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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.

Udall Scholarship for the Betterment of the Environment

Are you interested in working for the betterment of the environment? You may be eligible for the Udall Scholarship. The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation offers scholarships to sophomores and juniors, who have demonstrated commitment to the environment, and the potential to make significant contributions to the environment and related fields. This national program provides a scholarship of up to $7,000 and offers the opportunity to meet and work with a national network of environmental leaders. Further information and a sample application are available at the Udall Scholarship website:

Interested students should complete a profile form at the Office of Prestigious Scholarships, and then contact Myrna Fader.

Deadline: Tuesday, December 1

For more information, please contact Myrna Fader at email or visit our web site.


Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Beinecke Scholarship Program has invited Hunter College to nominate one student for a $34,000 scholarship to use towards a master's or doctoral degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences. (Doctoral degrees are preferred and professional school programs are not favored by the Beinecke selection committee, which prefers programs emphasizing theory and research.)

The competition is open to juniors, students who expect to receive a baccalaureate degree between January 2017 and August 2017. Demonstrated academic achievement, US citizenship, financial need and a history of being eligible for financial aid are among the criteria.

How to Apply:
Interested students should indicate their interest by completing a profile form with the Office of Prestigious Scholarships and then contact Myrna Fader, A Hunter College faculty committee will review all applications and select the one to be forwarded to the Beinecke program for their consideration.

Deadline: Tuesday, December 1

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

More details are available at Beineke Scholarship Website or email


Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics: Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Foundation challenges full-time juniors and seniors to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today's complex world. The Foundation will select five winners in this national competition and award prizes up to $5000.

Deadline: Monday, December 14

For more information, please contact The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity at their website.

More details are available at the Elie Wiesel Foundation Website.


The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship 

Fellowship for First and Second Year Students

This fellowship gives promising and accomplished freshmen and sophomores the possibility of on-the-job experience that will provide opportunities for leadership and personal growth. The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship offers eligible students 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. Seminars and cultural events complete the Watson experience.


Candidate must be no older than 21 years old as of March l, 2016 and must be a US citizen or "Green Card" (Permanent Residency Card) holder. For access to the online application email:

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15

For more information, please contact Myrna Fader at

For more information visit the Jeannette K Watson Fellowship Website.


The Mortimer Levitt Essay Contest

"The Book that Changed My Life"

The Writing Center - Continuing Education invites Hunter students to participate in the annual Mortimer Levitt Essay Contest. First place winners will receive $1000, second place winners will receive $500, and third place winners will receive $250.

Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016

Submit your essays to For more information contact 212.772.4295 or email


BP-ENDURE Scholarship Program at Hunter College and NYU

The BP-ENDURE program is designed to encourage and prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter into and succeed in a PhD program in the neurosciences. This scholarship program has partnered with other prestigious institutions to enrich students' experiences. Throughout the year, students conduct research at Hunter or NYU. During the summer, students are placed at either NYU, Brown University, University of Michigan or Vanderbilt University. BP-ENDURE students get a monthly stipend, professional development, graduate school application assistance and funds to attend a national conference.


  • Sophomore or juniors who are first-generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged and/or have a documented disability.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 and up.
  • Be committed to applying to a PhD. program in a neuroscience-related area.

How to Apply:
Email or drop off your application by the deadline below.
Download the BP-ENDURE application form
See our list of helpful resources for successful applicants

Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 11:59 pm
Place: Room 311, North Building

For more information, please contact Kizzy Vazquez at 212.772.4562, email or visit the web site.


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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