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  • The Impact Entrepreneurship Graduate Fellowship is a two-year cohort experience for high-potential leaders committed to creating social impact through entrepreneurship while pursuing a master's degree at The New School.

    It is undeniable that the challenges of the current sociopolitical and economic environment were fully revealed with the arrival of COVID-19. Poised to help our students challenge staid, status-quo models and systems that have proved inadequate, we require applicants to exhibit a desire to learn in depth about the systemic issues faced by the communities they intend to support and create new relationships and structures to address root causes. Our aim is to nurture a cohort of IEI fellows invested in creating new models for economic inclusion while addressing social and racial justice.

    Through the fellowship, we aim to catalyze the creation of a more inclusive economy by making entrepreneurship education, resources, and networks more accessible to individuals from distinguished backgrounds during the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

    Key Benefits

    • Fellows receive an award of $10,000 toward tuition for participation in the two-year fellowship ($5,000 per year), in addition to any merit-based scholarship they may receive from their degree program. Students are eligible for fellowship funding in combination with merit-based scholarships not to exceed the cost of tuition.*
    • Accepted fellows enroll in year-long Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship cohort courses at The New School’s New York City campus during their first academic year.
    • Regular cohort meetings and networking events are held throughout the academic year.
    • Fellows have access to individual mentorship and advising sessions from experienced staff, faculty, and entrepreneurs.
    • Fellows have the opportunity to complete a graduate minor by enrolling in additional entrepreneurship-focused courses.

    *Applicants for admission to The New School are also strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA to be considered for federal loans.

    Requirements for Accepted Fellows

    • Satisfactory participation in the year-long Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship cohort courses during the first academic year on campus
    • Attendance at periodic fellowship cohort events during each of two academic years
    • Regular and timely communication with the two fellowship co-directors throughout the two-year fellowship period
    • Progress toward the master's degree in which fellows are enrolled
    • Enrollment in at least 6 credits per semester
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