Colin Powell School Scholarships and Fellowships

CPS fellows

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 the major.

 

UNDERGRADUATES (FROM ANY SCHOOL OR MAJOR):

COLIN POWELL FELLOWSHIP IN LEADERSHIP AND PUBLIC SERVICE 

2-year program with seminars, a summer internship, and professional development 

$10,000/year over 2 years 

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The Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service is a two-year, intensive 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 Fellowship 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.

EDWARD I. KOCH FELLOWSHIP 
 

1-year internship at a government organization or NGO 

$5,000 for 1 year 

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The Edward I. Koch Fellowship 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 provide opportunities for leadership development, reflection, and engaged learning. Learn more...

PARTNERS FOR CHANGE FELLOWSHIP 
 

1-year internship at a community-based organization 

$5,000 for 1 year 

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The Partners for Change Fellowship is a one-year program for undergraduate students interested in developing applied research skills and working with community organizations on one of the following focus areas: health justice, college access, and success, or human rights. Fellows complete 150 hours of service at their internship sites during the fall semester and, throughout the year, work together with a professional in the field on a high-impact research project. The program instills fellows with a broad range of research and advocacy skills and a nuanced understanding of their focus areas.

Community Organizing (Fall) PSC 31147
Community-Based Research (Spring) PSC 31051
Community Change Internship Seminar (Throughout Fellowship) SSC 31200

 

BOUDREAU FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Boudreau Fellows Program honors the Colin Powell School’s inaugural dean, Vince Boudreau. Each Boudreau Fellow will receive an academic year scholarship of $5,000.

Applicants should:

  • Have roughly two years of undergraduate study left at CCNY;
  • Be studying finance and should have an interest in corporate social responsibility;
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2020-2021 cohort is July 25, 2020, by 4:00 pm. Applicants must submit application materials to Charlene Darbassie at cdarbassie@ccny.cuny.edu .

Detailed instructions covering how to submit your application can be found on the Colin Powell School Website, here.

CLIMATE POLICY FELLOWS

The Climate Policy Fellows Program is designed to support CCNY undergraduate students from the sciences, social sciences, architecture and engineering degree programs with training, professional development, and internship opportunities that link climate-related science, engineering, and economics to public policy. Fellows will participate in two intensive three-day workshops led by a range of senior national and international climate policy leaders. The workshops will prepare fellows to understand how science, engineering, and economics research affects public policy, and how policy-making shapes these fields of research. 

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2020 class is  July 12th, 2020. Applicants must submit materials to Akasha Solis, Fellowships Manager, at asolis@ccny.cuny.edu .

GRADUATE STUDENTS FROM THE COLIN POWELL SCHOOL: 
 

COLIN POWELL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP 

A 1-year project with a partner organization $15,000 for 1 year ​​​​​​

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Each year the Colin Powell School selects five graduate students from the social science graduate programs offered through the Colin Powell School (Economics, International Relations, General Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Master's in Public Administration (MPA), and Sociology) to participate in the Colin Powell Fellowship 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.

JEROME LEVY FOUNDATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership will award a Jerome Levy Foundation Graduate Fellowship to support one recent graduate of the Colin Powell School for graduate studies in Europe during the 2019-2020 academic year. The award will provide up to $50,000 in stipend support, which can be used to cover the costs of tuition, room, board, fees, books, and travel.

Applicants for the Jerome Levy Foundation Graduate Fellowship must have:

  • Graduated with a degree from the Colin Powell School and CCNY within the past five years;
  • Finished their studies at CCNY with a GPA of 3.2 or higher;
  • Demonstrate that they have gained admission to an accredited graduate program in Europe;
  • Plan to be enrolled full-time in a graduate program in the academic year 2019-2020

Jerome Levy Foundation Graduate Fellowship Application