Student Support Services has been fortunate to receive an annual gift from the Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin Foundation, for a select group of FIVE SSSP students. The students will receive scholarship money of $5,000 each for the academic year. The students will be known as Charlotte and Arthur Zitrin Peer Tutor/Scholars, and will serve as Peer Tutors and Mentors, and provide essential support services to students.
An application form is given below. Please complete the form and, with a personal statement, meet with your counselor if you need assistance. Please list any voluntary or paid services that you have rendered to your community at home, church or college. If you are not ready to apply this year, please look over the requirements and aim for the award in the future. Please feel free to contact Ms Elba Colon at 212-650-6407 if you need more information. Applications must be sent to: Mr. Carlito Berlus, The City College of New York Student Support Services Program, NAC 6/148, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031.
1. Current, full-time, matriculated Student Support Services (SSSP) Student;
2. A Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 for the past two semesters AND a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2;
3. Student should have completed at least 61 credits;
4. Must be in a major and have completed the CUNY Proficiency Exam;
5. Must be an active member of SSSP and attended a session of the MCAT/GRE/LSAT preparation course.
1. Letter of Recommendation from counselor OR faculty;
2. Personal Statement of not more than TWO double-spaced pages addressing: A. Extracurricular, community and voluntary involvement, B. Academic obstacles and achievements, C. Career objectives (mention how it relates to major and/or voluntary activities) D. Financial need information;
3. A recent Resume;
4. Must register for the next two semesters to receive the award;
5. Interview with Committee in May (Applicant will be notified of date).
Job Description: Peer Tutor/Mentor/Scholar:
Must work a minimum of (10) ten hours per week from September 1, to May 31 for a total of 300 hours as a:
1. Tutor SSSP students in one or more of the following courses: English, ESL, Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Economics, World Civilizations, World Humanities, and other Liberal Arts, Engineering or Science Core courses;
2. Mentor “at risk” SSSP students;
3. Assist in planning and implementing Annual Cultural diversity program Open House for admissions New Student Orientations and recruitment of students Career and Financial Aid Workshops;
4. Other duties as described by the SSS Program.
All eligible candidates should apply for this annual scholarship. Please contact your counselor or Ms Elba Colon, if you need further information.
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