College Honors, Awards and Scholarships

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

Affiliated with the Brooklyn College Honors Academy, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is open to highly qualified students who hope to pursue graduate study in a wide variety of humanities and social science fields, as well as mathematics and environmental science (see for a complete list of eligible majors). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at 38 American colleges and universities with the goal of increasing diversity among college faculties by helping students of great promise to become scholars of the highest distinction.

Mellon Mays fellows receive partial scholarships, summer research stipends, and help repaying undergraduate student loans. They have also won many prestigious honors and awards such as the Rosen Fellowship, the Ford Fellowship, the Goldsmith Scholarship, and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

For more information about the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program and how to apply, please view the pamphlet. In addition, you can also contact the Honors Academy, 2231 Boylan Hall, at 718.951.4114 or via e-mail.

Office of Scholarships

Brooklyn College offers more than 600 scholarships, awards and prizes each year to undergraduate and graduate students. More than $1 million is available to support the education of qualified students.

For more information, please contact the Office of Scholarships at 718.951.4796.

Scholarship Opportunities for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

The Scholarships Office is happy to announce that Brooklyn College is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following scholarships. If you would like to meet with someone to discuss your eligibility for any of the opportunities listed, please read the descriptions provided as well as the scholarship websites, paying particular attention to the eligibility sections; once you have done that, please e-mail Stephen Gracia, fellowship coordinator for the Office of Scholarships. In your e-mail, please be sure to indicate which scholarship(s) you are interested in learning more about or applying for and also be sure to attach your résumé.

Keep in mind, these scholarships are prestigious and competitive and generally require strong backgrounds in leadership, academics, volunteerism or research.

Udall Foundation: The Udall Scholarship is for sophomores and juniors interested in environmental issues.

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship: The J.K. Watson is for freshmen and sophomore students in New York City looking to supplement classroom learning with real-life experience. Fellows are to complete three consecutive summers of paid internships; fields of interest include nonprofit organizations, government service and private enterprise.

Beinecke Scholarship: The Beinecke is for students interested in a graduate education in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Applicants should be juniors who wish to promptly enter graduate studies after receiving their baccalaureate degree. The Beinecke African Scholarship program is for African students interested in graduate studies in conservation or wildlife ecology at a university in the United States.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation: The Truman is a national scholarship that focuses on public service. It is of interest to those looking to pursue careers in government, social work and education, among other areas. Applicants are mostly juniors who wish to further their education at the master's or doctorate level.

Barry Goldwater Scholarship: The Goldwater is for students interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics and engineering. It is open to undergraduate students who are either juniors or seniors.

Fulbright Commission UK Summer Institute: The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for U.S. citizens to come to the United Kingdom. These summer programs provide the opportunity for U.S. undergraduates (over age 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the United Kingdom on a three-, four- or six-week academic and cultural summer program. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded U.K. university; explore the culture, heritage and history of the United Kingdom; and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

The Rosen Fellowship Program

If you ever imagined a unique project that would advance your personal development, the Rosen Fellowship Program is designed to help you achieve your dreams.

The fellowship grants undergraduate students the possibility to create an out-of-classroom experience that will promote creative or career advancement. Each year, the program supports up to eight students who might not otherwise be able to afford such opportunities and who exhibit extraordinary creativity, determination and promise in articulating and pursuing their career and life goals.

Students may propose a full range of activities, including study abroad, personalized internships, scientific research, artistic expression or community engagement. All applications will be evaluated on the basis of creativity and the degree to which the proposal will credibly advance the student's personal and professional life goals.

Fellowships are competitive and will provide stipends of up to $5,000 to each chosen recipient.

For more information, please view the Scholarship Office's page regarding this fellowship opportunity.

Magner Career Center Internship Stipend Awards

Magner Career Center Internship Stipend Awards are competitive cash awards to help current undergraduate and graduate students take nonpaid/low-paying off-campus internships. Financial awards range from $1,000 to $3,500 and are taxable. Internships providing small stipends, such as for travel or lunch, and internships for academic credit are also available. Stipends are awarded based on the number of hours and weeks worked at the internship site.

These awards are made possible by very generous donations from Brooklyn College alumni (Magner, Sisti, Tow, Kandel, O'Hara, Friedman, Garil, Glaser, Geen, Kandel and Weill) and Kauffman, Citigroup and Turing's Craft foundations.

For more information on this award, please view the Internship Stipend Awards Fact Sheet or you can contact the Magner Career Center at 718.951.5696.