Your path to graduate school starts here!
about the Fellowship
The Leadership Brainery Ambassador Fellowship equips high-achieving college student leaders of color with the skills and resources to prepare for graduate school. Leadership Brainery Ambassadors (LBAs) are in a cohort for 18-months, from their junior through senior year, to develop personally and professionally, ensure they meet the necessary admissions prerequisites and requirements, build social capital with peers and industry leaders, and remain on track for postgraduate enrollment.
25 Ambassadors are selected from a competitive pool of rising juniors enrolled in universities throughout Greater Boston.
MARCH 1, 2023 - APPLICATIONS OPEN
MAY 1, 2023 - INTERVIEWS BEGIN
JUNE 1, 2023 - APPLICATIONS CLOSE
JULY 10, 2023 - DECISIONS SENT
SEPTEMBER 2023 - FELLOWSHIP BEGINS
DECEMBER 2024 - FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMMING ENDS
Build self-efficacy and confidence by exploring your unique identities and lived experiences in relation to the local, academic, and virtual communities you occupy.
Grow as an equitable and results-driven leader who is intentional, resourceful, and responsible. Learn to build a personal brand & control your leadership narrative.
$10,000 is awarded to each Ambassador at the beginning of their first semester in graduate school. Funding is unrestricted to support students' individual needs.
Fully-funded Test Prep & Admissions Coaching
Receive premium graduate test preparation materials and individualized admissions coaching. Guidance is provided throughout the completion of standardized tests and submission of applications.
Exclusive Access to
Access a safe and welcoming private community space in Back Bay Boston with co-working space, and multi-purpose meeting and event rooms.
Admission to LB's Annual Graduate School Summit & Gala
Join nearly 200 top industry professionals, graduate school representatives, & prospective graduate students for two days of empowerment and networking.
Who we're looking for
Leadership Brainery believes that with greater resources and access to inclusive networks and advanced education, people of color can leverage impactful and higher-wage careers to establish financial stability and reinvest in their communities to create generational prosperity.
This Fellowship is for ambitious college students of color with a demonstrated commitment to creating a more equitable future. LB Ambassadors are striving towards the highest-levels of education, master's and doctoral degrees.
LB Ambassadors enroll in top graduate programs
Who should apply
Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:
Identify as a person of color
Attend a US-accredited 4-year college or university in the Greater Boston Area
Are actively involved in leadership roles on campus or within their community
Plan to enroll in graduate or professional school before Fall 2027
Willing and capable to invest their time and effort into the entire fellowship
"To coach, to mentor, to offer support so that aspiring graduate students can see their futures, they can dream big, they can become those leaders at the table ..."
- Catherine Wong, M.Ed, Co-chair, Leadership Brainery Board of Directors
Undergraduate Schools RepresentedAmherst College Bethune Cookman University Boston University Bowie State University Brandeis University Columbia University Fisk University Florida State University Fordham University The George Washington University Hamilton College Harvard University Hendrix College Long Island University Post Marquette University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Michigan State University Mississippi Valley State University Northeastern University Pomona College Princeton University Rutgers University South Carolina State University Spelman College Stanford University Tougaloo College University of California, Davis University of Connecticut University of Massachusetts, Boston
LBAs' Areas of StudyAfrican Studies American Studies Arabic Biochemistry Biology Biomedical sciences Business - Marketing Business Administration Business Data Analytics Chemistry Communications Comparative Women's Studies Computer Science Criminal Justice East Asian Studies Economics English Environment & Society Government Health: Science, Society, and Policy Hospitality Management Human Rights International Relations Management Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Media Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Public Policy Robotics Sociology