In addition to the regular scholarship opportunities for full-time students, Fordham College at Lincoln Center students may compete for the following:
The Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize in Philosophy
The Jane B. Aron Memorial Prize in Philosophy is a prize of $2,000 awarded annually to a student majoring in philosophy who is entering the senior year. The student is selected by the philosophy faculty primarily on the basis of academic excellence. Prize money is to be applied toward Fordham tuition.
The Dr. Michael R. Cioffi Scholarship
The Dr. Michael R. Cioffi Scholarship is awarded to students who excel in their study of Italian culture (language, literature, art, film, history, etc.) or other areas related to it.
Katie Fraser Prize in Comparative Literature
Katie Fraser, a 1989 graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, was an outstanding student in the comparative literature program. She was working toward a doctorate in comparative literature when she passed away in October 1993. This award is made in her honor at graduation for the best thesis in comparative literature.
Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship
The Clare Boothe Luce Program promotes the advancement of American women through higher education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.The scholarship fund was set up by Mrs. Luce in her will in order to encourage women to enter those math and science fields in which they have not been well represented. The Fund provides for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and one professorship.The undergraduate scholarships fund full tuition and, if applicable, room and board for outstanding women juniors and seniors majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science, and who intend to pursue research-oriented graduate study. More information.
Michael J. Passarelli Natural Science Award
Michael J. Passarelli, a Fordham Presidential Scholar, passed away the day before he was to graduate summa cum laude in May 1978. Dedication to his school, love for and devotion to his classmates and friends were the hallmarks of his undergraduate years. A scholar who thirsted for knowledge, he was awarded the Natural Science Medal for scholastic achievement. The memory of this brilliant young man captures the spirit with which this award is bestowed.
The Angelo Rodriguez Research Award
The Angelo Rodriguez Research Award receives the support of dedicated friends and alumni of Fordham's Latin American and Latino Studies program, as well as others.
If you would like to make a donation, please make checks payable to:
The Angelo Rodriguez Award
c/o Fordham University Office of Development and
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023-7484
Attn: Catherine Buescher, Director of Development, Arts and Sciences
||Qualifying students may receive the following honors at Fordham College at Lincoln Center:
The Dean's List is announced at the beginning of each fall semester. Students must be full-time and must complete 24 credits or more with a 3.600 or better grade point average during the fall and spring semesters. Summer courses are not included. Students can be named to the Dean's List a maximum of four times over their academic year.
Graduates are awarded the following honors if they attain the requisite cumulative grade point average: cum laude 3.600 average; magna cum laude 3.700 average; summa cum laude 3.800 average. In computing the average, grades of P or F earned in a Pass/ Fail course are not included.
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most widely recognized academic honor society in America. Founded in 1776 by a group of students at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa has grown to include chapters at nearly every major college and university in the country. The society's aim has long been to encourage intellectual excellence, not in a narrowly focused or specialized sense, but in the broad range of the liberal arts. Over the years, Phi Beta Kappa membership has been founded on Emerson's belief that the "American scholar" is one who "takes unto himself all the contributions of the past, all the hopes of the future...a university of knowledge."
Fordham University's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (Tau of New York) was established on the Rose Hill campus in 1962. In 2004 the chapter was opened to students of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Each May it installs new members from among the most academically distinguished upper class students. Admission is limited to seniors and a highly select group of juniors who have completed at least four full semesters in Fordham College at Rose Hill or Fordham College at Lincoln Center, have compiled outstanding academic records and have shown excellence in a broad liberal arts curriculum that includes English, history, philosophy or theology, mathematics, a foreign language and the social sciences. Students with outstanding grade point indexes are screened for membership, but the society limits its ranks to those who have also exhibited a wide range of intellectual interests. Accordingly, selection is contingent upon the variety of the student's course work outside the major, evidence of intellectual maturity and the quality of evaluative remarks written by professors. Students working toward a B.F.A. degree are not eligible for membership.