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Undergraduate & Graduate Studies Opportunities

American Council of the Blind                                                                           Applications available in November
Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund                                                                   Deadline: December
Comite Noviembre                                                                                           Deadline: April
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.                                                    Deadline: April 15
Cuny Pipeline Program                                                                                     Deadline: December 1st
Elise Underhill-Eaton Award                                                                            Deadline: March 30th
Sylvia Faulkner Award                                                                                     Deadline March 30th
Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities          Deadline: November
The Gates Cambridge Scholars                                                                        Deadline: March 15th
The John Gyles Education Fund                                                                       Deadline: April 1, June 1 and November 15th
HACU Scholarship Programs                                                                          Deadline: June
Hispanic Scholarship Fund                                                                               Deadline: October 15
MENSA Education and Research Foundation                                                  Deadline: January 31st
Native American Education Aid                                                                       Deadline: May 20 (Summer)/July 15 (Fall)
                                                                                                                       December 31 (Spring)
New York State Senate Session Assistants Program
The Roothbert Fund                                                                                        Deadline: February 1st
The Leopold Schepp Foundation                                                                     Requests accepted from 6/1 to 11/15
USA Today                                                                                                    Deadline: November 30th
English Department Writing Competitions                                                        Deadline: Late March
Eugene Lang Student-Faculty Research Fellowships                                        Deadline: March 1st
Ronald E. McNair Program                                                                            Deadline: December 15th
Presidential Scholar Fellowship                                                                       Deadline: November 1st
Phillip & Aida Siff Educational Foundation                                                      Deadline: September 1st

Graduate Studies Only

The American Sociological Association                                                       Deadline: December 31st
Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship                                                    Deadline: February 5th
Cuny Cap
Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities     Deadline: November
Fulbright Grants                                                                                          Deadline: September 20
Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program and Graduate Fellowship Program       Deadline: May
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship                                                                          Deadline: November
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanities                                             Deadline: November
Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs (OEODP)*

(* = Available to individuals enrolled at The CUNY Graduate Center)

For Women Only

The Astraea Foundation                                                                      Deadline: September 15th (Spring)/February 15th (Fall)
Center for Women in Government Fellowship on Women and Public Policy                Deadline: May
Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition                                    Deadline: January 15th
The Melani Scholarship Fund of the Cuny Women's Coalition              Deadline: May
MENSA Education & Research Foundation                                        Deadline: January 31st
Sprint and National Conference of State Legislators Women's Network Graduate Scholarship       Deadline: June


Other Opportunities

New York City Community Fellowships Program                                                Deadline: April
Trinidad & Tobago Alliance, Inc.                                                                         Deadline: October 31st

American Council of the Blind
1010 Vermont Avenue N.W.
Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20005
(800) 423-8666, (202) 467-5081
Scholarships of $1,000 to $1,500 are awarded annually to legally blind students in undergraduate and graduate studies. (This organization has compiled a list of organizations which offer scholarships to blind and visually impaired students. Contact organization for their list of scholarships). Applications available in November

Comite Noviembre
c/o Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly
105 East 22nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10010

For undergraduate students of Puerto rican descent who have volunteer community service experience and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Applications are available in March in the Office of Student Services, Room 1119HE.
Award: $1000
Deadline: April

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
504 C Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(800) 392-3532

This scholarship awards Latino students who have demonstrated a strong commitment towards public service and leadership in their community and who plan to continue contributing in the future. This web site is an excellent resource of opportunities for Latino students
Scholarships of $5000 for graduate or undergraduate study
Deadline: April 15>

CUNY Pipeline Program
Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-7545
The program provides educational and financial support to minority undergraduates interested in careers in higher education. Applicants must be juniors who are U.S. citizens and are African American, Latino/a, Asian American, or Native American. Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be interested in college teaching. The program offers stipends, summer research opportunities, GRE, GMAT preparation course and other benefits.
Deadline: February

Women's Studies Prize Committee
Women's Studies Program
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue, HW 1716
New York, NY 10065

Elise Underhill-Eaton Award: Submissions for this award should be an academic research project that raises issues about women. Deadline: March 30th
Sylvia Faulkner Award: Submissions for this award should be a creative project representing the student's personal perspective on women. Projects may be from any field; for example: a 15-30 page fiction piece or memoir, a play, a collection of least 10 poems, a film or video, a collection of visual art (or slides). Deadline: March 30th

1) Make five copies (5) of your work for the Women's Studies Award Committee.
2) Complete ONE (1) cover sheet. The cover sheet contains information about yourself and the work being submitted to the Women's Stdies Award Committee. (Cover sheets can be picked up outside Hunter West 1716.)
3) Please DO NOT put your name or any other identifying information about yoursel fon any copies of your work. This information must only appear on the cover sheet.

Submit information to Women's Studies Program (see above).

RULE: Entries that were previously submitted for past prizes cannot be resubmitted. Please note that all rights to your work remain yours.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships for Minorities
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
(202) 334-2872
Fellowships will be awarded to minority students who are citizens or nationals of the U.S. and who are pursuing research based programs in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, and biological sciences, or for interdisciplinary programs comprised of two or more eligible disciplines. Fifty-five predoctoral fellowships will be awarded to those who have demonstrated superior scholarship and show greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. GREs required. Each predoctoral fellowship will include an annual stipend of $11,000 plus $6,000 for tuition and fees.
Deadline: November

The Gates Cambridge Scholars
The scholarships are available for graduate study or for study for a second bachelor's degree at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. It is anticipated that recipients will become leaders in helping to addressglobal problems related to health, equity, technology and learning.

The John Gyles Education Fund
Attn: The Secretary
P.O. Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive
Fredericion, New Brunswick
Canada E3B 5G4
(506) 459-7460
Awards are available to students who are Canadian or American citizens. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Criteria other than strictly academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process. To receive an application, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the above address. Award $3,000
Deadline: April 1, June 1, and November 15 

HACU Scholarship Programs
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 692-3805, ext 3248
fax: (210) 692-0823
email: members@hacu.net
CLASE/Coors Light Academic Success in Education Award
For full-time graduate and undergraduate students in any major. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Applications and descriptions of other scholarships are available on their website.
CIO Magazine scholarship Award
For full-time graduate and undergraduate students in computer science.
Deadline: June

MENSA Education and Research Foundation
Ruth Rosenhaus
P.O. Box 670218
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 591-7943
Email: americanmensa@compuserve.com
Awards will be made to undergraduate and graduate students. There is also a scholarship award to a woman who has returned to school after an absence of seven or more years.

Send a stamped self-addressed envelope requesting an application no later than December 15.
Deadline: January 31

The Roothbert Fund
475 Riverside Drive, Room 252
New York, NY 10115
(212) 870-3116
Scholarships awarded to individuals who are primarily motivated by spiritual values to further their education at either the graduate or undergraduate level, with preference given to those who are considering teaching as their vocation. International students are eligible to apply. Applications are available by written request after December 1. Average grant is $1,000.
Deadline: February 1

The Leopold Schepp Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000
New York, NY 10176
(212) 986-3078
Awards are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate study. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Awards are granted after a thorough investigation of credentials and an interview. Primary considerations are character, academic ability, and financial need.

Interested students should write to the organization stating education to date, year in school, length of course of study, age, citizenship status, vocational goal, and financial need. Age limitation for undergraduate study is 30 years of age; for graduate study, 40 years.

Requests may be made from June 1 through November 15 for the following academic year. Enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope. Early applications encouraged.

USA Today
All USA-Academic Team
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22229
(703) 276-5890
This nationwide competition selects students based on scholarship, academic talent, creativity and leadership. Student is asked to describe his or her most outstanding intellectual endeavor. The endeavor can be in scholarly research, in the arts, in literature, in community service, in public affairs. The endeavor must have been started during the student's college career and it must have earned some type of public recognition or achieved some tangible results. International students may apply.

Twenty winners will each receive $2,500.

Applications available from Myrna Fader, Room 1119 East.
Deadline: November 30

Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund
23 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Scholarships are available for full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least 16 credits at a CUNY college with a minimum GPA of 3.75 and have demonstrated significant service to the college, university and/or community, which must be attested to by letters of recommendation.

These merit scholarships are for yearly undergraduate tuition, renewable while the student is an undergraduate attending CUNY. Approximately ten are awarded CUNY-wide.

Applications and information are available in October from the Office of Student Services, Room 1119 East.
Deadline: December

English Department Writing Competitions
Hunter College
1212 HW
(212) 772-5070
A variety of awards are available for academic achievement, the short story, poetry, the essay, and journalism. Prizes range from $75 to $1,200. Most competitions are open to all majors. Applications available in December.
Deadline: late March

Eugene Lang Student-Faculty Research Fellowship
Office of Research Administration
Room 1424HE
(212) 772-4020
The Fellowship will be considered for a team consisting of a currently enrolled Hunter College undergraduate student, who will be enrolled throughout the duration of the project, and a full-time Hunter College faculty member. The maximum award is $5,000, which can be used for start-up costs for research projects, including equipment and travel, manuscript preparation costs and submission fees.
Deadline: March 1

Ronald E. McNair Program
Louis Ray, Director
Room 1238 HE
(212) 772-4824, 4967
Designed to provide selected college students with preparation for doctoral study. Those eligible to apply are students who have earned 45 credits or more with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are low income and first generation college students or members of groups under represented in graduate education in the United States - African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan American. Among the services proved is an academic stipend and the opportunity to engage in academic research with a faculty member. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Deadline: December 15

Presidential Scholar Fellowship
Office of Research Administration
Room 1424E
(212) 772-4020
Supports original and imaginative undergraduate student projects for one year with a $1,000 stipend to be used to meet the cost of the project.

Students must have earned more than 30 credit hours and less than 90 at the time of application, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, have a declared major and an appropriate faculty sponsor.
Deadline: November 1

Philip & Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship
Office of the Dean of Students
Room 1103 East
This scholarship is made possible by the Siff Foundation of Santa Barbara, California. Eight Awards of $2,500 are made on the basis of demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and on scholastic achievement and promise. Applicants must have completed at least 24 credits at Hunter with at least a 3.50 GPA. All applications are reviewed at Hunter; applications of finalists are forwarded to the Foundation for final selection. Applications are available as of May in Room 1119 East.
Deadline: September 1

The American Sociological Association
1722 N. Street
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 833-3410
The ASA announces two competitions for fellowships of doctoral work in sociology for prospective and current graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents.
For students interested in Sociology of Mental Health/Illness.
For applicants whose research interests and training are outside the Sociology of Mental Health. These fellowships do not stipulate a specific area or focus.

(A stipend of $8,800 is provided. Arrangements for the payment of tuition will be made with the university or department).
Deadline: December 31

The Beinecke Scholarship Program
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
Each Beinecke scholar receives $2,000 upon completion of their undergraduate studies, and $30,000 for graduate studying the arts, humanities and social sciences. The nominee must be a junior and should represent superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise, and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a citizen of the United States. The college may nominate one student.

For more information see Myrna Fader, Room 1119 East.
Deadline: February 5

The City University of New York
Office of Student Services, Suite 1175 A
101 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 290-5709
For students who are enrolled or will be enrolled as a matriculated student in a CUNY graduate program. Student must have received a bachelor's degree from a CUNY college. Students will work from 15-20 hours at a CUNY college, and will receive a salary of $10.00 per hour and are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six graduate credits per semester.

Fulbright Grants
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
U.S. Student Programs Division
New York, NY 10017
(212) 984-5330
Grants are to give U.S. students the opportunity to live and study in a foreign country for one academic year and to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the host countries though the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant and must be U.S. citizens. Selection is based on the academic and/or professional record of the applicant, the validity and feasibility of the proposed study plan, the applicant's foreign language preparation, and personal qualifications. Interested students should pick up the Fulbright brochure in May, in the Office of Student Services. An appointment should be made with Myrna Fader, (212) 772-4882.
Deadline: September 20

Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program and Graduate Fellowship Program
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.,
504 C Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(800) 392-3532
Provides Hispanic students the opportunity to live in the nation's capital for nine months and experience first hand the public policy making process. The fellowship provides its participants with round trip transportation and a monthly stipend of $1,000. Applicants should be recent college graduates or graduate students who are committed to taking a leadership position in the Hispanic community.
Deadline: May

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5247
(202) 502-7542
(202) 502-7860 fax
email: edpubs@inet.ed.gov
Provides a stipend of up to $15,000, plus an institutional payment of approximately $10,000 to assist students of exceptional ability in the pursuit of graduate programs leading to the doctorate in selected fields in the arts, humanities and social sciences or to the Master of Fine Arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must have completed no more than 30 graduate credits. When requesting an application by email, specify Jacob K. Javits, CDFA 84.170.
Deadline: November

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships Foundation
CN 5329
Princeton, NJ 08543-5329
(609) 452-7007
e-mail: mellon@woodrow.org
For 80 recent college graduates or seniors who wish to begin doctoral work in preparation for a career of college teaching and scholarship in a humanistic field of study. There is a stipend of $14,000 plus payments of tuition and standard fees. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
To request an application applicants must provide the following information:
Full name
Current mailing address
Undergraduate Institution
Undergraduate Major
Year of Graduation
Intended discipline in graduate school
Eligible fields of study are: American Studies, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, English Literature, Foreign Languages and Literature, History, History and Philosophy of Science, Political Philosophy, Musicology, Philosophy and Religion.
Deadline: December

The Astraea Foundation
116 East 16th Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10003
(212) 529-8021
The Foundation offers a $500-$1,000 award for a woman undergraduate at CUNY who demonstrates financial need and a high degree of community involvement.
Deadline: September 15 for Spring Semester. February 15 for Fall Semester.

Center for Women in Government
Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
Draper Hal, Room 310
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3900
Designed to develop specialists in policy issues of concern to women through academic study and to provide an internship in state legislative or agency planning office. Ten fellowships will be awarded each year with a stipend of $9,000 for the period January-July. Program will combine 12 credits of graduate work experience in related fields. Candidates must have demonstrated interest in research , programmatic, or political activities designed to improve the status of women.
Deadline: May

Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition
Conde Nast Publications
Glamour Magazine
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
(800) 244-GLAM
E-mail: TTCW@Glamour.com
Recognizes leadership abilities, personal involvement in community and campus affairs, and academic excellence. A 500 word essay describing your most meaningful achievement in your field of study is required. Winners are awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a featured profile in Glamour Magazine. Applicants must be female college students who are full-time juniors.
Deadline: January 15

The Melani Scholarship Fund of the CUNY Women's Coalition
Prof. Kitty Bateman
CUNY Law School at Queens College
65-21 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11367
Approximately eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded CUNY-wide. Candidate must be a woman who has completed at least 60 credits by June, with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and has financial need. International students may apply. Applications are available in the Office of Student Services, Room 1119 East, in April.
Deadline: May

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
General Program Application
One Sansome Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104
(877) HSF-INFO
e-mail:  scholar@hsf.net
Scholarships for full-time Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Awards range from $500 to $2,500.
Deadline: October 15

Native American Education Aid
Native American Education Unit
New York State Education Department
Room 478, Education Building
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-0537
Eligible American Indian students can receive grant awards of up to $1,750 per year. Must be a resident of New York State and on official tribal roll of a New York State tribe or be the child of an enrolled member of a New York tribe.

May 20 for Summer term
July 15 for Fall semester
December 31 for Spring semester

New York City Community Fellowships Program
Open Society Institute
400 West 59th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 548-0152
Email: communityfellows@soros.org
www.soros.org /fellow/community.html

The Program encourages and supports individuals creating innovative public interest projects that address critical social issues. Interested individuals should demonstrate a solid background of working with the proposed community they wish to serve. Among the groups that the Open Society encourages are recent graduates. Award: Eighteen-month stipend of $48,750 Deadline: April

Sprint and National Conference of State Legislators Women's Network Graduate Scholarship
(800) 796-3464
For students entering graduate school for the first time in the Fall. Graduate study must be in Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration or a related field. Further information and applications are available as of April. Award: Four awards of $2500 each.
Deadline: June

Trinidad & Tobago Alliance, Inc.
P.O. Box 588
Flatbush Station
Brooklyn, NY 11226
For students who were born or whose parents were born in Trinidad or Tobago. In addition to the completed application, students will need to send letters of recommendation, high school and college transcripts, SAT scores and a statement of interests.
Deadline: October 31

Uncommon Legacy Scholarships
An Uncommon Legacy Foundation
150 West 26th Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10001
(212) 366-6507
Awards of $1,000 for undergraduate or graduate lesbian students who have demonstrated service to the lesbian/gay community.
Deadline: May 1

New York State Senate
Dr. Russell J. Williams, Director
State Senate Programs Office
State Capitol, Room 500A
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2611
Legislative Fellows

Session Assistants Program For undergraduate students (freshmen are ineligible) who are both New York State resident citizens and enrolled full-time in accredited collegiate programs in New York State colleges or universities. Up to 61 positions are available January through May. Session Assistants receive a stipend of $3,000.

Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs (OEODP)
Room 8306, 8th Floor
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309
(212) 817-7540
Fax: (212) 817-1630
E-mail: oeodpmail@gc.cuny.edu
Web site: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/oeodp

Magnet Fellowships for African-American and Latino/a Doctoral Students: Four- Year PResident's Fellowships - For entering students. Award stipends are $16,000. per academic year, plus full tuition; based on academic merit and financial need. Deadline: February 1

Magnet: President's Dissertation Year Fellowships - For students in the final states of their dissertation. Award stipends are $18000, plus full tuition; based on academic merit, likelihood of completion within one year, and financial need. No service is required. Deadline: February 1

William Randolph Hearst Dissertation Year Fellowships - For students who have advanced to candicacy and who are in the final stages of research on their doctoral dissertations. This one-year award carries a stipend of $5,0-00 and full tuition remission. Awards are granted based on the quality fo the thesis proposal, the strength of faculty letters of recommendation, and the likelihood of the completion of the dissertation by the conclusion of the fellowship year. Deadline: February 1

W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation Dissertation Fellowship - For third-level students who have advanced to candicacy by the time of the application for the award. The fellowship consists of $20,000 for the academic year; based on academic merit. No service required. Deadline: February 1

MAGNET: Two-Year Fellowships - For continuing students who have passed the First Examinatgion and have a maximum of 50 credits or are within the first three years of residency. Award stipends are $16,000 per academic year, with full tuition; based on academic merit and financial need. Deadline: March 1

Pamela S. Galiber Memorial Award for an Outstanding African-American Student - For doctoral research in social, cultural, or economic issues. Award stipend is $1,500 and may be granted for a second year. Preference given to those who have advanced to candidacy. Deadline: March 1

Dean K. Harrison Awards - For entering or continuing students. Stipend and/or tution awards in a match with academic programs. Students must apply or be nominated annually. Based on academic performance and financial need. Deadline: June 30