Special Programs - College Now

Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

The Myself Third Scholarship promotes ideals of character, leadership & service

The Myself Third Scholarship promotes the ideals of character, leadership and service, and honors college-bound students who engage in ongoing social action and volunteerism. Scholarship winners are selected based on their grades, extracurricular activities, letter(s) of recommendation and volunteer service that demonstrates a strong commitment to helping their school, community, or fellow citizens.

The program awards two $5,000 one-time grants to be used toward tuition costs at any of CUNY’s 17 undergraduate colleges. Scholarships are not limited to a specific field of study, but require full-time enrollment in either an associates or baccalaureate degree program. Winners must provide proof of fall enrollment at CUNY and commit to participating in at least one community service project during their freshman year.

To apply, high school seniors must have completed at least 50 hours of service in their community and/or school in the past twelve months. The service may include participating with institutions or community-based organizations devoted to improving the quality of life for community residents or fostering civic engagement. Volunteer activities should be substantive and not solely connected to high school graduation requirements.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center exterior lit up at nightOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Russian Ballet performing at the Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art Gallery exterior in the afternoonOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.