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

The Milton and Carmela Ackman Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Milton and Carmela Ackman Endowed Scholarship Fund, offered by the Division of Humanities and the Arts, provides 2-3 scholarships of between $2,000 and $3,000 annually to students pursuing internships or other enrichment activities (e.g.: language study or research) relevant to their majors and who have shown exceptional promise within the humanities and arts disciplines. Undergraduate humanities students of any standing majoring in history, literature, art, or art history are eligible. While the scholarship is not need-based, the college reserves the right to consider financial need when selecting awardees.

To apply for The Milton and Carmela Ackman Endowed Scholarship, interested students should submit a letter of application of up to two pages detailing how they fulfill the scholarship's requirements. The letter should specify the activity the student seeks to pursue, any compensation it provides (if an internship, for example), and how the student will use these funds. The student should, additionally, have a faculty member submit a letter of support. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 8, 2024.

The application may be found here: https://form.jotform.com/240505991361153

**Please confirm with faculty if they are willing to write a letter of support before listing their name and email address here.

The Floyd & Judith Whellan Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Division of Humanities and the Arts is delighted to announce the establishment of The Floyd & Judith Whellan Endowed Scholarship Fund, designed to assist dedicated undergraduate students enrolled in liberal arts programs. The scholarship provides financial assistance of up to $2100. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled in a liberal arts program at CCNY, demonstrate financial need, and maintain good academic standing with a minimum B average (3.0 GPA). Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program of study and working either full or part-time. Successful candidates will be awarded the scholarship in their first year at CCNY and will continue to receive the award for their entire undergraduate career if they maintain their grades and financial need. Furthermore, applicants must be residents of one of the five boroughs of New York City and must remain living in one of the five boroughs of New York City while receiving the Whellan Scholarship.

To apply for The Floyd & Judith Whellan Endowed Scholarship, interested students should submit a letter of application of up to two pages detailing how they fulfill the scholarship's requirements, along with a letter of support from a faculty member. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 8, 2024.

The application may be found here: https://form.jotform.com/240506431306142

 

**Please confirm with faculty if they are willing to write a letter of support before listing their name and email address here.

The Maria Bournas Student Fellowship

The Maria Bournas Student Fellowship

Spring 2024

The Maria Bournas Student Fellowship provides a stipend of $1000 to a single student to support either tuition or expenses associated with attending City College.

Selection Criteria:

-     A student majoring in Humanities & Arts (with a preference for an English major)

-     Student must have demonstrated exceptional facility in both written and spoken English

-     Student has demonstrated an interest in supporting other students who are English Language Learners

-     Student must have a minimum 3.3 GPA

-     The Fellowship recipient will work with the English as a Second Language (ESL) coordinator or with another faculty member designated by the Dean of Humanities & the Arts as a peer tutor to provide students with additional practice in spoken and/or written English.

-     The number of hours of service will not exceed fifteen (15) and will be conducted during the Spring 2024 semester

-     Applications require nomination by a faculty member and a letter of interest from the applicant detailing why they are interested in this Fellowship

-     The fellowship will be awarded by the Dean of Humanities & the Arts

Nominations and applications will be considered on a rolling basis and should be submitted to h%75ma%6eiti%65s@ccny.cuny .%65du" rel="nofollow"> humanities@ccny.cuny.edu .

Last Updated: 02/22/2024 08:26