Institution: Center for Public Leadership
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Boston -- MA
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: Graduate
Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
Funding: Full tuition and health fees for up to two years, and stipend up to $5000.
The Harvard Kennedy School invites talented master’s degree students to apply for the Dubin Graduate Fellowship for Emerging Leaders. This program is for students who have demonstrated strong character and perseverance in the face of adversity, and who have nonetheless made a commitment to making a powerful impact on their local communities.
This program awards fellows a full tuition scholars, as well as applicable health fees, for up to two years. Each fellow may also apply for an additional stipend of up to $5000 to help pay for unpaid summer internships or professional development opportunities. Applicants must demonstrate their potential by offering strong character and impressive academic credentials. They will participate in a rigorous co-curricular program via the Center for Public Leadership.
To apply, candidates should submit a biographical profile of fewer than 150 words. This short profile should contain relevant information about the applicant’s background, the degree he or she is pursuing at the Harvard Kennedy School, and any previous education attempted. Candidates should also detail their accomplishments, including leadership experiences, academic credentials, and work or professional experience. Applicants must also submit two written responses in a single document, addressing their interest and commitment to leading change in challenged communities.
Applicants must be in their first year of study in any Harvard Kennedy School master’s degree program. They can be domestic or international, but should be prepared to engage in a Welcome Retreat and Leadership Discussion Series, in which candidates will get to know each other as well as prominent practitioners and national leaders in service and leadership. Participants will also be able to connect and engage with CPL and Dubin Fellows Network in opportunities such as leadership skills workshops, networking events, and mentoring experiences.
Awards will be granted based on academic merit, as well as financial need. Awards granted in the second year of each candidate’s degree will be evaluated based on the success of the first year of the award. All application materials to Harvard University must be submitted no later than Monday, December 3, 2018. Fellowship applications should be submitted by early February 2019. Interviews will occur in early March 2019, with final decisions made shortly thereafter.
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