Apply to be a Kaplan Scholar

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Application Deadline: Monday, June 14, 2021

All applicants to the Kaplan Leadership Program must submit the following:

  • Completed application including personal statement and short answer essays

  • 2 Letters of Reference: 1 Academic and 1 Professional

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended

  • Unofficial transcripts from all high schools attended or a copy of GED scores

  • Record of employment or internship history

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) for the current academic year

  • Award letter from your college for the current academic year

In addition to the documents listed above, applicants may also submit an optional nomination form. 

Accepted students will be notified by the end of July 2021.

On Campus Contacts (Champions) The following provides a location on each campus where students can pick up program brochures or get help with their application. If your college is not listed, you meet the Program's eligibility requirements, and you have questions, contact the Foundation application hotline at (347) 454-6182.


On-Campus Location

Contact Name(s)

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Scholarship Office Room S343

Ms. Sussie Gyamfi
Scholarship Coordinator

Bronx Community College

Colston Hall
Room 528

Yvonne Erazo-Davila, Ed.D
Assistant Director, Student Success

Tiffany Dubon
Student Life Specialist


College of Staten Island

Career and Scholarship Center
Room 1A-105

Dr. Geoff Hempill
Coordinator of Fellowships & Scholarships

Guttman Community College

Office of Partnerships and Community Engagement
Room 407

Patricia Jean
Senior Career Advisor 

Hostos Community College

Transfer Office
Room D-101A
Office of Student Development
Room C-392

Theresa Hammonds
Transfer Coordinator
Office of Transfer Services

Jason Libfeld
Student Leadership Coordinator

Hudson County Community College

Center for Academic and Student Success
A Building
2nd Floor

Duane Williams
Asst Director, Advisement & Counseling

Kingsborough Community College

Career Development/Transfer Office
Room C102

Melissa Merced
Transfer Services Coordinator


LaGuardia Community College

Office of Transfer Services
Room B215

ASAP Office
Room B235

Honors Program
Office E-103 (V)

Jose Plasencia
Associate Director for Transfer Services

Rocio Rosado
Career & Employment Specialist

Karlyn Koh, PhD
Professor of English
Chair, Honors Program

Noam Scheindlin, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Interim Co-Director, Honors Program



Medgar Evers College

Room 2015-T

Jeffrey Sigler
Director, Freshman Year Program

NYC College of Technology

Placement Office
Room N602B
Scholarships and Residency Office
Room NG 09

Adrian Griffith
Director of Placement

Olliver Davis
Scholarship Director

Queensborough Community College

Library Building
Room 420

Stephen Atkins
Four-Year College Transfer Coordinator

Westchester Community College

Scholarship Office
Library Room 242

Sandra Ramsay
Scholarship Manager

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, email us at or call the application hotline at (347) 454-6182.