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Colin Powell School Scholarships and Fellowships

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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 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.

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2016-Spring 2018 cohort is March 1, 2016 by 4:00pm. Applicants 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). 



 

Colin Powell Fellowship: Graduate

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, Public Service Management, 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.

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 cohort is April 1, 2016 by 4:00pm. Applicants 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). 

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Community Engagement Fellowship

Community Engagement Fellowships are one-year fellowships for City College undergraduates who design and carry out projects that address community needs in sustainable ways. Fellows implement these projects by engaging with partnering organizations, teams of students they recruit to work with, and the people they serve.  Fellows commit to developing a team, conducting office hours, writing project reports and action plans, and engaging the City College community. 

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 cohort is March 1, 2016 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).

 

Edward I. Koch Fellowships  

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 that provide opportunities for leadership development, reflection and engaged learning. Learn more...

 

Partners for Change Fellowship

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.

Deadline: The deadline for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 cohort is March 1, 2016 by 4:00pm.  Applicants 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).


 

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 Skadden 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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