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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Colin Powell School Scholarships and Fellowships


The Colin Powell School offers a variety of fellowships for both undergraduate and graduate students at the City College of New York. They are open to all students regardless of major or school.

Colin Powell Fellowship: Undergraduate

The Colin Powell Program in Leadership and Public Service is an intensive, multifaceted program for undergraduate students. The experience is designed to prepare fellows for lives of public service and active citizenship, and enable them to apply their skills to issues of public concern. Students accepted into the Colin Powell Leadership Program acquire a broad knowledge of political institutions and the policy-making process, and learn about public service careers and opportunities. Fellows also explore leadership development and methods for creating social change.

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Colin Powell Fellowship: Graduate

Each year the Colin Powell School 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.

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Community Engagement Fellowship

Community Engagement Fellowships are one-year fellowships for City College undergraduates who design and carry out a project that addresses community needs in a sustainable way.

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Edward I Koch Fellowships

The Edward I. Koch Program in Public Service supports motivated students who devote 200 or more hours of service each year to nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout New York City. Through the program, CCNY students can experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of working for the common good, interact with professionals in their chosen field of interest, and see how community organizations work to meet public needs. Additionally, Koch Scholars participate in workshops and discussions that enhance their ability to engage communities in meaningful ways and that provide opportunities for leadership development, reflection and engaged learning.

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Partners for Change Fellowship

The Colin Powell School's Partners for Change Initiative is designed to harness the energy of CCNY students and the resources of the university in new and innovative ways. The initiative's overarching goals are to: 1) build the capacity of key community partners to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in the fellowship's areas of emphasis:  health justice, economic development, education urban sustainability, and international development; 2) provide CCNY students with hands-on learning opportunities and the chance to work closely with advocates, service-providers and policy makers to execute high-impact service projects, conduct research and raise awareness about these critical issues.

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Fellows in D.C.

Powell School Semester in DC Program

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The Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies

The Skadden, Arps Honors Program is a unique partnership between Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP—one of the world's preeminent law firms—and The City College of New York that prepares students from low-income and underrepresented groups for successful legal careers and to enrich and diversify the legal profession.  The Program accepts rising juniors (students who have completed approximately 50 to 70 credits), and offers merit scholarships, mentoring opportunities, a summer internship with stipend at a law firm or legal services non-profit, a legal studies curriculum, designed to complement a wide range of majors, and LSAT preparation and tutoring.

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