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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.


Fulbright Scholarship

The 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is now open!

Are you graduating by 2015, or in graduate school?

Do you want to travel and experience another culture first-hand?

Consider applying for a Fullbright Scholarship. There are opportunities through the U.S. Student Fulbright Program to study, do research, or teach English abroad for a year. Hunter students have gone on to study anthropology in Thailand, religion in Germany, paint in the Philippines, work in a non-governmental organization in Malawi, or teach English in Turkey, Germany and Argentina, among many other countries.

Deadline: September 10
Note: Currently enrolled candidates should contact their Fulbright Program Adviser, Myrna Fader regarding campus deadlines.

For more information, please contact Myrna Fader at, or visit the Fullbright web site at


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 for Fall 2014: Friday, September 12, 2014

Deadline for Spring 2015: Friday, February 13, 2015

For more information, please contact José deJesús at


Are You an Undergraduate Student Interested in Pursuing a PhD?

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program is currently recruiting Hunter students interested in obtaining doctoral degrees.

The program provides assistance with graduate application preparation, faculty mentoring, research presentation opportunities for various conferences, and scholarship/fellowship applications. Program participants visit numerous university campuses and meet graduate admissions officials. Also, free Graduate Record Examination (GRE) preparation workshops are offered to students.

Accepted students have the opportunity to attend paid summer research opportunity programs and participate in numerous activities throughout the year. Program participants may receive a stipend up to $2,800 per academic year upon successful completion of stated activities and goals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grade point average of 3.2 or higher
  • Completed at least 60 credits, and have approximately two years remaining until graduation
  • Eligible students, as defined by federal regulations must be:
    • a) Both low income and first-generation college attendees, OR
    • b) From the following underrepresented groups in graduate education: Black [non-Hispanic], Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiians, or Native American Pacific Islanders)
  • Citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

How to Apply:
Students can apply here.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 19

For more information, please contact Rex Nobles, Assistant Director at


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.

The fellows 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 undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend.
  • • Full-time fellows who are 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)

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


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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