Support an Existing Fund

Existing funds provide direct support to CUNY SPS students. Your generosity will strengthen these funds and preserve their intended legacies.

ACE Scholarship

ACE Scholarships underwrite 100% of tuition and follow recipients through degree completion. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who reside in New York State, are within 6 – 30 credits of graduation, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, are enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits, and demonstrate financial need. As part of their award requirements, ACE Scholars mentor newly admitted undergraduate students.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select ACE Scholarship from the drop down menu to show your support. 

Gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.

Founding Dean's Scholarship

The Founding Dean's Scholarship is open to all applicants enrolled in a CUNY SPS degree program on a part- or full-time basis and is awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Founding Dean's Scholarship from the drop down menu.

William J. Kissane III Scholarship

The William J. Kissane III Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in a Disability Studies degree program (B.A., M.A. or M.S.) at CUNY SPS, have a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher, remain enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester, remain in academic good standing, and demonstrate financial need.  Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded on the basis of eligibility and merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select William J. Kissane III Scholarship from the drop down menu.

Deanna, MS in Disability Services in Higher Education, William J. Kissane III Scholarship Recipient

Assistant Director, Disability Resource Center, SUNY New Paltz

“This coursework is essential to me being successful in providing services for students with disabilities…it’s the first program of its kind and I am so excited to be a part of it.”

 

Patti Lieberman Scholarship for Early Childhood Education

The Patti Lieberman Scholarship for Early Childhood Education provides tuition support to students enrolled in one of two certificate programs offered by CUNY SPS: the Children’s Program Administrator Credential or the Child Development Associate Certificate.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Patti Lieberman Scholarship for Early Childhood Education from the drop down menu.

Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship

The Bob Martin Memorial Scholarship is open to any student with a 2.5 GPA or higher who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online bachelor's degree 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. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

To make a gift in support of this fund select Bob Martin Scholarship from the drop down menu.

Ivelisse, BS in Health Information Management, Bob Martin Scholar Memorial Scholarship Recipient

“My educational goal is to obtain my Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management and eventually earn my Master's Degree in Business Management. The health care field is growing rapidly and there are so many opportunities. I am determined to earn my degree and to use it to benefit the community…as a Registered Health Information Administrator at a hospital or facility where I can improve administrative services for the patients and employees.”

McKay Gussine Scholarship 

The McKay Gussine Scholarship is open to all students admitted to or enrolled in degree programs CUNY SPS on a part- or full-time basis.  For newly admitted students, priority will be given to applicants who were mentees (“Littles”) through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Current students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and priority will be given to applicants who have been volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Founding support for this unique scholarship opportunity recognizes the accomplishments of Jacqueline McKay and her daughter, Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, who attended CUNY SPS together and both earned a master’s degree in business management and leadership. 

To make a gift in support of this fund, select McKay Gussine Scholarship from the drop down menu.

Timothy Meade Memorial Scholarship

The Timothy Meade Memorial Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in the Disability Studies Program with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Applicants can be enrolled in on a full-time or part-time basis. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need and priority will be given to eligible applicants with a disabled family member. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Timothy Meade Memorial Scholarship from the drop down menu.

Russ Peterson Technology Scholars

In celebration of Russ’s life and work and, remembering his generous spirit his family established a scholarship in his name at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. Russ dedicated much of his professional career to the intersection between technology and healthcare. Accordingly, the scholarship will benefit promising students with financial need who are pursuing technology-related degrees at the CUNY SPS. To be eligible, undergraduate student applicants must be within 30 credits of graduation and maintain a 3.0 GPA; graduate student applicants must be within 12 credits of graduation and maintain a 3.0 GPA.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Russ Peterson Technology Scholars from the drop down menu.

Stephen M. Rossen Memorial Scholarship

The Stephen M. Rossen Memorial Scholarship is open to any student who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online degree program on a part- or full-time basis, and who is within 30 credits of completing the online degree. A scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded on the basis of need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied to student tuition costs.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Stephen M. Rossen Scholarship from the drop down menu.

Schulman, Bomboy, & Gray Scholarship

The Schulman, Bomboy, & Gray Scholarship recognizes the work of Daralee Schulman, Dr. Marylee Bomboy, and Dr. Lois Gray, whose careers have focused on adult students. It also celebrates the launch of the CUNY SPS Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. This scholarship will support adult students who maintain full-time employment while enrolled in the Human Relations program. Schulman, Bomboy, and Gray have been leaders throughout the Human Relations program’s history, as well as tireless advocates for providing educational opportunities to working adults for whom college is otherwise out of reach. Their vision and support were instrumental in the creation of the CUNY SPS degree program. 

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Schulman, Bomboy, & Gray Scholarship from the drop-down menu.

Eugene Walters Scholarship

The Eugene Walters Scholarship is open to any undergraduate student who is enrolled in a CUNY SPS online degree program on a part- or full-time basis. Eugene Walters Scholarship(s) will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. This scholarship can only be applied towards student tuition costs.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Eugene Walters Scholarship Fund from the drop down menu.

Applied Theatre Project Rwanda Fund

Project Rwanda: Drama and Theatre Education for Reconciliation and Development enables students in the M.A. in Applied Theatre program at CUNY SPS to travel to Rwanda and work directly with Rwandan teachers and students. Using theatre and drama strategies as educational tools, CUNY SPS students help promote unity and reconciliation, gain valuable professional skills, and forge lasting relationships.

To make a gift in support of this fund, select Applied Theatre Project Rwanda from the drop down menu.