Guttman Transfer Scholarship


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Guttman Transfer Scholarships offer benefits for outstanding CUNY community college students who transfer to an eligible CUNY senior college (Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, and Queens). Guttman Scholars receive up to $4,000 paid over two years. CUNY is able to offer these scholarships through an endowment provided by the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.

These scholarships are offered twice each year, in the fall and spring. Applications are due in the semester prior to transfer.

Spring 2016 application: Closed

Expected notification of scholarship decisions: November 30


The next application cycle will be for students transferring in Fall 2016.

Students with a high number of credit hours and cumulative GPAs of 3.5 and above will be contacted by email in January 2016 with instructions on how to apply.

  • Students who meet eligibility requirements will have a link to the online application in their CUNYfirst "To Do" list.
  • Students must complete an online application, including a personal essay.
  • One letter of recommendation is required.
  • A faculty selection committee will review applications, and scholarships will be awarded based on a review of your transcript, a personal essay, and a letter of recommendation.
  • For more information, please review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Congratulations to the 2014 and 2015 Guttman Scholars!

Read about the 75 newly awarded Guttman Scholars on our News & Events page.

See complete lists of each of the three cohorts of Guttman Scholars on our Scholars page.

For photos from the Fall 2014 reception honoring the first cohort of Guttman Scholars, visit us on Facebook. Our Fall 2015 reception will be held on September 29.



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