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Internships and Scholarships

Model New York City Council Project

The purpose of this internship is to enhance the public service learning and leadership skills of high school students in the College Now program.

Students learn about the New York City Council, community representation, and the legislative process from faculty mentors during an intensive training program that consists of several Saturday sessions. At the conclusion of the training component, participants convene in the City Council Chamber for a Model City Council session and join CUNY in hosting a reception and celebration at  City Hall for Council Members.

In order to participate in the project students must meet these three requirements:

  • be a NYC DOE high school junior or senior
  • be enrolled in or have completed at least one College Now course or workshop
  • be able to attend all the Saturday training sessions and the final event (see flier for specific dates)

The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

Please review the Model NYC Council Project flier (PDF) for detailed information and dates. Once you are ready to apply, fill out the Model NYC Council Project Spring 2019 Application (PDF) and submit to the Lehman College Now Program located in Carman Hall, Room 189.

Myself Third: The Spirit of New York Scholarship

City College alumnus Robert Friedman established the Myself Third: The Spirit of New York Scholarship in 2002, in honor of those who participated in the rescue effort following the World Trade Center tragedy in 2001. The purpose of the scholarship program is to encourage and reward the civic involvement of high school students.

The competition is open to New York City public high school seniors who have completed at least one college credit course in the College Now Program. ONE (1) one-time award of $10,000 dollars will be awarded to a CUNY-bound student enrolling in either an associates or baccalaureate degree program in the fall semester at any of CUNY’s 17 undergraduate colleges on a full-time basis. Applications are available during the Spring semesters only.

Applicants must be nominated by a teacher or guidance counselor. They are required to submit an essay in which they discuss their feelings about America and the privilege of living and working in this country, and also discuss how they became involved in helping their community, school, or fellow citizens.

Completed applications must include:

  • an official transcript
  • a description of volunteer, work, and extracurricular activities
  • a letter of support from a nominating high school teacher or guidance counselor
  • a letter of support from a volunteer supervisor

Please check back in March 2019 for application details.