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
The Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship is made possible through the generous endowed gift provided by the state of Alan L. Gleitsman. This fellowship is designed to provide substantial financial support to exemplary Harvard Kennedy School graduate students. The gift, in the amount of $23 million, was awarded in 2007 and addresses Mr. Gleitsman’s hope that the world would begin to address the accomplishments and messages of various social activists.
This fellowship offers a significant financial award, compensating both for full tuition and health fees for two years, as well as a robust extracurricular experience. Students must be pursuing master’s degrees and profoundly interested in social change in order to apply. Selected candidates will be chosen based on merit, but also with consideration given to financial need. Domestic and international students alike may apply, but all accepted candidates should be prepared to participate in the weekly co-curricular program of the fellowship.
The fellowship includes various extension activities, such as a leadership discussion series and a field experience in a major US city. Fellows will also be encouraged to connect with CPL and Gleitsman fellows, engaging in roundtable discussions and mentoring experiences along with other networking events. Fellows should expect to engage in a welcome retreat and significant work in social activism and innovation as well.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a biographical profile of under 150 words. This profile should address the degree that the applicant intends to pursue at Harvard Kennedy, as well as any concurrent or joint program that is being pursued. The profile should also include information about residency, professional and personal accomplishments, and awards or educational credentials. Each candidate should also submit two written responses addressing the candidate’s commitment to social activism, innovation, and leadership.
All application materials for the Harvard Kennedy School must be received no later than December 3, 2018. Fellowship materials should be submitted on February 4, 2019. Interviews will be held in March 2019.
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