Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. Some scholarships cover the entire cost of your tuition, others are awards that will help reduce the cost and make the remainder more manageable. You have nothing to lose and an education to gain.

Take a look at some of the scholarships that we have to offer.  You are able to apply to as many of the scholarships for which you believe that you are eligible. So, what are you waiting for?

The Fall 2022 BCC Foundation Scholarship application is online now! All students are eligible, including international, DACA and undocumented students, too! The scholarship process is competitive, so be sure to apply on time!  Login to Scholarship Applications website with your Bronco ID and password.


  • Complete your FAFSA application and TAP Application. (Not required for international, DACA or undocumented students)
  • Check your To-Do List on CUNYFirst for any outstanding documents for financial aid.
  • Review, edit and revise your essay before you submit the application.  Visit our Writing Center to get help with drafting your essay.
  • If you are selected for a scholarship, be sure to check your email for follow-up instructions in November.

Disclosure: Scholarship distribution is dependent on funding.

Kalief Browder Memorial Scholarship

Provides a one-year, $2,500 scholarship. Funding will be applied between the Fall and Spring semesters.
Applicants must be BCC students who:

Kalief Browder

  • Were formerly justice-involved or have a parent/ guardian or relative that was/ is impacted by the justice system;
  • Are currently enrolled in a matriculated program and are on track to complete their degree. Preference given to full-time students;
  • Are in good academic standing – full-time students have completed a minimum of 12 credits/equated hours and part-time applicants must be on track to graduate the academic year of the award;
  • Have a minimum of 2 remaining semesters at BCC (this may include the semester of award);
  • Have a demonstrated financial need;
  • Have completed and submitted the application including the essay (required);
  • Preference may be given to students who are also currently/ formerly in foster care, though not a requirement.
  • Complete an essay, “Describe how and why Kalief Browder’s story resonates with you. How would receiving his scholarship help you advance your academic and professional goals?”

View the Kalief Browder Memorial Scholarship Flyer

Download the Kalief Browder Application

Application deadline Saturday, April 30, 2022

“Help a Bronco Graduate” General Scholarship

Scholarship is provided to student(s) in good academic stand and approaching graduation.

“Help a Bronco Graduate” Parley Scholarship

Scholarship is provided to assist student(s) in their final semester with a tuition balance that would prevent them from graduating.

Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is for full-time students in good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.

The Antoinette Macklin Memorial Scholarship


Bronx Community College student who:

  • Is in good academic standing;
  • Has demonstrated financial need;
  • Is currently a resident of the Bronx;
  • Preference given to students of traditionally underrepresented ethnic minority groups.


  • $1,500 for one student; funds may be split between the fall and spring semester;
  • Fund availability must be confirmed by the Office of Development annually, prior to awarding.

More information

Claude D. Grant Journalism Scholarship


  • Full-time student;
  • Good academic standing and demonstrated financial need;
  • Undergraduate student taking chemistry courses;
  • International students may apply.

Con Edison STEM Scholarship

The Con Edison STEM scholarship has the following criteria:

  • Students enrolled full-time.
  • Recommended by the office of financial aid in consultation with key STEM faculty.
  • Undergraduate students majoring in the field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, NOT related to the health field.

David and Pastora Blot


  • Currently enrolled and matriculated BCC student in good academic standing.
  • Demonstrates financial need; may be in jeopardy of dropping out of school due to insufficient financial resources.
  • On track to graduate at the end of the semester in which scholarship will be awarded.
  • Preference may be given to a student of Dominican descent.


Entrepreneurship Education Scholarship


  • Full-time BCC student.
  • GPA 2.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrated financial need as confirmed by Financial Aid.International students may apply.

Goldie & Isidore Malina Endowed Memorial Scholarship


A matriculated Bronx Community College student who:

  • Is in good academic standing;
  • Demonstrates financial need;
  • Preference will be given to a resident of the Bronx, though not a requirement.


  • An annual award of $500 (or amount available from endowment earnings per CUNY guidelines) will be provided;
  • One student will be selected and awarded by the Office of Financial Aid annually;
  • Funds will be awarded in the spring semester each year;
  • The Office of Development must confirm fund availability annually, prior to awarding by Financial Aid Office.


Entrepreneurship Education Scholarship


Bronx Community College student who:

  • GPA and requirements for entering the Nursing Program (as established by BCC);
  • Entering the nursing program or already in the program;
  • Female Hispanic/Latina/x student who wants to go into nursing or other health professions;
  • Short essay describing one significant obstacle overcome and the motivation for wanting to study nursing.


  • Awarded based on availability.

SubSathiya Scholarship


Bronx Community College student who:

  • Is in good academic standing;
  • Has demonstrated financial need;
  • Is currently an Accounting major;
  • Preference is given to student(s) approaching graduation.
  • First preference is given to international students.


  • $250 awarded during the Spring semester

William T. Schwendler Scholarship


  • Demonstrated the desire for personal excellence through taking advantage of education and training opportunities within and outside the Sea cadet program;
  • Shown the reliability of character and quality of work essential to making the cadet a valuable member of any team;
  • Exhibited the courage and integrity required to be level-headed and fair in all dealings with other people;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in helping to guide and develop fellow cadets so that all have an opportunity to do their best;
  • Student will be chosen by a committee designated by the Chair of the Department of Physics and Technology (DPT) or by the President of Bronx Community College.


  • Award based on availability.

Named Gift Opportunities

Endowed Gifts

Make an endowed gift and you will create a lasting legacy that will pay dividends to BCC in perpetuity.

Scholarships make it possible for deserving students to attend BCC, helping attract the brightest, most meritorious students to the college.

Creating an endowed scholarship enables donors to name a fund that will provide critical tuition support for Bronx Community College students in perpetuity.

Fund Minimum

Named Scholarships

Make a gift of $5,000 or more, for at least 5 consecutive years, to create a scholarship named after you, in honor of or in memory of someone near and dear.

Contact Information

For information on applying to scholarships, please contact the Office of Financial Aid: 

Chenae Dennis
Assistant Director, Financial Aid

For information on supporting scholarships, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations: 

Angela Wambugu Cobb
Assistant Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

External Scholarships

Below you will find external scholarship resources. We encourage you to do research to see what fits your needs and do NOT apply to scholarships that ask for any form of payment.

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