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Scholarship Opportunities for New Transfers

 

Below are scholarship opportunities available for new incoming transfers who performed exceptionally well in community college:


Community College Partnership Scholarship

Requirements

  • Students must have either completed an Associate's Degree or be enrolled in the last semester leading to the Associate's Degree completion.
  • For newly admitted students only.

Selection Criteria
Students will be selected for the scholarship based on the performance at their previous community college and information provided in the Transfer Scholarship Application. Please note, students who applied for admission and completed their CUNY application before the priority deadline will be considered for the scholarship first. All other applicants will be reviewed on award availability basis. 

Award Notification
Recipients of the scholarship for Fall semester will be notified via email by April 15.
Recipients of the scholarship for Spring semester will be notified via email by November 15.

Maintaining Award

  • File an electronic FAFSA upon acceptance of this scholarship and annually thereafter by February of every academic year.
  • Maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 during your enrollment at Hunter College.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Phi Theta Kappa Award (PTK)

Requirements

  • Students must be members of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
  • Students must have either completed an Associate's Degree or be enrolled in the last semester leading to the Associate's Degree completion.
  • For newly admitted students only.

Selection Criteria
PTK members will be selected for the scholarship based on the performance at their previous community college and information porvided in the Transfer Scholarship Application. 

Award Notification
Recipients of the PTK Award for Fall semester will be notified via email by April 15.
Recipients of the PTK Award for Spring semester will be notified via email by November 15.

Maintaining Award

  • File an electronic FAFSA upon acceptance of this scholarship and annually thereafter by February of every academic year.
  • Maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 during your enrollment at Hunter College.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Community Scholars Grant

Requirements

  • Student must demonstrate previous history of involvement in their community.
  • Students must have either completed an Associate's Degree or be enrolled in the last semester leading to the Associate's Degree completion.
  • For newly admitted students only.

Award Notification
Recipients of the Community Scholars grant for Fall semester will be notified via email by Aug 1.
Recipients of the Community Scholars grant for Spring semester will be notified via email by Jan 5.

Maintaining Award

  • File an electronic FAFSA upon acceptance of this scholarship and annually thereafter by February of every academic year.
  • Maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 during your enrollment at Hunter College.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.


Transfer Achievement Scholarship (TAS)

The TAS scholarship is no longer available at Hunter College. For past recipients, please consult the terms of the scholarship you received via email.



 

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Outside scholarship opportunities:

Guttman Transfer Scholarship

Guttman Transfer Scholarships offer benefits for outstanding CUNY community college students who transfer to an eligible CUNY senior college. The scholarship is awarded by the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, for more information on how to apply please visit their web page

Dream.US Scholarship

Dream.US Scholarship works to help motivated DREAMers graduate from college. The scholarhsip is awarded by TheDream.US, for more information please visit their web page.

 



 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I claim my scholarship?
  2. How do I maintain my scholarship?
  3. Where do I see my scholarship?
  4. How long does it take for the scholarship to be applied to my account each semester?
  5. My bill is due but my scholarship is still pending, what do I do?
  6. Do I have to reapply to receive the scholarship each semester?
  7. Can I apply for the scholarship as a current student who transfered to Hunter before?
  8. What if I have been selected for Financial Aid verification?


1. How do I claim my scholarship?

  • The official scholarship offer must be accepted electronically. Scholarship recipients will receive notifications of their award via email and will need to follow prompts to accept the award. 
  • The scholarship is only provided for the offered term and cannot be deferred to a future semester.

2. How do I maintain my scholarship?

  1. File an electronic FAFSA upon acceptance of this scholarship and annually thereafter by February of every academic year.
  2. Maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 during your enrollment at Hunter College.
  3. Maintain full-time enrollment with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

3. Where do I see my scholarship?

Your scholarship will be posted in the financial aid section of your CUNYfirst account (see screenshot below). If you are a new student, please note that your scholarship may not appear until the 5th week of classes.

4. How long does it take for the scholarship to be applied to my account each semester?
The committee completes the award verification process once students can no longer add/drop courses, which is usually three-four weeks after the semester start date. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a positive “Do Not Cancel” indicator on their CUNYFirst account while the records are reviewed to make sure you have met all of the requirements. The "Do Not Cancel" indicator prevents course cancellation until assigned expiration date. Additionally, the scholarship may show as “pending” until the 9th week of classes.

5. My scholarship has not been posted to my account yet and my bill is due, what do I do?
While you wait for us to review your record, please pay your bill minus your scholarship amount. If for some reason you do not meet the requirements to continue receiving your scholarship, you will be responsible for the balance.

6. Do I have to reapply to receive the scholarship each semester?
No. You do not have to reapply for your scholarship each semester.

7. Can I apply for the scholarship as a current student who transfered to Hunter before?
No. The scholarship is for new incoming students only.

8. What if I have been selected for Financial Aid verification and cannot complete it before semester starts?
Students who need to submit additional documents for the Financial Aid Verifictaion process will not see the award on their CUNYFirst account until two weeks after the verification is complete. The award will be posted once the verification process is finalized.



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