Awards and Scholarships

Below is a list of funding opportunities at CCNY available to graduate students in History at the time of writing. Students should inquire directly with the sponsoring organizations about the status of these opportunities, all eligibility requirements, and their terms of funding.

 

DEPARTMENTAL PRIZES FOR PAPERS BY BA/MAs AND MAs

Judith S. Stein Prize for an Outstanding Paper in the History Political Economy

Faculty Award for the Best Research Paper by an MA Student

Faculty Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Papers inclusive of BA/MA Students

 

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BA/MAs

Judith S. Stein Scholarship for BA/MA Students: the Stein Scholarship is for outstanding BA/MA students and supports the tuition cost of up to three graduate courses. Competition is held twice yearly: check the History website (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/history) for Fall and Spring deadlines.

Sandi E. Cooper Prize for a Graduating BA or BA/MA Student Going to a History Graduate Program. ($1,000)

Colucci-Stoler Scholarship for BA/MA Students with an interest in pursuing a career in teaching at the secondary or college level. ($1,000)

 

CITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS INCLUSIVE OF BA/MAs

Kaye Scholars Program (http://kaye.ccny.cuny.edu/): Each year the Kaye Scholars Program awards stipends (in the amount of in-state tuition) to students at the City College of New York who are pursuing majors in the Humanities and the Arts. Kaye Scholars are selected on the basis of their academic record, creative promise, and financial need.

City College Fellowships Program (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/fellowships): The City College Fellowships Program is an umbrella program administering two undergraduate fellowships: The City College Fellowship (CCFELL) and the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF). It brings together approximately 10 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows and 25 City College Fellows into a single, highly diverse and vibrant community of outstanding students who share a common interest in research and common aspirations to earn a Ph.D. All Fellows share a common interest in independent research and benefit from faculty mentoring, financial support, pre-graduate school advising, opportunities to present research at conferences, and a supportive intellectual community.

CCNY/Stanford Summer Research Program: As many as five City College Humanities and the Arts students will spend eight weeks on the beautiful campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Stanford will match each CCNY student with a Stanford faculty member who will mentor the student's research project. Students will participate in a weekly seminar on the graduate application process and research in the Humanities. A free Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course will be provided for those interested. The students who are selected will receive up to $600 in travel expenses, room and board on the Stanford campus, a bicycle to commute on campus, and a $3,000 stipend. The program will run from June 24 through August 16.

The Allen F. and Barbara S. Isaacman Fellowship in African Studies (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/humanities/allen-f-isaacman-barbara-s-isaacman-fellowship-african-studies)

 

CITY COLLEGE RESEARCH GRANTS INCLUSIVE OF BA/MAs and MAs

Blanche Mason Starkweather Award (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/humanities/2020-blanche-mason-starkweather-award): The Blanche Mason Starkweather Award provides a stipend of $4,000 to a BA or MA student engaged in a significant humanistic research project of his/her own design conducted under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Research projects should involve the study of: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical and philosophical approaches.

 

CITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FURTHER STUDY INCLUSIVE OF BA/MAs AND MAs:

Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarships (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/humanities/sydney-and-helen-jacoff-scholarship): This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to up to four graduating students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in the Humanities and Arts. The $10,000 scholarship will be paid to the institution in which the recipient will enroll.

 

COLIN POWELL SCHOOL (BA/MAs SHOULD INQUIRE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY)

Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/colinpowellschool/colin-powell-fellowship-leadership-and-public-service): The Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service is a two-year program for undergraduate students who demonstrate interest in exploring social issues that impact African American and other underserved communities. Each fellow will receive a maximum of $8,000 each year for two years (assuming you remain in good standing). Fellows are also eligible to receive an additional stipend of $5,000 for a summer internship.

Edward I. Koch Fellowship (https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/colinpowellschool/edward-i-koch-fellows ): The Edward I. Koch Fellowship in Public Service supports motivated students who intern at nonprofit organizations or government agencies in New York City and beyond. Each fellow will receive a maximum of $5,000 for an approved summer internship and $2,500 for an approved fall or spring internship. This stipend will be adjusted for paid internships.

Racial Justice Fellows Program: A joint initiative between the Colin Powell School and CCNY’s Black Studies Program that allows students to become deeply involved in antiracist movements. Provides $5,000 for a qualifying summer internship.

 

Last Updated February 2021