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Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships:


AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks to increase public understanding of science and technology. Selected Fellows will work for 10 weeks during the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide. Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspaper and magazine. Applicants must be in their senior year or at any graduate level in the fields of the natural, physical, health, computer or social sciences or mathematics. Fellows will receive a weekly stipend of $450 and travel expenses.
Deadline: January 15

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program
(888) 671-7237(888) 671-7237
For sophomores and juniors who are students of color and who demonstrate an interest in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement. Students must major in ethnic studies, women’s studies, American studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, psychology or economics. Union Scholars receive a $4000 stipend to participate in a 10-week summer field placement and a scholarship of $5000 for the academic year.
Deadline: February 27

The American Chemical Society
(800) 227-5555(800) 227-5555 then press 9, 3, 5
This scholarship offers up to $5,000 to cover tuition, fees, books and other educational expenses for minority students in chemistry and science. To qualify for eligibility you must be African American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to college students who are currently freshmen, sophomores or juniors and are committed to the study of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.
Deadline: February 15

American Council of the Blind
(800) 424-8666(800) 424-8666 or (202) 467-5081(202) 467-5081
Scholarships of $1,000 to $1,500 are awarded annually to legally blind students in undergraduate and graduate studies.  (This organization has compiled a list of organizations, which offer scholarships to blind and visually impaired students.  Contact organization for their list of scholarships).  Applications available in November

American Dietetic Association Foundation
The American Dietetic Association offers a variety of scholarships to individuals pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in dietetics or food and nutrition related areas.  While all students are eligible for most ADAF scholarships, there are specific scholarships available to members of underrepresented groups. Ranges of awards: $500-5000.
Deadline: February 15

American Geological Institute
AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
This scholarship offers up to $5,000 to cover tuition, fees, books and other educational expenses for minority students in chemistry and science.  To qualify for eligibility you must be African American, Hispanic, Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific.  The scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need to college students who are currently freshmen, sophomores or juniors and are committed to the study of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.
Deadline: February 15

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants/Accountemps
Student Scholarship
For undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens. Undergraduates must be full-time declared accounting majors with overall and accounting GPA of at least 3.0.  (Awards are granted primarily based on academic achievement; financial need is evaluated as a secondary criterion). Applicant must be an AICPA student affiliate member.
Deadline: April 1

American Physical Society
APS Minorities Scholarship Program
For African American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizens who are majoring or who plan to major in physics.  Scholarship award is $2,000 annually and may be renewed once.
Deadline: February

American Psychological Association: Minority Fellowship Program
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are members of an ethnic minority group who demonstrate a commitment to careers in psychology related to ethnic minority health.  Two distinct funding programs are offered, one to support the training of research scientists and one to support the training of clinicians.  Student must be enrolled in a full-time, APA approved academic program leading to a doctoral degree by the time a fellowship is awarded.
Deadline: January 15

American Scandinavian Foundation
For advanced study and research in the Scandinavian countries.  Awards are open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have completed their undergraduate degree.  Criteria for award selection include, but are not limited to: the significance of the program, the feasibility of completing it and the special merit of pursing it in Scandinavia.
Applications can be made for a grant for short visits, ($2,000) or a fellowship ($15,000).
Application available on request with a nonrefundable $10 fee.
Deadline: November 1

The American Sociological Association
(202) 383-9005(202) 383-9005
The ASA announces two competitions for fellowships of doctoral work in sociology for prospective and current graduate students who are citizens or permanent residents.
 (1) For students interested in Sociology of Mental Health/Illness.
 (2) For applicants whose research interests and training are outside the Sociology of Mental Health.  These fellowships do not stipulate a specific area or focus. (A stipend of $8,800 is provided - arrangements for the payment of tuition will be made with the university or department).
Deadline: December 31

American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants
Eligible candidates must be men or women accounting degree candidates who have completed at least one semester of Intermediate Accounting by January, and who have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Award is $1,000.
Deadline: February

Arab Student Aid International
Interest-free loans are available to assist highly qualified Arab graduate students on student visas.

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
The Foundation offers a variety of awards.



The Beinecke Scholarship Program
Beinecke scholars receive $4,000 upon completion of their undergraduate studies, and $30,000 for graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The nominee must be a junior and should represent superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise, and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. A Hunter College Faculty Committee will review all applications and select the one college nominee. Interested applicants should inform the Hunter College representative of their intent to apply. Myrna Fader, email:
Hunter College Deadline: November 25

BMI Foundation, Inc.
John Lennon Scholarships
The Foundation is dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music and offers a variety of scholarships for students with an interest and ability in music

David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
National Security Education Program
Institute of International Education (NSEP)      
The awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students for study abroad in non Western Europe countries critical to national security which will have some language learning component.  Awards are available for:
a) Freshman and sophomores - awards usually for intensive summer or academic term study abroad programs to foster their interest in international affairs.
b)  Juniors and seniors - awards for an academic term or year to increase their knowledge of and competencies in other languages and cultures; and
c)  Graduate students - enrolled in or admitted to graduate degree programs to develop expertise in the languages and cultures of less commonly studied countries.
Interested students should see Elizabeth Sachs, Director of Education Abroad



Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program
The program seeks exceptional students who desire careers in international affairs.  The ten students who are selected would work in Washington, D.C.  for one year where they would provide research assistance to Associates working on the Endowment's research projects.  The college may nominate two students.  Interested students should contact the college's faculty representative, Myrna Fader,
Deadline:  December

Center for Women in Government: Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
(518) 442-3900(518) 442-3900
Designed to develop specialists in policy issues of concern to women through academic study and to provide an internship in state legislative or agency planning office.  Ten fellowships will be awarded each year with a stipend of $9,000 for the period January-July.  Program will combine 12 credits of graduate work experience in related fields.  Candidates must have demonstrated interest in research, programmatic, or political activities designed to improve the status of women.
Deadline: May

Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women
For re-entry women pursuing formal education in the natural sciences or mathematics, entering the junior or senior years or first year of graduate study.  Award of $2,000
Deadline: April 1

Comite Noviembre
For undergraduate students of Puerto Rican decent who have volunteer community service experience.  Award: $1000.
Deadline: April 15

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.,
This scholarship awards Latino students who have demonstrated strong commitment towards public service and exercising leadership in their community, and who plan to continue contributing in the future. This Web site is an excellent resource of opportunities for Latino students. Scholarships of $5,000 for undergraduate or graduate study.
Deadline: April 1

The Consortium
The Consortium awards full-tuition, merit-based fellowships for MBA degrees to African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans who are U.S. citizens, and US citizens of other races and ethnicities who demonstrate a commitment to promote inclusion in American business.  Member Schools: University of California (Berkeley), Indiana University (Bloomington), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), New York University, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), University of Texas (Austin), University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, and University of Wisconsin (Madison). 

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship provides intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjab, Russian, Turkish and Urdu.  The program is part of a US government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.  Undergraduates, masters and doctoral level students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply for the seven to ten week program.  Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.   Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
This nine-month full time graduate-level program offers an opportunity for personal and professional growth for those who want to make a difference in their community, organization or industry and who have an interest in civic affairs.  Coro helps develop marketable skills for effective leadership.  Evidence of leadership potential and concern for the well being of communities are some of the eligibility criteria.  Sixty-four Coro Fellows are selected after a rigorous national selection process.  Each Fellow works in a series of assignments with a government agency, business, political campaign, labor union media organization and non-profit group. 
Deadline:  January

For students who are enrolled or will be enrolled as matriculated students in a CUNY graduate program. Student must have received a bachelor's degree from a CUNY college. Students will work from 15-20 hours at a CUNY college, and will receive a salary of $10/hr. and are eligible for a tuition waiver of up to six graduate credits per semester.

CUNY Pipeline Program
The program is designed to provide educational and financial support for sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are interested and underrepresented in pursuing the Ph.D. with the goal of college teaching and research. Selected students receive stipends totaling $3,250 which covers the costs of graduate school applications, the GRE and the full-time summer workshop.
Deadline:  April



Ecuadorian Scholars Fund
The organization promotes higher education, community services and professional skills.  Applicant must be Ecuadorian or of Ecuadorian descent, have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 15 hours of community work in the year 2011. Scholarships of $1000 will be awarded.



Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
National Research Council

The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation?s college and university faculties.  Applicants must be US citizens or nationals who demonstrate superior academic achievement and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college level and who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a Ph.D.or Sc.D. degree.  
Each three-year fellowship includes an annual stipend of $20,000 plus $2,000 for tuition & fees.  
Deadline: November

Foundation for Global Scholars

Each year FGS award over 200 scholarships to US citizens studying abroad. Awards and deadlines vary.

Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, Inc.
All applicants must be students currently enrolled in undergraduate nursing or pre-nursing programs.  Selection will be based on academic achievement, financial need, involvement in student nursing organizations, and community activities related to health care.  Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $2,000.  Requires $10 application fee.
Deadline: February 1

Fulbright Grant
Grants are to give U.S. students the opportunity to live and study in a foreign country for one academic year and to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the host countries though the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.  Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree before the beginning date of the grant and must be U.S. citizens. Selection is based on the academic and/or professional record of the applicant, the validity and feasibility of the proposed study plan, the applicant's foreign language preparation, and personal qualifications.  An appointment should be made with Myrna Fader, (212) 772-4882(212) 772-4882,
Deadline: September 10



The Gates Cambridge Scholars
The full-cost scholarships are highly competive and are awarded for postgraduate degrees available at the University of Cambridge.  The program is designed to build a global network of future leaders improving the lives of others.
Contact: Judith Friedlander:

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
This program offers a grant for study abroad for U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding.  The Gilman scholarship aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Contact: Elizabeth Sachs, Director, Education Abroad, Award: up to $5000.
Deadline:  Spring semester – September; Fall semester - April

Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition
(800) 244-GLAM
Recognizes leadership abilities, personal involvement in community and campus affairs, and academic excellence.  A 500-word essay describing your most meaningful achievement in your field of study is required.  Winners are awarded a $2,000 cash prize and a featured profile in Glamour Magazine.  Applicants must be female college students who are full-time juniors.
Deadline:  July 15

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
For sophomores and juniors during the current academic year who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics and natural sciences that contribute significantly to the technological advances of the United States. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year.  Contact Hunter College's Goldwater Faculty Representative, Judith Friedlander,
Deadline: January



Samuel Harrington Award for Public Service
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Deadline: February 15

Health Research Training Program
New York City Department of Health, Health Research Training Program
(212) 676-2188(212) 676-2188
An academic year program offering practicums in public health research, laboratory work and administration.  Open to all college undergraduates and to graduates, and professional school students of public health, health education, laboratory sciences, medicine, dentistry, environmental engineering, public administration, accounting, law, nursing, public policy, the social sciences and social work.  Financial support is offered primarily through college work/study.

Hebrew Free Loan Society
Student Loan Program
(212) 687-0188(212) 687-0188,
Interest-free loans of up to 50% of annual tuition are made to a student or his or her family. Students must be matriculated as an undergraduate or graduate student.  The loans are repayable on a monthly basis over a thirty- month period beginning one month after issuance of loan.  Open to students of all ethnic groups.

Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund
Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students of Greek descent between the ages of 17 to 25.  Scholarships awarded on the basis of merit and need.
Deadline: February

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Available to students who will have received a bachelor's degree in the applied physical sciences by the time they propose to commence tenure of fellowship.  High previous scholastic performance is expected, including an A grade average during last two years of undergraduate work.  Fellows, who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are required to commit themselves fully to making their skills available to common defense in the event of a national emergency.  The fellowships offer stipends plus a cost of education allowance. Deadline: October

HIAS Scholarship Awards Competition

This competition is open to refugees and asylees who were assisted by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to come to the U.S.  Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply for a $2000 award towards educational expenses.  Applicants will be judged in three areas: academic scholarship, financial need and Jewish communal involvement.
Deadline: February

Hispanic College Fund, Inc.
For full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens  or permanent residents of Hispanic background.  A variety of scholarships are offered.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Deadline: April 15 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
(877) HSF-INFO
Scholarships for full-time Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Awards range from $1000 to $2,500.
Deadline: October 15

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The organization supports a variety of grants for individuals in research and studying medical, dental and veterinary research training.

Humanity in Action
The Foundation provides an exceptional experience for students interested in the study and work of human rights with a specific focus on the protection of minorities. Fellows are selected on the basis of leadership potential, academic achievement, interest in minority issues in Europe and America, and concern for human rights.  Students may be undergraduate sophomores, juniors or seniors. International students are eligible to apply. 
Deadline: January

The Hundred Year Association of New York College Scholar Award
This scholarship is for a full-time undergraduate student whose parent is a New York City employee and family income is no more than $87,000. The scholarship is based on academic achievement, college/community service, and S.A.T scores. Applications available in March. Award: Range of $1000 to $6000.
Deadline: May



Institute for International Public Policy
This program offers a sequence of funded components for underrepresented minority students who are interested in careers in international affairs. The program offers a fellowship valued at $70,000 composed of a sophomore summer policy institute, junior year abroad, a junior summer policy institute, an internship, a summer language institute at Middlebury College and graduate school. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, must be enrolled full time and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers
Phillips Academy
The goal of this summer program is to help minority students seek advanced degrees for careers in teaching.  Students must be African American, Latino/a or Native American and must be seriously considering a career in education at the elementary, high school or university level.  IRT offers an intern and associates program open to juniors, seniors and graduates.  Students receive a stipend of $1200 for attending the workshops for four weeks in July at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.
Deadline:  May 1

Italian American State Legislators Collegiate Scholarships
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
212 642-2094212 642-2094
Four scholarships of $1500 will be awarded, based on the student’s GPA, involvement in the local community and financial need. Students may request an application by contacting their local Italian-American state assembly person or senator during the spring semester.



Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
This nine-week program in Washington, DC is directed  towards prospective seniors and recent college graduates who are US citizens and  who have a strong interest in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities, and/or who are themselves members of this population.  Scholars will enhance their knowledge of health care issues and gain first-hand knowledge of the federal legislative process.
Deadline: December

Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
Students in any discipline entering their senior year will be considered.  International students are eligible.
Approximately ten awards will be made.
Deadline: January 31



Kennedy Fellows Program
Worker/students enrolled at CUNY in academic program related to the disability field are eligible to apply.  Kennedy Fellows receive a $500 award each semester for up to two years and participate in a career development mentoring program.  To be eligible students must be employees of either public or private not-for-profit agencies serving children or adults with disabilities, and their families. Students must have a minimum of one year of continuous employment, and must be enrolled for a minimum of six credits.
Deadline: March 31

The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarship Awards
The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation, Inc. offers multi-year tuition scholarships to junior and senior undergraduate students, in  television, film and related fields. International students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: March 15

Korean-American Scholarship Foundation
The KASF scholarship will be awarded to full time Korean-American undergraduate and graduate students. Selection is based on financial need, merit and achievement.  
Deadline:  June 

The Kosciuszko Foundation
Eligible students must be U.S. citizens of Polish descent, permanent residents of the U.S., and Americans pursuing a course of Polish subjects. The organization requires a $35 application fee. The organization also offers scholarships for study in Poland.
Deadline: January 15



Grace LeGendre Fellowship
For women who are New York State residents and citizens of the U.S. who have a bachelor's degree, are registered full-time in a recognized college or university in New York State, and are within two years of completing graduate studies in an advanced graduate degree program. Must show need for financial assistance.
Application period opens in November.

Library Scholarships
American Library Association
Organization offers scholarships to students studying library and information studies.

Lighthouse International
(212) 821-9200(212) 821-9200,
For legally blind students, a variety of scholarships are offered.



MCCA Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship
For prospective law school students who are US citizens, the program provides 10 scholarships at $10,000 per year for up to three years.  Applicants must have an interest in corporate law, must demonstrate community service and leadership qualities, have an interest in diversity and be financially disadvantaged.
Deadline:  May 31

Madam C. J. Walker “On My Own Ground” Scholarship
Ms. Myra Vaughn
Community Directed Ownership, Inc.
175 W. 90th St., #20J, New York, NY, 10024,
phone/fax: (212) 595-2595
Award is for young women in their first year of college with at least a 3.0 GPA and whose yearly income is under $45,000.  Candidates should exemplify academic, entrepreneurial and civic aspirations.  Essay of 250 words should address how the student would build "My Own Factory on My Own Ground." Scholarships of $4000, awarded at $1000 annually for each of four years.
Deadline:  February 28

James Madison Fellowship Program
College seniors and college graduates who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government and social studies are eligible for awards. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be attending a university with a master's degree program offering courses or training that emphasizes the origins, principles, and development of the Constitution of the United States and its comparison with the constitutions and histories of other forms of government. (Fellowships do not support study toward doctoral degrees or teaching certificates). Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,000.  
Deadline: March

Makarios Scholarship
Applicants must be Greek Cypriots born in Cyprus, with permanent residence on the Island of Cyprus. Must be currently enrolled as a full-time student.
Deadline: May 30

Marshall Scholarships
British Information Services
Forty college graduates who are U.S. citizens are selected annually to study for two years at British universities in a wide range of subjects.  A GPA of not less than 3.7 after the freshman year is required. Highly competitive; there are approximately 1,000 applicants for the scholarships. Candidates are advised to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the October deadline. See Faculty Representative Dr. Judith Friedlander, email:

Math for America
The organization is focused on recruiting, training and maintaining secondary school mathematics teachers and offers scholarships for prospective math teachers for up to $100,000.
Deadlines: October/January

Ronald E. McNair Program
Designed to provide selected college students with preparation for doctoral study. Those eligible to apply are students who have earned 45 credits or more with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who are low income and first generation college students or members of groups under-represented in graduate education in the United States - African American, Hispanic American, Native American, and Alaskan American. Among the services proved are an academic stipend and the opportunity to engage in academic research with a faculty member. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Contact Carol Oliver, Director,

MENSA Education and Research Foundation
Awards will be made to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens. The MERF awards are based totally on essays written by the applicants.  Applicants must live in a participating Mensa local group?s area. Applications available after September 15.
Deadline: January 15

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
For Low-Income Women and Children


George J. Mitchell Scholarships
For one-year post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Prospective Scholars must have a demonstrated record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extra-curricular activities, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others, which indicate a potential for future leadership and contribution to society.  The scholarship will pay for tuition and board as well as a stipend of $11,000.  Interested students should contact Dr. Judith Friedlander,  
Deadline: October



NAACP Scholarship Opportunities
A variety of scholarships are offered by the organization with various eligibility requirements and deadlines.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
The NCAA awards scholarship each year to students/athletes who have excelled academically and athletically, and are in their last year of intercollegiate athletics competition.  The awards of $7,500 each are towards the first year of full-time graduate study.  Eligibility includes a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 Student/athlete athletics achievement will be weighted at least equally with the degree of academic performance.  Faculty athletics representative according to the following schedule must nominate student:

  • Late September    Football
  • Late January        Basketball
  • Late March          Other sports

National Conference of Puerto Rican Women – NYC Chapter
For undergraduate Puerto Rican women who have completed at least 12 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who have demonstrated service to the community. Request application by e-mail. Award: $1000.
Deadline: August 15

The National Italian-American Foundation
Scholarships of $5000 will be awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents:
1) Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement.  
2) Students from any ethnic background with a major or minor in Italian who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievement.
Deadline: April 30

National Medical Fellowships, Inc.
(212) 714-0933(212) 714-0933
To assist medical students who are members of minority groups currently under- represented in the medical profession.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are either African American, Mexican American, mainland Puerto Rican or American Indian. First and second year students pursuing the MD or DO degree at accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply. Scholarships are need based.  Approximately 560 awards ranging from $240 to $4,500.  
Deadline: August 30

National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellowships
Full-time study leading to a master's or doctoral degree in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, and social sciences and in the history and philosophy of science. Not for work leading to degrees in clinical psychology, education, business, history, or social work. Must be students at or near the beginning of graduate study who are citizens, nationals of U.S. or permanent residents. Stipends for all new and continuing fellows will be $30,000 for 12 months tenure, plus a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 in lieu of tuition costs and assessed fees. Tenable at any non-profit U.S.or foreign institution of higher learning. GREs highly recommended. Approximately 900 fellowships will be awarded.
Deadline: early November

National Society of Hispanic MBA
Awards of $2,500 to $10,000 are awarded to persons with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency who have Hispanic ethnic parentage and who have been accepted into an MBA graduate program.

National Society of Public Accountants
For undergraduate accounting majors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Scholarships will be awarded primarily for academic attainment, demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.  Applications available as of October. Average award is $500 to $2,000
Deadline: March 10

Native American Education Aid
(514) 474-0537(514) 474-0537
Eligible American Indian students can receive grant awards of up to $2000 per year.  Must be a resident of New York State and on official tribal roll of a New York State tribe or be the child of an enrolled member of a New York tribe.
Deadline: May 20 for Summer term; July 15 for Fall and Dec. 31 for Spring.

New York City Community Fellowships Program
Open Society Institute, (212) 548-0152(212) 548-0152
The Program encourages and supports individuals creating innovative public interest projects that address critical social issues. Interested individuals should demonstrate a solid background of working with the proposed community they wish to serve. Among the groups that the Open Society encourages are recent graduates. Award: Eighteen-month stipend of $48,750.
Deadline: April

New York City Public Schools:
The Scholarship Program & The Loan Forgiveness Program
New York City Public Schools, 65 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 935-2449(718) 935-2449,
The scholarship program will pay for the tuition of applicants intending to pursue studies up to a master's degree in one of the critical shortage areas listed below. The loan forgiveness program will pay portions of student loans for participants who are not current Board of Education employees, if they qualify for positions in the following shortage areas: Bilingual School Psychology, Speech & Hearing Handicapped, Bilingual Guidance Counseling, Bilingual Special Education, Bilingual School Social Work, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist. The operation of these programs is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Deadline: Contact organization

New York City Urban Fellows Program
(212) 669-3695(212) 669-3695
For those seriously considering a career in public service. Applicants must be recent college graduates prepared to participate in the full-time program for one academic year. Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 to work in a mayoral office or agency.
Deadline: January

New York City Housing Authority
NYCHA is offering two scholarships:
1) for NYCHA residents who are full-time undergraduates at a CUNY college
2) NYCHA residents with documented disabilities who are full-time undergraduates at a CUNY college.  Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Deadline: May 31

New York State Senate
(518) 455-2611(518) 455-2611

These programs are open to US citizens from any academic background.
• Undergraduate Session Assistants Program
Session Assistants Program
For undergraduate students (freshmen are ineligible) who are both New York State resident citizens and enrolled full-time in accredited collegiate programs in New York State colleges or universities. Session Assistants will have the opportunity to observe policy development in the New York State Senate. Positions are available January through May.  Session Assistants receive a stipend of $4140 and may arrange for academic credit.
Deadline: October
• Graduate/Post-Graduate/Mid-Career Fellowships
Legislative Fellows

Open to matriculated graduate students. Approximately 11 positions are available for a minimum of one year, for immersion in the staff work of the legislature in Albany. Student must participate in projects and activities under the direction of the Student Program Office.  Fellows receive a stipend of $32,000 for the fellowship year. 
Deadline: April
• Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship
Open to matriculated graduate students or graduating seniors. One person may be chosen for this journalism/governmental public relations fellowship.  The person selected will demonstrate an intention to pursue a career in journalism/public relations; however, applicants may come from any graduate academic discipline background.  The fellow will participate in the projects and activities assigned by the Student Programs Office, in addition to the usual work of the placement.  Fellows receive a stipend of $32,000 for the fellowship year.
Deadline: April
• Richard A. Weibe Public Service Fellowship
For matriculated graduate students.  One person may be chosen for this position to be served in the presence of program leadership experts, probably in the Senate Majority Program Office. The person will demonstrate scope and depth to engage profound policy decision-making activities.

New York Women in Communications Inc.
(212) 297-2133(212) 297-2133
The scholarship is open to female and male students.  The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a communications-related field.  Undergraduate and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in their major.  Awards are based on academic excellence, need and involvement in the field of communications. Award is $2,500 - 10,000 and may be renewed up to four years.
Deadline:  January

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation
Hunter College
Office of Advising Services
Room 1119 East
(212) 772-4882(212) 772-4882
The award is made possible by a private foundation and is designed to aid women 25 years of age and older complete their undergraduate degrees. Students should have completed a minimum of 60 credits, be enrolled for a minimum of six credits, and have completed at least 24 Hunter credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the end of the Spring semester. Students must apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA.  International students are eligible to apply. Scholarship applications available online in March. Download Application
Deadline: May





Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
for sophomores
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
for graduating seniors or recent graduates
These fellowships pay tuition, fees and living expenses for its recipients.        
Applicants should be interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.  Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. Winners of the graduate fellowship are expected to enroll in a two-year full-time master?s degree program. Successful candidates have a service obligation to the Foreign Service.
Deadline: February

Public Policy & International Fellowship Program
The Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. There is an array of opportunities under the Fellowship which span a period of development from the junior year of college to beyond the completion of a graduate degree.  Summer programs are being held at Princeton University, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Maryland and Michigan. Among the benefits of the program is a minimum $5000 towards graduate school and full tuition to attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute.



Rabbit’s Foot Press Creative Writing & Publishing Internship
Current college juniors are invited to apply for a two-month summer internship where they will conceive of, develop and write a book, which will be considered for publication.  Interns receive editorial support, an introduction to the publishing industry and a stipend of $2,000/month for two months.  One week of the internship will be spent in San Diego, CA, with transportation and lodging paid.  For the remainder of the internship interns may work at any location.
Deadline: Early April

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
Patricia Hanigan Scroggs, Program Manager
The Program supports outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in international affairs and the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.   The Program includes two major elements: 
a)   Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship, a two-year program which assists outstanding students to pursue international affairs graduate studies at a variety of schools in preparation for entrance into the U.S. Foreign Service.
Deadline: January
b)   A six-week Summer Enrichment Program open to undergraduate juniors and seniors interested in exploring an international affairs career.
Both programs require a minimum 3.2 grade point average and U.S. citizenship.
Deadline: February

Jeannette Rankin Foundation
(706) 208-1211(706) 208-1211
For undergraduate women 35 years of age or older by April 1 of award year. Must have a low income and be a U.S. citizen to be eligible.
Deadline: March 1 

The Rhodes Scholarship
Candidates must be unmarried men and women between the ages of 18-24 and citizens of the U.S.  Rhodes scholars have pursued studies in all of the varied fields available at Oxford University.  Prospective candidates are judged not only on intellectual excellence, but also on moral character and leadership ability.  Appointment is for two years of graduate study at Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year.  All educational costs are covered.  Candidates are advised to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the October deadline.  See Faculty Representative Dr. Judith Friedlander, email:
Deadline: September

Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs/CUNY
The program offers a variety of paid internships in New York City, New York State and Washington D.C., for students with an interest in public service. 
Deadlines vary.

The Roothbert Fund
Scholarships awarded to individuals who are primarily motivated by spiritual values to further their education at either the graduate or undergraduate level, with preference given to those who are considering teaching as their vocation.  International students are eligible to apply.  Applications available after November 1.
Award: $2000-$3000
Deadline: February 1

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
This organization offers a variety of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study abroad. The primary purpose of any Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. Academic-year, and Multi-year Ambassadorial Scholarships are offered as well as a Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships, which offers a three, or six month period for language study. The availability and kinds of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are determined by each district and vary from year to year.  Applicants must contact their local Rotary clubs to inquire if and what kind of scholarships are available and determine local application deadlines, which may be as early as March or as late as July 15.



Salk Scholarships

Salk Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates and graduates of CUNY who have received an acceptance for admission to medical school.  Eight awards of $8,000 and eight honorary awards are made on the basis of high ability and scholarship, sound character, interest in research, and recommendation of the Premedical Committee.  Applicants to medical school who have completed research papers or are currently doing research should contact the Premedical Office, 817 E.
Deadline: March

J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize
Assists undergraduate or graduate students working toward careers in public service.  The award is to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given those applicants who have already found such a position but who require additional funds.  Applicants should send a resume together with a statement of short and long-term goals. Include or have sent separately, statements from three references as well as a supporting letter from a faculty member.
Award: $2000. Deadline: March 15

The Leopold Schepp Foundation
Awards are available for full-time undergraduate and graduate study.  An applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Awards are granted after a thorough investigation of credentials and an interview.  Primary considerations are character, academic ability, and financial need.  Age limitation for undergraduate study is 30 years of age; for graduate study, 40 years.

Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Hunter College Alumni Association
Office of the Dean of Students
Room 1103 East
(212) 772-4877(212) 772-4877
Senior Scholarship for Graduate Study
Seniors graduating in January, June or September of current year and who have earned a 3.50 GPA during the last 36 credits may apply for funds to attend any graduate school.  Applications are available online in late January.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Deadline: February

Philip & Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship
Office of the Dean of Students
Room 1103 East
(212) 772-4867(212) 772-4867
Ten awards of $2,500 are made on the basis of demonstrated financial need and on scholastic achievement and promise.  Applicants must have completed at least 24 credits at Hunter with at least a 3.50 GPA.  All applications are reviewed at Hunter; applications of finalists are forwarded to the Siff Foundation of Santa Barbara, CA for final selection. Applications are available in March.
Deadline: April

Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation
(918) 497-5330(918) 497-5330
For undergraduate or graduate students who intend to pursue a career in geophysics or related career approved by the society (operations, teaching, research).  Applicants must have above average grades and aptitudes for physics, mathematics and geology. Eighty awards annually from $500 to 3,000 per academic year. Deadline: March 1

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Thirty fellowships of up to  $90,000 of two -year study will be awarded  for study at any graduate or professional school.  Applicants must be "New Americans", which includes Green Card Holders, naturalized citizens and children of parents where both parents are naturalized citizens.  Eligible candidates are graduate school students, college seniors or bachelors' degree recipients up to the age of 30.  Highly competitive.  A successful candidate needs at least two of the following criteria:
1. creativity, originality and initiative;
2. commitment to and capacity for accomplishment;
3. commitment to the values expressed in the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution.
Deadline: November 1

International Programs/Office of Academic Affairs
The City University of New York
(212) 794-5666(212) 794-5666 / 5441
The Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students (STOCS) grants assist students participating in short-term (summer and intersession) CUNY study abroad programs by awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $1500.  Students must be undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a household income of no more than $65,000 and must file a FAFSA ( Contact Hunter College liaison Elisabeth Sachs, Education Abroad Office, Room 1420 East, (212) 772-4983(212) 772-4983, E-mail:



Thomas Tam Scholarship
This scholarship of $1000 recognizes and supports a CUNY undergraduate student, Asian or non-Asian, who has demonstrated creativity in the communication of the concerns of the Asian American community in areas such as health, education and culture.  The display of this communication can be in the form of written reports, film, video, new media techniques, and the development of performances or materials in the arts and sciences.
Deadline: April 30

Teach NYC
The Scholarship Program
The Loan Forgiveness Program
(718) 935-2449(718) 935-2449
The scholarship program will pay for the tuition of applicants intending to pursue studies up to a master's degree in one of the critical shortage areas listed below.  The loan forgiveness program will pay portions of student loans for participants who are not current Board of Education employees, if they qualify for positions in shortage areas listed below:
• Bilingual School Psychology
• Speech & Hearing Handicapped
• Bilingual Guidance Counseling
• Bilingual Special Education
• Bilingual School Social Work
• Occupational Therapist
• Physical Therapist
The operation of these programs is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
The college nominates students for Truman Scholarships.  To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. citizen who is a junior pursuing a bachelor's degree on a full-time basis who:
• has an extensive record of public and community service
• is committed to a career in government or elsewhere in the public sector
• wishes to influence public policy
• has outstanding leadership potential, and
• possesses intellectual strength and analytical abilities
Each scholarship covers eligible expenses of tuition, fees, books, and room and board, to a maximum of $30,000. The application will include an analysis of a public policy issue. Interested students must see Dr. Judith Friedlander Email
Deadline: December

Tylenol Future Care Scholarships
Awards will be made to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated leadership in community or school activities and intend to major or are majoring in a health-related field.  International students are eligible to apply.
Awards: $1000 - $10,000. Deadline: May 15



The  Udall Scholarship
The awards will be made to two groups of students: Sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and who study the environment and related fields and Native American and Alaska Native students who are sophomores or juniors, have outstanding potential and are in fields related to health care or tribal public policy.  Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Award: Up to $5000. Application must be submitted to Myrna Fader,, Room 1119 E.
Deadline: February 1

The UJA-Federation Rose Biller Scholarship
Hebrew Free Loan Society /Rose Biller/JFEW
(212) 687-0188(212) 687-0188
Provides financial assistance of up $5000 to undergraduate and graduate Jewish men and women demonstrating significant need.  A Financial Aid Assessment form, available at the website, must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office well in advance of the June deadline

United Negro College Fund
(703) 205-3400(703) 205-3400
This organization sponsors a variety of scholarships and paid internships for eligible minority group students. Deadlines vary.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Undergraduate Scholarship
For U.S. citizens who expect to graduate within two years of receiving the award and who have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Must be majoring the in the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including mathematics or computer science. Stipend: $1,000/month for 9 months
Deadline:  April 30
Graduate Fellowships
For U.S. citizens who are beginning and first-year graduate students and who have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Must be majoring the in the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences including mathematics or computer science. Stipend: $2,300/month for 12 months
Deadline: April 30



Warren (Earl) Legal Training Program Scholarship

For prospective law students with good academic records and outstanding community service. Preference is given to applicants who have a well defined interest in civil rights and community service.

The Jeannette K. Watson  Fellows Program
Office of Student Services
(212) 772-4867(212) 772-4867
The Program offers first year and sophomore students no more than 25 years of age on March 1, the opportunity for paid internships for three consecutive summers.  Students will sample work in at least two of the three sectors: nonprofit organizations, government service and private enterprise.  The stipend for the 10 weeks internship is $5000 for the first summer, $6000 for the second and third.  Students must be US citizens or permanent residents.  Students must apply through the College.  See Myrna Fader,, Room 1119 East.
Deadline: February 1

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
The nationwide essay contest with awards totaling $10,000 is open to full-time junior and senior undergraduates.  The annual competition is designed to challenge college students to analyze the ethical issues in today's world.  A faculty sponsor is required.
Deadline: December

The Women's Forum Educational Award
Awards of $3,500 will be given to women over the age of 35 who, after interrupting their education are now pursuing undergraduate degrees at least halftime. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership, motivation, initiative, public citizenship, expertise or interest in a specific area, and financial need. Applicants may include those whose income is above traditional financial aid guidelines.
Deadline: December 1

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Summer Student Fellowship Program
Undergraduate Fellowships for Minorities
For students who wish to learn more of ocean science, the programs allow for working alongside world class scientists.

Worldstudio Foundation Scholarship
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the fine or commercial arts and plan to enter a career in the creative professions.  Students must be full-time matriculated students for the following academic year.  Though not a requirement, minority status is a significant factor.  Scholarships are only awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.  International students are eligible to apply.  
Awards range: $1000 - $5000.
Deadline: March



Young People for the American Way
The organization seeks Hunter College freshmen, sophomores and juniors to become part of a young progressive movement addressing critical issues such as civil liberties, the judiciary, religious freedom, the environment, reproductive choice and civil rights.  The organization will provide selected students with mentors, skills and training, networking and internship opportunities.  This year-long fellowship program begins with an all expenses paid conference to be held in Washington, D.C. in January.
Deadline: October 15







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