Scholarships & Fellowships
Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships by SUBJECT
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship
Kaplan Leadership Associate’s Degree Scholarship
Josephine de Karman Fellowship
Merage Foundation American Dream Fellows Program
NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship
Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund
the Humanities and the ArtsBeinecke Scholarship Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award
Jacob Javits Fellowship
LAWAmerican Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program of the NYU School of Law
MEDICAL EDUCATIONHumanities and Medicine Program of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jonas E. Salk Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Minorities and Women
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Asian Women in Business Scholarship
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students
Thomas Tam Scholarship
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Graduate Scholarship Programs
UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Public Service and International AffairsCarnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
New York City Urban Fellows Program
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Social and Computer SciencesAmerican Chemical Society Scholars Program
American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships
Jacob Javits Fellowship (social sciences)
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
NSEP/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Critical Languages Scholarship
Freeman-Asia (Freeman Awards for study in Asia)
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Luce Scholars Program (Hunter College students only)
The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Study ABROAD in the United Kingdom and IrelandWinston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Transfer Scholarships for community college studentsJack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
Kaplan Leadership Program Transfer Scholarship
American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship: The ABA Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund seeks to encourage racial and ethnic minority students to apply to and attend law school. The Fund awards $5,000.00 of financial aid annually to each scholarship recipient at an ABA-accredited law school. The award is renewable each year and students must re-apply in the second and third years. The Fund’s expectation is that the scholarship will be renewed each year based on the satisfactory progress made by each recipient.
In addition to whether the applicant is a member of a racial and/or ethnic minority underrepresented in the legal profession, other eligibility criteria include the applicant’s financial need, personal, family and educational background; personal statement and participation in community service activities.
In 2009- 10, nearly 1,000 applicants competed for 20 scholarships. The applicant pool consisted of 40% African Americans; 26% Hispanics; 12% Asians; 3% Native Americans; 12% other and 8% no response; 32% male and 68% female.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program: The goal of the ACS Scholars Program is to raise awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in science and to assist students in acquiring the skills and credentials necessary for success in these areas. The Program provides renewable scholarships of up to $5,000.00 to underrepresented minority students i.e. students who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian and who wish to pursue undergraduate degrees in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material science, toxicology, and environmental science.
Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be full-time students at a high school or accredited community college, senior college, or university. Students must demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science with a GPA of 3.0 or better. In addition, students must demonstrate financial need and intend to pursue a career in the chemical sciences.
American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors: The APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors consists of a $2,000.00 award per year for new recipients and $3,000.00 per year for renewal recipients to be used for tuition, room and board, and educational materials.
The goal of this scholarship is to increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. It provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students to enhance their educational potential and help prepare them for success in various careers.
Eligible applicants must be African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American. They must also be either high school seniors, college freshmen or sophomores. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Applicants must be physics majors or students intending to major in physics.
American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program : The American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program was established in 1969 in an effort to increase the number of minority scholars in Political Science. The Program is designed primarily for minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in Political Science for the first time. Awards are based on the students’ undergraduate course work, GPA, GRE scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendations from political science faculty. Twelve stipend scholars are designated each year and receive a $4,000.00 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000.00 payments –one at the end of the first graduate year and one at the end of the second year on the condition that students remain in good academic standing. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support into graduate political science programs.
Asian Women in Business Scholarship : The Asian Women in Business Scholarship supports exceptional Asian female students with a superior record of academic achievement, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship. Candidates must be females of Asian descent i.e. those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam and also those of Pacific Islander ancestry. Candidates must be full-time students and either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
For more information go to http://www.awib.org/Scholarship
Beinecke Scholarship Program : The Beinecke Scholarship Program supports students of exceptional promise who intend to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Applicants must be college juniors and must present evidence of having received need based financial aid during their undergraduate years. Each scholar receives $4,000.00 prior to entering graduate school and an addition $34,000.00 while pursuing their advanced degree. The Beinecke Scholarship Program has an approved list of participating institutions, each of which may nominate one student. The three CUNY approved institutions are Brooklyn, Hunter, and Queens Colleges. Application materials are submitted through the campus liaison.
NSEP/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship : The National Security Educational Program (NSEP) is a unique scholarship opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to gain knowledge of languages and cultures in areas of the world less frequently studied. The NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The NSEP aims to build a strong base of future leaders with expertise in critical areas, as well as professionals in both the public and private sectors who have the international experience and language skills necessary for competitive performance and visionary leadership in the global arena. Duration of study may be a summer, semester or a full academic year; awards range from $6,000.00 to $20,000.00 for a full academic year.
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship : The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Anita Borg, founder of the Institute for Women and Technology, who devoted her life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and advocating on behalf of women and minorities in the computer and technology fields. In the spirit of furthering Dr. Borg’s vision and values, Google is pleased to support the Anita Borg Scholarship through which Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become role models and leaders.
Candidates must be full-time students entering their senior year or be enrolled in a graduate program in the United States in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field. Candidates are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. All recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters for a networking retreat.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program : The program provides one year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. Students who have begun their graduate studies are not eligible. Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates working on such projects as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade policy, China-related issues, Russian-US relations, terrorism, etc.
There is a list of participating universities which nominate the candidates. No applications are accepted directly from students. CUNY participating institutions are Brooklyn College, City College, and Hunter College as well as the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. Eight to Ten fellows are selected each year. The Fellow positions are paid, full-time positions for one year with a gross salary of $33,000.00 a year plus a full benefits package.
The Clarendon Fund Scholarship : The Clarendon Fund Scholarship provides funding to cover tuition and fees and a generous living stipend. Its goal is to support the best students worldwide as decided by experts in each applicant’s field and to allow these talented students to study at Oxford regardless of their financial resources. Established in 2001, the Clarendon Fund has grown significantly since its inception, receiving generous support from its sponsor, the Oxford University Press. Less than 10% of applicants receive the scholarship in any given year.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award : This award provides as much $50,00.00 annually for three years to college seniors or recent graduates from accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. who plan to pursue graduate degrees in the performing arts, visual arts, and creative writing. Students must be nominated by their undergraduate institution's Jack Kent Cooke campus representative and have substantial unmet financial need. Students must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. The deadline is typically in mid-February. Each institution may nominate 2 students. In 2011 the Foundation will select 10 recipients for this award.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship : The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships for graduate study to outstanding students each year. Beginning in 2010 the Foundation will no longer accept college and university nominations for this scholarship. Going forward Scholars will be chosen from the Foundation’s undergraduate and transfer scholarship recipients and the selection will be done internally.
Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship : Each year the Foundation awards approximately 50 scholarships to students attending community colleges or two year institutions in the US who plan to transfer to four-year institutions. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, fees and books for the final two or three years of undergraduate study. Award amounts vary depending on the cost of attendance, the length of the program and the amount of aid received from other sources. The maximum award is $30,000.00 per year. Students must have sophomore status by December of the year in which they apply and must be nominated by the campus Jack Kent Cooke Foundation representative. Students may not apply directly to the Foundation.
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs : The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is the oldest and most well known of the Coro Programs. It consists of a nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experiential leadership training program. Each year, 64 diverse individuals committed to excellence in public affairs are chosen from across the country to serve as Coro Fellows at one of the Coro Centers in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and San Francisco. Coro Fellows become engaged full-time in individually tailored field assignments in a business, labor union, a government agency, a non-profit agency, or on a political election campaign. In addition, Fellows participate in special individual and group projects and consultancies seeking to translate their ideals for improving their communities into action.
Critical Languages Scholarship : The Critical Languages Scholarship was launched in 2006 and 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 U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages, Undergraduates, master’s 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. Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course work and be 18 by the program start date.
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship : The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems. Computational science is an interdisciplinary approach that uses algorithms, mathematics and computers to analyze and solve scientific and engineering problems. The fellowship seeks to ensure an adequate supply of trained scientists and engineers to carry out DOE’s mission in Computational Sciences.
The award provides tuition and a $28,000 annual stipend for up to four years, $2,500 for a personal computer, and a $1,000 academic allowance. Eligible fields of study are chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental sciences, life sciences, mathematics, physics, space sciences, and statistics.
Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents with high GPA’s. Recipients must be senior undergraduates or first/second year graduate students and must pursue full-time study towards a Ph.D. at a U.S institution and must attend practicum at a Department of Energy lab.
Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship : Named after a former New York City Housing Authority resident and employee, this $1,000.00 scholarship honors the academic achievements of NYCHA residents with disabilities who are enrolled full-time in CUNY colleges and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Minorities : Through its program of Diversity Fellowships, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s colleges and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The pre-doctoral fellowships provide three years of support for graduate study leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. Awards include an annual stipend of $20,000.00, an award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees of $2,000.00, expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows and access to Ford Fellows Liaisons, a network of former Ford fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.
The eligibility requirements for the Fellowship are as follows: Candidates must be citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Applicants must provide evidence of superior academic achievement; be committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level; and be enrolled or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution.
The Fellowship supports students engaged in graduate study in certain disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields. Individuals enrolled in practice-oriented programs are not supported by the fellowship. Please see Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship website for the lists of eligible and excluded fields of study.
Application may be made on-line. A paper application may be obtained by submission of a written request. Applications are evaluated by panels of distinguished scholars. The panels will consider academic records, essays, letters of recommendation, the application itself, and other appropriate materials as the basis for determining the extent to which candidates meet the eligibility requirements and the selection criteria.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-Asia) : Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for study in Asia) is supported by funds from the Freeman Foundation, and is administered by Institute for International Education. The program provides scholarships to undergraduates to help fund study programs in East and Southeast Asia for which they will receive academic credit. Award amounts range from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program. Students must demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible for the program. Priority will be given to students with limited or no previous experience in Asia. As a condition of the award, upon return to the U.S., students must promote study in Asia by sharing their experiences with peers on their home campuses and in their communities.
Fulbright Grants : Fulbright grants support graduate study and research in over 100 foreign countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent prior to receiving the grant. To be competitive, candidates should have a GPA of at least 3.3. College and university students must apply through their campus Fulbright Program advisor. Grants provide funds for transportation, language or orientation courses, where appropriate, tuition, books, maintenance for one academic year, and limited health and accident insurance.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships : The Gates Cambridge Scholars Program was established in 2000, by a substantial gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to create a network of outstanding scholars from around the world who will become leaders in addressing global problems related to health, social equity, technology, and learning. The scholarships cover fees at Cambridge, living costs and other necessities as well as a contribution toward airfare. The annual value of the scholarship is in excess of $30,000.00 and may be renewed for four years for students wishing to obtain a Ph.D.
Scholarship candidates are selected on the basis of demonstrated academic and intellectual achievement and are students who “have leadership potential and a commitment to serve their communities.” Candidates may study for a graduate degree in any field or a second bachelor’s degree but should have a convincing academic reason for pursuing their studies at Cambridge. In addition, candidates must be admitted to Cambridge University through the normal admissions procedures. There is no citizenship requirement for this award.
The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships : The Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships are awarded for one year of study at Churchill College, Cambridge in a variety of fields in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The scholarship covers tuition and fees and provides a living allowance and an allowance for travel to and from the United Kingdom. Applicants are expected to be students of exceptional academic achievement with outstanding personal qualities and with a demonstrated capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their chosen field of study. Only students from the approved list of participating institutions may apply. CUNY applicants must be students in the Macaulay Honors College.
The Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) : The Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study is a program of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a medical research organization dedicated to biomedical research and education. The Fellowship is named in honor of the late James H. Gilliam Jr., a charter Trustee of HHMI who was committed to fostering a diverse scientific community. Each year HHMI awards 5 Gilliam fellowships.
Candidates for the Gilliam Fellowship are drawn from students selected to participate in the HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program which offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to gain experience in the labs of HHMI investigators and professors. The Fellowship provides full support for up to five years of study toward a Ph.D.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship : The Gilman International Scholarship Program sponsors a competition for awards in support of study abroad. The scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to enable them to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Over 800 scholarships of up to $5,000.00 will be awarded each year for U.S. citizens to study abroad. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000.00.
Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence : The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence is an integral part of the firm’s diversity recruiting effort, seeking to attract Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergraduates to careers at Goldman Sachs. Recipients of the scholarship in their sophomore year receive a $5,000 award and those in the junior year will receive a $10,000 award toward tuition and academic expenses for one year. Scholarship recipients also receive an offer for a paid Goldman Sachs summer internship. Applicants must have a minimum 3.4 GPA to be considered. An on-line application is required which includes a 500 word essay.
If an applicant attends an undergraduate school where Goldman Sachs interviews on-campus, the applicant must also apply through the school’s career services website. Students should check with their career services office for more details.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship : The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500.00 per year for educational expenses to 300 juniors and seniors. The purpose of the award is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Junior award winners receive two years of aid, seniors receive one year. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 to be competitive. Most award winners have substantive, supervised undergraduate research experience. Candidates must be nominated by their college. Contact the Goldwater representative on your campus to begin the application process.
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellowships : The Hertz Foundation Fellowship is focused on supporting innovative young leaders in the applied sciences and engineering fields and offers fellowship support lasting up to five years. Valued at over $250,000.00, Hertz Fellowships allow exceptional applied scientists and engineers the freedom to innovate. Hertz Fellows pursue their own ideas with financial independence, mentored by distinguished professors at the country’s best universities.
Applicants must be students in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and who are willing to make a moral commitment to make their skills available to the country in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation and graduate students already pursuing an advanced degree may apply.
The Foundation’s tenable fields of study include Aeronautics/Astronautics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth and Geo Sciences, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science, Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering. The Foundation website notes that the list “is an illustrative (but not exclusive) list of the fields in which we have recently supported Hertz Fellows. Note, however, that it is up to each fellowship applicant to advocate to us his or her specific field of interest as an applied field of study.”
Hispanic Scholarship Fund : The Hispanic Scholarship Fund seeks to double the rate of Hispanics earning college degrees by providing a wide range of scholarship aid. The Fund supports Hispanic undergraduate students at all levels including community college students and transfer students as well as graduate students. Students must be of Hispanic heritage, be American citizens or legal permanent residents. A 3.0 GPA is required and students must plan to enroll full time in a degree seeking program. Students must also apply for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA. The amount of the awards varies by scholarship. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need as well as personal strengths and leadership. Students may apply to as many scholarships for which they are eligible but may receive only one HSF scholarship per academic year.
Humanities and Medicine Program of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine : The Mount Sinai’s School of Medicine Humanities and Medicine Program is designed to attract highly motivated undergraduates majoring in the Humanities and the Social Sciences to a career in medicine. Successful completion of program requirements qualifies students for admission to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine upon graduation from their undergraduate institution. Students apply to the program in the first semester of their sophomore year and are notified of their admission to the program before the beginning of the next (spring) term. MCATs are not required but students must submit SAT scores, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation and written application materials. A personal interview at Mt. Sinai is required. Students are also expected to have one year of biology and one year of chemistry. The program provides an 8 week Summer Program at Mt. Sinai between the junior and senior year which includes clinical service rotations, an organic chemistry/physics course, free housing and weekly ethics discussions.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship : The Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is designed to provide selected undergraduates with a scholarship award of up to $8,000.00 for two academic years of full time study and a ten week internship during the summer at a NOAA facility. The internship takes place between the first and second years of the award. The scholarship program seeks to increase training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology and education and to foster multidisciplinary training opportunities consistent with the NOAA mission which focuses on ecosystems, climate, weather and water and environmentally sound commerce and transportation.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled as a full-time second year student in a four year institution or a full-time third year student in a five year program at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S territories. Students must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have declared a major in a discipline including but not limited to, oceanic, environmental biological and atmospheric sciences, mathematics, engineering, remote sensing technology, physical and social sciences, including geography, physics, hydrology, geomatics, or teacher education that supports NOAA’s programs and missions. Typically there are about 100 Hollings Undergraduate Scholars in any given year.
Jacob Javits Fellowship : The Program provides Seventy-five fellowships each year up to a maximum of $30,000.00 for graduating seniors and graduates to support study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. The program provides assistance to students of superior academic ability with a history of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise. A panel of experts, appointed by the Javits Fellowship Board, select fellows according to criteria established by the board. Students must demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Kaplan Leadership Associate’s Degree Scholarship : Established in 2006, The Kaplan Leadership Associate’s Degree Scholarship offers financial and academic support, including individualized academic advising, transfer counseling, college tours, mentoring opportunities, leadership training and development etc. to high potential associate degree students with unmet financial need who are also members of underrepresented populations in higher education. Scholarships for associate’s degree candidates can be up to $3,000.00 and for bachelor degree candidates up to $25,000.00 per year plus additional funding to assist with living expenses.
Three letters of reference are required, one of which must be from a college professor or high school teacher who has taught the student in the last two years. There is also an optional nomination form that must be completed by a member of the faculty, staff or administration at the student’s current college.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship : The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in memory of his sister Josephine. The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize and support students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman’s high standards.
De Karman Fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college in the United States. For the academic year 2012 -2013 the Trust will support a minimum of 10 fellowships, $14,000 for undergraduates entering their senior year who will receive their bachelor’s degree in June 2013 and $22,000 for PhD candidates who will defend their dissertation by June 2013. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed and is highly competitive.
Luce Scholars Program (Hunter College students only): The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program established by the Henry Luce Foundation. The fellowship provides for a year’s experience in Asia in an internship arranged individually for each scholar based on his or her specific interests, background and qualifications. The fellowship provides travel and living expenses plus salary which varies with the country of placement. The program is designed to give young leaders with no prior experience of Asia a chance to become acquainted with Asia and their Asian counterparts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, under 30 years of age, be able to show clear evidence of leadership in their chosen field, and may NOT have had significant exposure to Asia. On the other hand, candidates may have taken Asian language or Asia focused courses on a U.S. campus but may not be Asian Studies majors and may have participated in a university organized summer program in one or more countries where Luce scholars are placed. Candidates are nominated by the 75 participating colleges and universities.
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom : The Marshall Scholarships were established in 1953 by the British government to express the gratitude of the British people for the Marshall Plan. The main objective of these scholarships is to enable intellectually distinguished young Americans to study in the UK.
The Scholarships support 44 scholars for two years of study towards degrees in any university in the United Kingdom. Several Partnership Scholarships are available to specific institutions. Marshall Scholarships pay tuition and fees, personal travel and book allowances, and a living stipend. They may be renewed for a third year for certain programs. Candidates must be U.S. citizens who will have earned bachelor’s degrees by the following spring or have been graduated within the past three years. A grade point average of 3.7 or higher is mandatory.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund : The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, named for the late U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice, was established in 1987 to carry on Justice Marshall’s legacy of equal access to higher education by supporting outstanding students attending America’s public historically black colleges and universities. Forty seven public HBCU’s and six historically Black Law Schools participate in the program.
The average scholarship is $22,000.00 per student per semester. Scholarships are not awarded directly to students but to the member college or university to which a student has been accepted. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S and full-time students pursuing a degree at one of the Fund’s participating institutions. Criteria for selection include a commitment to academic excellence, community service, a high school GPA of not less than 3.0, and demonstrated financial need. Since its inception, the Fund has awarded more than fifty million in scholarships to more than 6,000 students.
Merage Foundation American Dream Fellows Program : The Merage Foundation sponsors the American Dream Fellows Program which supports exceptional immigrant students who are US citizens or permanent residents and are full-time students with senior class status. Selection is based on an applicant’s academic record, their leadership, their ethical behavior, the clarity of their American Dream, and their potential to make significant contributions to America. Fellows receive two year stipends of $20,000.00 ($10,000.00 each year.) The Foundation also supplies mentoring services and access to leaders in each recipient’s chosen field. Eligibility is restricted to nominations from participating institutions. The CUNY participating institution is Hunter College.
George J. Mitchell Scholarship : The Mitchell scholarship is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholarship, named to honor the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering leadership and a commitment to public service and community. Twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually to study in any discipline offered by higher education institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a living expenses stipend and an international travel stipend.
Prospective Scholars apply directly to the US-Ireland Alliance which administers the Mitchell Scholarship program. A preliminary elimination will be made on the basis of submitted written materials. A selection committee will determine – based on the student’s academic transcripts, a brief essay prepared by the applicants, and the applicant references – those students who will be invited to Washington, D.C., for an interview before the selection committee. The US-Ireland alliance will pay round-trip transportation costs for applicants invited to be interviewed.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) : The GEM fellowship programs are designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented ethnic and minority students to obtain M.S. degrees in engineering and Ph.D. degrees in engineering and the sciences through a program of paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Working collaboratively with GEM Member Universities and GEM Employer Members three Fellowships Programs are supported. The MS Engineering Fellowship Program, the Ph.D. Engineering Fellowship Program, and the Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship : The Department of Defense offers National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated special aptitude for advanced training in the sciences and engineering. The goal of this program is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. The program is administered by ASEE, the American Society for Engineering Education. Applicants must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies or have completed no more than the equivalent of one academic year of full-time graduate study in disciplines of interest to the Department of defense. See the NDSEG web pages for the full list of approved disciplines.
The Fellowship offers support for 36 consecutive months including the payment of full tuition and required fees (not including room and board) and fellows receive a living stipend. Selection is based on the applicant’s academic record, personal statements, recommendations, and GRE scores. A panel with expertise in the science or engineering discipline of the applicant’s advanced degree program evaluates the applications.
National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program : The NIH together with Oxford and Cambridge Universities have established a collaborative, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding sciences students committed to biomedical research. Students typically spend two years in England at either university, pursuing tutorials and research on a collaborative project with an NIH intramural scientist. They then spend two years in Bethesda, Maryland continuing their thesis project at the NIH with either a D.Phil or a Ph.D. awarded at the end by either Oxford or Cambridge Universities. Students receive a yearly stipend, health and travel benefits and other academic support including tuition and lab fees. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program : The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or qualified noncitizens. Applicants must also be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time students at accredited 4-year undergraduate institutions.s The program is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This means that the applicant's financial aid office must certify that the applicant has "exceptional financial need." A further requirement is a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or being within the top 5 percent of the applicant's class. Top consideration is given to applicants who have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate course work, including four core science courses and are classified by their educational institutions as juniors or seniors as of the beginning of the academic year of scholarship.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship: : The Graduate Research Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. See the NSF website for the list of supported fields. NSF Graduate Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study. Eligibility is limited to those individuals who, at the time of application, have completed no more than 20 semester hours or equivalent of graduate study in the fields supported by the program. In most cases, an individual has two opportunities to apply: during the senior year of college and in the first year of graduate school. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States.
Applications are reviewed by disciplinary panels of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Panelists will consider the strength of the academic record, the proposed plan of research, previous research experience, the appropriateness of the choice of references and the extent to which they indicate merit, GRE general and subject test scores, and the appropriateness of the choice of institution for fellowship tenure relative to the proposed plan of research. The panelists may also consider contributions to the community, both social and scholarly as well as the unique characteristics of each applicant’s background including, personal, professional, and educational experiences.
Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students : The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation supports a scholarship program for adult women students. This scholarship was created in 1981 to enable recipients to offset reliance on student loans, which can be critical as returning women students or second career students attempt to manage the costs of tuition, housing and caring for family members. Awards are made directly to colleges and universities and are limited to selected institutions that the Foundation trustees consider render exceptional service to mature women students.
The Newcombe Foundation does not participate in the selection of individual scholarship recipients. This is done in the participating institutions and individuals may not apply directly to the Foundation. The designated CUNY college is Hunter College. For application materials and information on eligibility requirements, contact Myrna Fader in the Office of Student Services.
NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program : This scholarship, sponsored by the New York City Housing Authority, annually awards a $1,000.00 scholarship to ten qualifying NYCHA residents who are enrolled full-time in a degree-earning program of the City University of New York. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship : The goal of this program is to support outstanding students who enroll in two-year master’s degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, and other academic fields who represent a diversity of backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship provides funding for tuition, room, board and mandatory fees during the first and second year of graduate school. The award also includes reimbursement for books and a travel allowance. In addition fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate study and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school.
Each successful candidate agrees to provide a minimum of three years’ service as a Foreign Service officer.
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship : The fellowship program is funded by the United States Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
The program seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be in the sophomore year of study, be U.S. citizens and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants, who, in addition to outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement, demonstrate financial need. The number of fellowships varies from year to year, depending on available funding.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship : The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who have an interest in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service of the Department of State. The Rangel Program encourages the involvement of members of minority groups and those with financial need. In this manner, it advances the goal of Secretary Rice and Congressman Rangel to create and excellent and diverse U.S. Foreign Service.
In 2008 the Program will award up to twenty fellowships of up to $28,000.00 annually toward tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two year master’s degree. At the conclusion of the two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Ralph J. Bunch International Affairs Center of Howard University. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout the period of study.
Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Selection is based on outstanding leadership skills, academic achievement, and financial need. Finalists are invited to Washington for interviews and to prepare a writing sample. Only U.S. citizens are considered.
Rhodes Scholarship : Thirty-two scholarships are awarded for two or three years of study at Oxford University in a field of the candidate’s own choosing. The scholarship pays for academic fees, plus an allowance to pay for travel fares and personal expenses. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.75 or higher and are selected on the basis of intellectual distinction, leadership, and service. The scholarship is highly competitive.
The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program of the NYU School of Law:The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship is awarded to students who intend to pursue careers in public service. It is the nation’s premier public service scholarship and during its more than 50 year history has served as a model for public service scholarships across the country. The scholarship program defines public service broadly to include employment with U.S. or international non-profit organizations, government public policy and legal positions, academia, electoral politics, community developments and law firms whose primary focus is serving the public interest or serving under-represented clients.
The three main selection criteria are a commitment to public service, academic excellence, and potential for leadership. Scholars receive full tuition and unique educational, mentoring and networking opportunities. Preliminary screening of candidates is undertaken by current scholars and directors of the Program. Students selected by this process are then invited to the NYU School of Law to interview with a panel. Each panel is chaired by a federal judge and is composed of faculty, distinguished alumni and current Root-Tilden-Kern Scholars. Scholarship offers are made after the interviews.
Jonas E. Salk Scholarship : Created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor the City College graduate who developed the first anti—polio vaccine, the Jonas E. Salk scholarships are award annually to eight graduates of senior colleges of the City University of New York. The scholarships are awarded to students of sound character and high academic achievement who display the potential to make significant contributions to medical research. The scholarship winners receive a total of $8,000.00 ($2,000.00 per year for four-year medical schools) to help defray the expenses of study for the M.D., Ph.D. or D.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences or D.O. degree.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Graduate Scholarship Programs : The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. Program is managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) whose mission is to provide leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-base careers. The Program has two components: the Ph.D. component offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minorities who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. The smaller feeder component offers underrepresented minority B.S. or M.S. students access to select faculty and departments that have demonstrated success in sending their students on to doctoral programs. (This program is currently fully subscribed and the Foundation is not accepting new applications to participate at this time.) There is a list of approved, participating institutions and their programs of study. The City College of New York is on the approved list in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The faculty members and departments participating in the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program have been selected because they have demonstrated a commitment to educating African-American, American Indian, and Latino leaders. The Program encourages students to survey the departments sponsored by the Sloan Foundation program in their discipline. They should apply for admission to one of those departments. If accepted, the student becomes a candidate for a Sloan Scholarship.
The Sloan Foundation Program and the department work together to guarantee that the student receives financial support as long as he/she is making satisfactory progress toward the degree. Beyond the financial assistance, students receive the mentoring and guidance that are such crucial factors in assuring that a student completes his/her degree. To become a Sloan Scholar, you must apply to and be accepted in a recognized program supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Scholars are selected based on their application, faculty recommendation, appropriate field of study, and financial need. Awards are made on a rolling basis.
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans : This fellowships program provides grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. Each fellow receives a maintenance grant of $20,000.00 and a tuition grant of up to half of the tuition costs up to a maximum of $16,000.00 per year. A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any field including law and medicine. Applications are accepted from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies and from candidates in their first or second year of graduate study as well. For the purpose of this fellowship, a New American is defined as an individual who is either a resident alien, a naturalized citizen, or is the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens.
Thomas Tam Scholarship : Thomas Tam Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Thomas Tam''s many contribution to the City University of New York The scholarship award is given to a qualified undergraduate student currently enrolled in any of the CUNY colleges, 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."
Harry S. Truman Scholarship : The Truman scholarship supports students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in public service fields. Each scholarship provides up to $30,000.00 for graduate study. Scholars also receive supplementary financial aid at leading graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling and special internship opportunities with the federal government. Applicants must have a strong academic and public service record and are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of their degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds.
Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship : The Morris K. Udall Foundation was established by an Act of Congress in 1992 to honor Morris Udall’s thirty years of service in the House of Representatives. Its purpose is to support “Scholarship and Excellence in national environmental policy.” Typically, the Foundation awards 80 scholarships on the basis of merit to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers related to the natural environment; to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated a commitment to careers related to Native American health care.
Applicants should have a GPA average of at least a “B” or the equivalent and should be pursuing a full-time course of study. Candidates must be U.S citizens, U.S. nationals or permanent residents.
UNCF – Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards : The United Negro College Fund and the Merck Company Foundation jointly sponsor this program designed to increase the number of African Americans in the areas of biomedical science education and research. Each award consists of a scholarship of up to $25,000.00 and two summer internships mentored by Merck scientists with stipends totaling at least $10,000.00.
Candidates must be African Americans enrolled full-time in a four year college or university in the United States. They must also be juniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a major in the life or physical sciences and must have completed two semesters of organic chemistry. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required.
A UNCF – Merck selection panel consisting of educators and Merck scientists will evaluate the applicants. Award recipients will be selected based on their GPA, their demonstrated interest in their own scientific education and a career in scientific research and their ability to perform in a laboratory setting.
Urban Fellows Program : The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by the City of New York and administered by the department of Citywide Administrative Services. The Program is designed to introduce outstanding college students and graduates to local government and public service. The rigorous nine month program combines full-time employment in the City government with a comprehensive seminar series exploring the mechanics of local government while exploring important issues facing the City. Fellows are paid a taxable stipend of $25,000.00 and receive a choice of paid health insurance plans. Housing is not included. Eligibility requirements for the 2008-2009 Program Year are as follows. Applications will be accepted from candidates who receive(d) their Bachelor’s Degree in the Spring of 2006, 2007, or 2008; who can commit to a nine month fellowship; who agree to suspend any graduate study or outside work for the duration of the fellowship and who are able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States after graduation and for the entire fellowship.
Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship : The Watson Fellowship is a program of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. The Fellowships are named in honor of the founder of the Watson Foundation, Jeannette K. Watson whose husband, Thomas J. Watson, founded IBM. Candidates must be either second semester freshmen or sophomores at one of the ten invited colleges and must have at least four semesters of full-time academic work remaining after the term in which they apply. Students must be registered in a liberal arts track, demonstrate competence in college work, be not more than 25 years old on March 1, 2008 and be either American citizens or green card holders. The participating CUNY colleges are Brooklyn College, The City College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, Lehman College, and Queens College. Each invited college may nominate up to four candidates to be considered by the Citywide Selection Panel.
The Watson Fellowship will begin in June 2008 and continue through August 2010. During this period candidates will be expected to successfully complete three summers of paid internships of up to 10 weeks that will enhance their vocational goals and personal interests. The 2008 summer will begin with a three day orientation. Internships, seminars and cultural events will extend through August 8, 2008. The stipend for the first summer is $5,000.00 and $6,000.00 for the second and third summers respectively.
The Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program :
Initially funded by the Whitaker Foundation, The Whitaker International Program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and supports collaboration in the growing field of biomedical engineering. The Goals of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program are to increase the number of undergraduates in BME who go abroad and to provide students the opportunity to see BME from an international perspective early in their education. Grantees may carry out their study abroad program in any country outside the US except Canada. Grants are for one academic term or an academic year. The semester stipend is up to $7,500 and for the year up to $10,000.00. Applicants must be enrolled as a second, third or senior year undergraduate Biomedical or Bioengineering students from a U.S. institution with at least one semester remaining at their home institution. Applicants must have financial need but do not have to be receiving financial aid to be eligible.
Belle Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund : In 1979, the Professional Staff Congress at CUNY created this program to encourage and recognize excellence among students at the University. The scholarship honors the founding president of the Professional Staff Congress, Belle Zeller, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Brooklyn College, where she taught for over 40 years. The scholarship awards full tuition to registered full-time undergraduates carrying at least 12 credits and who shall have completed at least 16 credits at any branch of CUNY at the time of application. The award requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75, demonstrated evidence of good character, and significant service to CUNY, the community, and/or a particular CUNY college. Community College Belle Zeller Scholars will continue to receive awards if they transfer to four-year colleges within CUNY and remain in good standing.
For additional information please contact your campus Distinguished Scholarship representatives and/or Dr. Jim Airozo, Director of Student Academic Awards and Honors, Office of Academic Affairs, City University of New York at firstname.lastname@example.org