Support the CUNY School of Professional Studies
Your contribution to the CUNY School of Professional Studies Foundation will not only support SPS students’ financial needs as they pursue their educational goals, but will also help us offer continued innovative program development, enhanced faculty research opportunities that will help attract and retain outstanding faculty, and support otherwise unmet SPS funding needs. There are many funds you may choose to support:
ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
Recipients of scholarships from the SPS Alumni Scholarship Fund are selected by SPS alumni. Scholarship funds help SPS students continue their courses of study and achieve educational goals that may otherwise have been out of their financial reach.
APPLIED THEATRE PROJECT RWANDA FUND:
Project Rwanda: Drama and Theatre Education for Reconciliation and Development was conceived as a multi-year program whereby faculty and students from the M.A. in Applied Theatre program at SPS travel to Rwanda to assist Rwandan students and teachers in acquiring interactive, applied theatre skills. Detailed information about the program can be found here.
BOB MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
The Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship is open to any applicant with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is enrolled in an SPS Online Baccalaureate program on a part- or full-time basis, and who is within 30 credits of completing the online degree. Scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.
The SPS Emergency Fund was established in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to help support scholarships for students who are no longer able to finance their education as a direct result of unexpected and significant hardships.
FOUNDING DEAN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
The CUNY School of Professional Studies Founding Dean’s Scholarship is open to all applicants enrolled in an SPS degree program on a part- or full-time basis. Scholarships of $500 for part-time students and $1,500 for full-time students will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.
FRIENDS OF SPS FUND:
Gifts to the Friends of SPS Fund are unrestricted and are directed to the School’s areas of greatest need, as determined by the SPS Foundation.
MURPHY INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR DIVERSITY IN LABOR:
The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship Fund, a challenge grant created by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, is dedicated to promoting excellence and diversity in union leadership and in the field of Labor Studies. If fully matched, this Fund, in addition to funds to start an endowment and a $50,000 grant, will provide nearly $1 million in scholarships to students from under-represented constituencies in the Institute’s undergraduate and graduate Labor Studies programs. Gifts can be made at the following levels: Trail Blazer, $30,000 (gift includes a graduate scholarship naming opportunity); Champion, $20,000 (gift includes an undergraduate scholarship naming opportunity); Advocate, $10,000; Benefactor, $1,000; Leader, $5,000; Ally, $750; Friend, $500; Contributor, $150; all other amounts. For more information, call the Murphy Institute at 212.827.0200.
STAR INNOVATION FUND:
The Star Innovation Award is open to all SPS online degree students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who wish to establish a civic or cultural initiative, and can be used to support the costs associated with the development and implementation of the student-designed new endeavor.
STEPHEN M. ROSSEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
The Stephen M. Rossen Memorial Scholarship is open to all SPS online degree students. Applicants must be enrolled on a part- or full-time basis and be within 30 credits of completing their degree. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs. A scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded on the basis of need and academic merit.
TIMOTHY MEADE SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
The Timothy Meade Scholarship Fund is open to students enrolled in the B.A. in Disability Studies program on a full-time or part-time basis. The Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.
WORKERS UNITE! FILM FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
The Workers Unite! Film Festival is a celebration of global labor solidarity. A portion of the proceeds from the Festival goes to sponsor the Workers Unite! Film Festival Scholarship, which provides scholarships to students studying at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.
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