Awards are determined by Faculty Council Committees, each scholarship is awarded to three-four students per year
The Alan J. Berman Scholarship Award was established in 1988 to honor the values and principles that inspired the man colleagues described as "a unique human being who stood for the highest possible levels of human behavior and human aspiration." Dr. Berman was a dedicated and valuable member of the LaGuardia Faculty Council. Dr. Berman was a passionate advocate for students, faculty and union members, as well as serving as an activist for tenants' rights in his community.
The Annual Library Research Review Competition is jointly sponsored by the Library and Faculty Council. This unique program encourages and supports student research efforts at the college. Students who receive a grade of "A" on research papers written for a course at LaGuardia during the current academic year may submit the paper(s) into the competition. The papers are judged by a panel of faculty members from the college. Faculty Council provides prizes that include the following: a) First Place-- Kindle Fire HD Tablet with Alexa b) Second Place-- $75 Amazon.com Gift Card c) Third Place--$50 Amazon.com Gift Card Prizes for excellence in writing a research paper will be presented to winners in September. In addition, all participants will receive a Certificate of Participation in September.
The Racial Justice Scholarship (RJS) is inspired by the racial justice movement that mushroomed after the murder of (yet another unarmed Black man in Minneapolis and the murder of (yet another) unarmed Black woman Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Those events catapulted a racial injustice reckoning across the country, triggering the urgent need to rethink and reform policing and the criminal justice system in general to help save Black and Brown lives. Faculty Council (FC) wants to promote and facilitate LaGuardia students’ academic alignment with (and preparedness for) the racial justice movement in the US. The RJS seeks to recognize LaGuardia students with sophisticated criminal justice reform ideas that are conducive to racial justice, and also seeks to motivate students to get intellectually involved in this historical event.
Current LaGuardia students. No GPA Requirement! Each Spring I, FC will open and promote its “racial justice” essay contest for LaGuardia students across all departments to participate. Previous recipients are not eligible.
Submit all of the information requested above to: Professor Kyle Hollar-Gregory, Prof. Lloyd Klein and Prof. Ian McDermott. See contact information on the application below.
Notice of Intent: May 28, 2021. Essay Deadline: July 30, 2021 Please Note: Your application and essay will be evaluated on the basis of the strength of your argument, the relevance of your sources, and the organization of your material. Excessive grammatical errors that impede our ability to understand your argument is disqualifying, so be sure to visit the Writing Center. Excessive grammatical and spelling errors will be considered when reviewing essays.
Determined by Department Scholarship Committees in collaboration with the respective Department Faculty Council Representative There are six scholarship awards – each scholarship awarded to one student per year.