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Application Process

Applications for the Fall 2018 Leon Cooperman Fellowship Program are now open. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 22nd, at noon.

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are currently enrolled at Hunter College and have earned between 25-95 credits. A minimum of 1/3 of these credits must have been earned at Hunter College. Graduate students and individuals with advanced degrees are not eligible to apply. Successful applicants will show evidence of the following:

  • Demonstrated financial need (students must file an electronic FAFSA)
  • Academic excellence and a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated interest in business
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Previous work experience in the field of business is desirable, but not required

Students selected for the Fellowship will be eligible for renewal of their participation until the completion of their bachelor's degree, assuming they maintain a minimum academic standard and are enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credits per semester) at Hunter College.


How to Apply

The application is completely web-based. In order to complete the application, you will need the following pieces of information:

  • An electronic copy of your resume, highlighting your extra-curricular activities and interests
  • An electronic copy of your Hunter transcript (from CUNYfirst)
  • One essay of 650 words or less, answering the following three questions:
    1. What are you doing today that demonstrates your interest in a business career?
    2. What are your professional aspirations upon graduating Hunter?
    3. How will the Cooperman Fellowship help you achieve these goals?
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a Hunter faculty member

Based on written applications, select students will be invited to interview with the Cooperman Business Center Advisors. 


Click here to access the online application. You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application within three business days of your submission. If you have not received an e-mail within that time, please contact the Cooperman Business Center: Peggy Segal at and Naomi Press at


Selection Process

The program has a competitive selection process and strives to select a class of scholars who are academically, geographically and culturally diverse based upon the applicant pool.


If you have questions about the application process, please email Peggy Segal at and Naomi Press at, Cooperman Business Center. 

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