Scholarships

In the Scholarship Office at Medgar Evers College, students are empowered to discover, pursue, and achieve their educational and professional goals. We do this while encouraging students to research and apply for scholastic aid. The foundation of the office is centered on four principles: support, advocacy, engagement, and success. Additionally, we are a resource center for parents, families, faculty and staff in sustaining student retention, graduation, and overall success.

Program Description

Financing your college education can seem overwhelming; The Scholarship Office at Medgar Evers College assists you in making this process easier. Our student support group works with students to help alleviate the stress of paying for college. There are a number of strategies to consider when funding your college expenses. It is important to research and understand various paths that can be pursued to make your education affordable. 

Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.
 
The most common scholarships may be classified as:

  • Merit-based: These awards are based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record.
  • Need-based: In the United States, these awards are based on the student and family's financial record and require applicants to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Student-specific: These are scholarships for which applicants must initially qualify based upon gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. Minority scholarships are the most common awards in this category
  • Career-specific: These are scholarships awards to students who plan to pursue a specific field of study.

Services Provided

  • Financial planning as it relates to paying for college
  • Identifying scholarship opportunities
  • Workshops offered to guide students through the application process, including, essay writing and resume building.
  • Identifying eligible student for student specific scholarships

This is done both on an individual basis and various group workshops. This service is free of charge to all MEC students.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • All scholarship requires a 500 word essay
  • You must meet ALL required criteria to apply
  • You can only apply for 1 scholarship
  • You  must be registered for at least 12 credits
  • You must be a US Citizen, or green card holder

Available Scholarships

MEC Community Council Scholarship 
Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015

Scholarship Criteria

  1. All scholarship requires a 500 word essay
  2. GPA 3.0 or above
  3. You must be enrolled full-time
  4. Completed at least 24 credits
  5. Two (2) letters of recommendations -MUST BE ON LETTERHEAD
    1. From a Faculty member     
    2. From a Faculty, Community Member familiar with you  

Undocumented/International students are encouraged to apply
 
Click here to apply .

Scholarship | Criteria | Amount

The Honorable Lucille Rose Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: For students who demonstrates leadership in civic organization

Amount: $1000

The Constans Culver Scholarship

Criteria: For students in Accounting, Computer Science or Business Administration.

Amount: $1000

General Academic Achievement

Criteria: For studunts with outstanding GPA (3.2 or higher)

Amount: $1000

Dr. Cecil Gloster Memorial Scholarship  

Criteria: For Nursing students or Science Majors    

Amount: $1000

The Ivy Rose Foundation Scholarship  

Criteria: For non-traditional students - attend college later in life - Show involvement in the community. Sophmores and Juniors only.  

Amount: $1000

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In addition to the scholarships listed on this page, please feel free to visit these other helpful web sites: www.fastweb.com, www.finaid.com and or http://www.cuny.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships.html.