Friday, September 6, 2013

National Scholarships and Fellowships

Applying for National Prestigious Scholarships

City College students have been highly successful in winning major national scholarships. Among these are the Rhodes, Goldwater, Truman, Fulbright, Udall, and Watson, in addition to many others.

If you have a 3.6 GPA or higher, you may be eligible to apply for national prestigious scholarships. In addition to high academic achievement, national scholarship selection committees are looking for students with demonstrated and sustained leadership, research experience (for some programs), community and/or public service, and participation in professional activities or internships in their fields of study.Strong, detailed faculty letters of recommendation are essential to compete for these awards. Many of these fellowships require official endorsement from City College, which entails an additional on-campus selection process.

By clicking on any individual scholarship, you can visit its website, get more information about scholarship requirements, deadlines, and benefits, and view the current application. City College's internal campus deadlines are often months before foundation deadlines, so interested applicants should prepare well in advance

The National Scholarships Coordinator mentors students through the application process and assists students in developing the personal statements and essays required for the applications. The office also helps coordinate the overall application process with students and recommending faculty. After researching national scholarships of interest contact Jennifer Lutton, National Scholarships Coordinator at, 212.650.6726

Source: Cuny