Jon-Christian Suggs Memorial Scholarship

Professor Emeritus Jon-Christian Suggs joined the faculty of John Jay College in September 1973 and served in many leadership roles, including coordinator of the Thematic Studies Program, and founder of the interdisciplinary Humanities and Justice major. As Chair of the Department of English from February 2005 to July 2007, he developed the specialization of Literature and the Law that is to this day a distinctive feature of the college’s English major.

The Jon-Christian Suggs Memorial Scholarship was created by the Suggs family, his friends, and his colleagues in honor of his dedicated career at John Jay and in recognition of his positive impact on students, faculty, and the humanities curriculum. The scholarship supports a deserving student who is majoring in English.

Award Amount: $1,000


  • Matriculated undergraduate student
  • Majoring in English
  • Minimum 45 earned credits or greater
  • Minimum good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA or greater)

Click here to apply.