Celebrating Juneteenth

Here in the United States, June 19th marks an important milestone in our history and commemorates efforts to increase equality.

Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, celebrates the June 19th, 1865 statement by General Gordon Granger that the Emancipation Proclamation would be enforced by the troops then occupying Texas.  In these days of instant news and online activism, it is hard to believe that it could take over two years for slavery to be completely abolished.  If you are interested in using today’s media to address crucial global issues, check out NPR’s Crock Fellowship.  If you are interested in a career as a civil rights lawyer, learn about the Marshall- Motley Scholars Program which provides generous funding for law school and professional development.  For these or other national fellowships, please feel free to contact the fellowships office for assistance.

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Information Session: US Fulbright Student Program

If you are a junior or senior, now is the time to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, a grant that funds American citizens to study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

The campus deadline is September 12th. But because of the lengthy process it’s great to start now. If you’d like to brainstorm or learn more, please reach out to Dr. Egan, the QC National Fellowships Advisor, at qcfellowships@qc.cuny.edu.

Please watch the video below to learn more.



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Information Session: The Reducetarian Fellowship

The Reducetarian Fellowship is a brand-new program for exceptional New York City-area undergraduate students who are eager to create a more sustainable, healthy, and compassionate world. Students from all majors are welcome to apply. Each fellow receives a $7,500 stipend to support their participation in the program which includes seminars during the academic year, a summer internship with one of many partner organizations, and one-on-one mentoring throughout the year. Applications close April 15!  

The fellowships office recently hosted an engaging and helpful information session with the program’s director. If you were unable to attend or would like more information, you can access the recording here.  

If you would like to discuss your application, please sign in and reach out to Fellowships Office at Qcfellowships@qc.cuny.edu.  

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Information Session: Beinecke Scholarship


If you are a Queens College junior planning a research career in the arts, humanities or social sciences, the Beinecke Scholarship might help you fund graduate school. The program also provides mentoring, professional development opportunities and membership in a supportive cohort of scholars and community of alumni/ae. The fellowships office recently hosted an information session, at which we were delighted to welcome the director of the Beinecke Scholarship. You can view the recording above, and feel free to contact the fellowships office at qcfellowships@qc.cuny.edu with questions or for assistance with your application.

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Celebrating Asian Heritage

Once again, this year, Queens College has partnered with APIA Scholars, an organization which provides financial assistance, professional development and mentoring to students of Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander backgrounds.  Over the years, this has been a fruitful relationship, with QC students receiving generous funding and opportunities to connect with members of the AAPI community from around the country.  If you are a Queens College undergraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for two scholarships offered by APIA scholars.  You can read more here, and you can get in touch with our Office of National Fellowships for assistance with the application, including the required essays by emailing QCfellowships@qc.cuny.edu. The deadline is November 10th so why not get started today!

We are also very pleased to share a recording of an event the Fellowships Office hosted in May as part of the college’s campus-wide celebration of Asian Heritage month.  President Frank H. Wu provided important historical and contemporary context for our conversation with two QC alumnae who generously shared their experiences of AAPI identity, tips for successful fellowship and graduate school applications, and resources for professional development.  Whether you identify as a member of the AAPI community or not, you are bound to be enriched by this important conversation.

If you are interested, please sign in here so we can follow up with you. Good luck!


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Information Session: Beinecke Scholarship

The Beinecke Scholarship provides support for academically gifted juniors at partner institutions planning to pursue graduate studies in the arts, humanities or social sciences.  If you are a Queens College student with a high GPA pursuing an appropriate major, you may be eligible to apply.  The award provides $4,000 of initial support to assist with the graduate school application process, then a total of $30,000 over the first two years of graduate study.

The campus deadline for Queens College is Thursday, January 28, 2021.

For more information, and to listen to a discussion with a recent QC Beinecke winner, please watch the video below.

Don’t forget to sign-in here  to receive relevant information regarding the Beinecke scholarship and other related opportunities.

Discussion with Alessa Farinella, recent QC Beinecke winner, begins at 16:27.

Beinecke January 21 Video Transcript


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Information Session: Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship – Oct 19

The Watson Fellowship is a three-year program that provides unprecedented opportunities to remarkable students to further their personal, professional, and cultural potential including paid summer internships and other unique professional experiences in NYC, the U.S. and abroad, and a Discovery Fund for self-designed experiences.  Please read on to learn more about the fellowship and join Watson staff for a Queens College virtual information session during Free Hour on October 19th.

Specifically, the Fellowship provides the following:

  • Three summer professional experiences (e.g., internships or projects) in the U.S. and abroad with top organizations. These experiences may happen in person or remotely based on current public health conditions.
  • Annual funding over three years of $6,000, $7,500 and $8,500
  • A $2,000 Discovery Fund for further professional development exploration
  • Guided mentorship by experienced staff
  • A Watson cohort of close-knit peers
  • A series of unique cultural events
  • A series of seminars that builds skills and complements your fellowship experience

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is open to current freshmen and sophomores.

For more information about the fellowship and eligibility please go to: watson.foundation/fellowships/jk.

To sign up for the October 19th information session, please visit https://www.getfeedback.com/r/3znoPovh/

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinars (NSF GRFP)

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program Office will be conducting a series of webinars in September and October for potential GRFP applicants. Following are the dates, times, and registration links for each webinar.

Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020
GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #2
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Fri., Oct. 2, 2020
11AM – 1PM EST
GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #3
Link to view real-time captions event

Fri., Oct. 2, 2020
GRFP 2021 Applicant Webinar #4
Link to view real-time captions event


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Fellowships Applicants’ Group

Are you interested in applying for fellowships and scholarships but unsure of how to start?  The QC Fellowships Office is facilitating a peer group for fellowships applicants to both provide information and the opportunity to share tips and challenges with your fellow students.  Please join us on September 9th for an introductory session to learn more about the group.

Topic: Fellowships Applicants’ Group
Time: Sep 9, 2020 12:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Public Policy and International Affairs Events

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) provides a number of opportunities for members of under-represented groups interested in careers in public service.  If you are interested in environmental justice or in applying to graduate school in public administration or public policy, please read on for details of two upcoming information sessions.  The Fellowships Office will also be sponsoring information sessions on post-graduation opportunities and is available to assist with graduate school essays.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
We are looking forward to having you join the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Public Policy and International Affairs Program for “A Conversation with O’Neill School Faculty on Environmental Justice.” This interactive panel discussion will focus on the importance of environmental justice, especially during the COVID global pandemic. Participants will also receive information on our graduate programs.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Join senior graduate enrollment professionals from the Greater Washington, D.C. area for a FREE virtual session on how best to research, engage, apply, finance and render a decision for top MPA/MPP programs.

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