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Graduate Student Fellowship Opportunities

Hennessy Fellows

New 10/15/2020 - Hennessy Fellows Announcement

The Hennessy Fellows application is open and we're looking for top graduate scholars. Our landmark partnership with Hennessy awards top-notch HBCU graduate students with an opportunity to "Never Stop, Never Settle" in their career. 

Top graduate scholars must be over 21, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, and must be enrolled in the first year of a graduate program at an accredited HBCU.

Selected fellows receive the following benefits:

The Hennessy Fellows Program includes the following benefits and activities:

  • $20,000 scholarship per academic year
  • $10,000 stipend for other educational expenses
  • Curated professional development such as an immersive Boot Camp, online training forums, workshops, and networking with c-suite executives
  • Development of leadership skills via professional advancement opportunities and experiences1:1 career coaching and senior executive mentorship
  • Up to $10,000 grant to implement a community "give back" project designed by the fellow
  • A bridge between textbook knowledge and real-world skill application
  • Paid expenses for all approved program-related travel

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on Sunday, December 6, 2020.

We're hosting our next webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 6 PM ET. We encourage students to join us and share on social platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) while tagging #TMCFHennessy and our respective social handles to win $4,000 in cash prizes, including $1,500 for the winner of the Pitch Fest who best shares why they should be the next Hennessy Fellow. 

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NEW- 10/1/2020 Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)- International students only  

In order to qualify for the scholarship, the person needs to be in Graduate school and taking face-to-face classes. However, due to COVID, if the person is  currently only taking online classes but plans to take face-to-face classes in the spring, that would also be acceptable.   An applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining, be enrolled and in residence in the U.S. for the entire year.   A person who is a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada is not eligible. The candidate must be planning on returning to their home country upon completion of their graduate studies. Doctoral students who have completed their coursework and are working only on their dissertation are not eligible.  

For IPS eligibility requirements and to apply:



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