CUNY Institutional Scholarships
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.Guttman Transfer Scholarship
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.
- Apply for the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College via the CUNY Application.
Admissions to the The Macaulay Honors College will be based upon:
- High school grades
- SAT I/ACT scores
- An essay
- In some cases an interview
To continue to receive the The Macaulay Honors College financial package, you must remain in good academic standing as defined by the The Macaulay Honors College.
The financial aid package includes:
- Full tuition each year*
- Access to study grants from sophomore through senior year for academically enriched experiences such as study abroad, living expenses during unpaid internships or research projects
- A free laptop computer
Hunter College may offer its own additional financial aid and/or scholarships to University Scholars.
*Students must meet CUNY NYS residency requirements for in state tuition to receive the full tuition scholarship.
**The Macaulay scholarship is drawn from a combination of sources: CUNY, TAP, City/State scholarships, and other tuition-only scholarships you may have received.