Dubin Graduate Fellowship for Emerging Leaders
Dubin Fellows are entering master's degree students at Harvard Kennedy School who have demonstrated strong character, academic excellence, the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity, and a commitment to making a transformative impact on the communities they serve.
Step 1: Apply to Harvard Kennedy School: Application deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Step 2: Apply for the Fellowship: Application deadline for the Dubin Fellowship is early February, 2019.
A biographical profile, not to exceed 150 words. (This profile should be short, concise and in the third person.) Please include the following highlights: an introductory sentence including your name; the degree you are pursuing at Harvard Kennedy School in addition to any joint degree at Harvard or concurrent degree program at another graduate or professional institution; where you are from and where you currently reside; an overview and highlights of your relevant work/professional experience; significant leadership achievements including awards or certifications; and educational credentials with the degrees earned and institutions attended.
A document containing written responses to essay questions related to your interest and commitment to leading change in communities of adversity. Specific questions will be listed on the Dubin Fellowship application form on Financial Services website.
Finalists for the Dubin Fellowship will be interviewed in early March 2019 by members of the Dubin Fellowship Selection Committee.Program Information
- Dubin Fellows are awarded a scholarship up to full tuition and health fees for up to two years, depending on the length of their graduate degree program.
- Fellows are eligible for a stipend up to $5000 to support unpaid summer internships or professional development.
- Successful applicants will demonstrate their potential as emerging leaders by evidencing strong character, excellent academic credentials, a commitment to pursue a career with transformative impact on society, and the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity.
- Dubin Fellows will participate in a robust cocurricular program offered by the Center for Public Leadership.
- This fellowship is open to students entering their first year of study in any of the Harvard Kennedy School's master's degree programs.
- Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.
- Welcome Retreat: CPL Fellows interact with and get to know one another and begin the process of supporting one another's aspirations as leaders.
- Leadership Discussion Series: During these sessions, fellows engage one another as well as eminent practitioners and local and national leaders on topics of service and leadership.
- Connection with CPL and Dubin Fellows Network: Fellows engage with these other emerging leaders as they begin their careers through opportunities like roundtable discussions, mentoring experiences with fellowship alumni, leadership skills workshops, and networking events.
Award decisions will be primarily merit-based but with a consideration of financial need as determined by the HKS Student Financial Services. Two-year degree program students will receive funding for both academic years, as well as support for unpaid summer internships, contingent upon the successful completion of year one. Active participation in the cocurricular program is a requirement of all fellows for the duration of their award. This opportunity is open to domestic and international students entering any of Harvard Kennedy School's master's degree programs.
Commitment to Nondiscrimination
As a matter of commitment, policy, and law, Harvard Kennedy School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, color, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, intellectual focus, disability, or veteran status. The School strongly believes diversity enhances the value of all its activities, from research and teaching to degree programs and public events. The School encourages applications from candidates traditionally underrepresented in public service leadership positions and acknowledges a special responsibility to train leaders from groups underrepresented in public policy and management.
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