HBCU Fellowship

Columbia School of Professional Studies aims to be a bridge between talented African American students and the Fortune 500 companies looking to employ them.
Columbia School of Professional Studies aims to be a bridge between talented African American students and the Fortune 500 companies looking to employ them.

Corporations Seek Talent

Diverse firms are 35% more likely to have financial returns above their national industry median
Diverse firms are 45% more likely to report market share growth
Diverse firms are 70% more likely to report they captured a new market


Source: Harvard Business Review

“We continually hear from top companies who are striving to diversify their workforces. The HBCU fellowship creates a direct pipeline of motivated students for our corporate partners, and fosters long lasting relationships between the two.”
Jason Wingard
Dean of the School of Professional Studies

FELLOWSHIP

High-achieving undergraduate seniors selected by partner HBCUs are eligible for fellowships granting full tuition and housing for a range of master’s programs at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

FELLOW BENEFITS

  • Full tuition
  • Housing
  • Assigned industry mentor
  • Internship*
  • Career coaching and guidance
  • Community service
  • Access to a 2,500+ member Columbia alumni network
  • New York City experience

MEET OUR 2018 FELLOWS

Medhi Badache
Fellow, University of the District of Columbia
Applied Analytics
Todd Baker
Fellow, Morehouse College
Nonprofit Management
Chonise Bass
Fellow, Spelman College
Strategic Communication
Leisha Cason
Fellow, Delaware State University
Nonprofit Management
Ashlin Cottman
Fellow, TMCF - Jackson State University
Nonprofit Management
Erin Daniels-Isaacs
Fellow, Howard University
Applied Analytics
Sharon Eady
Fellow, Delaware State University
Nonprofit Management
Patrick Enweonwu
Fellow, University of the District of Columbia
Nonprofit Management
Marshall Forney
Fellow, Morehouse College
Sports Management
Marisela Hernandez
Fellow, Tennessee State University
Nonprofit Management
Rachael Howard
Fellow, Tuskegee University
Enterprise Risk Management
Javonty Hunter
Fellow, Winston-Salem State University
Sports Management
Tiareah Jakes
Fellow, Tuskegee University
Enterprise Risk Management
Rachel Oatis
Fellow, Spelman College
Nonprofit Management
Tiyanna Stewart
Fellow, Howard University
Nonprofit Management
Bria Townsend
Fellow, Spelman College
Sports Management
Bria Walker
Fellow, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Enterprise Risk Management
Rachel Williams
Fellow, TMCF - Prairie View A&M University
Strategic Communication
Megan Wilson
Fellow, Spelman College
Nonprofit Management
Jalen Young
Fellow, Morehouse College
Strategic Communication

meet the 2017 fellows

Kwame Baah
University of the District of Columbia
Construction Administration
Sydney Bland
Hampton University
Strategic Communication
Nicole Cabell
Howard University
Applied Analytics
Aniah Coley
Delaware State University
Nonprofit Management
Dayana Delagado
University of the District of Columbia
Applied Analytics
Lauren Fleming
Spelman College
Nonprofit Management
Samaria Haysbert
Hampton University
Nonprofit Management
Courtney Johnson
Tennessee State University
Construction Administration
Krista Labelle
Florida A&M University
Bioethics
Kayla Lattimore
Tuskegee University
Enterprise Risk Management
Evan Lawson
Howard University
Strategic Communication
Brahim Sidi M’Hamed
University of the District of Columbia
Construction Administration
Ernest Mengoni
Delaware State University
Applied Analytics
Kyara Murray
Tennessee State University
Nonprofit Management
Suraj Narain
University of the District of Columbia
Construction Administration
Eric Prigden
Winston-Salem State University
Applied Analytics
Jeremey Shropshire
Xavier University of Louisiana
Bioethics
Lauren Smith
Xavier University of Louisiana
Strategic Communication
Blake Stoner
Morehouse College
Strategic Communication
Thibault Twahirwa
Morehouse College
Applied Analytics
Audtrell Williams
Morehouse College
Enterprise Risk Management
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS
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FOR MORE INFORMATION

On the Fellowship

TATUM THOMAS, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs | Lecturer in Professional Studies

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

 

On the Eligible Fellowship Programs

HELEN CEN and SARAH MALASAGA

Advisors, Applied Analytics

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

THOMAS KIEFER

Advisor, Bioethics

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

DOMINIQUE STUDER

Advisor, Construction Administration

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

LAUREL HILDNER

Admissions Counselor, HBCU Fellowship; Advisor, Economics

lh2965@columbia.edu | (212) 853-1847

CAMEEL SINGH

Advisor, Enterprise Risk Management

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

MICHELE TRIZZINO

Advisor, Nonprofit Management

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

TOM SCHRANK

Advisor, Sports Management

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

SABINA SACKETT

Advisor, Strategic Communication

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu | (212) 854-9666

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