The Jeff Gural Academic Achievement and Opportunity Scholars Program is a selective four-year scholarship program for students at Eugene Lang College. The program provides need-based scholarships each year from orientation to graduation for up to 48 Lang students. This program is housed within Lang's Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice.
In addition to receiving a supplemental scholarship, Scholars are enrolled in a year-long two-credit seminar (one credit for each academic year) focused on social justice theory and practice. The curriculum
unfolds as follows:
The Gural Scholars program is more than a scholarship — it is a four-year commitment to developing work and identity as social justice scholars and activists. Scholars think critically about their personal relationships to power and privilege and about
how to challenge structural inequities and dismantle systems of oppression. They build a community with one another outside of The New School through critical reflection, ethical engagement, and activism. The program connects them with Lang faculty
and staff through one-on-one advising, monthly gatherings, annual program retreats, and events on and off campus.
Jeff Gural, the chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, is a highly respected community leader in New York City. His deep commitment to civic philanthropy is evidenced by the numerous initiatives and organizations that he and his family support. He is
a longtime trustee of The New School and a member of the Eugene Lang College Board of Governors. Mr. Gural’s service and support has had a transformative impact on Lang’s civic engagement programs and the educational experiences of many students.
Jeff Gural also serves on the boards of directors of many businesses and charitable institutions. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in civil engineering. He resides with his wife in New York City. They have three children
and five grandchildren.
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