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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 (F-1 Visa) or student who recently immigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree at John Jay College (students born in Puerto Rico or other US Territories are eligible to apply).

Please note that the scholarship is intended to fund studies at John Jay College.  Permit courses (including study abroad) and other external programs will not be funded.  



Alfred Siegel Memorial Scholarship

The Alfred Siegel Scholarship honors the life and legacy of Alfred Siegel, the former deputy director of the Center for Court Innovation, who passed away in 2014.  Over the course of his career, which, in addition to the 15 years he spent at the Center for Court Innovation, included service at the New York City Department of Probation and the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, Alfred made significant contributions to the field of justice reform.

Created in partnership with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the goal of The Alfred Siegel Scholarship is to encourage and support students, including those with previous involvement in the justice system and/or the child welfare system, in reaching their higher education goals. The scholarship will be given to a current or prospective John Jay student to help them defray tuition costs in the amount of $2,000.

Recipients of The Alfred Siegel Scholarship will share some of the qualities that were at the center of Alfred Siegel’s work throughout his lifetime – kindness, personal integrity, and devotion to public service. 

Eligibility:

• Open to all undergraduate students in good academic standing
• Participation in community service is encouraged
• Prior connection with the Center for Court Innovation or one of its projects preferred
• Preference will be given to students who have overcome substantial hardships, such as involvement in the criminal justice or child welfare systems



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.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time or part-time, in at least one John Jay College Terrorism Studies course during each semester.

Internship: To provide a rich context for the terrorism studies curriculum, the 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.



Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/ 


Beshar Scholars Military Service Award (Veterans Scholarship)

Created in recognition of the unstinting service, contributions and sacrifices of veteran and active, reserve, and National Guard military John Jay students.  Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for these $2500 awards
 
• Veteran or military member (active, reserve or National Guard)
• Exhibit good character
• Good academic standing (2.0 or better for undergraduates; 3.0 or better for graduate students)
• Demonstrated financial needs unmet by VA, New York State, Military Tuition Assistance benefits, or other benefits 
• A matriculated John Jay College student
• Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
• Enrolled in 9 credits per semester term for undergraduates; or 6 or more hours per semester/term graduate students





Bloom Strategic Consulting Scholarship

Bloom Strategic Consulting, Inc. is a trial consulting firm founded by alumnus Jason Bloom. Mr. Bloom received an MA in Forensic Psychology in 1996, studying the psychology of jury decision-making and judgment. He is a frequent author and international speaker on trial advocacy and courtroom psychology.

The scholarship was created to honor the 10-year anniversary of Bloom Strategic Consulting, Inc. and will be awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in BA/MA Forensic Psychology or MA Forensic Psychology.



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.  It was founded by the children of the late Captain Leuchs who served in the East Orange, New Jersey Police Department. 


Chancellor’s Global Scholarship (CGS) for Study Abroad

The Chancellor’s Global Scholarship is offered twice annually, with rounds for winter inter-session and spring semester as well as for summer and fall semester study abroad funding.   This scholarship, which provides partial support for study abroad, is open to all CUNY undergraduates.

http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/studyabroad/students/financing-your-trip/national-and-local-scholarships/chancellors-global-scholarship-cgs-for-study-abroad/


Cheryl Williams Memorial Scholarship

The Cheryl Williams Memorial 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.



Corrine Matthews Memorial STEM Scholarship

The Corrine Matthews Memorial STEM Scholarship was created by Kenneth Thomas in memory of his great-aunt, Corrine, the most giving and charitable person that he has ever known.

Mr. Thomas grew up in public housing in the South Bronx, New York City, and received his B.A. from John Jay College in 2001.  He established this scholarship to help provide opportunities for students who are experiencing similar challenges to those he faced in his youth. He is also a champion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. 

Requirements:
• Undergraduate in Junior or Senior year
• Major in any of the following STEM subjects: Anthropology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Computer Science and Information Security, Criminology, Economics, Fire Science, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics, Political Science, Sociology or Toxicology.
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
• Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA
• Member of an underrepresented population
• New York City resident
• Preference will be given to students living in NYCHA



Detective Wen Jian Liu Scholarship


This $1,000 scholarship is generously funded by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York (CACAGNY) in memory of Detective Wen Jian Liu, who, along with his partner, Detective Rafael Ramos, was tragically assassinated on December 20, 2014.


Donald Jean Memorial Scholarship for Striving Students

In 2011, Donald Jean began his college studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, majoring in economics. He was set to graduate in the spring of 2016, but tragically passed away at the age of 22 in November 2015.

While Donald studied economics, he sought knowledge and self-improvement in other ways as well. A man of many talents, he made sure to utilize his skills, share them with the world and spread his knowledge. In only six months, through dedicated study, he became a gifted photographer. He captured the beauty of nature, and people and had the ability to create stories through his craft. He dreamt of becoming a traveling photographer.

He was also very tech savvy and was able to diagnose, locate and fix numerous technological issues without the need for professional intervention. Donald’s other talents included football and martial arts. He played football for his high school team all four years and with the Brooklyn Skyhawks for three years. Donald held a brown belt certification in martial arts.

About the Scholarship

To honor his memory and perpetuate his kind, inquisitive, and creative spirit, his family has decided to offer an annual scholarship to worthy students who share Donald’s passion for life and exploration, while always striving to bring joy to others through their own unique gifts.



Dr. Katherine Arnoldi - Teenage Parenthood Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is intended to support a student who is currently or was a teenage parent (up to 19 years of age) when they began studying at John Jay College.


Dr. Patricia Sinatra Memorial Scholarship

Created in honor of Dr. Patricia M. Sinatra’s life-long dedication to John Jay College, this $1,000 scholarship is offered to a student who exemplifies her commitment to education and service to the community.

A valued alumna, Dr. Patricia M. Sinatra began her John Jay journey as a freshman in 1972.  She would earn a bachelor of science in only 3 years.  She continued her studies at Hunter College, earning a Master of Science in Ed, focusing on counseling and guidance.  While raising a family and working tirelessly at John Jay College, Patricia went on to Fordham University to further her education.  In 1995, she completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and went on to teach in Fordham’s Graduate School of Education for over a decade. 

Dr. Sinatra dedicated her life to providing access to education.  Over a career spanning nearly 40 years, Dr. Sinatra was responsible for the creation and development of numerous programs at John Jay College.  She directed the Office of Freshman Programs and Scholarship Services which oversaw First Year Advisement and Peer Mentoring, the Distinguished Freshman Program, New Student Orientation, College Now, Basic Skills, Scholarship Services, and the John Jay Honors Program.  Dr. Sinatra also worked closely with the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.  She personally mentored countless students, many of whom would go on to work in higher education. 

In 2010, Dr. Sinatra made the difficult decision to leave John Jay College due to a personal battle with cancer.  She officially retired in August 2014.  With her loving family by her side, she passed away in December 2014.

Founded in her loving memory, the Dr. Patricia M. Sinatra Memorial Scholarship is funded through the generous support of her family, friends, and colleagues.



Drs. James and Rubie Malone Scholarship

Winning a basketball scholarship changed the course of James Malone’s life, just as winning an academic scholarship changed the life of his wife, Rubie. Through the James and Rubie Malone Scholarship, two former vice presidents of John Jay College would like to give other students the same opportunities they had to reach their potential.

James Malone attended the University of Akron and went on to become director of John Jay’s SEEK Program, the dean of students and ultimately, vice president for administrative affairs. Rubie Malone, attended Clark College — now Clark Atlanta University, then went to the Hunter School of Social Work for a master’s degree and to Columbia University for a doctorate, retired in 2009 as assistant vice president for strategic planning.

As a testament to their belief in the John Jay College mission, “Educating for Justice,” and their desire to leave a lasting legacy, the James and Rubie Malone Scholarship was established.  It is awarded annually to a sophomore student in good standing who demonstrates need, merit, and a commitment to community service. The scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, will be used to help defray the cost of the first semester of the student’s sophomore year. 

The recipients will be selected by the College’s Scholarship Committee based on:

• Minimum 3.0 Cumulative grade point average
• Community service in and outside the College
• Financial need as demonstrated by little or no family contribution (determined through FAFSA)



Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship

Through a generous gift from the New York Propane Gas Association, two $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester) are available for Fire Science and Fire and Emergency Services majors at John Jay College.


Elisa Morín Scholarship

The Elisa Morín Scholarship was established by family and friends in memory of Elisa Morín, mother of Professor José Luis Morín, Chairperson of the Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies.

Elisa Morín grew up poor in Depression Era Puerto Rico. She moved to New York City at an early age and later married William Morín, who also moved to New York City from Ponce, Puerto Rico, after serving in World War II. Known for her determination and perseverance, Elisa worked hard to raise six children in housing projects on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. One of her sons, José Luis Morín, would go on to earn an Ivy League degree and become a civil rights and international human rights lawyer, founding Provost of Guttman Community College, and professor and department chair of the Department Latin American and Latinx Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Elisa Morín Scholarship honors her and all mothers of Latin American origin who work hard and make great sacrifices so that their children will know a better life. The scholarship will support a first-generation student, regardless of immigration status, who is majoring or minoring in Latin American and Latinx Studies and who is committed to public service and social justice.

Requirements:
• Full-time matriculated undergraduate student
• Minimum good academic standing
• Majoring or minoring in Latin American and Latinx Studies (LLS)
• First-generation college student, regardless of immigration status
• A commitment to community service and social justice
• Can demonstrate financial need

Award Amount: $1,000 to be awarded annually which may be used for tuition, fees, or any other educational expenses that will assist the student to meet their academic or career goals (e.g., an emergency expense or the cost of a law school or graduate school prep program). 


Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) - First in Family Scholarship

With roots from 130 nations, forty-seven percent of John Jay College students are considered “first-generation;” the first in their family to pursue a college education.  First-generation college students often face unique personal, cultural, academic, and financial challenges.  Their parents and other family members may not have the knowledge or life experiences to properly guide them through the college process.  Due to these challenges, first-generation students are more likely to not complete a college degree than other students.

In light of the great diversity and perseverance of the John Jay College student population, the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS), has graciously founded the EIHS - First in Family Scholarship.   The scholarship was created in recognition of the challenges faced by first-generation students and families.  It provides financial support to foster “first in family” student success.

The scholarship provides up to $2,500 per year to two, first-generation college students at John Jay College.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years. 

Eligibility:

• First-generation college student, defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree at a four-year college/university
• Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or better



Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) - NYPD Officers Ramos and Liu Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS), this scholarship was created in memory of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who, in December 2014, were murdered while protecting and serving the citizens of New York.  It honors their legacy of selflessly protecting this City by providing support to current NYPD officers to complete their baccalaureate degree at John Jay College.  Through supporting officers who are committed to the values of community, the importance of diversity, and the necessity of healing, this scholarship contributes towards the future leadership of the NYPD and New York City.

Two scholarships are awarded each year in honor of detectives Ramos and Liu.

Amount: Up to $2,500 per semester to cover 6 part-­time credits for 6 semesters total (36 credits total)*

Requirements:

• Be a current officer with the NYPD
• Complete the NYPD Leadership Program**
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0


*Part-­‐time students pay per credit. This scholarship will cover up to 6 credits ($2,500) a semester, for 6 semesters. If used to the maximum value, an Officer will gain 36 credits, thus giving them the total credits to graduate with a Bachelors Degree of at least 120 credits.

**The NYPD Leadership Program at John Jay College is 12-­‐credit program available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in earning their degrees at John Jay. Each semester, between 225 – 250 NYPD Officers are enrolled. Officers who complete the program graduate with approximately 92 total credits (60 credits for Pre-­‐NYPD Academy, 30 credits for NYPD Training Academy, 12 credits for NYPD Leadership Program).



Frederick Morris Swope, IV Memorial Scholarship

Frederick Morris Swope, IV, was a junior at John Jay College, majoring in Economics when his life was cut tragically short on July 24, 2017 after being struck by a car in New York City. He was 21 years old.

Known as Freddy to family and friends, he was a kind and spirited person from the time he was a little boy growing up in Midlothian, VA. He loved playing baseball and football, and had a passion for swimming. At John Jay, Freddy was an active and loyal member of the Economics Club and the Association of Latin Professionals for America (ALPFA), for which he served as Secretary for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Frederick Morris Swope, IV Memorial Scholarship was created by friends and family to celebrate Freddy’s life and to help worthy students who share his spirit and drive to succeed.



Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides a yearlong grant to do a research project, study or teach English in a foreign country. Seniors and alumni who are United States citizens are eligible to apply. Applicants must be proficient in the language of the country where they are seeking to use a Fulbright Grant.

www.us.fulbrightonline.org



Gary Boccia Memorial Scholarship

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

Gary Boccia received his bachelor's degree in Forensic Science.  He interned at the Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office and worked at the NYC Medical Examiner's Office.  He later earned a position with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration as a Forensic Chemist.  Gary passed unexpectedly in October of 1998.  The Gary Boccia Memorial Scholarship was established by his family, friends, and colleagues at the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration's Northeast Lab.  



Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Named after the late senator John S. McCain from Arizona, the U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs.  Developed under the framework of the State Department’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, the John McCain International Scholarship for the Children of Military Families (Gilman-McCain Scholarship) is open to eligible students enrolled at accredited U.S. colleges and universities who receive any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/gilman-mccain-scholarships/


Graduate Research Scholarship

If you area 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.


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.


HI TECH PREP Mathematics Achievement Scholarship

Human Investment: Teachers Empowering Candidates' Hope with Preparation, Reinforcement, Enrichment, and Perseverance

The HI-TECH PREP Mathematics Achievement Scholarship was established by Professor Emerita Lily E. Christ and her husband Dr. Duane M. Christ.  The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage, motivate, interest and reward undergraduates majoring or minoring in Math, or graduate students who majored or minored in Math as an undergraduate at John Jay College or another college. The scholarship is awarded annually.
 
Award Amount: $1,000 per year to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. The scholarship is renewable if you are currently a Math tutor or a peer mentor at John Jay College and continue to be in good academic standing.
 
  • Requirements:​Full-time or part-time matriculated student
  • Currently majoring or minoring in Math, or majored or minored in Math as an undergraduate
  • Minimum good academic standing; 2.0 GPA Undergraduate, 3.0 Graduate
  • Have taken at least 1 year of Calculus in college



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, motivate, interest and reward students in taking additional mathematics courses at John Jay College.  The scholarship amount is $1,000 to award the recipient for taking the additional mathematics course beyond the 6 credits at John Jay College. Each year a minimum of 2 scholarships will be awarded, one in the fall and one in the spring semester. This scholarship is renewable.

Award Amount: $1,000 per semester to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. The scholarship is renewable each semester.
 
Requirements:
•      Full-time or part-time matriculated student
•      Minimum good academic standing; 2.0 GPA Undergraduate, 3.0 Graduate
•      Taken at least 6 mathematics credits at John Jay College
•      Currently taking a mathematics course

 


Imette St. Guillen Memorial Scholarship

The Imette St. Guillen Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Imette St. Guillen, a promising graduate student who was tragically killed on February 25, 2006.   Imette was highly committed to the criminal justice field and was close to completing a graduate degree when her life was cut short.

The scholarship covers the complete cost of full-time graduate tuition, fees, and book expenses for up to two semesters and includes a modest stipend.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

• Matriculated graduate student in the Criminal Justice Master’s Program
• A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.70 or better
• Earned at least 12 John Jay College credits with a minimum of twelve credits left to fulfill the degree requirements
• Be registered full time, a minimum of 12 graduate credits, in the fall semester
Working at or interned within the last 2 years with a NYC agency or community organization related to criminal justice, crime prevention or forensic studies. Please provide proof of service in the form of a transcript or letter from the NYC agency or organization..


Imre and Vera Hecht Scholarship

The Hecht Scholarship was established through a generous gift to the University from Imre and Vera Hecht. It is awarded to an entering freshman with a strong academic background, community or volunteer service, musical abilities, and financial need. Eligible students must have a minimum 90 high school average and a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 in Mathematics and Critical Reading. The scholarship provides $2,500 each year ($1,250 per semester) and is renewable up to 3 years if the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 and full-time academic status.


International Graduate Student 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.


International Undergraduate Student Scholarship

If you are an undergraduate international student who has completed 30 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.35, you may be eligible for an international student scholarship of $2,000.  This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student’s academic career.


J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship for Forensic Science

Through the generous support of the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, four scholarships are offered annually to students pursuing undergraduate studies in Forensic Science.


Recipients are selected by the Hoover Scholarship Committee



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.  The scholarship recognizes those nearing the completion of their degree who overcame an extraordinary obstacle.  

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



Jeffrey Ian Bass Forensic Psychology Excellence Scholarship

Jeffrey Bass is a double John Jay Alumnus, (BA ’96, MA ‘98), receiving his Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology in 1996 and his Master’s in Forensic Psychology in 1998. He is a double board-certified clinical and forensic psychologist who completed an APA-accredited internship from Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and an APA-accredited Forensic Psychology Fellowship from the United States Army Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  
 
As a Queens, New York native raised in a single-parent working class household, Jeffrey experienced a variety of psychosocial challenges within his family and community. From an early age, he developed compassion for disenfranchised people exposed to mental illness, substance abuse, violence, poverty, disability, discrimination, and a myriad of other stressors and risk factors. He learned that the most effective way to combat related social and personal difficulties was to help future leaders attain academic and occupational success. 
 
This scholarship was created to empower exceptional forensic psychology graduate students as they pursue their educational goals in support of justice, integrity, and respect. Scholarship recipients will enrich the cross-section of Psychology and Law as scientist-practitioners, ethical leaders, and public service champions.  
 
Award Amount: The scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. 
 
Requirements:
 
• Matriculated graduate student in the Forensic Psychology Master’s Program or matriculated student in the BA/MA Forensic Psychology Program
• Demonstrated financial need through a FAFSA or other supporting documentation as determined by the Financial Aid
• Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, preference given to 3.5+ cumulative GPA
• Preference given to New York City residents (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island)



Jeffrey Ian Bass Military and Family Support Scholarship

Jeffrey Bass is a double John Jay Alumnus, (BA ’96, MA ‘98), receiving his Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology in 1996 and his Master’s in Forensic Psychology in 1998. He is a double board-certified clinical and forensic psychologist who completed an APA-accredited internship from Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and an APA-accredited Forensic Psychology Fellowship from the United States Army Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
 
Jeffrey Bass is from a long line of military members that have proudly served our country. His father completed two combat tours to Vietnam and his grandfather served in WWII. Jeffrey is an active-duty Army Psychologist who completed combat tours to Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007-2009) and Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (2010-2011). He is presently developing strategic initiatives to enhance soldier readiness, resiliency, and health. Throughout his life, Jeffrey developed a great appreciation for those serving and supporting the military and is passionate about bolstering their success.
 
This scholarship was created to support our Nation’s Heroes – military personnel and their family members - in achieving their educational goals.
 
Scholarship recipients are offered this financial support in gratitude for their tremendous sacrifices in the service of American ideals of freedom, equality, and justice. 
 
Award Amount: The scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. 
 
Requirements:
 
• Veteran, military member, or a family member of a veteran or military member (active, reserve or National Guard) 
• Preference given to a family member of a veteran or military member (active, reserve or National Guard)
• Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program
• Good academic standing (2.0 or better for undergraduates; 3.0 or better for graduate students)
• Demonstrated financial need through a FAFSA or other supporting documentation as determined by the Financial Aid
• Exhibit good character
 
NOTE:  Copy of DD214 documenting military service of parent or spouse, or own DD214 will be required



Jeremy Travis Scholarship for Study Abroad

Jeremy Travis served as the president of John Jay College for 13 years. Under his remarkable leadership, John Jay transitioned to the dynamic senior college it is today, offering a dozen liberal arts degrees and boasting a record of academic excellence. He also oversaw the College’s growth into a strong research institution and reaffirmed the power of its mission of “educating for justice.”

The Jeremy Travis Scholarship for Study Abroad was created to honor the dedicated leadership of President Travis. Having experienced the power of studying abroad as a high school senior, he wanted to insure that more John Jay students can be enriched by other cultures and explore justice on a global scale.

The scholarship was established to benefit undergraduate students with financial need and aims to expand the number of students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to study abroad, including first-generation college students, those in law enforcement, students from underrepresented minority groups, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities.



Jill Frometa Scholarship for Parents

The Jill Frometa Scholarship for Parents was established by adjunct Professor Jill Frometa, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration and City Research Scientist II at New York City Police Department (NYPD). Professor Frometa received her Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Police Administration in 2019. She is a recipient of the Sergeant Peter Tam Law Enforcement Scholarship and understands the importance of giving back. Professor Frometa is someone who has experienced many hardships attending college as a single mom.

The Jill Frometa Scholarship for Parents was created to help parents stay on track to graduate. This scholarship will support a parent who demonstrates financial need because Professor Frometa knows firsthand how difficult it can be to return to college and pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other educational expenses.

Award Amount: $1,000 annual award to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses. Not renewable.

Requirements:
• Enrolled in an undergraduate program
• One or more dependent children
• Demonstrated financial need through a FAFSA or other supporting documentation as determined by the Financial Aid Office
• Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA
• Completed at least 1 semester at an accredited college or university
• Preference given to single parents who are 25 years of age or older and returning to college after a hiatus 


John A. Reisenbach Memorial Scholarship

The John A. Reisenbach Master's Scholarship Program is an investment in high-potential graduate students at John Jay College who are planning significant contributions to safety and quality of life in New York City via careers in criminal justice, forensic psychology, and closely related disciplines. These scholarships honor the life of John Reisenbach who, in 1990, was senselessly killed during a random mugging in the West Village. In offering this scholarship program, the trustees of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation seek to keep New Yorkers safe as they go about their daily lives. Recipients of this scholarship must commit to working in relevant fields in New York City for at least five years after graduation.


John Cammett - Social Change and Economic Justice Academic Scholarship

In recognition of the late John McKay Cammett’s contributions to the development of John Jay College, the Cammett Family—Dr. Sandi Cooper, Lisa A. Cammett, Ann M. Cammett J.D. LLM, and Dr. Melani C. Cammett—established The John Cammett Social Change and Economic Justice Academic Award in his honor. John Cammett’s commitment to social justice was manifested in his firm belief that students planning careers in the broad fields of criminal justice required a solid liberal arts education. Along with former Presidents Donald Riddle and Gerald Lynch, John Cammett worked to establish a curriculum that was rigorous; that introduced students to classics, both ancient and modern; that taught a respect for civil rights and an understanding of the sources of social class differences and tensions. His educational vision supported new areas of study to broaden the traditional college curricula and his vision helped John Jay College become an internationally regarded model of education in service of the public good. This Academic Scholarship is for a student whose chosen major is Global History, is in excellent academic standing and has shown commitment to social change and economic justice.

Award Amount: The scholarship provides a one-time award of $1,000 to be used for tuition, fees, and other educational expenses. Scholarship is not renewable.

Requirements:
 
  • A full-time undergraduate student
  • A Global History major
  • A minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • A minimum of 60 earned credits
  • A submission of an exceptional term paper from any history class that concerns "Social Change and Economic Justice" broadly conceived.



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.



Judge Judith Kaye-Pioneer of Justice Scholarship

The Honorable Judge Judith S. Kaye: Pioneer of Justice Scholarship is an endowed scholarship created with the generosity from Mr. Tony Kushner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright in recognition of the tireless leadership and groundbreaking efforts of retired Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, New York Court of Appeals.

A true trailblazer, Kaye was the first female appointed to the NY Court of Appeals, the first woman to serve as Chief Judge, and the longest serving chief judge in New York State’s history.

A preeminent jurist and scholar, Judge Kaye has been at the forefront of many criminal justice reforms and innovations.  Her work includes pivotal decisions concerning legal process, capital punishment, women’s right, juvenile justice, and gay rights.  Her work was central in creating the Center for Court Innovation.

Both Judge Kaye and Mr. Kushner received honorary degrees at the College’s June 2011 commencement exercises.

The Honorable Judith S. Kaye: Pioneer of Justice Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior undergraduate student who has made a significant impact on society through community service and social justice.  The scholarship covers full-time, undergraduate in-state tuition and fees for up to two semesters.

To be considered, a student must:

• Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
• Have completed at least 90 credits
• Have a demonstrated commitment to community service and social justice
• Plan to continue to provide community service during their last year of study
• Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA



Judith Bronfman Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Judith Bronfman earned her doctorate in English at New York University. She was a medieval scholar, political activist and teacher. Dr. Bronfman was a founding member of the prestigious New Chaucer Society. She taught at the School of Visual Arts, and was a professor of English at John Jay College for many years where she also served as Director of Governmental and Community Affairs.

She was a long-time trustee of the John A. Reisenbach Foundation where her vision and energy set the tone for much of the Foundation’s grants. Dr. Bronfman was the driving force behind the Reisenbach Foundation’s scholarships program at the John Jay College.

The Judith Bronfman Memorial Scholarship was created by the John A. Reisenbach Foundation to celebrate Dr. Bronfman’s generous spirit and her dedication to safety and the quality of life in New York City.



Kevin Maher Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a new transfer student with a GPA of 3.0 who can document proof of public service.


LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson Children's Center Scholarship

Established through the generous support of Distinguished Alumna and trustee of the John Jay College Foundation, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson (BA ’75), the LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson Children’s Center Scholarship provides a one-time scholarship, up to $1,250, to a matriculated John Jay student who currently has a child enrolled in the Children’s Center.  The scholarship is awarded each semester (two scholarships per academic year) and is intended to help defray the costs of tuition and childcare.


Lead Your Way Scholarship

As a young undergraduate, Torey McNeil worked multiple jobs and attended John Jay College full-time. Working and studying around the clock couldn't have been tougher for Torey, but he knew his education came first. One day he got off work early and attended a program for law school on campus. The law school representative from the event asked permission to forward Torey’s information and resume to a friend.  The next day he received a call from his future employer. The man offered Torey a position in his dream career field of Emergency Management a semester before graduating in May of 2017. He never thought this could happen to him and he wanted to pay it forward and help those students who may not experience a break like he had.

Through his generous support, Mr. McNeil created the Lead Your Way Scholarship for students who both work full-time and attend school full-time. Students who work full-time have the drive to do more than survive. Often they do so to support themselves and their families. The scholarship is intended to help those students who may not otherwise have the necessary means to pay for college. Mr. McNeil believes that any student who works full-time or multiple jobs and is willing to challenge themselves to go to school full-time deserves the opportunity to get the additional help that is sometimes not always available.



Litna McNickle Honors Program Scholarship

The Litna McNickle Honors Scholarship was created in honor of Mrs. Litna McNickle, a John Jay graduate (class of 1987) who served as Administrative Director of the Honors Program at John Jay until 2020. As Administrative Director of Honors, Mrs. McNickle balanced encouraging students to reach for high standards with a deep care for her advisees and program students. As an advisor and director, she touched the lives of hundreds of students, helping them make their academic dreams a reality before retiring after 37 years of service in 2020. This scholarship continues that legacy.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000 be used for tuition, fees, books, or other educational expenses.

Requirements:
 
• Honors Program student in good academic standing
• Strong commitment to the Honors Program and larger John Jay Community  
• Demonstrate financial need through the application essay, FAFSA, or other acceptable documentation
• Preference will be given to students who began Honors as sophomore or juniors, and are not receiving the Honors Program Scholarship
 
 Note: While preference will be given to first time applicants, a recipient can reapply if they received less than the full $1,000 award



Litza and Samuel Schlanger Scholarship

Litza Schlanger 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. 

It was during one of Litza’s trips home from Grinnell College that Samuel’s roommate introduced them.  Samuel was originally from Chicago, but was attending the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.  Samuel and Litza dated for 3 months before they married in January of 1945.
Litza spent her professional career as an executive in an Import/Export business, while Samuel went on to attend Cooper Union and spent his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer.  They moved to Valley Stream, NY in 1953 where they raised their children, Jeff and Debby.

The Litza and Samuel Schlanger Scholarship was created by Jeff Schlanger to honor the memory of his beloved parents and to carry on the tradition of "paying it forward" as Litza's teacher did so many years ago.

The scholarship is awarded to one full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA in their junior or senior year.  Eligible applicants must be an immigrant to the United States and have an interest in law enforcement.  The scholarship provides up to $6,000 per year to be used for tuition expenses.



Maria I Ramirez Memorial Scholarship

Established in loving memory of Maria Isabel Ramirez, who was killed in the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, this $1,600 scholarship is awarded to a female student who both works and attends school full-time pursuing a bachelor's degree.


Melquain Jatelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Melquain Jatelle Anderson was a Brooklyn Knight born and raised in Brooklyn.  He lived in Sheepshead Bay, but often traveled to Vinegar Hill (Farragut Houses) where his grandmother lived, his mother was raised, and he had a host of friends.  At 17 years old, he started helping other young men study and pass their GED.  Melquain's aspiration was to give back to the community because he had seen so many young men give up on school.  
 

 
After obtaining his Associates of Science degree from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), he became even more committed to making a change. Melquain transferred to John Jay College where he hoped to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and then attend law school. Melquain's plan was to start a community center helping young men obtain their GEDs and attend college. Although Melquain's life was cut short before he could fulfill his dreams of giving back to the community, his family wants his dream to live on.

Founded in his loving memory, the Melquain Jatelle Anderson Memorial Scholarship is funded through the generous support of his family, friends, and colleagues.


Michael F. McCann - Alumni Endowed Scholarship

The Executive Board of the Alumni Association of John Jay College is proud to offer a scholarship to one student completing their 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.



Michelle Lee Memorial Scholarship

Michelle Lee grew up in Queens, NY and was an alumni of John Jay College, graduating with a BS in Forensic Science in 2007. She had just started working as a criminologist analyzing evidence in narcotics cases with the New York Police Department Crime Laboratory when her life was tragically cut short on April 27, 2009 at 24 years old.
 
Known to many as a caring and kind individual with a resilient exterior, Michelle’s spirit was incomparable and unbreakable. The Michelle Lee Memorial Scholarship for Forensic Science was established by friends and family to celebrate Michelle’s life and honor her for years to come by providing opportunities to students from underserved communities.


Award Amount: $1,000 per year to be used for tuition expenses



 


Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain Scholarship

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that applications for the Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain Scholarship are now being accepted.  One winner will secure a scholarship in the amount of $1200 to study abroad.  Your study abroad program should explore a topic and/or region related to African Diaspora studies, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, or social justice.  The scholarship will be presented to the undergraduate whose work best reflects the spirit of the teachings of Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain.

The scholarship is created in memory of and in recognition to educator Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain’ life long contribution to the field of academic scholarship and community development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

ABOUT MYRNA DOLORES ILARI BAIN

Professor Myrna Bain began her life long career as an educator in 1971 by teaching at the College of New Rochelle and then for eighteen years in the Black and Puerto Rican Studies Department at Hunter College, the City University of New York.  Over this period, Professor Bain made major contributions to the development of the African Diaspora Literature curriculum and the expansion of the Women’s Studies Program.  During this period, Professor Bain received a Fulbright-Hays Research Scholarship in Anthropology that enabled her to receive a Master of Cultural Anthropology in 1985.  In conjunction with obtaining this degree, Professor Bain continued to develop a number of academic courses in African Caribbean literature; African American folklore, history and literature and African American film while pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology.  In 2000, Professor Bain joined the African American Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York and at New York City Technical College, The City University of New York.

Throughout this time, Professor Bain inspired both students and colleagues to aspire to higher levels of academic excellence and scholarship.  Although Professor Bain did not achieve her goal of obtaining a doctorate degree, her energy and commitment to scholarship both national and international, her special skills in mentoring and fostering growth in students, her peers and all others whose lives she touched provided the basis for the success of countless others.  The Myrna Dolores Ilari Bain Scholarship Award will be awarded to a worthy student majoring in African Diaspora studies:  Social Justice, English, International Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, Gender Politics, History or Anthropology.  This scholarship will be offered on a yearly basis.

Eligibility:                 

Must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0.

Must be a matriculated full-time student.

Must be a John Jay College of Criminal Justice student who has earned a minimum of 30 credits by the date of study abroad program.

Interest in pursuing a career or further studies in African Diaspora studies, or including Social Justice, English, International Criminal Justice, International Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Gender Politics, History or Anthropology.

Financial need, determined through filing a FAFSA.     

This scholarship may be awarded only once in a student’s academic career. 



Nancy Flynn Scholarship


The Nancy Flynn Scholarship was established by her friends upon her graduation from John Jay College in 1987 as she approached the age of eighty.  It 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.


New York Giants Touchdown Fellowship


John Jay College in partnership with the New York Giants presents the "Touchdown Fellowship."  The program is open to undergraduate students majoring in Criminal Justice with between 75 -89 earned credits and a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Preference is given to those with demonstrated financial need and criminal justice involvement or an immediate family member impacted by the criminal justice system.  Recipients should be committed to working in a criminal justice related field.

Amount: $5,000 stipend toward internship and $5,000 toward tution and fees
 




Office for Student Research and Creativity (OSRC) RESEARCH/CREATIVITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS


(10) Undergraduate research/creative scholarships: $1,000 

 (5) Graduate research/creative scholarships: $1,000​
 
  • Conduct research/creative work of your interest for one year with a faculty mentor.
  • Join a cohort of peers and connect to the research community at John Jay.
  • Become adept at presenting projects professionally and present your work at the annual Research & Creativity Expo.
To learn more or make an appointment, visit: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/osrc-researchcreativity-scholarship-programs

Email: osrc@jjay.cuny.edu or stop by: 204.01 Haaren Hall.


Pauley Perrette Forensic Science Scholarship

Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for starring as Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series, NCIS. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ms. Perrette lived throughout the Southern United States. Before her acting career took off in the late 1990s, she attended Valdosta State University in Georgia, where she studied Criminal Justice, and later moved to New York City to study at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Through her generous donation, Ms. Perrette created this 4-year scholarship to support entering undergraduate students traditionally underrepresented in the Forensic Sciences.

Recipients will automatically receive the scholarship over a four year period as long as they demonstrate continued financial need, are majoring in Forensic Science, and remain in good standing.



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 Ph.D. 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.



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.


Rising Star Fellowship

The John Jay Rising Star Fellowship is a faculty--supported initiative for aspiring undergraduate students who show great promise. The Rising Star Fellowship provides funds to support students in any of the following three activities:

• An unpaid internship
• Study abroad 
• Research assistantship

Each year up to three fellowships may be granted in the amount of $3,000 per fellowship.



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.



Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Roger H. Davis Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Roger H. Davis, a gay activist who participated in the historic New York City Stonewall Uprising – a series of police raids against gay people who patronized a bar called the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969. The spontaneous rebellion quickly became an important, symbolic moment in U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movement organizing. The Stonewall Uprising is often credited as the inspiration for hundreds of LGBT pride events held around the world today. As a participant in the uprising, Roger Davis was an outspoken, determined, and courageous young man who strongly believed in the rights of LGBT people. He was born in 1951 in NYC, and passed away in 1992 after courageously battling AIDS.

This award is created by the family and friends of Roger Davis in order to recognize significant activism or research around issues of importance to LGBT social movement organizing. In honoring the generous spirit that Roger Davis embodied, this award aims to recognize fierce advocates for LGBT justice with a minimum award of $1,000 to one student each academic year.



Rosemarin Belliard Trailblazer Scholarship

The Rosemarin Belliard Trailblazer Scholarship was established in loving memory of the former director of the Pre-Law Institute of John Jay College, Vielka Holness, Esq.  The scholarship honors Vielka's mentorship of first generation students who are navigating undergraduate studies with an eye toward the legal profession.

Requirements:
  • Be a junior or senior
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Completed at least 1 PLI Boot Camp, LSAT prep course, or other eligible program within PLI
  • Plan to attend law school upon graduation
  • Preference for traditionally underrepresented students in the legal field

Selection is made by the Pre-Law Institute Scholarship Committee


Samuel A. Berger Memorial Scholarship

Samuel A. Berger was a Political Science major in the second cohort of the Macaulay Honors College program at John Jay, who tragically died in January of 2019, just before what would have been his final semester. Much beloved by all of the faculty and staff that knew him, and most of all by his fellow students, Sam brought a gentle and warm presence to every room he entered. Coupled to his sharp intellect was a passion for justice and equality, and a particular commitment to voting rights and accountability of our elected officials for the welfare and equal opportunity of all people.
 
Created by friends and family, the Samuel A. Berger Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding student in the John Jay Honors Program or William E. Macaulay Honors College. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and have an interest in politics, elections, and voting rights, all issues important to Sam.  
 
Award Amount: $2,500 per year to be used for tuition, fees and other educational expenses.
 
Requirements:
 
• Enrolled in the John Jay Honors Program or William E. Macaulay Honors College
• Demonstrate financial need, determined through a completed FAFSA
• Registered full-time



Sebastiano "Sabby" Crecco Memorial Scholarship

The Sebastiano “Sabby” Crecco Memorial Scholarship was founded in memory of Sabby Crecco (1990-2009) by his family and friends. Sabby attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where he was a freshman studying criminal justice. He was passionate about extreme sports, including skateboarding, snowboarding, dirt bikes and rally racing cars and was described by his family as an “adrenaline junkie.”

Like her brother, Samantha Crecco, a John Jay student and alumna, has a great passion for Criminal Justice.  She received her BA in Criminal Justice in 2013 and her MA in Criminal Justice in 2016.  The Crecco Family has graciously established this scholarship to honor Sabby’s memory here at John Jay. 

The scholarship is awarded an entering first-year student at John Jay College who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or a related major. Applicants should have an interest or be involved in an activity widely considered an “extreme sport” (otherwise known as action or adventure sport).



Sergeant Peter Tam Law Enforcement Scholarship

With only an undergraduate degree in Economics, Peter Tam was determined to return to college to secure a Criminal Justice graduate degree while still employed in the NYPD. The education he received at John Jay College helped him understand criminal justice theories and debates surrounding the root causes of criminality which provided him with the tools to solve law enforcement-related problems. After graduation, he realized that higher education is a critical component in the development of competent law enforcement agents coupled with the experiences gained in a variety of law enforcement assignments.

Professor Tam holds a master’s degree from CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hunter College. He was employed by the NYPD for 20 years until he retired as a Sergeant in January 2018. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Law and Police Science at John Jay College. His primary research interests include policing training, use of force, and Asian Americans’ motivation in becoming a police officer.

Professor Tam created this scholarship because he believes that gaining a higher education enhances a law enforcement professional’s ability to think critically about sensitive issues, contribute to healthier policing, improve relations with communities, and ultimately, create a safer environment in New York City.

Requirements:

• Graduate student enrolled part-time
• Employed full-time in a law enforcement capacity or joining a law enforcement agency full-time in the near future
• Has previously earned a bachelor’s degree in a major other than Criminal Justice or Criminology
• Enrolled in a master’s program at John Jay College in one of the following fields of study: Criminal Justice, International Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security, Protection Management, Forensic Science or Forensic Psychology
• Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
• Preference for those of Asian-American descent or individuals interested in serving the Asian-American community



Student Council Scholarship - Civic Engagement Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Graduate Student Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - International Student Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - LGBTQ Advocate Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Online Student Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Parenting Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Part-Time Student Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Scholarship for Formerly Incarcerated Students

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


Student Council Scholarship - Veteran Student Scholarship

Through the support of the Student Activities Association and the work of the 2017-18 Student Council, several new scholarships have been created to acknowledge students that are Fierce Advocates for the John Jay community and part of a traditionally underrepresented group on campus.  Ideal candidates should have excelled at John Jay despite any adversity. 


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.


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 course concentrating on the plight of minorities or disadvantaged people in the criminal justice system.



T-Mobile Graduate Scholarship for Veterans

Created in recognition of the tremendous sacrifice and service of our veteran and military member students through the generous support of T-Mobile.

Requirements:

• Exhibit good character
• Veteran or military member (active, reserve or National Guard)
• Good academic standing (3.0 or better for graduate students)
• Demonstrated financial need through a FAFSA
• A matriculated John Jay College student
• Enrolled in a Master’s, BA/MA, MA/JD or MPA/JD program
• Enrolled in 6 or more hours  per semester/term



T-Mobile STEM Scholarship for Veterans

Created in recognition of the tremendous sacrifice and service of our veteran and military member students through the generous support of T-Mobile.

Requirements:

• Exhibit good character
• Veteran or military member (active, reserve or National Guard)
• Good academic standing (2.0 or better for undergraduate students)
• Demonstrated financial need through a FAFSA
• A matriculated John Jay College student
• Enrolled in a STEM-related program 
• Enrolled in a STEM-related program 
• Enrolled in 9 or more hours  per semester/term



T-Mobile Supplementary Scholarship for Veterans without Benefits

Created in recognition of the tremendous sacrifice and service of our veteran and military member students through the generous support of T-Mobile.  This scholarship is intended to support those whose veteran's educational benefits have been exhausted, receive veteran/military benefits that only cover tuition charges or less, or veterans ineligible for educational benefits.

Requirements:

• Exhibit good character
• Veteran or military member (active, reserve or National Guard)
• Good academic standing (3.0 or better for graduate students)
• Demonstrated financial need through a FAFSA
• Demonstrated financial need such as students that have exhausted educational benefits, receive veteran/military benefits that only cover tuition charges or less, and veterans ineligible for educational benefits
• A matriculated John Jay College student
• Enrolled in an undergraduate program
• Enrolled in 9 or more hours  per semester/term



Transfer Student Scholarship

If you have earned at least 45 credits and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 at your previous institution(s), you may be eligible for the Transfer Student Scholarship of $1,000.


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.


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.


Vielka Holness Memorial Scholarship


The Vielka Holness Memorial Scholarship was established in loving memory of the former Director of the Pre-Law Institute by family, friends, and colleagues.  Its purpose is to ensure that Vielka's passion for assisting students in their academic pursuit of law school continues. 

Applicants must have:
  • Completed PLI Boot Camp I
  • Secured an internship with a governmental or non-profit agency
  • Completed or is currently enrolled in LWS 378
  • A minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Plans to attend law school upon graduation 

Selections are made by the Vielka Holness Scholarship Committee/PLI


Warren J. Price Memorial Scholarship

Warren J. Price began his career with the Jewish Board for Children and Family Services (JBFCS) in January 1999 as a social worker. For the last 10 years of his life, he was a supervisor for The Clinical Consultation Program (CCP) for two Administration for Children's Services (ACS) borough field offices providing oversight and guidance on child abuse and maltreatment cases in Brooklyn, NY. Warren graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in 1983 with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. He began his social services career in 1985 after he received his Master's of Social Work (MSW) degree from Hunter College, City University of New York in 1997. In his early career he largely worked with families impacted by domestic violence.

During his twenty-year tenure at the Jewish Board, Warren worked in clinic, day treatment, residential and child protective settings. He was also an active member of the Jewish Board Confronting Structural Racism (COR) and other agency sponsored initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Warren was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a man of few words but when he spoke, his words were of value. Warren will always be remembered for his compassion, dedication , sense of humor and his endless dedication to the mentorship of young professionals in the social services field.

The Warren J. Price Memorial Scholarship was established to celebrate Warren 's life and to honor his dedication and mentorship to young professionals in the social service profession. This scholarship provides financial assistance to a John Jay College undergraduate student who is navigating undergraduate studies with an interest towards the social services profession. The Warren J. Price Memorial Scholarship was established by Melissa S. Kong (BA 2015/MA 2017), who was hired by and supervised by Warren Price when he passed away. She was greatly impacted by his mentorship and has started this scholarship in his memory.

Requirements:
• Undergraduate student
• Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
• Demonstrated commitment to the social service field
• Preference for underrepresented students working towards a career in the field of social services.


William Pace (US Department of Treasury) Scholarship

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.


Women's Forum of New York

The Women’s Forum of New York is an invitation-only organization of more than 500 women representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors and spheres of influence in our city.

Founded in 1974, when women were first entering the executive ranks, today’s Women Forum members are recognized among New York’s thought leaders, influencers, trailblazers, policymakers, change agents, power brokers, innovators, icons, creators and business builders.

Our Education Fund Awards are given to high-potential women, age 35 and over, whose education and lives have been disrupted by extreme adversity. Our awardees recognize that education is the way to fulfill their potential. Applicants must demonstrate noteworthy promise, resilience in the face of challenges and a commitment to making a difference once their own career goals are achieved. True financial need should be evident, and the candidate should be enrolled in a degree program and be in good academic standing. 

https://womensforumny.org/education-fund/




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.