Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships:
HUNTER COLLEGE PROGRAMS WITH STIPENDS
Room 311 North, http://www.bpendure.org
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, students conduct research at Hunter or NYU. During the summer, students are placed at NYU, Brown University, University of Michigan, or Vanderbilt University. BP-ENDURE students get a monthly stipend, health benefits, professional development and funds to attend a national conference.
Eligible candidates are sophomores or juniors that are: a member of federally underrepresented groups (per NIH) and/or first generation college students and/or economically disadvantaged, and/or have a documented disability. Must be committed to applying to a Ph.D. program in a neuroscience-related area. Minimum GPA of 3.0.
Application Deadline: January 31.
MARC/MBRS Minority Access to Research Careers
Room 313 North, (212) 772-5245 or 5243 http://marcmbrs.hunter.cuny.edu/AboutMarc.htm
These federally funded programs are designed to encourage talented and highly motivated minority students to pursue careers in research in the departments of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics and psychology. Scholars conduct research under faculty supervision, take special courses and attend seminars during their junior and senior years. The scholarship award is approximately $10,956 for the MARC program and $10,800 for the MBRS program plus tuition, and fees.
Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Room 1512 North, (212) 650-3142, www.hunter.cuny.edu/mmuf
The purpose of the Program is to identify and select academically successful undergraduate students who express a strong interest in pursuing a PhD and a career in university teaching, and who demonstrate a commitment to the struggle for racial equality. Eligible disciplines are any major in the humanities, or anthropology, sociology, political science, physics, geography, mathematics, computer sciences, women’s studies or any area of ethnic studies. Mellon Fellows receive a tuition waiver and a $4,500 stipend.
National Institute of Mental Health-COR
Career Opportunities in Research, Education and Training Program
Room 632 North, (212) 772-4562, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://hunter.cuny.edu/cor/overview.html
Designed to encourage talented and highly motivated minority students to pursue careers in research in the fields of anthropology, psychology and sociology. NIMH-COR scholars conduct research under faculty supervision, take special courses and attend seminars during their junior and senior years. The scholarship award is $8,988 annually, plus tuition.
Public Service Scholar Program
Room 1643 West, (212) 772-5595, http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/pssp/
For students within 45 credits of graduation interested in exploring public service careers, including nonprofit community-based programs, public agencies and elected officials offices. The program focuses on those who have been historically under represented-particularly women and minorities, and prepares them for leadership positions in the public sector and nonprofit world. The one year, 18-credit program combines a 20-hour per week internship of a substantive nature, with special seminars. Stipend: $5,000.