The deadline for these scholarships has passed. The next round of applications will be available in August 2013.
The program is pleased to offer the following scholarships, subject to the availability of funding.
These scholarships, funded by a variety of donors, are exclusively for students enrolled in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who meet the basic eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply for these scholarships, as well as scholarships and awards available at their CUNY home colleges and through external organizations.
Newly admitted students who want to apply for any of these scholarships are encouraged to submit their Area of Concentration form(s) by the scholarship application deadline. Students with 100 or more credits must have a graduation audit before the scholarship application deadline.
Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowships are funded through a donation by Mr. Thomas W. Smith to recognize academic excellence. Awards are disbursed in October and February. Subject to maintenance of good academic standing, awards are renewable until the recipient completes all degree contract credits.
In order to be eligible, students must: have accumulated a minimum of 48 credits by the end of the Fall 2013 semester; have at least 6 credits left to take in the semester following their receipt of the fellowship; have earned a minimum of 6 CUNY credits in CUNY Baccalaureate by the end of the Spring 2013 semester; be in good standing; and have no incompletes without valid explanation and documentation.
Because the Smith Fellowship recognizes academic excellence, importance is given to the applicant’s GPA and to the seriousness of the applicant’s academic interests and plans. International students may apply.
Typically, 25 awards are given each year. Awards of $2,715 per semester are made to full-time students (minimum 12 credits per semester) and $1,380-$2,070 per semester to part-time students (6-11 credits per semester).
Recipients must: take at least six credits for each semester following the award; attend an orientation and awards ceremony for their fellowship cohort; submit a report each semester to be considered for renewal; and have a graduate audit when they reach 100 credits. Please be advised that CUNY Baccalaureate reserves the right to scale back or terminate a recipient’s funding if it is determined that the student is taking excessive elective credits.
For CUNY BA students who have demonstrated action toward social change (beyond just the college campus). This scholarship was created by alumna Diane Brows in memory of her mother. Work in social change might include: delivering business, skill development or educational training to youth or adults; the advancement of economic development in poor communities; study or work in cross-cultural understanding and/or peace, human rights, refugee affairs, sustainable land use and environmental issues, etc. U.S. citizen status is not an eligibility criterion. Applicants may be part- or full-time students.
Five scholarships in the amount of at least $500 are awarded in the spring semester. This is a one-time award; recipients may not re-apply.
This scholarship was created by a graduate of CUNY Baccalaureate and her husband to encourage and support female students who have returned to college despite personal and financial challenges, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to obtaining their degrees. To apply, you must: 1) be a woman age 30 or over; 2) have at least a 3.0 GPA; 3) be a citizen of the United States. Both full and part-time students may apply.
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded during the spring semester. This is a one-time award; recipients may not re-apply.
For CUNY BA students studying, working in, or preparing for careers in health, human services, social welfare or education. This scholarship is made possible by Mary Beth and Richard Ketchum in memory of their parents. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply. Applicants may be part- or full-time students. Overall GPA must be 2.8 or higher. Typically, up to ten scholarships of $1,000 are awarded during the spring semester. This is a one-time award; recipients may not re-apply.
This scholarship is made possible by CUNY BA alumna Kayhan Irani and her family in memory of Ms. Irani’s grandmother. It is for CUNY Baccalaureate students preparing for careers as teachers. Students planning traditional classroom teaching careers will be considered first, but students planning nontraditional careers in teaching or education are also encouraged to apply. U.S. citizen status is not an eligibility criterion. Applicants may be part- or full-time students. Overall GPA must be 2.8 or higher. One scholarship of at least $1000 will be awarded during the spring semester. This is a one-time award; recipients may not re-apply
Sheila and Helena, mother and daughter, were two strong-willed women from Co. Cork, Ireland who believed in working for a just and equitable world. This award, made possible by a CUNY BA graduate, will be awarded to a current CUNY BA female, international student, who is working toward that ideal, in her academic, volunteer or professional work. One $250 award will be awarded in the fall semester. Applicants should write a brief statement about their work or their experience pursuing a just and equitable world, be it through their academic concentrations, community or on a larger scale, and include a copy of their valid SEVIS I-20 Form and a letter from their international student advisor validating their status. This is a one-time award; recipients may not re-apply.
This $500 award is made possible by Brooklyn College alumna Shelley V. Worrell in honor of her brother. It is for a CUNY Baccalaureate student engaged in any aspect of Caribbean Studies as part of his or her area of concentration and/or career path. U.S. citizen status is not required. Applicants may be part- or full-time students. Overall GPA must be 2.8 or higher. Applicants should write a statement about their academic work and/or career preparation in Caribbean Studies and send it to Sarah Fajardo by the stated deadline. One award will be funded during the spring semester. Preference may be given to students whose home college is Brooklyn College, but all are invited to apply. This is a one-time award; recipients may not re-apply.
Contact Sarah Fajardo at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. All scholarships listed here are available subject to continued funding.
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