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Application Process

Fall 2021 applications for the Leon Cooperman Fellowship Program are open. Deadline is October 27, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who: 1) are currently enrolled at Hunter College, 2) have earned at least 30 college credits, 15 of which have been earned at Hunter (including this semester), and 3) have at least three semesters remaining on campus before they graduate (NOT including this semester).  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 unofficial Hunter transcript (from CUNYfirst)
  • One essay of 500 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?

Please make sure your name is included in the file names of ALL your uploaded documents (resume, transcript and essay). Based on written applications, select students will be invited to interview with the Cooperman Business Center Advisors. 


Click here to access the online application


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 Ashish Kohli at, Cooperman Business Center. 

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