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Click here to complete the application form for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Application Due Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Interested in joining our 2024-25 cohort? Schedule an Advising Meeting with the PSSP Program Coordinator!

Click here to set up a Calendly meeting with the PSSP Coordinator


All Hunter College juniors and seniors are eligible to apply, regardless of major. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:

  • be within 45 credits of graduation (a upper junior or lower senior) when you start the program
  • be enrolled as a student for the full academic year of the program
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.0

Participants are selected based on their motivation, leadership potential, maturity level, academic performance, communication skills and demonstrated interest in public service.

Application Process

Submit the 2024 application form with 1 short essay on your interest in public service. The essay portion should not exceed 650 words. (Essay prompts are listed in the application and below: the essay should address ALL 3 prompts within 650 words.)

Completed applications must include transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended.

A select group of applicants will be invited to interview with the director. Final selections will be made after the interview process.

Essay Prompts: (the essay should address ALL 3 prompts within 650 words)

  1. Why do you want to become a Public Service Scholar? What are your objectives in applying for this program?
  2. What are your career interests or goals? How are they related to the objectives of the program?
  3. If you had the opportunity to work on an issue or problem in New York City, which one would you choose? Why?

When to Apply

Application Due Monday, March 18, 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year

If you would like more information about the program or application process, please email Bianca at or schedule an appointment here to meet via Zoom.

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