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Columbia HBCU Fellowship

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

 

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35% More likely that diverse firms will have financial returns above their national industry median
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45% More likely that diverse firms report market share growth
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70% More likely for diverse firms to capture a new market

Source: Harvard Business Review

About the 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.

Eligible Degree Programs

Fellowship 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 

*All internships are granted based on a successful application process with each employer. Internships are contingent on academic success in program of study, 3.0 GPA or better.
**Offered through Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Jason Wingard, Dean of the School of Professional Studies

“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, Ph. D.
Dean of the School of Professional Studies

Meet Our 2018 Fellows
Name Alma Mater Fellowship Major
Medhi Badache

University of the District of Columbia

Applied Analytics

Todd Baker

Morehouse College

Nonprofit Management

Chonise Bass

Spelman College

Strategic Communication

Leisha Cason

Delaware State University

Nonprofit Management

Ashlin Cottman

TMCF - Jackson State University

Nonprofit Management

Erin Daniels-Isaacs

Howard University

Applied Analytics

Sharon Eady

Delaware State University

Nonprofit Management

Patrick Enweonwu

University of the District of Columbia

Nonprofit Management

Marshall Forney

Morehouse College

Sports Management

Marisela Hernandez

Tennessee State University

Nonprofit Management

Rachel Howard

Tuskegee University

Enterprise Risk Management

Javonty Hunter

Winston-Salem State University

Sports Management

Tiareah Jakes

Tuskegee University

Enterprise Risk Management

Rachel Oatis

Spelman College

Nonprofit Management

Tiyanna Stewart

Howard University

Nonprofit Management

Bria Townsend

Spelman College

Sports Management

Bria Walker

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Enterprise Risk Management

Rachel Williams

TCMF - Prairie View A&M University

Strategic Communication

Megan Wilson

Spelman College

Nonprofit Management

Jalen Young

Morehouse College

Strategic Communication

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