Office of National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising

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About Office of Prestigious Fellowships

The overall mission of the Office of National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising is to increase the number and quality of applicants Baruch sends forward for various nationally competitive scholarships / fellowships. The Deputy Director promotes scholarship and fellowship opportunities within Baruch, and mentors and advises every Baruch student who prepares an application for a nationally competitive fellowship in accordance with the stated criteria of the fellowship.

About Valeria L. Hrimnak, the Deputy Director of Prestigious Fellowships Advising

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Valeria (Valerie) joined Baruch College in January 2013 as the Prestigious Fellowships Advisor under the auspices of the Honors Program. Before coming to Baruch, Valerie was responsible for the management of the Fulbright exchange program for US Student Awards to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia. Valerie then went on to become the Director of Fellowships and Grants at The American-Scandinavian Foundation where she oversaw an annual academic and cultural exchange program between the U.S. and the Nordic countries. At the ASF and Fulbright, she also managed faculty fellowship programs.

Valerie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in International & Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver. After completing her MA, Valerie’s interests in intercultural communication and education took her abroad. In London she worked as the Program Director with the US/UK Fulbright Commission. Valerie has a vision of a better world, a commitment to making it happen, and a deep sense that knowledge is a sacred part of this better world.

Contact Details

Baruch College
Office of National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising
137 East 25th Street, Office 1027
New York, NY 10010
City University of New York