The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


The Belle Zeller Scholarship Award DEADLINE February 4th

All Doctoral students who are currently registered full-time students and have completed at least one year of doctoral study at the Graduate Center are eligible to compete for The Belle Zeller Scholarship Award. The award will consist of two $2500 installments ($5000 total) during the 2022-23 academic year so long as all the conditions continue to be met by the recipient.

The Belle Zeller Scholarship can be found here

Eligibility criteria also include the following:

  1. A minimum Graduate Center grade point average of 3.75 or better GPA and continue to demonstrate service to their community
  1. Other evidence of significant service to CUNY, the community, and/or their respective colleges by letters, and/or other documents.
  1. Two letters must be provided by classroom instructors at the college where one attends and must address the applicant’s academic performance and contributions.
  1. Two additional letters must be submitted by individuals in leadership or supervisory positions who have personal knowledge of the applicant’s service activities and can evaluate one’s leadership, service, and social commitment.

Recipients should exemplify the social commitment, leadership and scholarship that marked the career of the late Belle Zeller, the founding president of the PSC, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Brooklyn College. Professor Zeller had an outstanding sense of social commitment, notable leadership talents, and a record of scholarship that earned her a national reputation in her field.

Since this award has considerable significance within the City University, it is important that the Graduate Center be represented by a number of strong candidates.  I therefore urge you to encourage your most highly qualified students to apply.

Applications are available at

Completed applications should be submitted no later than February 4th, 2022.

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