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Leadership Brainery: 

Ambassador
            Fellowship

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.

20 Ambassadors are selected from a competitive pool of rising juniors enrolled in universities throughout Greater Boston.

Timeline

MARCH 22, 2024 - APPLICATIONS OPEN

MAY 10, 2024 - PRIORITY DEADLINE

JUNE 1, 2024 - GENERAL DEADLINE

JUNE 17, 2024 - INTERVIEWS BEGIN

JULY 29, 2024 - ACCEPTANCES BEGIN

SEPTEMBER 2024 - FELLOWSHIP BEGINS

DECEMBER 2025 - FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMMING ENDS

Fellowship benefits

Capacity Building

Personal Development

Build self-efficacy and confidence by exploring your unique identities and lived experiences in relation to the local, academic, and virtual communities you occupy.

Leadership Development

Grow as an equitable and results-driven leader who is intentional, resourceful, and responsible. Learn to build a personal brand and control your leadership narrative.

Financial Support

Scholarship Funding

$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. 

Connections

Exclusive Access to
LB Clubhouse 

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 & Soiree

Join nearly 200 top industry professionals, graduate school representatives, and 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. 

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LB Ambassadors enroll in top graduate programs
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Eligibility
Who should apply

Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Identify as a person of color 

  • Current college sophomore (class of 2026)

  • Attend college in Greater Boston Area

  • Membership in a campus or community organization

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Application Walkthrough Video

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APPLICATION SUPPORT RESOURCES

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Open House Events

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1:1 Application Support

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Appicatin Support Resources

"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 Represented
    Amherst 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 Study
    ​​​​​​African 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
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