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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Colin Powell Fellowship (Graduate): Overview

Who It's For

The Colin Powell Fellowship for Graduate Students is designed for high achieving City College graduate students of any CCNY program, department or school. Some fellows enter with interest and experience in public policy; others are students in engineering, science, the health science, the humanities, architecture, and film studies. All fellows are united by a desire to use their field of study to influence policy or social change.  Applicants to graduate programs (those who plan to begin graduate programs in the 2014-2015 academic year) are not eligible to apply.

The Award

Graduate fellows who take part in the one-year graduate program receive a stipend of $15,000. 

How the Fellowship Works

Graduate Fellows participate in specialized workshops, seminars, and mentoring. They become integrally involved in the Colin Powell School's activities and have the opportunity to participate in unique optional activities.

The Graduate Program

Each year the Center selects five graduate students to participate in the Colin Powell Program for a one-year period. Graduate students are encouraged to explore ways in which their developing academic expertise can be used to address urgent public problems in underserved communities. Fellows take part in weekly seminars that meet regularly throughout the year. They also take part in special events and have opportunities to hear from distinguished public figures.