• Thomas Samuels Scholarship

    The Thomas Samuels Scholarship is open to matriculated deaf 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 Application


    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 31st. The recipient is notified by the end of June. For an application or more information on the scholarship, please contact us at PDA@lagcc.cuny.edu.


    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, please click here for the secure online giving form.

  • Thank You from Thomas Samuels Scholarship Recipients





  • Portrait of Thomas Samuels

    Matthew Bryant

  • Portrait of Lily Lin

    Lily Lin

  • Portrait of DaYeong Nam

    DaYeong Nam