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.

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.

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