Sheila C. Johnson Fellowship opportunity at Harvard Kennedy School

The Harvard Kennedy School has announced the first-of-its-kind Sheila C. Johnson Fellowship opportunity for emerging leaders passionate about working in under-served communities. Applicants will be considered based on their demonstrated interest in developing leadership skills with a focus on reducing disparities in African American and other under-served communities. It’s an incredible opportunity targeting leaders who wish to address challenges of disparities and equity, providing full tuition, health insurance and a $10,000 annual stipend. Below are links to additional information, steps, contacts, and a PDF link with more details about the fellowship.

The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has just announced the launch of the Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship to bring to the Kennedy School each year ten emerging leaders dedicated to improving the lives of the underserved in the United States, including those in the African-American community.
The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship will provide a full tuition scholarship, a $10,000 annual stipend, and a comprehensive cocurricular program administered through the School’s Center for Public Leadership to 10 promising, diverse leaders each year with domestic students from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply, including students interested in areas such as business, medicine, law, education, and public health. Applicants will be considered based on demonstrated interest in developing leadership skills with a focus on reducing disparities in African American and other underserved communities, as well as academic credentials and understanding of diverse environments.
To apply for the 2014-2015 academic year, prospective candidates will have to complete two steps:

  •  First, apply to the Harvard Kennedy School by December 4, 2013
  •  Second, apply for the fellowship by February 27, 2014

To learn more about how to apply to the Harvard Kennedy School, click here:  http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/admissions
To learn more about the Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship, click here:
We are thrilled to be launching this program and excited for the diverse and talented young leaders it will bring to our campus. If you—or anyone interested in applying—has any questions about the fellowship, please feel free to direct them to the links above, or contact Barbara Best at Barbara_Best@hks.harvard.edu or (617) 496-5906.
Many thanks in advance for your partnership in spreading the message about this exciting new opportunity.
  
With gratitude,
Barbara Best, Mid-Career Master in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School class of 2010
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