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The Part-Time Student Support Award (Beatrice and Raymond Liebesman Completion Scholarship Fund)

Program Overview

More than 25% of Hunter students attend Hunter College on a part-time basis. Many part-time students share a common challenge — maintaining a successful balance between college studies, family obligations and work schedules. Most part-time Hunter students are unable to attend college full-time due to work, family commitments and/or limited financial resources. Despite the challenges noted above, a large number of part-time Hunter students maintain strong academic records while responding to a myriad of personal responsibilities.  In order to address the needs of part-time students, and acknowledge both their accomplishments and challenges, Hunter has established the Beatrice and Raymond Liebesman Completion Fund,  also known as the Part-Time Student Support Award.

The Part-Time Student Support Award’s (Beatrice and Raymond Liebesman Completion Scholarship Fund) primary goal is to provide financial, academic, and personal support services to individuals experiencing the situation described above and who meet the following criteria below.

Part-Time Student Support Award Criteria

  • Current part-time students (11 ½ credits or less), who have also attended on a part-time basis during the prior semester/s. 
  • Willingness to register for an additional class needed for degree completion if financial support is awarded
  • Matriculated status; includes BA/MA students
  • Completed at least 60 credits toward first undergraduate degree. Second undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees are ineligible.
  • Declared major
  • Cumulative Hunter College GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Fully-completed electronic (online) FAFSA and demonstrated need, as defined by Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • U.S. citizens or documented international students*
  • New York State residency. Applies to students who would take more than 11.5 credits per semester; program will pay up to NY State rate for eligible additional classes.
  • Demonstrated other signs of academic success

NOTE: *Undocumented students and international students who are unable to fully complete, a current electronic (online) FAFSA are ineligible.

For the purposes of this program, part-time enrollment is defined as taking fewer than 11.5 credits.


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Apply for Funding

You must have a current, electronic (online) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for this academic year. If you do not have this on file, please complete one immediately — you may do so at

The Part-Time Student Support Award's primary goal remains to provide financial, academic support services and personal support to individuals currently taking 11.5 or less credits who would like to increase the number of courses they take and/or to become a full-time student.

To begin the process of applying for a Part-Time Student Support Award scholarship, complete the online Part-time Scholarship Application. Once your answers are submitted, you will be contacted by the Program Coordinator.

If you have additional questions, or if you have difficulty submitting the online application, you may email us at

Award candidates will be expected to attend a one-on-one meeting with Program Coordinator and write a brief thank you note to the donor at the beginning of each semester.

Student Services

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Additional Information

For questions or additional information, please email: or contact the Program Coordinator, Taahira A. Maynard 212.772.4925.