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Arts and Sciences Awards and Prizes

For additional information about the following awards and prizes, or if you are interested in applying, please contact Assistant Dean Collin Craig at . You may also contact our main office 212-772-5121.


Alpha Chi Alpha - Frances Morehouse Prize

This prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior with a distinguished record in the Social Sciences. Consideration is given not only to scholastic standing but also to scope of interest in the Social Sciences. Awards in recent years have ranged from $300 to $500. Students may nominate themselves or be nominated by a faculty member; in either case, a complete application will consist of a personal statement by the student outlining his or her interest in an area within the Social Sciences, a copy of the student’s transcript, and two letters of recommendation.


Shuster Awards for Outstanding Master's Degree Theses

The nomination packet should consist of a letter of nomination; a one-page summary of the thesis; an evaluation of the thesis by the thesis sponsor, including comments on the merit of the nominated thesis compared to other theses recently completed in their program; and a copy of the thesis. A thesis that has not yet been given formal final approval by its sponsor may be nominated and considered for this award, if a copy of the final draft accompanies the nomination.


Mina S. Rees Graduate Scholarship in Science and Mathematics

In keeping with the donor's request, a single award to a graduate student either enrolled in or about to enter a Ph.D. program in one of natural sciences or mathematics at  the City University of New York and is given with permission of the donor, two or more awards have been given in some years. The criteria for selection are:

  • Promise of scientific professionalism, drive, incisiveness, originality
  • Promise of competence as a teacher; solidity and span of subject matter, knowledge and articulateness
  • Aspirations as a cultured person-commitment, breadth and genuineness of intellectual interest

The nominations should include:

  • Student's degree program and level
  • A list of the student's publications and/or presentations at scientific meetings
  • A letter of recommendation from the student's sponsor or advisor (If that person is a member of this Committee, there must be an additional letter of recommendation from another faculty member.)
  • As soon as the recipient is chosen, we will need the student's social security number and EMPL identification numbers, so that the award check can be prepared



Deadline for Spring 2023- May 1, 2023 



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