The Muse Scholar Program is one of several four-year scholarship programs at Hunter College for incoming freshmen who demonstrate high academic achievement and potential. Specifically aimed at artistically talented and academically strong students, the Muse Scholar Program helps undergraduates take advantage of Hunter's exceptional arts programs, faculty and resources.
In addition to financial support, these programs create a supportive learning community among the scholars and provide students with unique academic experiences, residential housing, and extracurricular opportunities that help them get the most out of their college years.
Applicants to the Muse Program should demonstrate significant interest and/or achievement in one or more of the following arts disciplines: visual arts (studio arts and/or art history), music, dance, theatre, film & media and creative writing. Muse Scholars explore and engage in the arts through several specially designed, shared courses during their freshman and sophomore years and events that take advantage of New York's rich cultural offerings.
Muse Scholars receive a tuition award - which covers the full cost of in-state tuition for four years - and preferred access to Hunter's residential housing at the 92nd Street Y and housing aid. Muse Scholars also have a dedicated faculty mentor and academic advisors to help them succeed at Hunter, including guidance on internships and other opportunities.
Click here to learn how to be considered for the Muse Scholar Program.