The New York Needs You (NYNY) Fellowship program is now accepting applications.

NYNY is a two-year career, leadership development, and scholarship opportunity designed to help ambitious, first-generation college students realize their full potential. Through the program, students have the opportunity to explore careers, build their professional networks, develop important skills, work on improving their communities, and qualify for a $2,500 grant to be used toward education expenses. In order to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

-Have completed at least 12 but no more than 36 credits
-Be a first-generation college student from a low-income household, as demonstrated by receipt of financial aid
-Have a 3.25 or higher GPA
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Be willing and able to commit to an intensive two-year program that includes biweekly five-hour Saturday workshops and meetings with mentor-coaches

The program is open to a variety of majors, including students who have not yet determined their career goals.
The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2012.  For more information or to apply for the program, visit the program Website.

Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.