Funding Opportunities for H&A Students

Please click the headings and other links inside each section for scholarship, fellowship, internship, and other award information


The Blanche Mason Starkweather Award

The 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.

CCNY / Stanford Summer Research Program in the Humanities

CCNY / Stanford Summer Research Program in the Humanities

Five City College Humanities and 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 about research in the Humanities. A free Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course will be provided for those interested.

City College Fellowships Program

City College Fellowships Program

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.

Departmental Awards

Please visit your respective Department's website or visit their office to learn more about departmental awards, some of which may include financial grants—here are some examples:

Art Departmental Awards

Black Studies Program Awards

English Departmental Awards

Advertising & Public Relations Program Scholarships

Music Departmental Awards

Classical & Modern Languages Departmental Awards

The Isadore Herbert Borgen Summer Language Internship Grant

The Isadore Herbert Borgen '30 Summer Language Internship Grant

The Isadore Herbert Borgen ’30 Summer Language Internship Grant, offered by the Division of Humanities and the Arts, is an annual $4000 grant to an undergraduate to support a student who has attained at least the 300-level of a language offered at City College. The award will enrich the student’s language study during the summer by allowing them to work in an otherwise unpaid internship with a cultural institution (e.g.: Japan Society, Instituto Cervantes, The America’s Society, The Jewish Museum) that provides an opportunity for them to use (speak, read, write) the language that they have studied. The award may also be used for expenses associated with an internship or work opportunity abroad, provided that the student presents a budget that demonstrates the need for financial support in order to pursue such an experience. Undergraduate humanities majors of sophomore, junior or senior standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible.

The Kaye Scholars Program

The Kaye Scholars Program

The City College Kaye Scholars Program is made possible through a generous gift from the H. Austin and Florence R.S. Kaye Foundation. It is the goal of the foundation to "assist young people in the pursuit of new frontiers in the humanities, in the arts or in philosophy and thus strengthen the intellectual and productive base of our nation."

Kaye Scholars Program Contacts

Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts (ORCA)

Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts (ORCA)

ORCA—Opportunities in Research and Creative Arts—is a new CCNY program funded by a grant from CUNY.  It seeks to increase the retention and success of our first-year freshman and transfer students by involving them in the most exciting and cutting-edge work being done at City College, while supporting the research, scholarship, and creative activity of City College faculty.

Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Scholar Award

The Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Scholarship is awarded in the fall semester to the Humanities and Arts major with the highest level of academic achievement in their first year. There is no application for this award—the awardee is chosen by the Dean of Humanities & the Arts.

Students must complete 30 credits in their first year at City College to be eligible.

Rockefeller Archive Center-CCNY Internship Program

The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) provides opportunities for interns to experience the broad range of archival and digital humanities work in a professional setting.

This is a paid position. Students may also opt to register for three-hours of course credit. The interns will be required to work remotely for 12-15 hours per week for a total of 180 hours.

Examples of Possible Internship Projects:
    •Archival research, proofreading, and content creation for digital projects
    •Processing an archival collection and creating a finding aid
    •Developing a preservation plan for at-risk archival material
    •Creating infographics and digitally packaging educational resources

The Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarship

The Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarship

Thanks to the great generosity of CCNY alumnus Sydney Jacoff, the Division of Humanities and the Arts will award four $15,000 scholarships to graduating students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in the Humanities and Arts.

Sydney and Helen Jacoff Scholarship for Graduate or Doctorate Study

Last Updated: 09/20/2023 12:17