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.

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Prestigious Scholarships News

Two CUNY Students Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Two CUNY students have been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier award for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering who intend to pursue an advanced degree in these fields.

Lauren Blachorsky, a neuroscience major at Macaulay Honors College at Queens College and Nicola Gabriele Kriefall, a neurobiology student specializing in marine wildlife at Hunter College will each receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

The federally-funded award was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.

The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Since the Goldwater scholarship began, the City University of New York has produced 29 Goldwater scholars, solidifying its reputation as a world-class institution for scientific study.

Blachorsky is a student in the Queens College Neuroscience Honors Program with a biology concentration and a minor in chemistry. She has worked in the laboratories of Professors Carolyn Pytte and Joshua Brumberg.  Last summer, she participated in the MIT Summer Research Program.

Kriefall’s passion for the ocean has led her to work in two laboratories that utilize aquatic animals. At Hunter College, she studies the behavior and physiology of weakly electric fish with Dr. Chris Braun of the Psychology Department. She plans to pursue a PhD in Marine Biology and conduct conservation research for the benefit of the ocean’s ecosystems.

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