Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities


Every year, some 800 of CUNY’s 9,000 disabled students cannot attend school full time because of their disabilities and require more financial aid to complete their degrees.

The Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities provides crucial financial support to them. Established by CUNY’s Board of Trustees in June 2013, the scholarship is named for CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, who stepped down in June 2013. During his 14 years of service to the University, he was a devotee of access and opportunity for CUNY’s students with disabilities.

Goldstein established CUNY’s Annual Disability Awareness Month, a celebration of the contributions that people with disabilities make to University life. He also supported CUNY LEADS, a career-readiness program that places CUNY students with disabilities in jobs.

By providing tuition waivers, the Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities addresses a gap in the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Even with Americans with Disabilities Act/TAP rate-of-progress considerations, the disabled often tap out of TAP, which is limited to eight semesters for full-time students, long before they complete their degrees. This scholarship offers one year of additional aid.

 

Donate Now

Make an online gift to the Matthew Goldstein Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities using the links that follow, or make a gift over the phone or by mail using the contact information below.


Donate by phone:
(212) 417 6373

By mail:
Matthew Goldstein Scholarship
Program for Students with Disabilities
P.O. Box 239
New York, NY 10019


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During his 14-year tenure as CUNY chancellor, Matthew Goldstein, left, was a champion for disabled students.