JJC Opportunities

 

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Welcome to the John Jay College Opportunities Page! Here, you will find many opportunities that John Jay has to offer. The opportunities listed on this page are on-campus and offered only to John Jay Students. All opportunities on this page includes the related majors for each opportunity. Most opportunities provided by John Jay strongly encourage students from all majors to apply to various academic opportunities offered to students. Please check below to view opportunities offered to John Jay students:

BACCALAUREATE/MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAM (BA/MA)

honorsandawardsThe BA/MA program provides students with the opportunity to complete the two degrees in a five-year time period. Academic enrichment opportunities such as a designated research scholarship, special lectures, and receptions.The Research Incentive Scholarship for BA/MA students has been established (may not be offered in 2015).This scholarship provides awards up to $2,000 based on student’s GPA and participation in a research project.

Requirements:

  • Completed 60 credits.
  • 3.5 GPA or higher.
  • Transfer students must have established a minimum 3.5 GPA for one semester before applying to the program.
  • Students accepted into the BA/MA Program must maintain a 3.5 GPA to remain in the program

Related Majors:

  • Criminal Justice (BA & BS)
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Public Administration

For more information & to apply:

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/baccalaureatemaster’s-degree-program-bama

*All information above can be found on the BA/MA Program Homepage (Link above)

Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative

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The Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative allows John Jay students to contribute to the development of the youth justice community in New York City. With both the collaboration between the Pinkerton foundation and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the program supports the operational and research capacity of participating nonprofit community-based organizations while contributing to the development of talented students who are equipped to assume positions of responsibility in the youth justice field.

Requirements

  • Current sophomore or junior
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Strong interest in youth justice

Related Majors:

  • All majors are strongly encouraged to apply!

For more information & to apply:

*All information above can be found on the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative Homepage (Link above)

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

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The McNair Scholars Program supports low-income and first generation students (as well as students from underrepresented populations) to pursue graduate study, provide academically enriching experiences and mentoring to prepare students for graduate school admission and eventual doctoral study. Students accepted in the program will participate in workshops, seminars, classes, and other scholarly activities designed to enhance their academic abilities. Additionally, students will complete a research course prior to a summer research internship. The McNair Scholars Program is  designed to build personal skills that will facilitate their transition to graduate school.

Requirements:

  • Genuine interest in pursuing a doctoral degree;
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency;
  • 3.0 or better grade point average.
  • Upper Sophomore or Junior rank (i.e., 60-75 credits* completed)
  • Low-income background, first generation college student and/or a member of a group under represented in graduate education (especially African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander).

Related Majors: 

*All majors are strongly encouraged to apply! Below are a list of majors that previous John Jay scholars were

  • History
  • English
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Criminal Justice
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Culture & Deviance

For more information & to apply:

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/ronald-e-mcnair-post-baccalaureate-achievement-program

*All information above can be found on the McNair Scholars Program Homepage (Link above)

Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship

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The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is a three-year program which provides students with summer internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising students from the twelve partner New York City colleges. The goal of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship is to increase the life choices of students to make a difference in their own and others’ lives.

Requirements:

  • Second semester freshman or sophomore.
  • Registered in a liberal arts track
  • Not older than 21 years old.
  • Must be an American citizen or “green card” holder.
  • Must attend and be nominated by one of the twelve participating New York City colleges:

Baruch College
Brooklyn College
College of Staten Island
Hunter College
John Jay College
Lehman College
LIU Brooklyn
Marymount Manhattan College
Pace University, Manhattan Campus
Queens College
St. John’s University
The City College of New York

Related Majors:

*All majors are strongly encouraged to apply! Below are a list of majors that previous Watson Fellows were.

  • English
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Law & Society
  • Cultural Deviance

For more information & to apply: 

*All information above can be found on the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship Homepage (Link above)

Honors Program

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The Honors Program provides guidance to exemplary students to work closely with distinguished faculty and advisors in enriched and challenging  an ongoing learning community and interdisciplinary courses. The Honors  program emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and civic engagement.

Requirements:

  • Entering Freshman or Sophomore.
  • 3.3 GPA or higher.
  • Students must be able to maintain a minimum of a 3.3 GPA throughout the program.

Related Majors:

  • All majors are strongly encouraged to apply!

For more information & to apply:

*All information above can be found on the Honors Program Homepage (Link above)

John Jay-Vera Fellows Program

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The program provides students with a unique internship and academic experience for outstanding undergraduate students at John Jay College who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and public service. Students in the program will work in agencies that seek to improve the administration of justice, influence public policy, conduct research, and deliver a range of social services.

Requirements:

  • Junior or senior status (60 credits or more).
  • GPA of 3.3 (B+) or better.
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to social justice and public service.
  • Commitment to fulfill all requirements of the internship and the academic seminar.

Related Majors:

  • All majors are encouraged to apply!

For more information & to apply:

http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/vera-fellows-program

*All information above can be found on the John Jay Vera Fellows Program Homepage (Link above)

Pre Law Institute

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The Pre Law Institute prepares John Jay College students to successfully enter law school and the legal profession. Students are supported through academic skill-building programs and professional development initiatives. Additionally, students will be able to develop analytic and critical writing skills needed to perform optimally as law school applicants and as law students.

**Students who wish to pursue law school is strongly encouraged to apply for the many opportunities that the Pre Law Institute has to offer.

Related Majors:

  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Criminal Justice Management
  • International Criminal Justice
  • Law & Society

For more information & to apply:

*All information above can be found on the Pre Law Institute’s Homepage (Link above)

CUNY Service Corps

banner2The CUNY Service Corps mobilizes CUNY students, faculty and staff to work on projects that improve the short and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of New York City and of its residents and communities.

Requirements:

  • Be working toward a degree at a participating CUNY college
  • Be enrolled full‐time (at least 12 credits) in the spring semester and plan to enroll full‐time during the following academic year
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 (or a GPA of at least 2.75 in the fall before applying to the program)
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits prior to beginning service placements
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning service placements
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Related Majors:

  • All majors are strongly encouraged to apply!

For more information & to apply:

*All information above can be found on the CUNY Service Corp’s Homepage (Link above)

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