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Programs to Help Finance Your Education 

Federal Direct Loans
The Direct Loan program allows you to borrow funds from the federal government to help cover your cost of attendance. Like all other loans, these loans must be repaid with interest.

There are two types of Direct Loans available, Subsidized and Unsubsidized. To qualify for a Subsidized Direct Loan you must demonstrate financial need. Interest is not charged on these loans as long as you are enrolled at least half time but will accrue interest after you graduate or drop below half time.

If you do not demonstrate financial need, you may still qualify for an Unsubsidized Direct Loan. However, interest will begin to accrue as soon as the loan is disbursed.

To apply for a Federal Direct Loan, you must:
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Request the loan directly from the Office of Financial Aid at the college
  • Complete an entrance interview, which provides you with information regarding the loan’s terms and conditions

Federal Work-Study (FWS)
The Federal Work-Study program provides you with an opportunity to be placed into a part-time job that accommodates your academic schedule. If you are awarded Federal Work-Study, you may be placed in an eligible off-campus or on-campus job.

For more information on the Federal Work-Study program, please visit Federal Work Study at CCNY.

Communications Scholarships

Presently, there are limited scholarships available through the BIC program. However, we have compiled a list of independent scholarship and fellowship opportunities available to students enrolled full-time in BIC.

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship
In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school, college and graduate student -- a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses.

The Norman L. Fuld and Renee G. Fuld Scholarship Trust Fund
Provides scholarships on a nondiscriminatory basis to students attending colleges of the City University of New York. Preference will be given to physically handicapped students.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States.

New York Women in Communications Scholarships
Awards scholarships each year as part of our mission to empower women in the communications field. Most are named, or sponsored, awards supported by corporations or foundations that retain the right to impose certain criteria that may include, but not be limited to, a declared major, internship availability, year in school, personal background, etc.

North America PR Internship/Fellow Opportunities
As a Summer Fellow in a Ketchum office you will spend nine jam-packed weeks working in the middle of the action. As a spring or fall intern, you will spend up to 20 hours per week working in a Ketchum office. Ketchum Fellows attend in-house trainings, serve as active members of account teams, and act as influential players in their group’s Summer Fellows project.

LAGRANT Foundation Scholarships
The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Los Angeles, was established in 1998 by Mr. Kim L. Hunter to address the lack of diversity in the advertising, marketing and public relations fields. TLF provides scholarships, career development workshops, professional development, mentors and internships to African American/Black, American Indian/Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino undergraduate and graduate students.

The Marcus Graham Project
A network of advertising, media, marketing & entertainment professionals is looking for a dynamic group for its flagship initiative, the iCR8 Summer Boot Camp program. The boot camp’s primary purpose is to provide diverse aspirants in the field of advertising & marketing with the exposure and experience necessary to solidify careers within the advertising, media & marketing industry.

The Don Bartholomew Award for Excellence in Public Relations Research
Intended to provide a public relations/communications or business school graduate student with the opportunity to gain practical experience in public relations research at Ketchum and learn what “research that matters to the practice” means. The intern will also have the opportunity to have their resulting research paper published on the Institute for Public Relations’ website.

AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
Scholarships benefit underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who are studying photography, illustration, and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships are awarded annually to encourage social and environmental responsibility and cultural awareness in the next generation of artists and designers.

Grunig PRIME Fellowship
The award supports and encourages undergraduate and graduate students interested in applied public relations research as a career opportunity. The Institute for Public Relations awards the Grunig PRIME Fellowship on an annual basis, sponsored by PRIME Research. The Fellowship is named for James E. Grunig and Larissa A. Grunig, professors emeriti, University of Maryland.

PRSSA Scholarships and Awards
Each year PRSSA presents more than $30,000 in scholarships and awards to members and Chapters who exhibit outstanding merit in public relations. Apply for a scholarship, submit your best work, or enter one of our many national competitions to find out how PRSSA can enhance — and help fund — your education.

4A's MAIP Fellowship
MAIP fellows are hand selected by industry professionals to begin their careers in advertising. Once selected, fellows engage in a 22-week, nation-wide fellowship that is both virtual and in-agency. In addition to the fellowship, fellows receive professional development opportunities through virtual spring training, one-on-one coaching, MAIP labs and various opportunities to network with MAIP alumni and industry leaders. The goal is to provide fellows the space and opportunity to build a foundation for their careers.