Federman Fellowship Program Application

The Federman Fellowship Program application at the Immigrant Student Success Office (ISSO) supports four dedicated Brooklyn College undergraduate students with junior or senior class standing (60–90 credits completed) and one graduate student (with at least two semesters left to complete the graduate program), each with a 3.00 GPA or higher, regardless of their immigration status. The program provides the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of first- and second-year immigrant and first-generation students. Through mentorship, guidance, and support, Federman Fellows play a vital role in fostering an inclusive environment while gaining valuable experience and career skills.

The fellowship runs from August 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024. As a Federman Fellow, you will collaborate with ISSO to develop educational projects in one of five specialized areas:

  • Social Media/Communications Fellow
  • Community Outreach/Recruitment Fellow
  • Graduate Research and Data Reporting Fellow
  • Peer Advocate and Wellness Fellow
  • Programming and Community Building Fellow

Each position aims to enhance the well-being and success of our students, while also offering you invaluable professional experience and skill development.

To apply for the Federman Fellowship, you must be currently enrolled and submit the following materials by July 6, 2023, at 5 p.m.:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. A copy of your most recent transcript and résumé, emphasizing any relevant experiences or skills that make you a suitable candidate for the fellowship.
  3. A 200-word essay addressing the following question: What challenges do immigrant students face in college, and how can you support them? Your essay should demonstrate your ability to think critically and creatively about the issues confronting immigrant students in college as well as showcase your dedication to supporting and advocating for these students.

Finalists will be invited for an interview with the selection committee on July 12. Selected candidates will be announced on July 17.

Thank you for your interest in joining us in our mission to promote the academic, career, and personal growth of all students. Complete the application process to take the first step toward becoming a Federman Fellow and making a lasting difference in the lives of our immigrant and first-generation students.

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