Scholarships & Fellowships

Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships by SUBJECT

unrestricted by discipline

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The Dream.US Scholarships
Regina A. Figueroa Memorial Scholarship
The Humanity in Action Fellowship
International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellows Program
Kaplan Leadership Associate’s Degree Scholarship
Josephine de Karman Fellowship
NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program 
The Point Foundation LGBT Scholars
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship
Women's Forum of New York Education Fund Awards


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Humanities and Medicine Program of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
Stanley E. Michaels Health Careers Scholarship Program
National Institutes of Health MD/PhD Partnership Training Program
Jonas E. Salk Scholarship
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship


AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
Asian Women in Business Scholarship
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence 
MassMutual Scholars Program

Community College Transfer and academic Scholarships

All-USA Community College Academic Team
Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team
CUNY Becas Scholarship Program
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship
The Dream.US Scholarships
The Fulbright Commission:  US - UK Summer Institutes
David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship by the Historical Society of the New York Courts
Guttman Transfer Scholarship
Kaplan Leadership Program Transfer Scholarship
New Century Scholars
Women's Forum of New York Education Fund Awards

The Humanities and the Arts

Beinecke Scholarship Program   
W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship


American Bar Association Legal Opportunity Scholarship
The Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowships
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans 
The Root-Tilden-Kern Scholarship Program of the NYU School of Law

Minorities and Women

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students
American Association of University Women
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors 
American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program
Asian Women in Business Scholarship
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship (CHCI Scholarship)
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
CUNY Becas Scholarship Program
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence 
Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
MassMutual Scholars Program
The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Program
NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM)
National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women
Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women Students
New York Women in Communications Foundation Award
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Graduate Scholarship Programs
Thomas Tam Scholarship
W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship
UNCF - Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards
Women's Forum of New York Education Fund Awards

Public Service and International Affairs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Immigrant Justice Corps Fellowships
The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Program
New York City Urban Fellows Program
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Presidential Management Fellows Program
Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
U.S Department of State Student Programs

Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Social and Computer Sciences

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Foundation Graduate Scholarships
American Physical Society Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors
Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (sponsored by CDC)
The Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) Program
DAAD Annual Grants
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship
Environmental Protection Agency STAR 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
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Predoctoral Fellowship)
NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology
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
SMART Scholarship (Science, Math and Research for Transformation)
W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship
Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Study Abroad

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
NSEP/David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship
Critical Languages Scholarship
Freeman-Asia (Freeman Awards for study in Asia)
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Georgetown-Qatar Advanced Arabic Fellowship at Qatar University
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
The Humanity in Action Fellowship
The Killam Undergraduate Fellowships for Americans
Luce Scholars Program (Hunter College students only)  

Study ABROAD in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarships
Clarendon Fund Scholarship of the University of Oxford
The Fulbright Commission:  US - UK Summer Institutes
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom
George J. Mitchell Scholarship
National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
Rhodes Scholarship

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students:  The AICPA Minority Scholarship awards outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. For over four decades, this program has provided over $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting scholars. 

Recipients receive individual awards of up to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarship aid may be used only for the payment of expenses that directly relate to obtaining an accounting education (e.g.; tuition, fees, room and board, and/or books and materials only). Scholarship payments are sent directly to the student's financial aid office on behalf of the student at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

The Minority Scholarship is a renewable award; however, renewals are neither automatic nor guaranteed. Students who wish to renew their scholarship award must complete an application the following year.

Applicant must provide two essays (essays must be original thoughts of the student and include the student’s name at the top of each essay); résumé; names and email addresses of two references to provide future letters of recommendation (one must be either a faculty member OR a licensed CPA); and copy of green card (permanent residents only). 

Eligibility:  Applicant also must be part of underrepresented minority in the accounting profession; enrolled as a full-time undergraduate/graduate level students; completed at least 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of college coursework; including at least 6 semester hours (or equivalent) in accounting; maintained an overall and major GPA of at least 3.0; an AICPA student affiliate member (apply online at no cost), be U.S citizen or permanent resident, and have financial need.

All-USA Community College Academic Team: The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually with each receiving a $2,500 scholarship, a total of $50,000 in scholarship awards. 

The application process opens in October and applications are due in early December (usually December 2) each year. Phi Theta Kappa notifies students selected as team members in March each year.

Nominees to the All-USA Community College Academic Team may also be considered for the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, New Century Scholars and All-State Community College Academic Teams when applicable.


  • Must be enrolled in a community college through December 2015.
  • Must have a cumulative college level GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for all course work completed in the last five years (fall 2008 – present), regardless of institution attended.  At the point of application, the students must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA through the fall 2013 semester to remain eligible. 
  • Must not have previously been nominated.    
  • The students must hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the community colleges the students are attending. 
  • Students, who attend community college in the United States, do not need to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. 
  • Must have a community college record free of suspension, probation or other serious disciplinary action.  Nominee must not have a criminal record, or if a convicted felon must have all conditions of sentencing, including probation, completed.

American Association of University Women: AAUW provides more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 245 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2013–14 academic year.  Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities.

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2009.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2013, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S institutions during the fellowship year in Architecture, Computer/information sciences, Engineering, Mathematics/statistics for master’s program.

In addition, fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color, who have been underrepresented in these fields: Master’s in business administration — applicants may apply for second year of study only; Law — applicants may apply for third year of study only; Doctorate in medicine — applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only for a second year.

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.

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.

The APS Minority Scholarship Program has been suspended until further notice and it is in the process of developing a new program aimed at minority physics majors.

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.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Foundation Graduate Scholarship:  The AGC Foundation gives 100 or more undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year to deserving students enrolled in ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. Scholarship candidates are evaluated for their academic success, their commitment to the industry through participation in campus professional organizations, summer or part-time work in the construction industry, and their goals for the future.  The AGC Education and Research Foundation scholarship is a national scholarship, open to students across the country. 


Undergraduate Scholarships: Rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time, two, four or five-year ABET or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction-related engineering program are eligible to apply. Students enrolled in accredited junior college programs or who have plans to transfer to a four-year institution may apply.

Graduate Scholarships: College seniors enrolled or planning to enroll in a graduate- level construction management or construction-related engineering degree program as a full-time student are eligible.

An AGC renewable undergraduate scholarship offers $2,500 per year for each year of undergraduate study, up to a maximum of $7,500. Over 100 new scholarships are awarded each year. There is no application fee.

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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 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an addition $30,000.00 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.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study:
This fellowship is awarded for one year of advanced level language study in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia. Qualifying languages include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, Malaysian, Tibetan, Thai, and Burmese. Consideration will be given to other East or Southeast Asian languages on an individual basis. Applicants apply separately to approved language programs. 

Applicants must be seniors in undergraduate college or possess a college undergraduate degree, be pursuing an academic, professional or business career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language, be at or near an advanced level in the language, be able to devote oneself exclusively to language study during the term of the grant, and be a US citizen or permanent resident. GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended. 

The award is intended to cover basis expenses at a graduate student level necessary to pursue a year of full-time language study in Asia. This includes tuition or tutoring fees, plus a stipend for travel, living and study expenses.

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 $8,000.00 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 Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, Lehman College, and Queens College as well as the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. Eight to Ten fellows are selected each year. Fellows are currently paid a gross salary of $3,166.66 per month ($38,000 per 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.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (sponsored by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):  

This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.  Interns will be placed in environmental health programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at CDC in Atlanta, GA.  Over the course of the summer, interns will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.  Interns will be provided a stipend of approximately $600 per week.


  • US citizenship or Permanent Resident with a green card
  • Full time enrollment at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2015
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and
  • An academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies, environmental, physical, biological chemical and/or social sciences (if applicants are not majoring in one of these areas they can make the case for why their major or interests are applicable to this internship in essay #2)
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The Computational Biology and Medicine (CBM) Program: Students in the CBM program use computational methods, often in conjunction with experimental approaches, to solve problems across a spectrum of biomedical disciplines. Under the mentorship of an outstanding faculty, training is rigorous, yet flexible, and tailored to the specific goals of each trainee. The CBM program is creating a new breed of scientist, one who uses computational and analytical methods, often in synergy with experimental approaches, to bridge the gaps in traditional approaches and solve complex problems in biology.

Eligibility: There are no specific GPA or GRE requirements. Most successful applicants have GPAs in the range of 3.5 or greater. The research experience and future potential to become a scientist, as described in the application essay, is a very important part of the PhD application. Strong letters of recommendation from faculty who know the student’s research experience and potential. Each year, we receive over 100 applications and interview 15-20 applicants. More than half of all of those who are interviewed receive an offer of admission. It is not possible to speculate on the chances of any particular applicant prior to the meeting of the CBM Admissions Committee.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship (CHCI Scholarship):  CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.  The Institute provides over 130 scholarships each year.

CHCI scholarships provide recipients with a one-time scholarship of:

  • $1,000 to pursue an associate degree
  • $2,500 to pursue an undergraduate degree
  • $5,000 to pursue graduate-level study

Scholarship awards are intended to provide assistance with tuition, room and board, textbooks, and other educational expenses associated with college enrollment. 


  • Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program within the United States and Puerto Rico during the period for which scholarship is requested
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization. 

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The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management: Of the 10,000 MBA students who graduate every year from top-tier business schools, less than 6 percent are African American, Native American or Hispanic Americans. The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management believe the best way to increase the representation of these groups in American business and education is to celebrate and uplift the students who have dedicated their lives to inclusion. An average of 225 fellowships are awarded per year.  After admission to a participating university, applicant is eligible to win a fellowship covering full tuition and fees for full-time study toward MBA and $5,000/year stipend. 

Eligibility: US citizens; completed 4 year degree or graduating senior; minority students; Any US Citizen or permanent resident who can demonstrate a commitment to The Consortium’s mission is eligible to apply (i.e., individuals of any race or ethnicity may apply).

Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team:

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Fifty students will be named Gold Scholars, each receiving $1,500 scholarships; fifty students will be named Silver Scholars, each receiving $1,250 scholarships; and fifty students will be named Bronze Scholars, each receiving $1,000 scholarships. A state may have multiple Gold, Silver or Bronze Scholars. The program awards $187,500 in scholarships annually. The application process opens in October and applications are due in early December each year.

To be eligible for this program, students must submit an application for the All-USA Community College Academic Team and be selected as a nominee by their college.  Proof of enrollment will be requested.

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 $40,000 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.

CUNY Becas Scholarship Program:  The CUNY Institute of Mexican studies is proud to offer scholarships to CUNY students. The program seeks to award scholarships range from $4,800 to $6,330 to undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship program recognizes, rewards and promotes academic excellence and community service in the Mexican community. The goal of the program is to enable future leaders of the community to advance their educational goals, develop professional networks and engage in service learning. Criteria for selection are academic excellence, financial need, and commitment to service in the Mexican immigrant community.

Scholarship recipients are expected to complete internships for a total of 15 hours per week during one semester or 10 hours per week throughout the academic year, in an affiliated nonprofit institution.  Applicants do not have to be of Mexican descent but must demonstrate a record of service in the Mexican immigrant community.  Immigration status is not a consideration.

Requirements:  application form, OSIS number or transcript, personal statement (1 page),     statement of financial need (1 page), one letter of recommendation.

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.

DAAD Annual Grants: Highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.  DAAD offers a wide range of funding opportunities.  Funding is awarded on a competitive basis; the academic merit of the individual, the feasibility and quality of the proposal, and the impact of the applicant and application as a whole.  Eligibility, requirements and benefits may vary depending upon the scholarships and fellowships. 

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund:  

The first and most important qualification for a Davis-Putter Scholarship is active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.  Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant.

Although citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must be living in the United States and planning to enroll in school in the US in order to apply. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan on staying in the US and building the movement here.

The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of funding available.

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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 full tuition and required fees, $36,000 annual stipend for up to four years, $5,000 academic allowance in the first fellowship year and a $1,000 allowance each renewed year (to be used for the purchase of a computer workstation or for research/professional development expenses).

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.

Department of Homeland Security Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. This education program is intended to ensure a highly talented science and technology community to achieve the DHS mission and objectives. Students should have DHS-mission relevant majors in Engineering, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Math, Computer & Information Sciences, and Social Sciences.  A 10-week, continuous, off-campus research internship at DHS or a DHS-affiliated facility will be required during the summer between the first and second year appointments. Internship placement will be coordinated through this program. The one-year service commitment may be served at a DHS-approved STEM venue—including universities—immediately following the term of the scholarship.

DHS provides full tuition and mandatory, nonrefundable fees paid; $1,000/month for 9 months during the academic year; $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship.

Applicants must be US Citizens, Sophomores and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher required.

THE DREAM.US SCHOLARSHIPS:  TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated students who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. The scholarships will help cover the tuition and fees for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of the organization’s Partner Colleges. 


This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible.


The Community College Graduate Scholarship is available to community college students with demonstrated financial need who have earned their associate’s degrees and seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees at one of the four-year Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are not eligible.

Note:  for both scholarships, the applicants must: 

  • Have come to the United States before reaching the 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and

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Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship: The purpose of the STAR (Science to Achieve Results) fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in an environmental field. This goal is consistent with the immediate and long term mission of the Environmental Protection Agency, to protect public health and the environment. The STAR fellowship program has proven to be beneficial to both the public and private sectors by providing a steady stream of well-trained environmental specialists to meet society's environmental challenges. It has also provided new environmental research in physical, biological, health and social sciences, and engineering.

Eligible academic fields: Environmental Engineering; Atmospheric Sciences; Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Materials Science; Hydrogeology; Economics; Environmental Decision-Making Research; Urban/Regional Planning and Geography; Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Public Health Sciences; Human Health Risk Assessment; Aquatic Systems Ecology; Coastal and Estuarine Processes; Terrestrial Systems Ecology.

The fellowship provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellow. This amount covers a monthly stipend of $2,083 for up to 12 months totaling $25,000 for the year, $5,000 for authorized expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years.

Applicants must be US Citizens and Permanent Residents; Graduating Seniors; Recent Grads; Graduate Students.

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 $24,000, 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.

Funding for Freeman-ASIA is not available for Summer 2013 and beyond.

The Fulbright Commission:  US - UK Summer Institutes:  The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

For more information, please visit:

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.

David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship by the Historical Society of the New York Courts:  The Historical Society of the New York Courts focuses the learning resources it develops in partnership with teachers and schools, as well as recommended outside resources that are consistent with its mission of education, on teaching students about the legal system, how the courts operate, the role of judges and lawyers, and the larger concepts of Justice, and the Rule of Law. The emphasis will be on the legal system in New York State.

The New York courts and State Legislature have frequently been at the center of the debate over the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. Judges and legislators have considered these issues as they impact the family, campus life, employment and Criminal Law. The 2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest asks the applicants to explore how the courts and legislature have addressed LGBT rights and the impact of their actions.

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 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.

Georgetown-Qatar Advanced Arabic Fellowship at Qatar University: 

The Qatar Scholarship Program offers dedicated Arabic language students from the United States the opportunity to master their skills in an intensive Arabic language program at Qatar University (QU) in Doha for an entire academic year (September to June). The scholarship includes tuition, room and board in university dorms, round-trip airfare, local transportation and books.

Eligibility Requirements

All students applying to the Qatar Scholarship Program must meet the following requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, your application will not be considered for the scholarship.

  1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Between 18 and 40 years old
  3. Recently completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree by the beginning of the program
  4. Minimum of two years of formal Arabic study and be at the intermediate level of Arabic language study by the beginning of the program
  5. Demonstrate interest in the Arabic language and continued language study

The Application

All application materials must be submitted online by December 15, 2013. Materials submitted after this date will not be accepted.  The materials include: 

  • Application Form
  • Transcripts
    Transcripts must be official and up-to-date. Please provide transcripts from all academic institutions, language programs and study abroad programs that you have attended.
  • Recommendation Forms and/or Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose (750 words)
    Please describe how the Qatar Scholarship Program fulfills your immediate and long-term academic and professional goals.

Guttman Transfer Scholarship: The Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation has established a transfer scholarship for high-achieving CUNY community college students. Eligible applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or above, must transfer to one of the five eligible CUNY senior colleges: Brooklyn College, City College, Hunter College, Lehman College and Queens College. The benefits include a $4,000 scholarship paid over two years (four semesters at $1,000 a semester), recognition at yearly awards ceremony, invitation to speak to associate degree students, and prestigious designation as a “Guttman Scholar”.  Scholarships will be awarded based on a review of student's transcript, personal essay, and a letter of recommendation.

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. Gilliam fellowship awards up to $46,000 for 2016-2017 academic year.

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 2,300 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded for this current academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study abroad. Award amounts vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being $4,000.

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 $10,000 award and those in the junior year will receive a $15,000 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. <pdf>

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship: The Goldwater Scholarship provides up to $7,500 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.

The Humanity in Action Fellowship:  Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

Program Dates
May 24 - June 26, 2016 (US Fellows only)*

May 27 - June 26, 2014 (All Fellows)

Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw

Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States

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 Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) Fellowships:  The Immigrant Justice Corps has announced their fellowships to recent law-school and college graduates.  The purpose of this program is to provide critical legal counsel and support for poor immigrants and their families.

Justice Fellowship

Justice Fellows will represent immigrants fighting deportation, as well as those applying affirmatively for asylum and for relief as victims of crime, domestic violence and human trafficking.  Justice Fellowships run for two years, with the possibility of renewing for a third year based on mutual agreement by the Fellow and the host. During the two years of the Fellowship, Fellows’ salaries ($50,000) and benefits will be underwritten by IJC.

Community Fellowship

Community Fellows are recent college graduates who conduct outreach and legal intake in underserved neighborhoods in New York.  They screen immigrant New Yorkers for legal relief, and help them file applications for citizenship, green cards, DACA, Deferred Action for Parents, and more.

Community Fellowships run for two years at a salary of $38,000 per year plus benefits. Fellows are trained by Immigrant Justice Corps at the start of their fellowship and meet as a group throughout the course of the fellowship for professional development, skills training, and support.

International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) Summer Fellows Program:  The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.  Travel, housing, and living allowance included.

Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students.  Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding the application, please go to:

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 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.

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.

Two 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.  Applicants must be members of Black/African American (or) Hispanic/Latino (or) Native Amiercan ethnicity.  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.  The minimum GPA to qualify for the Kaplan Leadership Program is 3.5. If the student's GPA is lower, there will be an option to provide an explanation on the application.

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.

The Killam Undergraduate Fellowship for Americans: The program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Students may participate in the program either as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as a self-placed visiting student (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees).

The Killam Fellowships Program provides a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), and includes a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn.

Eligibility: U.S citizens; full-time undergraduates with a superior and competitive academic record; all majors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Predoctoral Fellowship): The purpose of this individual predoctoral research training fellowship is to provide support for promising doctoral candidates who will be performing dissertation research and training in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) during the tenure of the award. The Kirschstein-NRSA for Individual Predoctoral Fellows will provide support for research training which leads to the PhD or equivalent research degree, the combined MD/PhD degree, or another formally combined professional degree and research doctoral degree in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences.

Individuals may receive up to 5 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the predoctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional training grants (e.g., T32) and an individual fellowship award. Fellowship awards are often limited to 2-3 years. For individual predoctoral fellowships (F30 and F31), an amount equal to 60% of the level requested by the sponsoring institution, up to $16,000 per year, will be provided. If the program supports formally combined dual-degree training (e.g., M.D.-Ph.D., D.D.S.-Ph.D.), the amount provided will be up to $21,000 per year. For fellows at foreign training sites, in addition to the institutional allowance, awards may include a single economy or coach round-trip travel fare. No allowance is provided for dependents.

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.

Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study. 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.

MassMutual Scholars Program:

The MassMutual Scholars program is funded by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and is focused on expanding access to higher education and employment to students who reflect the rich cultural diversity of the U.S. MassMutual seeks to increase the number of students completing college nationally, raise awareness of careers in financial services, and recruit and retain the top talent touched by this program.

In 2014, MassMutual will offer $150,000 in total funding to assist at least 30 students entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or fifth year of undergraduate coursework with a scholarship worth up to $5,000.


  1. Open to students of all majors, who are of African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent
  2. Must be full-time students and entering sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year in pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  4. Must apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA)
  5. Demonstrate leadership and extracurricular activities
  6. Must be U.S citizens or permanent residents
  7. Will give preference to students whose essays demonstrate their interests in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry

Stanley E. Michaels Health Careers Scholarship Program: Up to 12 awards, each with a maximum amount of $12,500 will be made to assist students who reside in North Manhattan, (Washington Heights-Inwood, Harlem, and East Harlem) to complete up to 1,500 required hours of internship in a health-related career. Students should submit applications upon entering their final internship in their major field. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and enrolled in the following programs in an accredited college, training program or hospital-based program: occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiological technology or medical laboratory technology. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA as verified by an official transcript. Two letters of recommendation are required from faculty who have taught the applicant but not be from the program director. For more information go to the scholarship website at or contact Arthur Braddy III, CUNY Division of Student Affairs at

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.

The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Program:

The Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship for Diversity in Labor Program is dedicated to the purpose of fostering diverse leadership in the labor movement and in the academic discipline of labor studies.  In supporting students committed to diversity and excellence, the scholarship program seeks to make a significant contribution toward redressing existing imbalances in these fields.

For the 2016 competition, the Joseph S. Murphy Scholarship Program expects to award six (6) scholarships, three two-year scholarships of up to $30,000 (graduate students) and three two-year scholarships of up to $20,000 (undergraduate students), pro-rated on the basis of enrollment status.  These scholarships are open to students applying to the M.A. in Labor Studies program or the B.A. in Urban and Community Studies program with a concentration in labor studies.  To be eligible, undergraduate students must have earned 60 or more credits at a prior college with at least a 2.5 GPA, and graduate students must have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their prior undergraduate level work. <pdf>

NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology: The Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology Project, or MUST, funded by the NASA, is a joint partnership between the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs and the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers. MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The MUST Project is open to all students and is particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups (Women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and persons with disabilities) to enter these fields. The MUST program provides direct access to multiple mentors who will provide academic tutoring, guidance, personal and professional support, and advice regarding professional organizations, graduate school, other scholarships, and careers. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will also be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center or other research facility.

Each year, the MUST Project will support approximately 100 undergraduate students with a one-year competitive scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. In addition, students may earn a $5,000 stipend to participate in a summer research experience at a NASA center.

Applicants must be US Citizens, rising sophomores and juniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants must also be majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field.

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. GEM Fellows receive full tuition and fees at GEM university member, stipend from $4,000 to $16,000 (depending on the program), and paid summer internships.

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 of $30,500 each year. 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.  This program can also accommodate students seeking combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist.  For more information about the MD/PhD program, please visit

National Institutes of Health (NIH) MD/PhD Partnership Training Program:  This Program coordinates the training, activities and funding for MD/PhD students who conduct research in the intramural research program of the NIH in preparation for a career as physician-scientists in basic or translational biomedical research. The program takes advantage of the unique resources at the NIH’s main campus in Bethesda, MD, one of the world’s premier biomedical research institutions, and the NIH clinical research center, the nation’s largest hospital and outpatient facility devoted entirely to clinical research.

Because NIH does not grant the M.D. or Ph.D., this program is a partnership with participating U.S. Medical schools for the M.D. phase of training. Participating schools that are recipients of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) grant accept funding to support the medical school years of training. An NIH scientist serves as a mentor or co-mentor for the Ph.D. portion of the student’s training. Students earn the Ph.D. most often through one of the sixteen NIH institutional Graduate Partnerships Programs. The program admits students directly after college through a process that parallels applications to university MD/PhD programs. We also accept students currently enrolled in medical school or those who are current NIH Graduate Partnership Program students.

Applicant Requirements

  • United States citizenship
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • MCAT scores
  • Currently enrolled at or applying to medical school – MD/PhD track (AMCAS)
  • Experience in research with focused plan for PhD training at both the NIH and partnering university

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 Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships for Minorities and Women:  The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 expense allowance; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

The fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their sub disciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical.  Students have to be part of NPSC member schools or are going to apply for NPSC member schools.    

NPSC requires a minimum of three to a maximum of five letters of recommendation from professionals.   GRE scores should be sent as soon as possible. 

For more information regarding the application, please go to:

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. The Fellows receive three years of support, $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution.   

New Century Scholars: The student receiving the highest All-USA Community College Academic Team application score in each state is named a Coca-Cola New Century Scholar and represents his/her state at the annual Presidents Breakfast at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

The program annually recognizes 52 Scholars with scholarships of $2,000 each, totaling $104,000 in awards. Each Scholar’s nominating institution also receives special recognition at the American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

To be eligible for this program, students must submit an application for the All-USA Community College Academic Team and be selected as a nominee by their college. The application process opens in October and applications are due in early December each year.

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.

New York Women in Communications Foundation Award:  Each year, the New York Women in Communications Foundation awards 15-20 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, need and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications. New York Women in Communications and its Foundation are committed to inclusion and diversity. Scholarships are generally in the amounts of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000.


  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA
  • High school seniors who are permanent residents of and attend a high school in one of these states and will graduate in 2015
  • College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states
  • Graduate students must also be members of New York Women in Communications in good standing
  • NOTE:  As long as they fulfill the permanent home residency requirements, applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend an accredited U.S. college/university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA .  This includes participation in a communications-related semester or quarter abroad if still registered at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who do not live in NY, NJ, CT, or PA but who are currently enrolled in a communications program at a college/university in one of the five boroughs of New York City may apply.


An applicant must be majoring, planning to declare a major, or pursuing an advanced degree in a communications-related field at an accredited college/university in the U.S. Communications-related fields include, but are not limited to, advertising, broadcasting, communications, digital media, English, film, journalism, marketing, public relations, or publishing.  Additionally, they must have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better (or the recalculated high school equivalent)

For more information regarding the application, please go to:

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 $37,500 annually 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.  The undergraduate fellowship provides $37,000 annually for tuition, room, board and mandatory fees during the senior year and first year of graduate school.

Presidential Management Fellows Program:  The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a prestigious two-year paid government fellowship sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for recent graduate students who seek a two-year fellowship in a United States government agency. Applicants undergo a multistage assessment and testing process. Agencies that hire PMFs include the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Library of Congress, NASA and the United States Agency for International Development. Following the conclusion of the two year fellowship, PMFs have the opportunity to convert their fellowship into a full-time permanent position.

Graduate students from all academic disciplines who expect to complete an advanced degree from a qualifying college or university by August 31 of the academic year in which the competition is held are eligible to become Fellows. Alternatively, those who have completed an advanced degree (masters or professional) from a qualifying college or university during the previous 2 years from the opening date of the PMF Program's application announcement are eligible. Individuals who previously applied for the program, but were not selected as a Finalist, may reapply if they meet eligibility requirements.

The Fellows must be eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws. PMFs must possess U.S. citizenship by the conclusion of the two-year fellowship, and must be eligible for and pursuing U.S. citizenship or appointed by a Federal agency permitted by that agency's appropriation act or agency-specific statutes to hire and pay non-citizens.

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship: 

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a not-for-profit that has been supporting efforts to increase diversity in public service for over 30 years. The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4,000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Eligibility: Students must be US citizens or legal permanent residents.  They must have completed junior year of college by the start of Junior Summer Institute (JSI) and have at least one full semester or two quarters of coursework remaining before graduation.  Students must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.  Furthermore, they must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program as well as pursuing a professional career associated with public service.  Economic need is given consideration during the review of the applications.

The Point Foundation LGBT Scholars: Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.Point provides scholarship support. Point scholarships are awarded on a "last provider" basis. Point fills in the gaps and provides funds not provided by other scholarships, grants, loans, work/study programs, etc. It is the responsibility of the Point Scholar to secure as much outside funding as possible. Point is not intended to be, and cannot be, the sole source of support because there is no guarantee that the financial support will be the same each year, or will be provided each year.

Required Supplemental Materials (for Semi-Finalists only): 2-3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, verification of test scores that are submitted in the application, resume/CV, financial aid award, essay

Eligibility:individuals who receive a Point Scholarship Award and support are expected to be “out” as a person who identifies within the LGBTQ spectrum—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.

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 2016 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master's degrees. 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.

SMART Scholarship (Science, Math and Research for Transformation): The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.

Eligibility: a U.S. citizen at time of application, 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2014, able to participate in summer internships at DoD laboratories, willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD, a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed on the About SMART page.


  1. Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  2. Stipend paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  3. Paid summer internships
  4. Health Insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  5. Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  6. Mentoring
  7. Employment placement after graduation

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 tuition and living expenses that can total as much as $90,000 over two academic years.  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.

W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship:  The W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship is a Graduate Fellowship Program of Stonybrook University, which provides at least $100,000 in full-tuition, a $15,000 annual stipend, and subsidized health insurance, to eligible underrepresented students pursuing graduate or professional degrees in the biological, physical and social sciences, medicine, humanities, engineering, and the arts.


  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must demonstrate how they will contribute to the diversity of the student body in the program.
  • Show how they have overcome disadvantage or other impediment to success in higher education.
  • Must be a qualified student who holds, or expects to receive by August of the initial Fellowship academic year, a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must currently enroll in a master's degree program and show desire to pursue a doctorate.  
  • Must be accepted into one of the qualifying graduate degree programs at Stony Brook University prior to nomination.
  • Only incoming master's or doctoral students are eligible.

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.In 2016, the Udall Foundation will award 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 each, and anticipates that at least 20 scholarships will be awarded in Tribal Public Policy and Native Health Care.

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 is up to a maximum of $30,000 that consists of a scholarship award of up to $25,000 to support tuition, room and board, and billable fees for the academic year 2013-14 and a summer research internship.

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 $30,000.00 and receive a choice of paid health insurance plans (not including dental or vision). Eligibility requirements for the 2016-2017 Program Year are the following: Applications will be accepted from candidates who receive (d) their Bachelor’s Degree in the Spring of 2014 and Spring 2016; 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.

U.S Department of State Student Programs: At the U.S. Department of State, students will have the opportunity to gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and acquire lifelong skills as they represent America to the world. There are four programs:

  1. U.S Department of State Student Internship Program,
  2. Pathways Program,
  3. Recent Graduates Program,
  4. Presidential Management Fellows Program.

Eligibility: depending on the programs: current students in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate; require U.S citizenship

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 12 parter 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 no older than 21 years old 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 fellows are expected to attend the award reception (April) and the three day orientation (late May), engage in three summers of diverse internships (each 8-10 weeks), complete weekly journals, engage in weekly summer seminars and events, participate in several term-time events, attend an annual campus visit (fall), and attend the Finale following the third summer. The stipend for the first summer is $5,000.00 and $6,000.00 for the second and third summers respectively. 

Women's Forum of New York Education Fund Awards
The Education Fund of the Women's Forum of New York provides annual awards to encourage mature women of need to fulfill their potential through the pursuit of an undergraduate college education and to enhance their capacities to provide productive and supportive service to their communities. Since 1987, the Women's Forum Education Fund has provided Awards to help mature Women of 35 and older pursue educational goals. 

Eligibility:  The Award ($10,000 each) will be given to women of 35 and over, who have faced and overcome adversity and now, after an interruption in their education, have resumed the pursuit of their first Associate or Bachelor Degree.

Applicants must:

  • Be 35 years old by the time of the application
  • Resident of New York City
  • Be pursuing her First Associate or Bachelor Degree, have earned at least 12 credits in good standing
  • Have attended a college in New York City during the application academic year and be enrolled for at least 6 credits
  • Have  at least 6 credits remaining to complete graduation requirements
  • If completing an Associate degree, provide evidence of intention to continue to Bachelor degree program
  • Awardee must complete her second semester within twelve months of receiving the award
  • Demonstrate noteworthy promise and resilience in the face of challenges
  • Demonstrate a commitment to helping others and to making a difference in their community, large or small, when their own career goals are achieved
  • Financial need is not primary determining factor in the section or recipients, although true financial need should be in evidence
  • Submit an official Transcript with the application
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