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For year-round listings of private and governmental scholarships, please visit the Hunter College Grants Guide. For information about Hunter College scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office or visit their scholarships page.


DREAMers Scholarship

An exciting scholarship opportunity for highly motivated individuals who already have, or have applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status).

Hunter College has partnered with TheDream.US, a national scholarship fund for college students to provide financial support for eligible students who cannot afford a college education without financial aid. The scholarship can award up to $12,500 for tuition and fees toward an Associate Degree and/or up to $25,000 for tuition and fees toward a Bachelor's Degree.

Scholarships will be awarded to:

  • First-time college students (with no more than 12 college credits) who want to earn an Associate or Bachelor's Degree
  • Community College graduates who want to earn a Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: October 26

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For more information about this scholarship at Hunter College, please contact Chris Aviles in the Division of Student Afairs or call 212.396.6846.

Please Note: Approval is not needed at the time you apply for the scholarship, only a receipt of a current DACA or TPS application submission.


Apply Now for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) application period is now open and soliciting applicants for the 2015 program. The NSF expects to award 2,000 Graduate Research Fellowships under this program solicitation pending availability of funds.

Award Information:

  • Three years of funding during a five-year fellowship period
  • Stipend of $32,000 awarded to fellow
  • $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for the graduate degree-granting institution

Deadlines: Wednesday, October 29 - Tuesday, November 4, at 8:00 pm

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For questions related to the application process or requirements, contact the Graduate Research Fellowship Operations Center at or call toll- free 866.673.4737. For other research opportunities visit


Public Service Fellows Program, Washington, DC

This program offered by the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates to contribute to the Partnership’s mission while developing valuable professional skills.

Fellows work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment; their responsibilities often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies, and colleges and universities. Additionally, there is time allocated to support the organization by taking shifts to staff the front desk and assisting other teams as needed.

This program also incorporates opportunities for professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings specifically geared toward students and young professionals.

  • • Full-time fellows with an degrees will receive a $1000 per month stipend
  • • Full-time fellows- currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend
  • • Part-time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly

Deadline: October 30 (for January – May, 2015 fellowship)

For more information, please contact or visit our web site at


$10,000 Women's Forum of New York Education Award

Applications are now available for women thirty-five years and older who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The purpose of the Women's Forum Education Award is to encourage mature women to realize their own potential and to contribute significantly to their communities. How one has overcome adversity is a major factor in the selection process. Students must be enrolled for at least six credits and have at least nine credits to complete after June 2015.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

To apply, visit our web site.

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Loans for Undergraduates Who Are Single Parents

You may be eligible for a low-interest Gertrude Goldstein Orcutt Loan for Hunter students with dependent children.

Hunter College is currently accepting applications for Gertrude Goldstein Orcutt Loans. These loans, which have a very low rate of interest, are available to eligible undergraduate Hunter College students. Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to: having a 2014-2015 FAFSA on file, born in New York State, current resident of New York State, and being a single parent to dependent children. To apply for this loan or get more information about it, applicants should visit the Office of Financial Aid, Hunter North 2nd Floor.

Apply Now

For more information, please contact Office of Financial Aid, Hunter North, 2nd Floor.


Looking for More Scholarships?

Check Out the Hunter College Grants Guide

There are thousands of external scholarships in addition to those offered by Hunter College, and students may wish to do their own internet searches. Scholarships, fellowships, and grants can provide more than money; they may offer prestige and educational opportunities.

For year-round listings of private and governmental scholarships, please visit the Hunter College Grants Guide. For information about Hunter College scholarships, please contact the Financial Aid Office or visit their Scholarships page.




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