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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.

 

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.

Eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher) or had a Ph.D. conferred on or after January 2, 2014 in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) degree

Deadline: Friday, January 2, 2015

For more information, visit http://orise.orau.gov/mlef/.

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Are you committed to Human Rights and Social Justice?

Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Foundation (HIA) brings together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and produce research exploring how and why individuals and societies have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. Separate programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw. Fellows will meet with local leaders, journalists, human rights and advocates and produce original research exploring how and why individuals and societies, past and present, have resisted intolerance and protected democratic values. This fellowship runs from May 25 to June 30, 2015.

Eligibility:
The program is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors and recent graduates. Students of all academic disciplines, interests and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, the willingness to work with others, and a commitment to human rights and social justice.

Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015

For more information, please contact Elidor Mehilli at elidor.mehilli@hunter.cuny.edu.
To apply, please visit http://www.humanityinaction.org/.

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Scholarship for Pan-Asian Undocumented Students

The RAISE Scholarship 2015 is a $500 non-renewable scholarship. There will be five scholarships, each for $500, awarded in Spring 2015 to five different applicants in the areas of arts and culture, higher education, leadership, community service and professional development.

Deadline: Thursday, January 15, 2015

For more information or to apply, please visit our website .

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Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

Are you a first or second year student and interested in an exceptional internship experience which offers seminars, cultural experience and mentoring? This program gives promising and accomplished freshmen and sophomores on-the-job learning that will provide opportunities for leadership and personal growth. The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship offers students the opportunity for paid internships of $5,000- $6,000 for three consecutive summers.

Fellows will explore work in nonprofit organizations, government service, private enterprise and a summer abroad. The internship will be developed in consultation with the Fellow in terms of the Fellow's growing interests. Seminars and cultural events complete the Watson experience. Candidates must be no older than 21 years old as of March l, 2015 and must be a US citizen or green card holder.

Hunter Deadline: Thursday, January 15, 2015

To apply, please contact Myrna Fader at mfader@hunter.cuny.edu. For more information about the fellowship, visit www.jkwatson.org.

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Coro Fellowship for Seniors Interested in Public Affairs

This prestigious, competitive program is a full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential leadership-training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. The program offers an opportunity for personal and professional growth development for those who want to make a difference in improving their communities and beyond. Coro also helps develop marketable skills for effective leadership.

Coro Fellows are selected after a rigorous national selection process, and each fellow will work on a series of assignments with a government agency, business, political campaign, labor union media organization, and non-profit group.

Eligibility:
Open to graduating seniors and alumni.

Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2015

For more information, please contact the Office of Prestigious Scholarships at ops@hunter.cuny.edu, or visit our web site.

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Fellowships at The Center for Italian Modern Art

The Center for Italian Modern Art, a non-profit organization recently established in New York and dedicated to promoting scholarship and advancing public appreciation of modern and contemporary Italian art, welcomes applications for its 2015-16 fellowship program.

Each academic year CIMA presents an annual exhibition that provides the theme for the foundation's activities for the year. Year 2014 was dedicated to Fortunato Depero; our current 2014-15 season focuses on Medardo Rosso; while the 2015-16 season will be dedicated to Giorgio Morandi.

Alongside exhibitions and public programs, CIMA offers art historical fellowships at the master's, doctoral, and post-doctoral level, for study in New York or research in Italy. 

Please see more information and our 2015-16 call for applications​.

Deadline: January 30, 2015

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BP-ENDURE Scholarship Program at Hunter College

The BP-ENDURE program is designed to encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter into and succeed in PhD programs in the neurosciences. The program has partnered with other institutions to enrich students' experiences.
Throughout the year, BP-ENDURE students conduct research at Hunter or NYU. During the summer, students are placed at NYU, Brown University, University of Michigan, or Vanderbilt University. Students get a monthly stipend and health benefits.

Eligibility:

  • Sophomore or Juniors who are first-generation college students
  • And/or economically disadvantaged
  • And/or have a documented disability
  • Committed to applying to a Ph.D. program in a neuroscience-related area
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 and up

Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015

For more information, please contact Cynthia Rojas, BP-ENDURE Program Administrator, at rojas@genectr.hunter.cuny.edu.
For additional information, visit us in Room 311, North Building, or visit our web site.

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S&W Senior Scholarship for Graduate Study

The Hunter College Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association is offering scholarships towards the first year of graduate study at any graduate or professional school.

Eligibility:
Hunter students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who graduate in January, June or September 2015 are eligible to apply. Applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA for their most recent 36 credits completed to date at Hunter, and must begin graduate study no later than September 2017. The range of the awards is $500-$4000.

Deadline: February 11, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm

Place: Room 1103, East Building

For more information, please contact Myrna Fader at mfader@hunter.cuny.edu. Download the application here.

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Frank Bonilla Fellowship for Puerto Rican Studies

This fellowship at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of the legacy of Dr. Frank Bonilla (1925-2010). Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a stipend of up to $1000.

Eligibility:
Open to current Hunter undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest and conduct research in Puerto Rican Studies.

How to Apply:
Students for this category will submit a current CV/resumé, a one-page proposal on a topic related to Puerto Rican Studies, and commit to work with researchers at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies or with faculty affiliated with the Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Sequence of the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College. Near the end of each semester, submissions for the best research papers will be reviewed.

A selection committee will evaluate proposals and research papers and make a determination for the awards. Students are eligible to receive only one of the awards.

Submit your proposal and CV/resumé to Centro Associate Director José de Jesús at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu

Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015 (for Spring 2015)

For more information, please contact José deJesús at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu

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Summer 2015 Paid Research Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a summer research program? Do you need help with applying to graduate school? Get funding and application tips for graduate school. Visit Hunter's Undergraduate Research Opportunities database!

Paid summer 2015 undergraduate placements include:

  • Over 800 programs — REU, NASA and more
  • Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines
  • NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships
  • Tips on applying and associated resources
  • Opportunities in the ocean sciences
  • Opportunities in engineering

Online now

Find more opportunities and resources at http://bit.ly/1tzYmBj. For more information, please contact SciMON at 212.396.6596, email scimon@hunter.cuny.edu or visit our website.

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New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship Program

The New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship Program, an innovative two-year career development and leadership program, is accepting applications for its June 2015 program. NYNY will provide eligible, ambitious, first-generation college students with intensive mentoring and support to realize their full potential.

Core features of the program:

  • Stipend of $1,250 per year (up to $2,500 for the two year commitment)
  • Bi-weekly Saturday Workshops that will foster development of relationships with over 200 highly accomplished NYNY mentor-coaches and community business leaders.
  • Curricula that focus on life-planning, development of critical skills, public speaking, personal finance, written communication, relations management and interviewing.
  • Opportunities to apply skills learned through leading projects such as career workshops that will help improve success rates for their peers.
  • Access to summer internships at prestigious companies and organizations.
  • In-kind services and products such as business attire, free subsidized test prep, discounted laptops and tablet computers.
  • 800 hours over two years of one on one work with a mentor.
  • Opportunities to network with leading industry professionals.

Deadline: Thursday, February 26, 2015

To learn, or to apply, visit www.newyorkneedsyou.org. To discuss this opportunity further please contact Theoni Angelopoulos at Theoni.Angelopoulos@hunter.cuny.edu.

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UK Summer Institute (Fulbright) Awards

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers various programs from three to six weeks where students will be immersed in the study of British academics and culture.  Students will take part in cultural events, research, collaboration and presentation at an esteemed British university.

Eligibility:
This program is open to first- and second-year students who are U.S. citizens, with a minimum GPA of 3.50. The awards will cover the majority of all costs, including travel, university fees, and room and board at the host university

Deadline: Thursday, February 26, 2015
(Some programs may have a later deadline.)

To apply:
Please contact Myrna Fader at mfader@hunter.cuny.edu.

To learn more about the scholarship please visit the website or email valerie@fulbright.org.uk.

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Fulbright-mtvU Awards Available for an International Music Project

Fulbright-mtvU Awards are available in all countries where there is an active Fulbright program. Up to four awards will be made for projects that center around research on an aspect of international music culture that focuses on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Preference will be given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion, and are accompanied by a feasible plan.

Deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015
Time: 5:00 pm

Applicants can contact Hunter's Office of Prestigious Scholarships for guidance.

For more information, please contact the Office of Prestigious Scholarships at ops@hunter.cuny.edu, or visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org.

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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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