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Fellowship & Scholarship Database

The CSI Fellowship & Scholarship Database features information for many opportunities, ranging from local fellowships and scholarships to the most prestigious awards in the nation.  Students will find awards based on major/career field, demographic criteria such as heritage and gender, and several fellowship programs that offer wonderful career enhancing opportunities through internships, professional development and mentoring, as well as advice on how to become a stronger candidate.

Fellowship & Scholarship Database

For questions, please contact Michele Callahan, Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor, at
718-982-2332 or michele.callahan@csi.cuny.edu.

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CSI Scholarship Program

Scholarship Information and Application in PDF

The scholarship program at the College of Staten Island recognizes academic excellence and college or community service. In addition to scholarships offered directly by the College, the CSI Foundation, and departments and associations of the College, memorial scholarships have been endowed through the generosity of many individuals and organizations who value higher education. Scholarships support, in varying ways, the education of the men and women of our community.  For more information see the menu below.

College of Staten Island Scholarship FAQ


Am I Eligible?

Incoming Freshmen

  • Maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 or 90% average (with some exceptions)
  • Register for and successfully complete 12 or more credits for the fall and spring semesters
  • Pass, or be exempt from, the three CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics
Continuing Students
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (with some exceptions)
  • Register for and successfully complete 12 or more credits for the fall and spring semesters
  • Pass, or be exempt from, the three CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics
Transfer Students
  • Transfer a minimum of 28 credits from previous college(s)
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.25 (with some exceptions)
  • Register for and successfully complete 12 or more credits for the fall and spring semesters
  • Pass, or be exempt from, the three CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics
Graduate Students
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (with some exceptions)
  • Register for and successfully complete 6 or more credits for the fall and spring semesters

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How Do I Apply?
You may download and print out the CSI Scholarship application. Completed applications may be delivered to the Division of Institutional Advancement & External Affairs in the South Administration Building 1A, Room 401. If sending the application by regular mail:

College of Staten Island
Institutional Advancement & External Affairs
2800 Victory Blvd., 1A-401
Staten Island, NY 10314

Submit a completed CSI Scholarship Application accompanied by all supporting documentation before 5:00pm, last business day in February.  Supporting documentation includes:

  • A personal essay of 500 words as outlined in the application.
  • A biographical profile of 250 words as outlined in the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation using the scholarship recommendation forms included in the application; one must be from a faculty member or teacher who knows you well; the second may also be from a faculty member/teacher or from someone who is familiar with you from a job, volunteer assignment, or community project you have undertaken. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted.
  • Although not mandatory, volunteer and community service can be supported by an attached certificate and/or a letter from the volunteer or community service coordinator on official stationery.

Applications will be considered complete upon receipt of the CSI Scholarship Application and all supporting materials. First-year and transfer students must request their own official transcripts from colleges other than CSI. Continuing students at CSI do not need to submit a transcript; the Office of Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities will access the transcripts of continuing CSI students via CUNYfirst.

For further information, contact Michele Callahan, Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor, at 718-982-2332 or michele.callahan@csi.cuny.edu.

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What is the Deadline?
The annual deadline is the last business day in February, no later than 5:00PM.

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How is my application evaluated?
Completed applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Faculty Scholarship Committee. Applications will be scored on the quality of the essay, the two letters of recommendation, and community or college service. A student’s scored application and GPA determine the ranking, which then determines whether a student will receive a scholarship award. Competition for scholarships varies from year to year based on the number of applicants and is always rigorous.

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How Will I Be Notified?
Applicants will receive a scholarship award or non-award letter from the Scholarship Committee. By applying for a CSI Scholarship, recipients agree to write a thank-you letter to the donors of the awards and participate in the CSI Scholarship Ceremony/Reception. Recipients also agree to authorize access to their educational records.

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What if I Want to Study Abroad?

Scholarships and awards for study abroad are available through the Center for Global Engagement at the College of Staten Island. The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), through which CSI is a partnering institution, also provides scholarships for specially designated study abroad programs. CCIS grants are typically $500 for summer programs and $1,000 for semester programs. Applying for study abroad scholarships offered by the CCIS requires nomination by the Center for Global Engagement; students who are interested in applying for CCIS scholarships are advised to contact the Center for Global Engagement to inquire about the nomination process.

Students interested in study abroad programs should contact or visit the Center for Global Engagement:

Center for Global Engagement
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.
Building 2A, Room 206
Staten Island, NY 10314

Phone: 718-982-2100

A listing of scholarships offered through the Center for Global Engagement may be found at: www.csi.cuny.edu/international/study_abroad/finaid.html. Scholarship awards are available for semester, summer and winter study abroad programs, and typically range up to $4,000.

Awards are for matriculated CSI students only.

Completed applications for these particular scholarships should be returned to the Center for Global Engagement in 2A-206.

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Non-Discrimination Policy
The College of Staten Island is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, handicap, veteran or marital status in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, and administration of educational policies.

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