Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship, 2017

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Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship

The Gleitsman Fellows are part of the Center for Public Leadership’s community of graduate fellows and will participate in an enriching co-curricular experience designed to enhance their skills and engage their development as the next generation of public leaders. The co-curricular program typically includes a welcome retreat, a weekly series of speakers, workshops and seminars, a field experience (a multi-day trip to a major U.S. city), and opportunities to connect with other Center for Public Leadership fellows and alumni.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Gleitsman 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.
  • The Gleitsman Fellows are part of the Center for Public Leadership’s community of graduate fellows and will participate in an enriching co-curricular experience designed to enhance their skills and engage their development as the next generation of public leaders. The co-curricular program typically includes a welcome retreat, a weekly series of speakers, workshops and seminars, a field experience (a multi-day trip to a major U.S. city), and opportunities to connect with other Center for Public Leadership fellows and alumni.
  • Leadership Discussion Series: On a weekly basis, the Fellows engage one another as well as eminent practitioners and local and national leaders on topics of service and leadership.
  • Field Experience: Fellows, along with selected students from the broader Kennedy School community, take a multi-day trip to a major U.S. city and meet with area leaders in order to gain an understanding of the deep rooted problems of society and innovative approaches to resolving them.

Deadline

February 24, 2017

Eligibility

To be eligible for this fellowship, you must…

  • Either be a domestic or an international student
  • Be an active participant in the weekly co-curricular program
  • Be a student in financial need as determined by the HKS Student Financial Services

Guidelines

To apply for Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship, you’re required to note the following:

  1. Step 1: Apply to Harvard Kennedy School: Application deadline is early December 1, 2016.

Step 2: Apply for the Fellowship

  1. Applicants must submit:
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae, not to exceed 2 pages in length;
  • A document containing written responses to the following two prompts:
  • Please discuss a topic you are passionate about and its personal significance (1,000 words or less);
  • Please discuss briefly your interest in the fellowship and how your experiences and goals have motivated you to apply (200 words or less);
  • Two letters of recommendation specific to your fit for the Gleitsman Fellowship. The letters must be in PDF form, signed by the referrer, on letterhead indicating the referrer’s institution. All application materials, including recommendations must be submitted by the fellowship application deadline, February 24, 2017

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Official Scholarship Page

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