Prestigious Scholarships

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CUNY Rhodes Scholars from left to right: David Bauer, Macaulay Honors College at City College, 2009, Lev Sviridov, City College, 2005, Zujaja Tauqeer, Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, 2011, Lisette Nieves, Brooklyn College, 1992, and Eugene Shenderov, Brooklyn College, 2005

The prestigious scholarships described here provide monetary awards and other types of assistance intended to support the graduate and undergraduate education of outstanding students. What these scholarships have in common is that they are recognized as among the most prestigious available and as such can have a dramatic, life-changing impact on the lives of the students who receive them. >>


Scholarships and Fellowships

Here are our descriptions of selected Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships with links to their websites for more information.

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

A directory of scholarships with links to their websites that provides financial assistance to the students with disabilities.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

A directory of programs that provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in a mentored research experience in a range of academic disciplines.

Application Deadlines

This section includes a listing of scholarship application deadlines.

CUNY Scholarship Recipients

Come take a look at all the CUNY Students who have won prestigious scholarships, and click on their names to read bios and news articles about them and their accomplishments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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College Contacts

This is a listing of initial contact persons in the CUNY colleges for those individuals interested in prestigious scholarships.


Prestigious Scholarships News

Hogai Aryoubi

College: CUNY Baccalaureate Degree

Awards: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2015

Putting Aesthetics in Context

Hogai Sarbeland Aryoubi (CUNY B.A., Anthropology of Cross-Cultural Aesthetics '13) heads to Turkey with a 2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.


Eric Becker

College: Queens College

Awards: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2015

Translating More Than Words

Eric M.B. Becker (Queens College, MFA, Creative Writing and Literary Translation '15) will use his 2015 Fulbright Award to travel to Brazil to work on translations of a story collection and a novel.


Carlsky Belizaire

College: Macaulay Honors College | Queens College

Awards: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2015; Phi Beta Kappa, 2015; John "Tito" Gerassi Memorial Award, 2015; Hertog Scholar Program at Macaulay Honors College, 2014

Encountering Cultures Here and Abroad

Carlsky Belizaire (Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, B.A., political science, 2015) heads to Taiwan with a 2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.


Karissa Caputo

College: Macaulay Honors College | Queens College

Awards: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2015

Her Chinese New Year

Karissa Caputo (Macaulay Honors College at Queens College, B.A., Spanish Education, minor, Mandarin, '15) prepares for a career as a foreign language teacher with a 2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Taiwan.


Johnathan Culpepper

College: Medgar Evers College

Awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015

Trapping Greenhouse Gasses

Johnathan Culpepper (Medgar Evers College, A.A., Mass Communications,'06; B.S., Environmental Science '09) will use a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue ways of locking up climate-changing carbon and nitrogen in his doctoral research at the University of Iowa College of Engineering.


Sean DesVignes

College: Macaulay Honors College | Brooklyn College

Awards: Beinecke Scholarship, 2015

Jazzing on the Black Experience

Sean DesVignes, a Brooklyn College junior already gaining a national reputation for his poetry, won a 2015 Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study, one of just 20 awarded to "young men and women of exceptional promise."


Ilana Gelb

College: Macaulay Honors College | CUNY Baccalaureate Degree

Awards: Critical Languages Scholarship, 2015

Fighting the Good Fight Against Violence

Ilana Gelb (CUNY B.A. and Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, Violence, Conflict and Development, '16) will spend Summer 2015 studying Hindi in Jaipur, India, on a State Department Critical Language Scholarship before spending the fall studying in Benares, India.


Evgeniya Kim

College: Macaulay Honors College | Hunter College

Awards: Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, 2015

An Irrepressible Global Do-Gooder

Evgeniya Kim (Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, B.A., international relations) won a 2015 Paul&Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans for M.B.A. studies at the Yale School of Management.


Jake Levin

College: Macaulay Honors College | Brooklyn College

Awards: Truman Scholarship, 2015

Heading into Public Service

Jacob (Jake) Levin (Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College, B.A., political science and philosophy, history minor, '16) won a 2-15 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a federally financed award that supports graduate study by students who are committed to public service.


Natasha Masub

College: Macaulay Honors College | Brooklyn College

Awards: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2015

Teaching English Before Med School

Natasha Masub (Brooklyn College, B.A., Sociology, '15) will experience life in her parents' homeland, Bangladesh, through a 2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship before heading to medical school.


Xavier Medina

College: LaGuardia Community College

Awards: Jack Kent Cooke Transfer Scholarship, 2015

Living an American Life

Xavier Medina (LaGuardia Community College, A.A. Liberal Arts-Social Science, '15), a Dreamer from Ecuador, has won a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship to pursue a bachelor's degree in political science.


Valeria Munt

College: The City College of New York

Awards: Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship, 2015

Acting with Humanity

Valeria Munt (Brooklyn College, B.A., political science, French and Spanish literature '08; City College, M.A., international affairs '15) has won a 2015 Humanity in Action Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship to meet with 23 other American and European graduate students to "consider ways of promoting constructive diplomacy in a changing world through innovative and inclusive approaches to national and international issues."


Evelyn Okeke

College: College of Staten Island

Awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015

Chasing Stars Biologically

Evelyn Okeke (College of Staten Island, B.S., Biology, minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, '13), received a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support doctoral research at Rutgers University's Biochemistry Program into DNA's repair process.


Dalia Ordonez

College: Hunter College

Awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015

Outthinking Brain Proteins

Dalila Ordonez (Hunter College, B.A., Biopsychology '13), a doctoral student in Harvard University's Molecules, Cells and Organisms Program, will research nerve degeneration with a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


Jeffrey Peer

College: CUNY Graduate Center

Awards: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, 2015

The Mexico Chonicles

Jeffrey Peer, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center who has taught writing at Baruch College, goes to Mexico to research two newspaper essayists who commented on key events in the country's 20th century history.


Anabel Pérez

College: Baruch College

Awards: New York City Urban Fellows Program, 2015

Being American

Anabel Perez Jimenez (Baruch College, B.A., Public Affairs '15), a Dreamer from the Dominican Republic, has won a 2015 New York City Urban Fellowship.


Nathaniel Sibinga

College: Brooklyn College

Awards: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 2015

Fishing for Sustainability

Nathaniel Sibinga (Brooklyn College, M.A., Biology, '15) will research a more environmentally friendly way to farm fish under a 2015 Fulbright Fellowship to Norway.


Carla Spensieri

College: Queens College

Awards: Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, 2015

Word Up!

Carla Spensieri (Hunter College, B.A., Italian Culture and Civilization, '14; Queens College, M.A.T., Childhood Education, '15) is off to Brazil to learn Portuguese while holding a 2015 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.


Angglelia Sutjipto

College: CUNY Baccalaureate Degree

Awards: Humanity in Action Fellowship, 2015

A Bias Beater

Angglelia (Angel) Sutjipto (CUNY baccalaureate, Genocide Studies, '13), a Dreamer from Indonesia, will learn how other countries have dealt with discrimination and resistance with a 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship.


Sean Thatcher

College: College of Staten Island

Awards: Goldwater Scholarship, 2015

Protecting the Coastline

Sean Thatcher, a rising junior at the College of Staten Island's Verrazano School honors program, won a 2015 Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate award in the sciences.


Joshua Trinidad

College: CUNY Baccalaureate Degree

Awards: Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, 2015

Speaking Up for Diplomacy

Joshua Trinidad (CUNY B.A./Hunter, World Languages and Literatures/Translation and Interpretation, '12) is preparing for work as a Foreign Service diplomat with a federally funded 2015 Charles E. Rangel Graduate Fellowship.


James Williams

College: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Awards: New York City Urban Fellows Program, 2015

Making City Government Work

James Oladipupo Williams (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.S., Public Administration, '15) intends to learn how cities can function -- and then put that knowledge to use in his native Nigeria -- through a 2015 New York City Urban Fellowship.


 

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