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Colin Powell School Scholarships and Fellowships

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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.

Deadline:The deadline for the Fall 2015-Spring 2017 fellows cohort is March 2, 2015 by 4:00pm. Fellows must submit both an online application and a hard copy application. Detailed instructions covering how to submit your application can be found on the first few pages of the application (see below). 

Program Overview                Frequently Asked Questions                     Download Application                 


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.

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 fellows cohort is March 2, 2015 by 4:00pm.  Fellows must submit both an online application and a hard copy application. Detailed instructions covering how to submit your application can be found on the first few pages of the application (see below).

Program Overview                 Download Application       

                                

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 sustainable ways. Fellows implement these projects by engaging with partnering organizations, students they recruit to work with, and the people they serve.  Fellows commit to developing a team, conducting weekly office hours, writing project reports and action plans, and engaging the City College community. 

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 fellows cohort is March 2, 2015 by 4:00pm.  Fellows must submit both an online application and a hard copy application. Detailed instructions covering how to submit your application can be found on the first few pages of the application (see below).

Program Overview                  Frequently Asked Questions                     Download Application  

 

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. Learn more...


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, college access and success, 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.

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 fellows cohort is March 2, 2015 by 4:00pm.  Fellows must submit both an online application and a hard copy application.  Details instructions covering how to submit your application can be found on the first few pages of the application (see below).

Program Overview               Frequently Asked Questions                         Download Application   


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. Learn more...

 

Washington Semester Program

The Colin Powell School's Washington Semester Program offers an outstanding opportunity to live, work, and study in the nation's capitol. If you are a junior or senior with a strong passion for politics, policy making, or international affairs, this program may be for you. Students spend the spring semester in Washington, D.C. interning at a government agency or non-profit organization while completing 12 academic credits. The program provides free housing, guest lectures, cultural activities, and networking events. Learn more...

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