Resources for Students in Humanities & the Arts

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.





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."




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 $10,000 scholarships to graduating students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in the Humanities and Arts.




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.


The 2020 Blanche Mason Starkweather Award

The 2020 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.

More information and application:

Eligibility: After the end of the award period (summer 2020), candidates must have at least one more semester of full time study at CCNY remaining before completing their BA or MA degree.

Application deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm


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.


Rockefeller Archive Center-CCNY Internship Program

The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) is seeking two City College of New York undergraduate students for the RAC-CCNY Internship Program. The interns will be placed at either the Rockefeller Archive Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY or CCNY Libraries - Archives and Special Collections Division. The intern will also have an opportunity 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 intern will be required to work 12-15 hours per week for a total of 180 hours. Free shuttle transportation to and from the Tarrytown train station is offered for any necessary or required travel to the RAC, as is Metro North train fare.



RAC program areas:

  • Collections Management
  • Processing
  • Reference
  • Digital
  • Research and Education





Departmental Awards

Please visit your respective Department's website or visit their office to learn more about departmental awards, some of which included a financial grant component towards your education.

Asian Studies
Black Studies
Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures
Jewish Studies
Media and Communication Arts
Theatre and Speech