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The Scholarship Office
524 West 59th Street
North Hall, Room 1280N
New York, NY 10019

Michael Scaduto
Scholarship Coordinator
Phone: 212-237-8872
Email: scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu

Hours:
Monday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:45PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Friday and evening hours by appointment

 

 

Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Michael Scaduto.

To help support the learning experiences of our academically talented current undergraduate students, John Jay offers many scholarship opportunities:

Current Opportunities
- Matthew Goldstein Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Study Abroad Opportunities
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Deadline: March 4 
SIROCS (Scholarships for International Resume-Building Opportunities for CUNY Students) Deadline: March 17 
- Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline: March 12
Office of International Studies and Programs

Research Opportunities
Application Deadlines: March 12 and April 9 
- Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Support for Professional Conferences
Rolling Deadline; please submit an application at least 6-8 weeks prior to the professional conference that you plan on attending.
- Cheryl Williams Student Presentation Scholarship
- Young Scholars Award

Spring 2014 General Scholarship Opportunities
Application Deadline: March 12
- Gary Boccia Memorial Scholarship (Forensic Science)
- Nancy Flynn Scholarship
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
- William Pace Scholarship 
- Rising Sophomore Scholarship
Future Opportunities
Scholarships that have already been awarded for the academic year or will be awarded
- Alumni Endowed Scholarship
HI-TECH PREP Mathematics Scholarship 
- Jay Walk Scholarship
- Captain Edward Leuchs Scholarship
- MBJ Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
- A. Brean Murray Memorial Scholarship
- Maria I. Ramirez Memorial Scholarship
- Litza Schlanger Scholarship
- Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship (Fire Science and Fire/Emergency Services Majors)
- Upper Division Scholarship
How to Apply for Scholarships
To apply for John Jay Scholarships, you must complete a John Jay College General Scholarship Application. As part of the General Application packet, a short personal statement (250 words or less) and two letters of recommendation are required. This application is entered into the scholarship database and kept on file in the Office of Scholarships. It should only be completed once each academic year. To apply for individual scholarships, you only need to submit the corresponding essay. No additional materials including letters of recommendation or applications are required (unless otherwise requested).

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Alumni Endowed Scholarship (2015/2016)
The Alumni Association Board of John Jay College is proud to offer a scholarship to one student completing his or her sophomore year. This scholarship is given to support the student's continued study at the College.
Any student completing his/her sophomore year with a GPA of 3.2 or better can apply.
To apply, you must submit:

Finalists selected by the College's Scholarship Committee will be required to attend a personal interview with the Alumni Association Board. Deadline will be announced. We are not accepting applications at this time.

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Scholarship
If you are an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and 60 earned credits, you may be eligible for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student's academic career.

In a 500-word essay, please describe your research project for a lay audience. Please be sure that your essay responds to the following issues:

  • Includes your hypothesis and methodology
  • Is your research independent and/or part of a larger project? If so, explain.
  • What single aspect of the whole research experience do you (expect to) find most exciting?
  • How does (or doesn't) it further your long-term research goals or career plans?
  • Does it have any larger significance outside of your own academic life? Explain.

To apply, you must submit:

  • A complete John Jay College General Scholarship Application
  • A 500-word essay (topic above)
  • A letter of recommendation from your supervising faculty member
  • A research budget, if applicable
  • Proof of IRB Approval must be included if required to conduct research

The first application deadline for the semester is Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The second deadline is Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Cheryl Williams Student Presentation Scholarship
The Cheryl Williams Student Presentation Scholarship supports students interested in presenting at professional conferences up to $1,000.
Professor Williams, a valued member of the Psychology Department, was known for her outstanding dedication and commitment to her students.
In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Cheryl rushed to aide survivors as a grief counselor at Ground Zero.  Comforting and counseling countless individuals, Cheryl worked tirelessly in the midst of the chaos and debris without a mask or other form of protection.  Tragically, Cheryl developed an aggressive form of lung cancer that eventually claimed her life.
Cheryl loved the students of John Jay and created this fund to ensure that learning and growth would be provided for them in the future.
Interested undergraduate and graduate students must submit:

  • A complete John Jay College General Scholarship Application
  • A short abstract of the presentation (1 – 2 pages)
  • A copy of your faculty approved paper or research
  • One letter of nomination/recommendation (must be from a John Jay faculty member)
  • Proof of participation in a conference (i.e. preliminary program)
  • An estimated budget (including travel expenses)

Applications can also be submitted retroactively, after you have participated in a conference.

If approved by the Scholarship Committee, students can receive up to a maximum of $1,000.  Rolling Deadline; please submit an application at least 6-8 weeks prior to the professional conference that you plan on attending.
Young Scholars Award
Are you interested in presenting your research at a conference but lack the appropriate funding? The Young Scholars Award promotes student participation at scholarly conferences.
Interested undergraduate and graduate students must submit:

  • A complete John Jay College General Scholarship Application
  • A short abstract of the presentation (1 – 2 pages)
  • A copy of your faculty approved paper or research
  • One letter of nomination/recommendation (must be from a John Jay faculty member)
  • Proof of participation in a conference (i.e. preliminary program)
  • An estimated budget (including travel expenses)

Applications can also be submitted retroactively, after you have participated in a conference.

If approved by the Scholarship Committee, students can receive up to a maximum of $1,000.
Rolling Deadline; please submit an application at least 6-8 weeks prior to the professional conference that you plan on attending.
Study Abroad Opportunities

Study Abroad Scholarship
Have you been approved for a study abroad opportunity, but require further financial support? The Study Abroad Scholarship promotes student participation in international studies. If approved by the Scholarship Committee, students can receive up to a maximum of $1,000.

Interested students must meet the following criteria:

  • Sophomore and above standing (30 plus credits) by date of program
  • GPA of 3.0 and above
  • Participation in an approved study abroad program (International Studies)

Applicants must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Spring 2014 General Scholarship Opportunities

Gary Boccia Memorial Scholarship
The Gary Boccia Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one Forensic Science major (part-time or full-time) who has completed a minimum of 60 credits and has earned at least a 3.0 GPA in the amount of $500. To be considered, you must have completed or be currently enrolled in an internship with an accredited Forensic Science laboratory.

To apply, you must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Nancy Flynn Scholarship
The Nancy Flynn Scholarship is awarded to one female student who is at least 25 years of age and has resumed her education after at least five years away from high school or college.  The scholarship amount is $500.

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Have earned between 16 and 61 credits
  • Have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA
  • Be female

To apply, you must submit:

  • John Jay College General Scholarship Application (with personal statement and two letters of recommendation)
  • A 400-word essay covering the importance of a college education and your future career aspirations in the criminal justice field

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Matthew Goldstein Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
The Goldstein Scholarship’s purpose is to support the persistence and graduation of CUNY students who must take reduced course loads as reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.

CUNY offers these scholarships in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein, whose career at our University is a testament to the core values of meaningful access and opportunity in higher education for all otherwise qualified students. Indeed, Chancellor Goldstein’s work has been keenly focused upon extending affordable, accessible and above all, excellent higher education opportunities to groups of students that have historically been underrepresented at CUNY, particularly those with disabilities.

Students considered for the Goldstein Scholarships must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an undergraduate student, enrolled in a degree program
  • Must be in good academic standing, i.e. a grade-point average of 2.0 or better
  • Must be registered with a campus Office of Disability Resources & Services
  • Must be certified as eligible to participate in the “ADA TAP” program by a campus Financial Aid Office’s TAP Certifying Official
  • Must complete a Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Application by the application deadline.

In order to compete for a 2014 -15 Goldstein Scholarship, please complete the attached scholarship application and submit it to the Office of Accessibility Services, Room L.66 NB, no later than June 25, 2014. The Office of Accessibility Services is also available to answer questions about scholarship eligibility and provide reasonable accommodations in completing the scholarship application.

Jay Walk Scholarship
Through the generous gifts of our alumni, friends, faculty, and staff to the Jay Walk, we are proud to offer the Jay Walk Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Criteria:

  • Senior (90 plus credits), anticipated date of Graduation Fall 2013/Spring 2014
  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Good academic standing (2.0 and above GPA)

Essay:
In an essay of 400 words, please explore how you overcame an extraordinary obstacle in your life and how this scholarship will help to ensure that you graduate.
Examples of an extraordinary obstacle include but are not limited to:

  • A traumatic life event
  • A disability
  • Financial difficulties
  • Formerly incarcerated
  • A language barrier
  • Educational achievements

To apply, you must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014

HI-TECH PREP Mathematics Scholarship
Human Investment - Teachers Empowering Candidates' Hope with Preparation, Reinforcement, Enrichment, and Perseverance

The HI-TECH PREP Mathematics Scholarship was established by Professor Emerita Lily E. Christ and her husband Dr. Duane M. Christ.  The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and motivate students interested in taking additional mathematics courses at John Jay College.  The scholarship amount is $1,000 to offset the cost of a mathematics course.
Interested students must:
Be a full-time or part-time matriculated student
Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA)
Have taken required mathematics course(s)
Currently taking elective mathematics courses

To apply, you must submit:

  • A letter of recommendation from a Mathematics professor
  • A 400-word essay explaining your interest in mathematics and how further studies in math will add to your personal and professional goals.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
Through the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, you are encouraged to:

  • Pursue a career or further studies in the legal field
  • Engage in political and legal activism
  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Foster an awareness of the issues poor and minority people in the Criminal Justice System face

To be eligible for consideration, you will need have completed at least 24 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.4. In addition, you must have completed or be currently enrolled in at least one ethnic studies course or law course concentrating on the plight of minorities or disadvantaged people in the criminal justice system (Eligible courses available on Application Supplement). 

This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student's academic career. Full-time students receive $1,000 scholarships and part-time students receive $500 scholarships.

To apply, you must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Rising Sophomore Scholarship
If you have completed 15-29 credits and a minimum GPA of 3.5, you may be eligible for the Rising Sophomore Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student's academic career.

In an essay of 300 words, please describe your first-year experience at John Jay College and your future aspirations.

To apply, you must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship (Fire Science and Fire/Emergency Services Majors)
Through a generous gift from the New York Propane Gas Association , two $3,000 scholarships ($1,500 per semester) are available for Fire Science and Fire and Emergency Services majors at John Jay College.

Requirements:

  • Enrolled as a Fire Science or Fire and Emergency Services major
  • Sophomore standing
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

To apply, student must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A 300-word essay exploring your need for the scholarship, your experiences as a Fire Science or Fire and Emergency Services major, and your commitment to the field of fire protection and prevention

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014 

MBJ Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Through a generous donation from MBJ Food Services, the College is proud to offer the MBJ Scholarship for Students with Disabilities in the amount of $1,000.

Criteria: 

  • Matriculated student enrolled for Fall 2013
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Applicants must be registered with the Office of Accessibility Services

There is no minimum or maximum number of required credits.

To apply, students must submit:

Please discuss a challenge that you have overcome at John Jay College.  How will this scholarship help with your studies?  What are your professional and personal aspirations?
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014

Future Scholarship Opportunities

A. Brean Murray Memorial Scholarship

The A. Brean Murray Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of a truly remarkable member of the John Jay College community. Mr. Murray was raised as an orphan in Ireland and immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. A self-made man, Mr. Murray put himself through college at Villanova University by selling sandwiches to fellow students.

He went on to serve in the U.S. military as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division and was also assigned to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

A. Brean Murray enjoyed many successes throughout his professional career at such companies as IBM, Cogan, Berlind, Weill and Levitt, where he worked as a partner. Mr. Murray also served as an Official at the American Stock Exchange, as a Director of the Doral Financial Corporation, and as CEO of Brean Murray & Co., which he founded in 1973.

Mr. Murray served as a Board member of the John Jay College Foundation and led fundraising efforts to establish the McCabe Fellowship. Together with his wife, Bettina Murray (Professor of Communication Skills and Board Member of the John Jay Foundation), he established a scholarship fund to provide disadvantaged students with an opportunity to attend a Summer Program at Columbia University.

In recognition of his commitment to immigrant students, the A. Brean Murray Memorial Scholarship will support an international student or student who recently immigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree at John Jay College.

Amount:

  • $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 per semester)
  • Renewable if student maintains full-time status and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better

Criteria:

  • Must be a matriculated full-time student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better
  • Earned 60 credits or better
  • Recently immigrated to the United States (students born in Puerto Rico are eligible to apply) or on an F-1 Student Visa

To apply, you must submit:

Deadline will be announced. We are not accepting applications at this time.

Captain Edward Leuchs Scholarship
The Captain Edward Leuchs Scholarship is awarded to one full-time student with a minimum 3.2 GPA in the amount of $1,000.  Eligible applicants must be from a developing nation and plan to pursue a career in law enforcement or public service.
To apply, you must submit:

In an essay of 250 words, please discuss one of the following topics:

Topic 1 - What differences have you observed in the way you live and study between your nation of origin and the United States?  How have you negotiated or handled these differences.  Explain and provide examples.

Topic 2 - Compare and contrast the system of justice in your nation of origin with that of the United States.  What are the key differences?  Are there any practices common to both nations?

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014.  This opportunity was already awarded for 2013/14.
William Pace Scholarship (United States Department of Treasury)
The William Pace Scholarship is awarded to one full-time student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and at least 28 credits completed at John Jay College. Eligible candidates must a dependent of a U.S. Treasury Department employee. The scholarship amount is $1,000.

To apply, you must submit:

  • A complete John Jay College General Scholarship Application
  • A 500-word essay covering the importance of a college education and your future career aspirations in the criminal justice field
  • Verification of parent's employment at U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Proof of dependency (copy of parent's most recent tax return)

There in no deadline for this scholarship. Please contact Michael Scaduto directly if you qualify.

Maria I. Ramirez Memorial Scholarship
This $1,600 scholarship is awarded to a female student who both works and attends school full-time pursuing a bachelor's degree.

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  • Have completed at least 12 credits at John Jay College
  • Be enrolled in a bachelor's degree program full-time
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Be female

To apply, you must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014.  This opportunity was already awarded for 2013/14.

Litza Schlanger Scholarship
The Litza Schlanger Scholarship is named in honor of Litza Schlanger who immigrated to the United States from Austria in 1938. After her arrival, she lived in New Jersey and attended Patterson High School. One of Litza's high school teachers became her mentor and encouraged her to go onto college. Litza went on to attend college at Grinnell College in Iowa.  This teacher believed in Litza so much that she supported her financially throughout her studies.  Litza's son, Mr. Jeff Schlanger, wants to carry on this tradition by offering a generous scholarship at John Jay College.

The Litza Schlanger Scholarship is awarded to one full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Eligible applicants must be an immigrant to the United States and have an interest in law enforcement.  The scholarship provides the cost of full-time, in-state tuition and fees for the 2013/2014 academic year, includes a textbook and supply stipend, and offers an additional $1,000 stipend intended to encourage the recipient to pursue an internship opportunity.
Eligibility

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • At least 30 earned credits
  • An undergraduate student with at least one full-time academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) remaining
  • Immigrated to the United States
  • Financial Need, determined through a 2013/14 FAFSA

Essay
In a 400-word essay,  please describe your reasons for immigrating to the United States, your interest in studying at John Jay College and your future aspirations in law enforcement.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014.  This opportunity was already awarded for 2013/14.

Upper Division Scholarship
If you have completed at least 45 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.35, you may be eligible for an Upper Division Scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student’s academic career.

To apply, you must submit:

In an essay of 500 words, please describe: 

  • Why you chose to attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • A course or experience that has inspired you
  • Your future academic and professional aspirations

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014

To learn more about any of the above scholarships and the application process, please contact Michael Scaduto, Scholarship Coordinator, 212-237-8872, Room 1280N, scholarships@jjay.cuny.edu.