Beinecke Scholarship Program

Established by the Board of Directors of The Sperry and Hutchinson Company, the Beinecke Scholarship Program awards substantial scholarships to students to support their graduate education in the arts, humanities and social sciences at any accredited institution. The program seeks highly motivated students who have been courageous in selecting graduate opportunities in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduate study as soon as possible after college graduation, and must use all funds within five years of undergraduate graduation.

Deadline: January 8th at 5:00 pm EST

Award: The Beinecke Scholarship carries an award of $4,000 upon graduation and $30,000 for graduate school, leading to a terminal degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.  Financial need plays a significant role in the Beinecke selection process.

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Scholarship is for juniors and sophomores who intend to become leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaskan Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. Learn more here.

Deadline: January 8th at 5:00 pm EST

Award: Udall Scholarships provide the Scholar up to $7,000 for tuition, room and board, or other educational expenses. Recipients also participate in a four-day Udall Scholars Orientation in Tucson, Arizona to meet with other Scholars, elected officials, and other environmental and tribal leaders. All Scholars will be required to attend this event in August. Travel from the Scholar’s home or school, lodging, and meals will be provided by the Foundation. Lastly, Scholars benefit from access to an active and growing  alumni network of environmental, Native American health and tribal policy professionals through the Udall Alumni listserv.

Being@NYU Assessment of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

It is a key tool to allow us to identify areas of success, uncover challenges and develop strategic initiatives to make our community more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. We strongly encourage you to set aside 20-30 minutes to participate.

The assessment will be live on Tuesday, November 14 until Thursday, December 14, and we will share the results publicly as early as next semester. If you’d like more information, please visit the Being@NYU working group’s website to learn more about the assessment privacy design. If you would like to take a paper version of the assessment, please email the working group at

Get Involved with the NEW Graduate Students of Color Network!

Are you a graduate student of color who:

-Is passionate about social justice and building community?

-Wants to support the academic, personal and professional success of graduate students of color?

-Wants a leadership role on campus?

Attend an info session to learn about the Graduate Students of Color Network that CMEP & the Center for Spiritual Life are piloting in Spring of 2018!

Tuesday 12/5 & Monday 12/11 | 12-1PM | CMEP Lounge, Kimmel 804/805

Visit for more info and to apply for a leadership role & email with any questions!

Justice Zone – December 1st, 2017, 12-3pm

Justice Zone – Friday, Dec 1st, 12-3pm, Pless 1 – (RSVP) 
Justice Zone (formerly Diversity Zone) is a foundational training intended for NYU students, faculty, and staff that functions to facilitate understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of race and racism. It takes a deep look into the Cycle of Oppression and the role we all take in its reproduction. Throughout the training, participants will be asked to reflect on their own identities and challenge their daily practices to begin a journey of critical consciousness. Lunch will be served.

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries. The program is divided into two subprograms:

  1. The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM)

  2. The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) .

US Citizenship is not required to apply for a Chateaubriand Fellowship. However, you must be enrolled in a PhD program in an American university.  Learn more here.

Deadline: January 16, 2018
Award: monthly stipend; health insurance; round-trip flight to France

Yenching Scholarship

The Yenching Academy of Peking University builds bridges between China and the world through an interdisciplinary master’s program in China Studies for outstanding graduates from all over the globe. The Yenching Academy aims to thereby shape a new generation of global citizens with a nuanced understanding of China and its role in the world. This is a fully funded residential program offering a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and a variety of extracurricular activities. Studying at the Academy represents a unique opportunity not only for intercultural exchange and interdisciplinary learning, but also for personal and professional development. Learn more here.

: Monday, December 11, 2017
Award: One-year master’s degree in China

Conversations of Color: Mindfulness as A Pathway for People of Color – December 7, 2017

Reka will discuss how mindfulness and meditation act as vehicles for greater self-understanding and insight into the impact of systemic racism on how we see our selves and others. We will touch on the foundations of mindfulness practice, discuss how these practices are particularly salient for people of color and end with a guided meditation. Reka Prasad runs MindfulNYU and is a family therapist in private practice.RSVP Now

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Place: Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

Lunch will be provided.

Conversations of Color is sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs.