The CSI Fellowship and Scholarship Database

The CSI Fellowship and 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.

 

 

Contact Information

Michele Callahan
Fellowship and Scholarship Advisor
Building 1A, Room 401
Phone : 718.982.2332
Contact Via Email

CSI Scholarship Program

The scholarship program at the College of Staten Island recognizes academic excellence and college / 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 our community.  For more information see Frequently Asked Questions below:

College of Staten Island Scholarship FAQ

 

Am I Eligible?
CSI Scholarships are for matriculated students only.  Macaulay Honors College students are not eligible to apply to the CSI Scholarship program.

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 (with some exceptions). Students who are recipients of the Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship or the CSI Housing Scholarship must complete at least 30 credits per academic year.
  • 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 (with some exceptions)
  • 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 (with some exceptions)
  • 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 six or more credits for the fall and spring semesters (with some exceptions)

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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 and External Affairs in Building 1A, Room 401. If sending the application by U.S. Postal Service:

College of Staten Island
Institutional Advancement and External Affairs
Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities
2800 Victory Blvd., 1A-401
Staten Island, NY 10314

Applications may be emailed to scholarships@csi.cuny.edu.

Submit a completed CSI Scholarship Application accompanied by all supporting documentation: 

  • A personal essay consisting of a maximum of 500 words as outlined in the application.
  • A biographical profile consisting of a maximum of 250 words as outlined in the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation: 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 or friends 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 for continuing students occurs on the last business day of February by 5pm EST; the annual recruiting deadline for incoming freshmen, transfer and graduate students occurs during the last business day of the first full week of April by 5pm EST. For the 2018-2019 application cycle, these dates are Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 and Friday, April 6th, 2018.  

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How is my application evaluated?
Completed applications will be evaluated and rated by the Faculty Review Committee. Applications are scored using a combination of academic merit and College/community service, while also taking into consideration financial need and other aspects of the student's background. Competition for scholarships varies from year to year, based on the number of applicants and is always rigourous.  

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How will I be notified?
Applicants will receive a scholarship award or non-award letter from the Division of Institutional Advancment and External Affairs. By applying for a CSI Scholarship, recipients agree to write a thank-you letter to the donor(s) of the awards and attend the CSI Scholarship Ceremony/Reception as well as one other college sponsored event. 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 on our study abroad financial aid and scholarships page. 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.

Applications for these particular scholarships can be obtained from the Center for Global Engagement in 2A-206 or accessed via the Center's webpage.

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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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