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 31st. The recipient is notified by the end of June, with the scholarship presented at the Honors Night ceremony in September. 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, donations can be made to the Thomas Samuels Scholarship through the LaGuardia Community College Foundation.
If you are making a gift online, please indicate Thomas Samuels Scholarship Fund in the "Comments" box on the payment page. Click on the link for a downloadable reply form.
Your consideration and generosity in supporting the Thomas Samuels Scholarship is greatly appreciated.Sincerely,The Thomas Samuels Scholarship CommitteeSue LivingstonKim LucasJane RizzutoTomonori Nagano
Program for Deaf Adults
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