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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. Model New York City Council Project is only offered during the Fall semester.

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.

Students who wish to participate in Model City Council in the Fall 2017 semester must:

  • be enrolled in, or have completed, a College Now course or workshop;
  • be scheduled to graduate from high school in June 2018;
  • be available for the mandatory training and event schedule, usually held on Saturdays.

You can also visit the Model NYC Council Project web page here.

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
  • Recommenders must use the forms available here.

Further information regarding applications and detailed guidelines may be obtained from the College Now representative at each of the participating high schools. You may also click here for the scholarship web page or call 646-344-7322 for more information.