Fall 2021 Continuing Student
Academic Merit Scholarship Program

Please be advised that we are now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 QCC Continuing Student Academic Merit Scholarship. Awards of up to $1,000 per semester for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters will be given to select students. Listed below are the eligibility requirements that All applicants must meet in order to be considered:

  • Candidates must have completed a minimum of 24 Queensborough Community College credits;

  • Candidates must have completed all remedial coursework;

  • Candidates must be matriculated and registered for a minimum of 15 credits for the Fall 2021 semester at Queensborough Community College by May 3, 2021;*

  • Candidates must possess a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.25 or higher;

  • All candidates must submit a well-written formal essay describing themselves and their career goals (minimum 250 words);

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or an international/foreign student with a valid student visa.

*Students who are graduating at the conclusion of the Fall 2021 semester and don't need 15 credits to complete their remaining degree requirements are exempt from this criterion, however they must be registered by the date of May 3, 2021.

Note: This award is not transferable; all students applying for this scholarship must be returning to QCC for the Fall 2021 semester in order to be considered.

Deadline for All Applications: May 3, 2021

These merit scholarships are funded by the Queensborough Community College Fund, Inc.

Please contact Sophia Mackey if you have any questions.

An e-mail confirmation containing the full content will be sent to the applicant after a successful submission.


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We recommend you write the essay in a word processing program and then copy and paste it in the text box below.

Please inform the Awards and Scholarship Committee about yourself and describe why you should be awarded this scholarship (MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 250 WORDS).

Please address the following prompts in a well-organized essay:

  • Any past achievements
  • Your academic, career, personal interests and/or goals.
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Applicants with poorly written essay will be rejected. The QCC Writing Center is available for assistance with essay preparation.


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