Barbara Price Opportunity Fund (For All CUNY BA Students)

We are pleased to offer opportunity grants that support three types of high-impact experiential learning opportunities: study abroad, undergraduate research, and unpaid internships.

Applications are accepted in October and November for Winter/Spring programs and in March and April for Summer/Fall programs. Notifications of awards are sent out in the months of November/December and April/May, respectively. A link to each grant application will be posted on this page when the application opens.

When submitting your application, please make sure your responses are substantial and well thought out. Answer each question as accurately as possible. Carefully consider your answers and make sure you proofread before submitting your application. Also please note the character limits on the form. You are encouraged to compose your responses in a separate document and copy and paste them into the online form. Please email us at scholarships@cunyba.cuny.edu if you have any questions about these opportunity grants.

Study Abroad Opportunity Grant

Eligibility

  • The study abroad program must be for credit at an accredited program. Campus exchange programs and CUNY programs are recommended, as being the most cost-effective.
  • Student must be in good academic standing, not under 'academic review.'

Grant Details

  • Up to $3,000 for a full-semester study abroad (fall or spring)
  • Up to $1,500 for a short-term study abroad (winter or summer)
  • Priority will be given to students who have not previously received funding for study abroad from CUNY BA

Application

The application requires the following:

  • Answering questions related to the expected benefits in terms of learning and professional development, financial need, and why the student has chosen this particular program
  • Supporting documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Proof of application or acceptance letter to an accredited study abroad program (verified by CUNY, IIE, or CIEE). If not available at the time application, this must be submitted before the award can be disbursed.
    • Official program statement of costs (projected costs) from the program, such as in a brochure or acceptance letter
    • Other expense documentation, as necessary (for example, flight cost documentation)
  • Accepting to provide proof of successful completion of academic credit upon return
  • Committing to share experiences, upon completion, with the CUNY BA community, for example, presenting, speaking on a workshop panel, or creating content for the CUNY BA webpage

Apply Here

The application for Summer/Fall 2024 semesters is open with a priority deadline of March 31, 2024 and a final deadline of April 30, 2024., Click here to apply.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant

Eligibility

  • The grant must be requested for academic research expenses and/or conference travel expenses in which the student will be presenting
  • Student must be in good academic standing, not on academic probation

Grant Details

  • For research expenses (for example, travel expenses to visit an archive, materials costs, or other documented research expenses), up to $500
  • Conference travel expenses for students presenting at a relevant professional conference, up to $500
  • Priority will be given to students who have not previously received funding for undergraduate research from CUNY BA

Application

The application requires the following:

  • Answering questions related to the expected benefits in terms of learning and professional development and financial need
  • Supporting documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Proof of project: Letter from faculty mentor, or offer letter to work on research project; conference proposal acceptance letter
    • Documented expenses, such as registration and travel costs receipts
  • Committing to share experiences, upon completion, with the CUNY BA community, for example, presenting, speaking on a workshop panel, or creating content for the CUNY BA webpage

Apply Here

The application for Summer/Fall 2024 semesters is open with a priority deadline of March 31, 2024 and a final deadline of April 30, 2024., Click here to apply.

Unpaid Internship Stipend

Eligibility

  • The stipend must be requested for a quality unpaid internship
  • Student must be in good academic standing, not on academic probation

Stipend Details

  • Unpaid internship stipend, with demonstration of a quality internship, of $1,000
  • Priority will be given to students who have not previously received funding for an unpaid internship from CUNY BA

Application

The application requires the following:

  • Answering questions related to financial need, expected benefits in terms of learning and professional development and how the role fits with professional interests
  • Supporting documentation, including but not limited to:
    • Offer letter confirming that the internship is unpaid
    • Detailed job description and learning goals of the role
    • The CUNY BA Quality Internship Verification Checklist (PDF) form, signed by the supervisor, which attests to types of responsibilities, training, and supervision the student will receive, and the limits of clerical tasks
  • Committing to share experiences, upon completion, with the CUNY BA community, for example, presenting, speaking on a workshop panel, or creating content for the CUNY BA webpage

Apply Here

The application for Summer/Fall 2024 semesters is open with a priority deadline of March 31, 2024 and a final deadline of April 30, 2024., Click here to apply.

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