intent of the DiGangi Behavioral Sciences Scholarship is to provide support to students interested in preventive law with an emphasis on preventive law for the elderly

The Don Wynne Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Don Wynne, a member of the psychology Department, this scholarship is intended to help alleviate the financial hardship of a Psychology major in his or her final year at York College 

The Elena Borstein Fine Arts Scholarship Funded by painter Elena Borstein, a former member of the faculty of Performing and Fine Arts, this scholarship was established to support talented and promising Fine Arts majors and minors with at least Junior standing.

The Levin family has established the Professor Eugene Levin Scholarship for Excellence in the Sciences (Levin Scholarship) to honor his memory. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide aid to students who have made a commitment to the sciences.

The York College/U. S. Scholars program encompasses majors in Chemistry or Biology. The Chemistry major includes emphasis on such topics as Biochemistry, Polymers, Stastical Thermodynamics, and Enzymes. The Biology major includes topics in the areas of Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and Immunology.

The intent of the Francis-Scheiner Chemistry Scholarship is to provide a student in the Chemistry Dept, support for their Senior year independent study work.

The intent of the Gloria F. Waldman Scholarship is to assist a student studying Spanish to have a study abroad experience in Spain, Latin America or the Caribbean.

The intent of the Harriett & Jeffrey Thomson & Finance Award is to recognize a Accounting Finance student with strong academic potential and shows financial need.

The Hartenberg Memorial Scholarship was established by the Hartenberg family and the Department of History
and Philosophy to foster the development of first year students who show an interest and ability in the study of philosophy.

The intent of the Hortense Nash Memorial Scholarship is to provide and award to two students majoring in English and English Education who have the highest overall GPA's.

Janice Cline Justice Award award will be given to an English or Journalism major who demonstrates a commitment to using their education (their work towards their degree and what they learn studying in the English Dept.) to further the larger struggles for freedom, justice, equality, and dignity that Janice Cline embraced.

The JFK Air Cargo Association Scholarship is for students in either their junior or senior year of study at York College who are pursuing a B.S. degree in Aviation Management.

The intent of the Johnson & Johnson Diversity Nursing Scholarship is to support and recognize a diverse cohort of York College Nursing students who have financial need and are currently in the "RN to BS" and the "Generic BS" in the Nursing programs.

The intent of the Kenneth G. Adams Scholarship is to provide talented and deserving students the opportunity to pursue a music education with emphasis in music performance and music education.

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 intent of the Royal Waste Services, Inc. Presidential Scholarship is based on financial need (according to the Scholarship Guidelines), Royal Waster Services Inc. will provide two full scholarships ($6,500 each) per academic year to two full-time students. The scholarships can be allocated for tuition and other costs associated with their education. The Scholarship is renewable. However, the awardees must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, the awardee(s) must attend the annual Honors Recognition Ceremony and write thank you letters addressed to the donor. Letters must be received by the Scholarship Office and submitted to the Office of Institutional Advancement prior to renewal.

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:

Complete the Fillable Donation Form and mail it 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