Scholarships are money for your education that does not have to be repaid. Here, you’ll find information on scholarships awarded by Hunter College, by external organizations and the rules of applying for a scholarship. CUNY offers over 1,000 scholarship opportunities to its students!
Some CUNY colleges offer their students scholarships and grants from their own funds. These awards are in addition to any federal, state, or city scholarships and grants the student may receive.
Guttman Transfer Scholarships offer benefits for outstanding CUNY community college students who transfer to an eligible CUNY senior college (Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, and Queens). Guttman Scholars receive up to $4,000 paid over two years. CUNY is able to offer these scholarships through an endowment provided by the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.
These scholarships are offered twice each year, in the fall and spring. Applications are due in the semester prior to transfer.
The Macaulay Honors College provides outstanding educational opportunities for academically gifted students from the five boroughs of New York City and beyond. Its program is designed for students who have demonstrated scholastic strength and broad intellectual curiosity through their high school academic records, standardized test scores extracurricular involvements and other academic criteria. The Macaulay Honors College is on eight CUNY campuses: Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lehman College and Queens College.
Complete the FAFSA.
New York State residents must also file a TAP application.
In order to address the needs of part-time students, and acknowledge both their accomplishments and challenges, Hunter has established the Beatrice and Raymond Liebesman Completion Fund, also known as the Part-Time Student Completion Award. The primary goal of this award is to provide financial, academic, and personal support services to part-time students who are experiencing the situation described above, who also meet the criteria below.
Nationally-competitive scholarships, such as the Schwarzman, Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Scholarships, require an official university endorsement for each student. The Office of Prestigious Scholarships & Fellowships (OPS) serves Hunter College as a resource for students seeking information and guidance on funding outside the College with special emphasis on university-sponsored programs that support nationally competitive opportunities for work or study in the United States and abroad, both before and after graduation.
The Scholarship & Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association of Hunter College Inc., a not-for-profit group established in 1949, administers a number of funds to provide scholarships to students who otherwise might not be able to complete their education.
If you plan to take classes at Hunter this summer, you may be eligible to receive a Summer Scholarship. Upon registering in Hunter College’s Summer Session, the scholarship awards up to $450 to continuing undergraduate students and up to $750 to continuing graduate students for enrollment and successful completion of one (1) summer class.
The Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship (formally known as the New York City Council Merit Scholarship) rewards New York City high school graduates who have proven their ability to succeed academically while they were in high school. Students may receive $700 per year ($350 per semester). Funding is determined by the New York City Council and the Scholarship award amount is subject to change based upon an allocation provided each academic year. Once a college has reached their allocation amount, no additional recipients can be awarded.
The Jonas E. Salk Scholarship was created by the Board of Estimate of the City of New York in 1955 to honor Dr. Jonas E. Salk, world-renowned scientist, developer of the first vaccine to prevent polio, and a graduate of The City College of New York.
The Jonas Salk Scholarships are awarded annually to eight graduates of CUNY senior colleges who have been accepted by, and plan to attend, U.S. medical or graduate schools. The awards are based on academic performance, especially scientific research that the students have conducted as undergraduates. The Salk Award Selection Committee selects students based on their potential to make significant contributions to medical research. Students must apply for the scholarship through their campus pre-medical offices.
Salk Scholarship winners receive a total of $8,000 over the course of four years to help defray the cost of study for M.D. and D.O. degrees as well as doctoral degrees in Biomedical Sciences.
The NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program offers four distinct scholarships each worth $1000. All scholarships require that the applicant is currently a NYCHA public housing resident; is currently enrolled as an undergraduate at CUNY; has earned 30 or more credits; and has a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans were created to provide financial aid to students whose parent(s) served in the U.S. Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency.
Are you a New York State resident interested in high quality opportunities in community service activities in exchange for an education award? AmeriCorps is the national service initiative that provides funding for non-profit organizations, agencies and educational institutions to run local programs that engage individuals from all backgrounds in community service activities. More than 2,500 AmeriCorps members serve annually in New York State, and more than 75,000 serve nationally. They address the most pressing education, public safety, homeland security, and human and environmental challenges facing our communities.
Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State (NYS).
Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of individuals killed as a direct result of the crash of Continental Airlines Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. This program helps families who lost loved ones cover the cost of attending college in New York State.
American Airlines Flight 587 Memorial Scholarship provides access to a college education for children, spouses, and financial dependents of individuals who died as a direct result of American Airlines Flight 587’s crash in Rockaway, Queens, New York on November 12, 2001.
The Military Enhanced Recognition Incentive and Tribute (MERIT) Scholarship provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of members of the United States Armed Forces or state organized militia who, at any time on or after August 2, 1990, while New York State residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while performing their military duties, whether in combat or not.
The NYS Child Welfare Worker Incentive Scholarship Program provides individuals who are currently employed at a New York State-licensed child welfare agency with scholarship awards to pursue an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree that will enhance their ability to work as a child welfare worker.
The Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship Program provides eligible students with a full-tuition scholarship for a master's degree at a State University of New York (SUNY) or City University of New York (CUNY) college or university.
The NYS Math and Science Teaching Incentive Program is offered to encourage students to pursue careers as math and science teachers in secondary education (grades 7-12). Awards are made to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as math or science teachers in secondary education in NYS.
The NYS Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to children, spouses and financial dependents of deceased firefighters, volunteer firefighters, police officers, peace officers (including NYS Correction Officers), and emergency medical service workers who have died as the result of injuries sustained in the line of duty in service to the State of New York.
The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides tuition awards to students who are New York State residents attending a public or private degree-granting college or university located in New York State. Recipients must be in the top 10 percent of students of their high school graduating class, pursue an approved, two or four-year STEM degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.
The World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship (WTC) provides access to a college education for children, spouses, and financial dependents of innocent victims who died or were severely and permanently disabled as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America - at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 77, 93, and 175 - and the resulting rescue and recovery efforts.
Senator Patricia K. McGee Nursing Faculty Scholarship Program is offered to increase the number of nursing teachers and adjunct clinical faculty in the vital role of preparing New York State’s future nurses. Awards are made on a competitive basis to applicants who are registered professional nurses enrolling in graduate programs that will qualify them as nursing faculty or adjunct clinical faculty.
Although they amount to less than four percent of the grant and scholarship money awarded to undergraduates, private scholarships from civic groups like the Elks Club and corporations like Coca-Cola and Target nonetheless total more than $4 billion.
Outside scholarships are portable, which means the student can use them at the college or university of his or her choice. They’re usually not based on financial need, so they’re especially welcome to students who don’t qualify for much need-based aid, but whose families still struggle to find cash for college. And the awards aren’t just for head-of-the-class students with high SAT scores and a long list of extracurricular activities. There’s also plenty of scholarship money allotted for recognizing outstanding accomplishments in arts, science, writing, community service, and other endeavors. Burger King even sponsors a scholarship that’s not for the highest achievers. It’s designed for students who may be sacrificing academics to work part-time out of financial need.