Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by December 31, 2016, or a recent graduate (since spring 2012).
  • Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2017.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or the equivalent).
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
  • Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.

Please Note: Students who have attended a four-year institution in the past are not eligible for this scholarship. (If you started at a four-year institution, but did not complete a semester of full-time study, then you may be eligible. Please contact the JKC Foundation to verify your eligibility.)

Students who have already transferred to a four-year institution or plan to transfer to start during the spring 2017 semester are also not eligible for this scholarship.

Apply online at: http://outreach.jkcf.org/ut-apply/?utm_campaign=2017_UT_Outreach&utm_medium=Button&utm_source=Website&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jkcf.org%2Fscholarship-programs%2Fundergraduate-transfer%2F.

The deadline for all application materials is October 25, 2016 at noon ET.


What-is-Art-imageFor those of you that are intellectually curious, there is an Honors course being offered this Fall that might interest you.  Here is the info:

(PHIL 201H, 81052; transferrable humanities elective)
Dr. Dwight Goodyear
Fall 2016 Thursday 1:00-3:50

This class focuses on two difficult questions: What is art? And how can we rationally defend our evaluations of art? Our efforts in answering these questions will be guided by five philosophical theories of art: imitation, formalism, expression, instrumentalism, and institutional. Many diverse philosophers, artists, and works of art will be addressed, and illuminating connections to knowledge, morality, self, society, cosmos, and religion will be made. Along the way we will also investigate the nature of beauty, ugliness, taste, aesthetic experience, creativity, imagination, tragedy, comedy, the sublime, and the horror of the uncanny. Every class will discuss and apply theory to various films, works of music, and paintings. There will be a museum trip associated with the class.

Contact the instructor, or Honors Program Co-Directors to find out more:




WCC Emergency Aid Program

SOSThe WCC Foundation Emergency Aid Program was established to assist students who have unforeseen financial hardships that occur during the semester and endanger their continued enrollment. These hardships are generally financial situations that are immediate and severe in nature that cannot be remedied by Financial Aid, the Scholarship Office or the Benefits Access Center. 

Emergency needs include, but are not limited to:

  • Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
  • Fire in living quarters
  • Threat of eviction
  • Overdue utility bills/turn-off notice
  • Theft of computer, books, clothing or other essential belonging
  • Medical/Dental emergencies
  • Temporary loss of job or income
  • Loss of childcare
  • Victims of Violence
  • Other (you may give an explanation of your emergency in personal statement)

Non-covered situations include, but may not be limited to:

  • cover previous college debts
  • To pay for full or partial tuition or college fees and supplies
  • To pay for legal representation in a criminal proceeding or WCC disciplinary proceeding
  • This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid


Applicants must:

  • have proof of a financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, job or housing loss, health issue or other unexpected critical incident;
  • be a currently enrolled full time student in good academic standing
  • complete all questions in full on the application and submit supporting documentation.

Obligations of Student recipients

  • Grants do NOT have to be repaid.
  • Students receiving aid will be required to register with the Benefits Access Center and receive financial counseling support for the length of their attendance at WCC.

Click here to apply for Emergency Aid.

If approved, there is generally a 72-hour turnaround time from application submission to check processing

Mark You Calendars!


Thursday November 10, 2016
4:00-7:00 pm
Fine Arts Gallery

Westchester Community College is pleased to announce its fourteenth annual Portfolio Day. Representatives of regional and national visual arts programs will be available to evaluate student portfolios and discuss admission requirements, degree programs, and financial aid packages.

This event is open to high school students and their parents as well as college students interested in exploring transfer options.

colleges that have attended in the past include

  • Alfred University
  • College of New Rochelle
  • Cooper Union
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
  • Lehman College
  • Maine College of Art
  • Mercy College
  • Montclair State University
  • Moore College of Art & Design
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Pratt Institute
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • School of Visual Arts
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Purchase


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Karen Kravett: So You Want to Go to Art School

Steve Rossi: Organizational Forms

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Steve Rossi, Reciprocal Ladder to Roll

September 8 – November 22

Please join us for a reception Thursday, September 24, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

“Combining two bodies of work, one sculptural and one photographic, and referencing a minimalist and modernist aesthetic, Organizational Forms questions contemporary notions of progress and failure while interrogating expectations of the hand-made and the mass-produced and attendant notions of permanence and ephemerality”

Click here for the gallery website:

Student Show

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May 4 – May 9

Wednesday, May 6, 11 am – 1 pm

This end-of-term celebration of student talent and creativity showcases student work with a diverse range of style and subject matter. Along with student artwork, copies of International Voices, an annual journal of student writing and artwork, are available for taking in the gallery. This year’s edition was designed by Bozhena Shuplat.

For this non-juried exhibition, any student currently enrolled in course(s) at Westchester Community College was eligible to exhibit a single work that did not exceed 24” in any dimension. Students were required to bring works during specific times; student assistants Maria Claudia Diaz Hernandez, Isaiah Rivera,  and Ana Pasquarelli helped with gallery preparation, artwork installation, and lighting in addition to keeping written records of students who exhibited their work. The exhibition signage was designed by Maria Claudia Diaz Hernandez, and all the assistants helped in drawing out the large logotype at the gallery entrance. Isaiah Rivera designed the sculptural installation for copies of International Voices.

The reception will readings from International Voices as well as light refreshments. All are welcome.

Fine Arts Gallery
Academic Arts Building, 3rd floor
Monday-Saturday 10 am – 3 pm + Thursdays 4 – 6 pm

Art Club Accolades and Awards

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The Art Club is proud to announce that our President, Marisa Collado received the Key Award at the Student Awards Dinner on Friday night, April 17, 2015

A special Art Club Award was presented by Marisa to Beola Daily for her leadership in the club.

The Art Club was also recognized (with other clubs) for its role in “Night Circus” the amazing Halloween Party last fall.  “Night Circus” received the Club Event of the Year Award.

Honored as attendees at the dinner were the following Art Club Officers:  Marisa Collado, Josue Artavia, and Ariana Dzibela. Beola Daily and Michael Ray Mercado (Art Club members) celebrated with the Art Club.  (Michael is the President of the Anime Club.)