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Fellowship for Emerging Leaders


The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders

Are you a student leader, hoping to build a better world? The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders is a year-long experience that integrates rigorous academic study, experiential learning, social entrepreneurial training and leadership development. As a fellow, you will be immersed in the historical and cultural experience of both communities, build effective alliances and gain the skills to lead efforts towards the healing and repair of our society.

The Fellowship is led by a partnership of United Negro College Fund, Hillel International, and Gratz College with support from The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, which serves as both a core partner and seed funder. 


What are the benefits and incentives of participation?

  • Absolutely no cost to participants

  • Stipend, transportation, housing and meals are provided for both summer experiences

  • Fellows are eligible to receive course credit that can be applied toward students’ college degree and/or a graduate degree program at Gratz College.
  • $10,000 college tuition scholarship awards

Who are the Fellows and how are they selected?

  • Fellows are college juniors and seniors who identify as Black, Jewish, or Black and Jewish. 

  • Nominated student leaders attending HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and Hillel-affiliated colleges who demonstrate leadership, intellectual curiosity, and strong academic achievement.

Eligible students will submit an online application. A committee reviews applications, conducts candidate interviews, selects and notifies a cohort of 8 students.

Applications due by Friday, April 26, 2024

Contact Naomi Housman at for more information.

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