Scholarship News

Nydia Edgecombe Retires After 40 years

The week of September 25 was bittersweet at Hostos as Nydia Edgecombe, the longtime Director of Hostos’ Alumni Relations Office, bid her farewell after four decades of service to the College and the community.

Hostos Pays Tribute to Distinguished Latino Community Leaders

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. With so many of those populations represented here at Hostos, what better place to recognize the achievements of Hispanic community leaders than right here on campus?

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Cultivates Leaders for a Changing World

As Puerto Rican and Latino Studies (PRLS) nears its 50th anniversary, the department’s innovative, interdisciplinary approach illuminates the issues facing Latinx communities and helps students develop solutions. Six days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Julio Peña ’08 and his family had still not heard from his 86-year-old grandmother, and they were frantic. “Puerto Ricans […]

Students Benefit from BMCC-NYU Partnerships

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs sponsored an afternoon gathering of two student cohort groups—the Pipeline Opportunity for Inter-Collegiate STEM Education (POISE) program and the Gallatin Undergraduate Initiative for Discovery in Education (GUIDE) program on September 21. Both pipeline programs are products of a […]

CCNY Spitzer students receive Castagna Scholarship for study abroad

Two architecture students, from the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York, are studying in Barcelona, Spain this fall. Renowned for its unique and historical architecture, these students are taking in all Barcelona has to offer on Castagna Architectural Scholarships. Since its inception in 2016, the scholarship has […]

HS for Media & Communications standouts win CCNY scholarships

Melissa Olivar and Angel Herrera, both summer graduates from the High School for Media and Communications in Washington Heights with immigrant roots, are the latest President’s Community Scholars at The City College of New York.

Hostos50 Anniversary Events Off and Running!

To ensure the latest class of Hostos students begin their academic journey on the right foot, "Welcome Day" was held on Sept. 7. Other great 50th Anniversary events included an Alumni Speakers Bureau Recognition Reception, plus the incredible Hispanic Heritage Month salute to Las Tres Hermanas.

BMCC Pre-Law Program Expands to Include Mentoring Opportunity with Brooklyn Law School

  The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Pre-Law Program, offered  through the BMCC Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, has just selected 10 students to be mentored at Brooklyn Law School. The BMCC Pre-Law program started in Fall 2017. Rick Naughton, a Senior Academic Advisor at BMCC who holds a law degree from Penn State University, […]

ICYMI: Don’t shut the door on promise

New York Amsterdam News by Chancellor Milliken & Board Chairperson Thompson Throughout its history the City University of New York has delivered remarkably well on a straightforward promise to all New Yorkers – regardless of wealth, race or national origin, if you give us your best efforts, we will give you the opportunity to reach your dreams.

Two Hunter Seniors Win Gilman International Scholarships

Hunter proudly congratulates Omar Albert ’18 and Kelly Liang ’18, two of the star students in the College’s Chinese Flagship Program. This summer, as they prepared for the Flagship program’s capstone year of study in China, they were both awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships. With these scholarships, Albert and Liang won’t have to worry […]