The Daedalus Scholar Program provides a unique opportunity for
academically talented students to draw on Hunter's exceptional faculty
and programs in Computer Science. During their first year, Daedalus
scholars enroll in an enriched version of Hunter's first year computer
science sequence. In addition to learning the fundamentals of computer
science and computer programming, students will explore topics like
data mining, cryptography, artificial intelligence and more. Daedalus
scholars also learn how to use industry standard tools and techniques
in their study of computer science in preparation to be active
participants in New York's Tech Industry. Students admitted to this
program receive a laptop to support their studies.
Daedalus Scholars enjoy:
A Merit Scholarship to cover tuition
Special courses that combine academic computer science with best practices from the tech industry
Dedicated advisors and priority registration
Priority Access to residence halls
A Linux Laptop for all four years
Special events and activities
Partnerships with top tech companies
Past years activities include:
Mentoring from top industry software engineers
Attending Catskills conf
Guest talks and roundtable discussions with Software Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Venture Capitalists
Attending workshops on AI, Cyber Security, and Blockchain
Apply to Hunter College. Your High School college advisor can help with this.
When you apply you will get a CUNYFirst ID which is needed for the Daedalus application.
Important note for Common App Applications: If you apply via the common app it could take a couple of weeks for you to recieve a CUNYFirst ID. You will recieve an email as soon as it has been created after which you can finish your application to the Daedalus program.