Opportunities and Announcements

R.I.S.E. can help you Apply for the Opportunities you need!

Join R.I.S.E. or Email CareerTechEd@qcc.cuny.edu to get connected to a Career and Technical Education specialist who can help you look over applications, resumes, and chart your pathway to success.


Howard L. Aslinger Memorial Scholarship for Individuals with Disabilities

Aimed towards students with disabilities. Funds may be used for any type of education from university to vocational training or for special needs education and equipment. Amount awarded varies.

Deadline to apply: May 31st, annually


Horatio Alger Association: National Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Award Amount: 500 scholarships at $2,500 each

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have completed high school (or earned high school equivalency credential) by July 1
  • Plan to attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution by September
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program that will lead to employment
  • Not be enrolled in pre-requisite courses
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income OR Pell Grant eligibility are required)
  • Be under the age of 35
  • Be a United States citizen

Deadline: June 17, 2024


Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship

Open to mothers at least 17 years of age with minor children pursuing a first degree at a postsecondary level of education, low-income, enrolled full-time for the academic year. Award amount: up to $5,000

Deadline: August 1


NYS Part-Time Scholarship (PTS) Award Program

  • Covers tuition cost of six credit hours or $1,500 per term, whichever is less
  • Students must be NYS residents and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term, graduated high school or earned equivalency credential, be enrolled in at least 6 but less than 12 credits per term at SUNY or CUNY community college, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Deadline TBA for Fall 2024


New York State Excelsior Scholarship

Eligible for NY State Residents who have graduated high school or earned equivalency diploma, have combined federal adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less, pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college, enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and complete at least 30 credits each year (successively). Apply to be awarded up to $5,500.

Deadline: TBA for Fall 2024


Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarship

To continue his lifelong commitment to economic development and workforce growth, former long-time U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue has funded a national scholarship program to support skills training that will empower more Americans to get ahead in their careers and build better lives.

A total of 50 Donohue Family SkillPointe Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded during 2024 and 2025. Scholarships are available to individuals of all backgrounds pursuing vocational training in industries such as Construction, Communications, Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Public Service, Technology, and Transportation. 

The deadlines to submit your application are March 31 and September 30. Winners will be notified within 4 weeks of deadline.


SkillPointe Foundation $1,000 Scholarship for Technical/Vocational Training

The SkillPointe Foundation is awarding multiple $1,000 scholarships every quarter to individuals of all background pursuing technical/vocational training for high-demand careers including construction, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and other fields that don't require a four-year degree.

This scholarship is exclusively for individuals wishing to gain a certificate, credential, or 2-year degree.

Application Deadlines: Last day of March, June, September and December


NYSTAA Transfer Student Scholarships

Open to students currently enrolled at an active NYSTAA two-year member college and will complete an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Science by August; have a minimum GPA of 3.5; plan on attending a four-year NYSTAA member institution in the Fall. Award amount: up to $6,000

Deadline: TBA for Fall 2025


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program:

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) stands as a testament to fostering the professional development of aspiring students of all communities nationwide. Partnering with corporate and federal entities, the HNIP offers internship opportunities that aim to prepare the next generation of leaders, bridging the gap between academics and real-world experience. Through the HNIP, every internship unfolds as a journey of discovery, growth, and empowerment.

Gain valuable work experience through paid internships at federal agencies nationwide such as NASA, USDA, and the Library of Congress.


The Finch College Alumni Foundation Trust Transferring Scholarship

Female students enrolled in the second year of community college in NY, NJ, or CT; age 22 and older; transferring to any accredited four-year college in the United States; have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Award amount varies.

Deadline: May 1 of transfer year annually.


Point Foundation Community College Scholarship

Open to members of the LGBTQ+ community enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited community college in an associate’s degree program, intend to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution OR graduate with an associate’s degree, must be enrolled at least 6 credits throughout the academic year. Award amount: $2,400 per semester.

Deadline for the new application period TBA. Accepts new applications annually.


Point Foundation BIPOC Scholarship

Open to Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) members of the LGBTQ+ community enrolled or intending to enroll in any accredited postsecondary institution; enrolled in one or more credit-bearing classes for the funded term. Award Amount: up to $1,500.

Deadline for the new application period TBA. Accepts new applications annually.


Transgender First Scholarship

The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education. Applicant must identify as Transgender or Non-Binary, plan to pursue or currently pursuing a degree at an accredited post-secondary institution, have a high school or equivalency diploma. Award amount: $2,500

Deadline: December 31, annually


Jeannette Rankin National Scholar Grant

Open to students 35 years or older who identify as a woman or nonbinary; pursuing post high school/GED certificate, technical, vocational, associate's or first bachelor's degree. Must demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: TBA


ACCESS NYC: Resource for Help with Food, Money, Housing, Work, and More

Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, work and more on ACCESS NYC. There are over 30 programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job.f

Check out ACCESS NYC's website to learn more. At the bottom of their site, you can also sign-up for ACCESS NYC's newsletter.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

ABC Humane Wildlife Women in STEM Academic Scholarship

Must identify as female; be enrolled at a college studying or planning to study the fields of science, engineering, mathematics, or technology. Award amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 1


The Louis T. Fiore Electronic Communications Scholarship

Open to anyone studying an electronics curriculum at any nationally accredited educational institution.

Deadline: September 3, 2024


Accelerate Your Career with the Technology Apprenticeship Program

Accelerate your career with an apprenticeship program! Through a partnership with the New York Jobs CEO Council (NYJCC), the Technology Apprenticeship Program at QCC allows you to earn 8 credits toward your degree while getting paid at the same time. If accepted, you will have the opportunity to work for a major company such as American Express, Deloitte, Bloomberg, or TD Bank. Gain the in-demand tech skills you need to succeed and kickstart your career! The program is highly competitive, so complete the interest form and begin preparing today!

Please see the eligibility requirements below:

  • On track to graduate as an Internet and Information Technology (IIT) major immediately after completing the Apprenticeship Program in the Spring
  • Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA by the start of the previous Fall semester
  • Be eligible to work in the United States


Learn.org Associate’s Degree Scholarship in Computer Technology and Information Systems

Open to full-time students pursuing Computer Technology or Information Systems associate's degrees or certificate programs, high school students enrolling in Computer Technology or Information Systems associate's programs next year are also eligible.


Break Through Tech AI at Cornell Tech

Break Through Tech AI is now recruiting students from across the country for the 2024/25 Virtual program which will begin in June 2024! An initiative of Cornell Tech, Break Through Tech AI is a paid, 1-year extracurricular experience that helps undergraduate college women (trans and cis), nonbinary, and other underrepresented groups in tech gain the skills they need to get jobs in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The program includes an online Machine Learning course over the summer, followed by industry challenges and mentorship and career coaching during the Fall and Spring - all meant to help you launch your career in AI and Machine Learning. All accepted participants who successfully complete the program will receive a $2,000 award. Applications will open in January 2024. Complete the interest form to join the mailing list for application updates and reminders, and to register for upcoming virtual information sessions.


Start your Career in Tech with Revature

Revature is hiring for Full Stack Software Engineers, NO CODING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED & ALL MAJORS are accepted! Revature is looking for motivated individuals with a desire to learn who are ready to launch their tech careers. Revature provides pathways for all levels, regardless of major and experience. 70% of Revature software engineers are not Computer Science majors. Simply put, we want you to be successful. As the largest and fastest growing employer of emerging technology talent across the U.S., we provide you with paid, on-the-job-training to become an experienced software engineer. That’s right – we pay you to learn!

To learn more and Apply, Click HERE.

Architecture & Construction

Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship ($2,000) by SkillPointe Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. The Foundation has pledged to invest $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople and bridging the opportunity gap through its Path to Pro program. We want to help create the next generation of skilled trade leaders by providing scholarships to further your education.

To be considered, you must:

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent
  • Plan to enroll, or be enrolled, in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college) in the United States.
  • Not be an employee or dependent of an employee of The Home Depot. Employees of The Home Depot and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship from The Homer Fund.
  • Focused on Carpentry, Construction Management, Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Building-Related Field.

Application Deadlines: Last day of March, June, September and December

Winners will be notified approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.


National Association of Women in Construction Undergraduate Scholarship

Open to students enrolled full-time in a construction-related degree program, desire a career in a construction-related field, have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Award amount varies.

Deadline: February 28, annually


National Association of Women in Construction Trades Scholarship

Open to students enrolled full-time in a construction-related training program, community college, technical school, or equivalent obtaining training in a construction-related craft or trade. Award amount varies.

Deadline: February 28, annually

Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications

DEED Lineworker and Technical Education Scholarships

Open to students attending or planning to attend an accredited vocational institution, lineworker school, or tow to four-year college/university, graduating within 12 months of application deadline, working towards lineworker and other technical careers that are in high demand by electric utilities. Award amount: $2,000

Deadlines: February 15, October 15, annually


Learn.org Associate’s Degree Scholarship in Computer Technology and Information Systems

Open to full time students pursuing Art or Design related associate’s degree, high school students enrolling in Art or Design associate’s programs also eligible. Award amount: $500

Deadline: April 1 annually

Business Management & Administration


Health Sciences

Learn.org Associate’s Degree Scholarship in Nursing and Medical Assisting

Open to full-time students pursuing Nursing or Medical Assisting associate's degree, diploma, or certificate program; high school students enrolling in Nursing or Medical Assisting programs also eligible. Award amount: $500

Deadline: April 1 annually


The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Open to students currently enrolled in nursing program, currently attending classes and taking no less that six (6) credits per semester, involved in nursing school organizations and/or community health activities, establish financial need. Award amount: up to $10,000

Deadline: January 24, 2025

Campus Cultural Centers

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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.

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.