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April 4 The Ernesto Malave Merit and The Graduate Mentoring & Passantino

The application packet can be found at!application/x48ba and is also available in the Student Affairs office Room 7301.

The University Student Senate (USS) is pleased to announce their Ernesto Malave Merit,  Graduate Peer Mentoring, and Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships competition.

  • One Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship of $1500.00 will be awarded to a Graduate Center student in good academic standing with a 3.5 and above demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.
  • The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Awards are for Graduate Center students with a disability and / or international students that have at least a 2.5 GPA.  One Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Award of $1000.00 shall be awarded to a student with a disability and one to an international student.  This scholarship recognizes international students and students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances.
  • In 2013, the University Student Senate of the City University of New York established the Graduate Peer Mentoring Scholarship.  The scholarship awards $1000.00 to one student per campus, per academic year for demonstrating a tremendous effort to help other graduate students through academic support, professional development, and leadership development within their college community. Students must that have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Applicants can apply to only one scholarship per academic year (either the Ernesto Malave Merit, Graduate Peer Mentoring, or the Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship).
All applications must be received by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue – Room 7301– New York, New York 10016, by April 4.

Potential applicants should review the material carefully.  Questions that applicants may have after reviewing the scholarship application and information may be addressed to the Student Affairs office at