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    In 2002, the Program for Deaf Adults proudly established the Thomas Samuels Scholarship. The scholarship is named for Tom to honor his fourteen years of service and many contributions to LaGuardia and PDA. This scholarship is awarded annually to a Deaf or hard-of-hearing student enrolled at LaGuardia in recognition of her/his academic achievement.
    The Thomas Samuels Scholarship is open to matriculated students enrolled in the academic program. While a student's GPA is a major factor in determining the recipient, students who wish to be considered for scholarships will also be asked to submit a short essay and two letters of recommendation from an academic or community reference.

    Scholarship applications are distributed annually in March. Students are required to submit the application with a recent transcript and completed essay. In addition, students are responsible for requesting their two letters of recommendation be sent to the scholarship committee. All material is due to the committee by May 27th. The recipient is notified by the end of June.

    In order to continue this annual award, we have established an endowment to fund the scholarship. However, additional contributions will also allow us to expand this program. If you would like to join us in acknowledging the accomplishments of Deaf and hard-of-hearing LaGuardia students for years to come, donations can be made to the Thomas Samuels Scholarship by visiting www.lagcc.cuny.edu/tss.  

    Your consideration and generosity in supporting the Thomas Samuels Scholarship is greatly appreciated.

    The Thomas Samuels Scholarship Committee

    Sue Livingston
    Kim Lucas
    Pacts Cartagna
    Tomonori Nagano

    For students who qualify for the TSS scholarship, please Click here to print the 2017 application packet. Email Sue Livingston at: slivings@lagcc.cuny.edu for assistance in preparing the application.


    Program for Deaf Adults 

    Mailing Address:
    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room C-203
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    29-10 Thomson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101

     (718) 482-5324 Voice
     (917) 832-1207 VP
     (718) 609-2069 Fax

         Sue Livingston, PhD
         Professor, Basic Skills
     (718) 482-5621
    thumb_email  slivings@lagcc.cuny.edu 

         Kim Lucas, MA
         Academic Advisor/Coordinator of Accommodation Support Servicea
     (917) 832-1203 VP
    thumb_email  kimluc@lagcc.cuny.edu 

         Jane Rizzuto, MBA
         Coordinator Interpreter
     (718) 482-5309 Voice
    thumb_email  jrizzuto@lagcc.cuny.edu