Graduate Scholarships

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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.

 

Graduate students are an important part of the John Jay academic community. To insure their success, we offer a variety of scholarship opportunities that recognize and support research, academic excellence, leadership qualities and public service accomplishments.

Spring 2014 General Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: March 12
- Graduate Scholarship
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
- Study Abroad Scholarship

Research Opportunities

Application Deadlines: March 12 and April 9
- Graduate Research Scholarship

Fall 2014 Opportunities
Deadline: March 19
- John A. Reisenbach Memorial Scholarship
- Imette St. Guillen Memorial 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
- The Young Scholars Award

Future Scholarship Opportunities
Scholarships that have already been awarded for the current academic year or will be awarded 
- Alumni Terrorism Studies Scholarship
- Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship
- Robert J. Hong Memorial Scholarship
- International Graduate 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).

Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

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:

  • Six earned credits 
  • GPA of 3.5 and above
  • Participation in an approved study abroad program (International Studies)

Applicants must submit:

Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Research Opportunities

Graduate Research Scholarship
If you are a graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and 12 earned credits, you may be eligible for the Graduate Research Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. 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.

The 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.

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.

Fall 2014 Opportunities

John A. Reisenbach Memorial Scholarship

On July 30, 1990, John Reisenbach, a young advertising executive, was shot and killed as he made a telephone call from a phone booth near his home on Jane Street in the West Village. The murder remains unsolved.  Established by the John A. Reisenbach Foundation, the scholarship is awarded in his memory.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be enrolled in a Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, or Forensic Psychology program
  • Have completed between 9 and 12 graduate credits
  • Have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better

 

In an essay of 500 words, please explore how your graduate education will allow you to make New York City a safer place to live. 

 

To apply, you must submit:

Finalists will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee and will have a personal interview with representatives from the John A. Reisenbach Foundation.  Recipients are expected to work in the New York City area after graduation toward making the city a safer, more secure place.

 

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 

 

Imette St. Guillen Memorial Scholarship
Graduate students in the Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Program, who have completed 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.7, may be eligible for the Imette St. Guillen Memorial Scholarship.

To be eligible for consideration, you will need to:

· Be registered for a minimum of 12 graduate credits in the fall semester

· Have taken or be registered for CRJ780. This course requires interning with a New York City government or community organization working on projects related to criminal justice, crime prevention or forensic studies.

This scholarship will cover the complete cost of full-time graduate tuition and fees and book expenses up to two semesters. It also includes a modest stipend.

To apply, you must a submit a letter of self-nomination to the Scholarship Office, either in-person or via email by Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Spring 2014 Scholarship Opportunities

Graduate Scholarship
If you are a graduate student who has completed 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.75, you may be eligible for a graduate scholarship of $2,000.

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

To apply, you must submit:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
Graduate students, who have completed 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.2, may be eligible for 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 as a graduate student, you have to be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits of coursework. In addition, you must have completed or be currently enrolled in CRJ736 or CRJ757, concentrating on the plight of minorities or disadvantaged people in the criminal justice system.

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:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Future Scholarship Opportunities

International Graduate Scholarship
If you are an international graduate student who has completed 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.7, you may be eligible for an international graduate scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student’s graduate degree career.

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

  • Why you chose to enroll at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Courses that you have enjoyed taking
  • Your professional aspirations
  • How you expect to use your education either in your country of origin or in the U.S.

To apply, you must submit:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014. Already awarded for the 2013/14 Academic Year.

Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship
Richard Culp, Associate Professor of Public Administration was a member of the Department of Public Management, Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Management major, and also a Deputy Executive Officer of the CUNY/JJCCJ Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice. He received a PhD in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York, an MA in Sociology from Ohio University, and a BA in Political Science from the Ohio State University.

His teaching included courses in criminal justice management, policy and administration, research methods, policy analysis, and the administration of public-private partnerships. In 2003, he served as Visiting Professor at the Police Staff College, Bramshill, UK. Professor Culp’s research on prison escapes has been widely cited as the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available. His work in the area of prison privatization included consultation services to public agencies that are considering correctional privatization. Professor Culp’s most recent publications appeared in the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Policy Review, The Prison Journal, and the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

In November 2011, Richard Culp passed away as a result of a heart attack while jogging in Brooklyn where he resided with his wife, Liz Culp. He is sorely missed by his many students, friends, and colleagues at the College.

The Richard Culp Memorial Scholarship ($2,500) is awarded to a student excelling in the Masters of Public Administration with a strong commitment to service and the field of public administration. The scholarship is funded by the MPA Program Differential Tuition.

Eligibility

To be considered, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program
  • Have completed at least 6 credits
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

Application process:

To apply, you must submit a letter of self-nomination (maximum of 300 words) and one letter of recommendation to the Office of Scholarships, Room 1280N, by Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014. Your letter should detail your commitment to public administration and how you embody the spirit of Richard Culp.

Robert J. Hong Memorial Scholarship
Robert Hong was a person of many dimensions. He served as John Jay’s Director of Educational Technology, also known as the “Blackboard Guru.” He had an academic background as an architect and urban planner. As an adjunct professor for over 25 years at John Jay College, he initially taught introductory courses in public administration. Gradually he moved to teaching courses in planning and finally, realizing the importance of the emerging computer technologies for students, he designed and offered a course entitled, "Computer Applications in Public Administration."

Some students have also had the good fortune to know Professor Hong as an instructor, in PAD 440, the senior seminar in the Public Administration major, which he taught for more than five years. Professor Hong designed the course to challenge students with hard cases and questions about ethics in public service. It is a testament to Professor Hong's reputation as a professor that this course consistently filled within hours of registration opening.

In 1994-95, John Jay College was asked by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to integrate an Associate Degree program into the initial training for police cadets on the island, as part of the Governor's commitment to make the police force a more professional law enforcement organization. The Department of Public Management faculty asked Robert Hong, who was fluent in Spanish, to represent the Department in this project. For more than a year he served in Puerto Rico, as a full-time member of the John Jay faculty, instructing the new police recruits in Spanish.

In 2008, Robert Hong passed away after a long battle with cancer. Throughout a series of treatments, he continued to demonstrate the qualities that are valued and loved by all of the members of the John Jay College community who knew him. He was informed, committed, innovative, skilled, dedicated and caring.

The Robert J. Hong Memorial Scholarship ($500) is awarded to a student excelling in the Masters of Public Administration with a strong commitment to service and the field of public administration.

Eligibility

To be considered, a student must:

  • Be enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program
  • Have completed at least 12 credits
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average

Application process:
To apply, you must submit a letter of self-nomination (maximum of 300 words) to the Office of Scholarships, Room 1280N, by the designated deadline. Your letter should detail your commitment to public administration and how you embody the spirit and perseverance of Robert Hong.

Alumni Terrorism Studies Scholarship
The John Jay College Alumni Executive Board and the Center on Terrorism have established a special Terrorism Studies Graduate Scholarship in honor of the many John Jay College of Criminal Justice alumni who died on September 11, 2001. The scholarship memorializes victims from our community and supports advanced academic studies to promote a better understanding of terrorism, strategies for countering it, and policies for preventing it.

Scholarship:$2,000 annual award to a John Jay graduate student ($1,000 per semester)

All candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have at least 9 graduate degree credits at the time of application
  • Be enrolled, full-time or part-time, in at least one John Jay College Terrorism Studies course during each semester (Terrorism Studies Curriculum)
  • Have a minimum 3.30 cumulative GPA
  • File a 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To apply you must submit:

  • Personal essay of approximately 500 words describing:
    • how graduate education can contribute to the understanding and prevention of terrorism
    • the applicant’s professional ambitions after graduation
  • Unofficial transcript of graduate degree credits (eSIMS printout is acceptable)
  • Two recommendation letters from faculty or professional references

Internship: To provide a rich context for the terrorism studies curriculum, the 2013 scholarship recipient is expected to complete an on-site internship at the Center on Terrorism, which will not exceed forty (40) hours per semester for two consecutive semesters, based on the scholarship recipient’s availability. Tasks include development, coordination and attendance during Friday Seminar Series and conferences, as well as researching, engaging and facilitating presentations by speakers who are leaders in the field.

Finalists will be selected by the College Scholarship Committee and will have a personal interview with the Alumni Scholarship Committee.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 for Fall 2014. Already awarded for the 2013/14 Academic Year

 

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