Scholarship Support

Supporting scholarships gives life to your values

At Queensborough Community College, 53 percent of our students rely on financial aid to start and continue their academic journeys. Your scholarship gifts enhance access, academic quality, outcomes, and diversity of ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds among students.

Why support scholarships?

Kyle Chin-How, class of 2015.

I was able to immerse myself in the College's student activities, and it is these experiences which have in large part contributed to my success both in and out of the classroom –

Kyle Chin How, '15

Paola Beniquez, class of 2019.

I am the first ever Queensborough athlete to be selected to be an All American first team player – I am one of only three freshmen to receive this award.

Paola Ines Beniquez Hernandez, '19

Mabely Salvador, class of 2018.

For me, the ASAP Program is about perseverance, overcoming challenges and staying on track to graduate on time.

Mabely Salvador, '18

Yi Jiang, class of 2016.

Science reveals the truth of the universe, which is exciting, and undergraduate research gives me the opportunity to explore the field as a career path.

Yi Jiang, '16

Frequently Asked Questions about Scholarships

1. What is a named endowed scholarship?
A named endowed scholarship is established with a minimum gift of $50,000, which can be paid in multi-year installments. The interest from the endowment is used to fund the scholarship on an annual basis. Since the principle investment is never utilized, this is a perpetual gift. The endowed scholarship bears the title of the donor, or name selected by the donor, and is maintained as a separate account within the QCC Fund, Inc. A donor can establish scholarship criteria for student selection, but the criteria cannot discriminate against race, gender, or religion. To learn more about Endowed Scholarships, please contact The office of Institutional Advancement at .

2. Are there other ways I can donate to student scholarships, besides through an endowed scholarship?
Yes! You can donate any amount to one of QCC's already existing scholarships, or departmental awards including our Merit Scholarship Fund, which recognizes our students' dedication to their academic studies. To contribute to the Merit Scholarship Fund, please click the Give To QCC button and choose “scholarships” in the drop-down menu.

3. How are scholarships awarded?
Queensborough's Office of Institutional Advancement will work with the donor to develop the award criteria. The Advancement Office will then collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs or the appropriate academic department or program to select recipients on an annual basis.

4. Will I know who received my scholarships?
Yes, the office of Institutional Advancement keeps this information in its records.


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