Accessing the Opportunities Fund

STUDENT TRAVEL SUSPENSION EXTENDED THROUGH FALL 2021

To protect the health of Macaulay Honors College students, faculty, and staff from COVID-19, the student travel suspension will continue through the Fall 2021 academic semester. This suspension includes all study abroad and domestic travel programs operated by Macaulay. Programs hosted by other CUNY campuses or outside organizations will not be eligible for Opportunities Fund grants, nor will they fulfill graduation requirements.

The Student Travel Suspension is based on multiple factors:

  1. Significant health risks posed by high COVID-19 infection rates throughout the world, compounded by emerging, more virulent mutations
  2. Challenges presented by fluctuating entry requirements & visa processes, sudden program cancellations, and shifting academic calendars
  3. Adherence to New York State and CUNY travel guidelines
     
    This policy will be re-evaluated based on global public health conditions prior to the Fall 2021 Opportunity Fund application period.  

ALL OPPORTUNITIES FUND GRANTS FOR 2020-2021 CAPPED AT $1,500

Due to significant budgetary challenges (a reduction in New York State funding combined with an especially difficult environment for fundraising), only the basic $1,500 Opportunities Fund grants will be available; no enhanced grants will be awarded at this time.

We’re disappointed to have to place these restrictions on one of the key aspects of our academic program, but we must prioritize the health and safety of everyone in our community, and the sustainability of our institution, during this difficult and unprecedented time.

APPLY NOW
DEADLINE: FEB 26 at 5 PM
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The Macaulay Building is closed until further notice. All classes, meetings, and appointments will take place remotely.