Admissions & Aid
For consideration for the Howard W. Hintz Philosophy Essay, Prize, philosophy students submit an essay, not longer than 20 pages, written for a philosophy course, on which they received an A. For more information about this essay prize and how to submit your essay, read the Instructions and Cover Sheet (docx).
If you have any questions, e-mail the department chair, Professor Daniel Campos.
Affiliated with the Brooklyn College Honors Academy, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is open to highly qualified students who hope to pursue graduate study in a wide variety of humanities and social science fields as well as mathematics and environmental science. (See the MMUF website for a complete list of eligible majors). The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program at 38 American colleges and universities with the goal of increasing diversity among college faculties by helping students of great promise to become scholars of the highest distinction.
Mellon Mays fellows receive partial scholarships, summer research stipends, and help repaying undergraduate student loans. They have also won many prestigious honors and awards such as the Rosen Fellowship, the Ford Fellowship, the Goldsmith Scholarship, and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
For more information about the MMUF and how to apply, view the pamphlet (pdf). In addition, you can contact the Honors Academy, 2231 Boylan Hall, at 718.951.4114 or via e-mail.
Brooklyn College offers more than 600 scholarships, awards, and prizes each year to undergraduate and graduate students. More than $1 million is available to support the education of qualified students.
For more information, contact the Office of Scholarships at 718.951.4796.
The Scholarships Office is happy to announce that Brooklyn College is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following scholarships. If you would like to meet with someone to discuss your eligibility for any of the opportunities listed, read the descriptions provided as well as the scholarship websites, paying particular attention to the eligibility sections; once you have done that, e-mail Stephen Gracia, fellowship coordinator for the Office of Scholarships. In your e-mail, be sure to indicate which scholarship(s) you are interested in learning more about or applying for and also be sure to attach your résumé.
Keep in mind, these scholarships are prestigious and competitive and generally require strong backgrounds in leadership, academics, volunteerism, or research.
If you ever imagined a unique project that would advance your personal development, the Rosen Fellowship Program is designed to help you achieve your dreams.
The fellowship grants undergraduate students the possibility to create an out-of-classroom experience that will promote creative or career advancement. Each year, the program supports up to eight students who might not otherwise be able to afford such opportunities and who exhibit extraordinary creativity, determination, and promise in articulating and pursuing their career and life goals.
Students may propose a full range of activities, including study abroad, personalized internships, scientific research, artistic expression, or community engagement. All applications will be evaluated on the basis of creativity and the degree to which the proposal will credibly advance the student’s personal and professional life goals.
Fellowships are competitive and will provide stipends of up to $5,000 to each chosen recipient.
For more information, view the Office of Scholarships page regarding this fellowship opportunity.
Magner Career Center Internship Stipend Awards are competitive cash awards to help undergraduate and graduate students take nonpaid/low-paying off-campus internships. Financial awards range from $1,000 to $3,500 and are taxable. Internships providing small stipends, such as for travel or lunch, and
internships for academic credit are also available. Stipends are awarded based on the number of hours and weeks worked at the internship site.
These awards are made possible by very generous donations from Brooklyn College alumni (Magner, Sisti, Tow, Kandel, O’Hara, Friedman, Garil, Glaser, Geen, Kandel, and Weill) and Kauffman, Citigroup, and Turing’s Craft foundations.
For more information, view the Internship Stipend Awards Fact Sheet or you contact the Magner Career Center at 718.951.5696.
Every year, the Department of Philosophy gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards.
If you wish to inquire about departmental scholarships, awards, and the Howard W. Hintz Philosophy Essay Prize, contact:
Department of Philosophy
3308 Boylan Hall
The Philosophy Department is proud to be the home of a chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930, the society has a network of more than 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions.
In order to be eligible for nomination to the Brooklyn College Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, a student must meet all of the following criteria:
If you satisfy all of the above criteria and wish to submit your candidacy for Phi Sigma Tau, fill out the Phi Sigma Tau Candidacy Form (doc) and send your e-mail to Associate Professor Gotlib.
The deadline for accepting submissions for candidacy is April 8, 2022.