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Colin Powell Fellowship (Graduate): Overview

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Colin Powell Fellowship (Graduate): Overview

The Graduate Program

Each year the Office of Student Success at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership selects five graduate students to participate in the Colin Powell Graduate Fellowship for a one-year period. Fellows spend a year pursuing a tailored course of study that allows them to develop an expertise that can ultimately be shared with others in their field. Fellows will give a formal presentation on their year-long projects to an audience of peers, family, and industry professionals.

Who It's For

The Colin Powell Fellowship for Graduate Students is designed for high achieving City College graduate students enrolled in one of the seven graduate programs offered through the Colin Powell School (Masters programs in Economics, International Relations, General Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Public Service Management, Sociology, and the PhD program in Psychology at City College offered through the CUNY Graduate Center). Some fellows enter with extensive experience in public policy, but all fellows are united by a desire to use their field of study to influence public policy or social change.  Applicants to graduate programs 

The Award

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

How the Fellowship Works

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 work with a faculty or community sponsor of their choosing to develop a thoughtful project that is of public consequence.  In addition, graduate fellows participate in specialized workshops and seminars, and receive personal mentoring from program faculty and staff. In addition, graduate fellows are encouraged to participate in numerous unique opportunities sponsored by the program.