In addition to receiving an undergraduate tuition scholarship, as a Macaulay Scholar you can apply to access up to $7500 from the Macaulay Opportunities Fund that can be applied to a wide range of programs in New York City and around the world. Supported by the generous contributions of corporations, foundations, and individual donors, these funds will enhance your academic experience and facilitate your intellectual development. The Opportunities Fund is a valuable learning tool, assisting you in connecting your academic experience to your future life and career. Additionally, the grant application process will help train you for applying to prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and graduate and professional schools.
What does the Opportunities Fund grant support?
You may use the Opportunities Fund to complete part of your college program in another country or, in certain circumstances, in another part of the United States
Internships / Undergraduate Research
You may use the Opportunities Fund to cover the cost of an internship or undergraduate research project that is unpaid and for which you do not receive academic credit.
You may request funding for credit-bearing and paid internships/fieldwork that takes place away or abroad.
Service Learning and Service Programs
You may apply to use the Opportunities Fund to participate in a project consisting of national/international volunteering or a credit-bearing academic course that combines academic instruction with a service component.
You may apply for funding to attend one approved academic conference even if you are participating only as an observer. A second conference may be funded if you are an active contributor.
Honors Project Experiences
You may use the Opportunities Fund for travel, fieldwork, and other activities related to your honors research, senior thesis, or senior project.
You may request funding for professional development activities such as attending workshops or courses relating to your academic/professional goals that are not offered at any of the CUNY Colleges.
You may request funding for graduate and professional school application fees.
Licensing and Graduate Education Exams
You may request funding for exams, such as GREs, or LSATs, exam review courses, or licensing exams relating to your major that are taken during your tenure as a University Scholar.
University of Oxford, London School of Economics, Rhodes University, University of Cambridge, Colegio de España, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Shanghai University, Bar-Ilan University, and the Arabic Language Institute.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, and Thailand.
United Nations Department of Public Information, Acadia National Park, American Ballet Theatre, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Feminist Press at CUNY, Pew Institute for Ocean Science, and Cornell Medical Center.
Service Program Locations
Ghana, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala Honduras, Israel, New Orleans and South Dakota
For questions pertaining to the Opportunities Fund, contact the Scholarship Coordinator, Sasha De Silva, at 212-729-2940 or Sasha.DeSilva@mhc.cuny.edu