Prestigious Scholarships

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CUNY Rhodes Scholars from left to right: David Bauer, Macaulay Honors College at City College, 2009, Eugene Shenderov, Brooklyn College, 2005, Zujaja Tauqeer, Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, 2011, Lisette Nieves, Brooklyn College, 1992, and Lev Sviridov, City College, 2005

The prestigious scholarships described here provide monetary awards and other types of assistance intended to support the graduate and undergraduate education of outstanding students. What these scholarships have in common is that they are recognized as among the most prestigious available and as such can have a dramatic, life-changing impact on the lives of the students who receive them. >>

Scholarships and Fellowships

Here are our descriptions of selected Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships with links to their own websites for more information.

Application Deadlines

Is the various scholarship information turning into one big mush in your brain? This section includes a listing of scholarship application deadlines.

CUNY Scholarship Recipients

Come take a look at all the CUNY Students who have won prestigious scholarships, and click on their names to read bios and news articles about them and their accomplishments.

College Contacts

This is a listing of initial contact persons in the CUNY colleges for those individuals interested in prestigious scholarships.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prestigious Scholarships News

Pride of the City 2014

Chantal Adlam

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Awards: W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship Recipient, 2014

Seeking Cures in Medicinal Plants

Chantal Adlam (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2014) will work toward doctorate in chemistry with a full tuition waiver and a W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship to support her research.

Yueting Chen

College: Queensborough Community College

Awards: Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, 2014; admissions to SUNY Stony Brook, 2014

CLIP, ASAP and Top Transfer Award

Yueting Chen (Queensborough Community College, 2014) will study biochemistry with a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

William Cheung

College: CUNY Baccalaureate Degree

Awards: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2014

Developing a Philosophical Approach

William Cheung (CUNY BA, 2014) will research idealism and ethics in globalized, multicultural societies while on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.

Simone Gordon

College: The City College of New York

Awards: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2014

Learning "From How We Teach"

Simone Gordon (City College, 2014) heads to Calcutta on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship as she prepares for a career in teaching, a goal since third grade.

Ariela Hazan

College: Hunter College

Awards: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2014

Plunging into Another Culture

Ariela Hazan (Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, 2014) delays medical school to teach in Taiwan with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

Andrew Marcus

College: Hunter College

Awards: New York City Urban Fellows Program, 2014

Making NYC a Better Place

Andrew Marcus (Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, 2014) brings a scientific sensibility to his New York City Urban Fellowship.

Cristina Mihailescu

College: LaGuardia Community College

Awards: Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, 2014

Seeking Global Solutions

Cristina Mihailescu (LaGuardia Community College, 2014) will use her Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship to approach economics with an international viewpoint.

Melody Mills

College: Baruch College

Awards: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2014

Saving Lima's Street Girls

Melody Mills (Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, 2014) will use her Fulbright Scholarship to study a social program's impact on homless Peruvian girls.

Danny Ramos

College: Hunter College

Awards: Math for America Fellowship, 2014

Teaching from Experience

Danny Ramos (Hunter College, 2014), the son of Mexican immigrants, intends to channel his childhood as he uses a Math for America Fellowship to become a New York City public school math teacher.

Barukh Rohde

College: Hunter College

Awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014

Attacking Killer Bacterium with Sex

Barukh Rohde (Hunter College, 2014) seeks to kill a disease-carrying insect that is damaging citrus crops with his National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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