HBCU Fellowship Initiative

This fellowship aims to be a bridge for talented graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities 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

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 and housing
  • Assigned industry mentor
  • Corporate internship*
  • Career coaching and guidance
  • Access to a 2,500+ member Columbia alumni network
  • New York City experience
“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
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

FOR MORE INFORMATION

On the Fellowship

TATUM SOO KIM, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Student affairs

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

DEBORAH SACHARE

Advisor, Bioethics and Construction Administration

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

SANDRA BAUM

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

SABINA SACKETT

Advisor, Strategic Communication

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

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