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New York City Financial Aid Programs

Hunter College Scholarships, Awards, Prizes and Other Financial Assistance for Matriculated Students

Hunter College recognizes academic merit and need through a growing number of scholarship and fellowship programs. In general, these fall into two categories: scholarships and fellowships for incoming students; and scholarships, fellowships, awards and prizes for continuing students.

Incoming Students

There are several four-year scholarship opportunities for incoming first-year, full-time students, including the CUNY Macaulay Honors College financial package, Honors Scholar Programs, and Dormitory Scholars Awards.

For more information on the Honors Scholar Programs, see Student Services section of this catalog or visit Scholar Programs or inquire at the Honors Scholar Program Office, Hunter North 140, (212) 396-6888, or by email

Continuing Students

Continuing students who wish to be considered for awards from scholarship funds administered through the college should submit a Hunter College Scholarship application, available online at 

For more information, contact the coordinator of scholarship opportunities in the Office of Financial Aid (212) 772-4818.

Other Sources of Financial Assistance Hunter College is committed to providing its students with the maximum amount of financial assistance available from government grants, loans and work-study opportunities. Information and assistance in obtaining financial aid is available from the Office of Financial Aid, Hunter North Room 241 or by logging onto

Hunter College Foundation

Established in 1991, the Hunter College Foundation is dedicated to ensuring continued access to the highest quality public higher education and to helping Hunter maintain its longstanding reputation for academic distinction. Undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships may be set up in the Hunter College Foundation.

The Scholarship and Welfare Fund

The Scholarship and Welfare Fund of the Alumni Association, a not-for-profit group established in 1949, administers a number of funds to provide scholarships to students who otherwise might not be able to complete their education. For over fifty years, the Scholarship and Welfare Fund has contributed substantially to the education of Hunter College students. Contributions from alumni, friends, chapters and classes have provided the funds needed for this support.

Many endowed scholarships have been established through funds donated in the names of individuals, classes and chapters of the Alumni Association to provide assistance to students on the basis of both scholarship and financial need. They include college-wide awards and awards to graduating seniors.