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HBCU 2019-2020

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

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