How to Be Considered
Hunter College offers four-year scholarship programs to incoming freshmen who demonstrate high academic achievement and potential. In addition to financial support - Muse Scholars receive a tuition award that covers the full cost of in-state tuition for four years - these programs create collaborative learning communities among scholars, unique academic and extracurricular opportunities, and access to residential housing. Students must be invited specifically into these programs and may be asked for supplemental application material.
If you are interested in being considered for the Muse Scholar Program, please complete this form to let us know of your interest. Please note that Muse Scholars must first be admitted to to Hunter by completing and submitting a CUNY Hunter application.
Muse Scholars should demonstrate significant interest and/or achievement in one or more of the following arts disciplines: visual arts (studio art or art history) music, dance, theatre, film & media, and creative writing.
During their freshmen and sophomore years, Muse Scholars explore and engage in the arts through several specially designed, shared courses and events that take advantage of New York's rich cultural offerings. Muse Scholars also receive preferred access to Hunter's residential housing and housing aid and a dedicated faculty mentor and academic advisors to help them succeed at Hunter, including guidance on internships and other opportunities.
In addition to the Muse Scholar Program, Hunter has several other scholarships that recognize outstanding students once they have been admitted to the college.