Initiative 4 - Hostos Mentoring and Supporting Students Accepted in 2+2+2 Opportunities Program

Hostos Mentoring and Supporting Students Accepted in 2+2+2 Opportunities Program is designed to support students by means of mentoring and scholarship support in order to establish an Hostos pipeline of talented transfer students to competitive institutions. Hostos will work on creating 2+2+2 transfer opportunities by building relationships with colleagues at the transfer institution, working on establishing programs, mentoring and selecting students, and ultimately matching one by one grant opportunities offered by the receiving institution, based on availability of funding from the President’s Initiatives each given year.  This is an opportunity to support students’ scholarships from prestigious institutions with support from Hostos for a comparable number of students who meet same criteria, as a way to support choice and opportunities for our students. We would also consider hosting a graduation celebration or recognition ceremony for each milestone with faculty/staff advisors – one when they complete at Hostos, one at Bachelor’s level, etc.

The NextGen Public Health Scholars 2+2+2 Program is the inaugural initiative that partners Hostos Community College with the Columbia University School of General Studies and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology. This program is ideal for Hostos students majoring in allied health, nursing, community health, public health and environmental engineering who are interested in pursuing a career in public health and epidemiology where they can turn their passion for addressing complex public health problems impacting communities of color into a reality. Selected students will receive full tuition coverage, a stipend, academic tutoring, mentoring, summer bridge programming and career guidance. Students that are accepted into this program will first complete their Associate degree at Hostos, go on to complete their Bachelor of Arts at the Columbia School of General Studies, and then complete another two years to graduate with a Master of Public Health or Master of Science from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. This is an incredible opportunity that will pave the way for building a new cadre of diverse public health practitioners, policy makers, and leaders. We are inviting student applications to select the second cohort of students to start the program in Fall 2023.

To download the application click here. Application deadline is May 15th.

To complete the application online click here. Use CUNY log-in to access.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in public health and epidemiology and receiving full scholarship support to attend Hostos Community College and Columbia University?

Then come to an Information Session to learn all about the NextGen Public Health Scholars 2+2+2 Program, a partnership between Hostos Community College and Columbia University that will prepare students for leadership and frontline roles in local, state, and national health departments, medical systems, and community health programs.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.

Join here via Zoom link

This is your opportunity to learn about this wonderful scholarship and mentoring program and meet with representatives from Hostos and Columbia University. We look forward to seeing you there!