Hunter College has received a grant of more than $400,000 from the John P. and Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation to support the John P. McNulty Scholars, a prestigious undergraduate program that equips students with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed in leadership positions in STEM fields." The program boasts a four-prong approach to supporting scholars, offering financial support, leadership training, conference funding, and research lab placement assistance.
“Hunter has always been a leader in STEM education — and is the only college to have produced two female Nobel Laureates in Medicine,” said Hunter Interim President Ann
Kirschner. “We thank the McNulty Foundation for this generous gift that will continue Hunter’s tradition of excellence in preparing for careers and research in science, technology, engineering and math.”
The highly competitive STEM program prepares Hunter students for advanced research and graduate school opportunities. Many have gone on to publish scientific papers, pursue MDs, PhDs, or MD-PhDs, and build their careers in the STEM industry.
“We're honored to support these amazing scholars and leaders,” said Johnny McNulty, son of Anne Welsh and John P. McNulty, and director at the McNulty Foundation. “They represent the promise of self-determined transformation and mobility that Hunter, the McNulty Scholars Program and this country has always stood for.”
The McNulty Foundation has provided more than $2.3 million in scholarship funding since establishing the program at Hunter College 13 years ago.
The McNulty Scholarships honor the late John P. McNulty, a son of immigrants from Ireland who was the first in his family to attend college. He went on to become a partner at Goldman Sachs and head of its Investment Management Division. Like John P. McNulty, many of the McNulty Scholars are children of immigrants or the first in their families to attend college.
Among the accomplishments of recent McNulty graduates:
- Afsana Rahman ’23 is starting a PhD program in Computational Biology at the Tri-Institutional Program, encompassing Cornell University, Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
- Casey Walsh ’23 is starting a PhD program in Viscosity Measurements of Radioactive Waste Gasses at Sheffield Hallam University, in Sheffield, UK.
- Nusrat Jahan ’23 is starting a PhD program in Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
- Maisha Uddin ’23 published “Microbiota Manipulation to Increase Macrophage IL-10 Improves Colitis and Limits Colitis-Associated Colorectal Cancer” in the journal Gut Microbes.