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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.


Are You a Potential Truman Scholar?

For students committed to careers in public service.

The Truman Scholarship recognizes and awards students who demonstrate sustained community service involvement and evidence of leadership with a scholarship of $30,000 towards graduate study. This prestigious, nationally competitive scholarship offers students an opportunity to meet with other like-minded agents of change.

Candidates must be full-time juniors who expect to graduate between January and August 2016.

Hunter Deadline: Monday, December 15

Further information and the sample application are available at the website. Please contact Myrna Fader if you would like to apply to this scholarship, at or visit the web site at for more information about the Truman Scholarship.


Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program

The program seeks exceptional students who desire careers in international affairs. The 10 to 12 students who are selected in this nationwide competition will work in Washington, D.C. for one year where they would provide research assistance to senior associates - academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world - to work on a variety of international affairs issues. The college may only nominate two students.

Applicants must be graduating seniors or recent graduates and should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline.

Campus Deadline: Monday, December 15

For more information, please contact the Office of Prestigious Scholarships at, or visit our web site.


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.


  • 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


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.

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
To apply, please visit


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 For more information about the fellowship, visit


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.

Open to graduating seniors and alumni.

Deadline: Friday, January 23, 2015

For more information, please contact the Office of Prestigious Scholarships at, or visit our web site.


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.


  • 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
For additional information, visit us in Room 311, North Building, or visit our web site.


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.

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

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

For more information, please contact José deJesús at


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 at 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, or visit


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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