CUNY BA students enjoy a dual citizenship of sorts, retaining access to all of the services, extracurriculars, and benefits of their home college. They layer on top of those all of the opportunities available to them through CUNY BA. Below you will find information about CUNY BA scholarships, leadership opportunities, graduate pipeline programs, study abroad, our annual student showcase, and Fulbright advising.


CUNY BA students apply for financial aid through their home colleges. In addition, subject to the availability of funding, the program is pleased to offer a number of funding opportunities. These awards, funded by a variety of donors, are exclusively for students enrolled in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. Students who meet the basic eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply for CUNY BA funding opportunities, as well as scholarships and awards available at their CUNY home colleges and through external organizations.

Newly admitted students who want to apply for any of these scholarships are encouraged to submit their Area of Concentration form(s) by the scholarship application deadline. Students with 90 or more credits must have a graduation audit before the scholarship application deadline.

Prior to submitting your application, we highly recommend that you review your CUNY BA transcript in the self-service area of CUNYfirst to be sure it is up-to-date.

Opportunities are listed according to their application period. Please click on each funding opportunity below for detailed information:

Fall: August 14 - September 30 | Spring: January 14 - February 28

Fall: October 1 - November 30 | Spring: March 1 - April 30

Fall: November 1 - November 30 | Spring: April 1 - April 30

Scholarship Office

For all scholarships related questions please contact the CUNY BA Scholarships department at scholarships@cunyba.cuny.edu. See below for the contact information of Tracy Mejia Urena, our Scholarships & Events Specialist.

Scholarships & Events Specialist

Phone: 212-817-8223

Drop-in hours: Thursdays from 11 AM-1 PM

Attend drop-in hours on Zoom: Click here

Leadership Opportunities

CUNY BA offers a range of opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and experience.

4+1 Graduate Pipeline Programs

CUNY BA students can apply for a pipeline M.A. program in Liberal Studies, a Master's in Public Health (MPH) or a Master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. Read more below!

And Many Other Opportunities!

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

International Education is a natural fit for many CUNY Baccalaureate students. Students should consult with their academic advisors as they begin the planning process and continue to work closely with their advisor to ensure that their plans for studying abroad are reasonable, that they are registered correctly and that their credits will be transferable. Any student studying abroad independently or on a non-CUNY program must work with CUNY Baccalaureate staff to ensure that they are in compliance with the CUNY International Travel Guidelines and that, as part of those requirements, they are appropriately insured and registered in the CUNY Travel Registry. Students must also ensure that their chosen destination is allowable under CUNY guidelines. There are a variety of scholarships available to support students in studying abroad. Ask your academic and study abroad advisors for more information. All students planning to study abroad are required to complete the CUNY BA Study Abroad Participation Form as soon as they have been accepted into a study abroad program; this is critical in ensuring that credits will be transferred and applied to your degree. If you have any questions about the process of studying abroad as a CUNY BA student, please contact Senior Academic Advisor and International Education Liaison, Kate McPherson.

Kate McPherson

International Education Liaison and Senior Academic Advisor

Phone: (929) 260-4910

Drop-in hours: Thursdays from 1-3 PM

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CUNY BA Student Showcase
Fulbright US Student Program
Information for Student Veterans