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  • Eligibility and Requirements

    The Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship seeks to address issues of diversity and inclusion within the entrepreneurship sector. Additionally, we are committed to addressing a lack of representation of members of minority groups within the United States among matriculated graduate students at The New School.

    To be selected for the Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship, individuals must:

    • Be committed to promoting positive change through entrepreneurship
      • Have been admitted to a participating master's degree program at The New School in fall 2021 (see the list of participating programs below)

      Priority selection will be given to individuals who:

      • Have experienced or had an in-depth understanding of the entrepreneurship participation of underrepresented and minority groups in the U.S. economy
      • Have faced financial constraints, socioeconomic barriers, or other related challenges that have limited my potential as an entrepreneur
      • Are committed to building a venture in the United States and/or have strong affiliations with community-based organizations and projects in the United States

        Participating Master's Degree Programs

        Parsons School of Design

        Schools of Public Engagement

        College of Performing Arts

        Requirements of Fellows

        • Commitment to develop your initiative, movement, program or venture and dedicate at least 10 hours for as long as you are enrolled in the fellowship. 
        • Twice per month, fellows send a written update or status report on progress.
        • Enrollment and satisfactory participation in the Impact Entrepreneurship Fellowship cohort course offerings during the 2021-2022  academic year.
          • All fellows are required to take Intro to Social Impact (a 3 credit course in the Fall).
          • Fellows are to take one of two Impact fellowship courses in the spring: Social Impact Entrepreneurship and Design or Venture Lab.
        • Attendance at fellowship cohort events during each of the two academic years.
        • Satisfactory progress toward the master's degree in which you are enrolled.
        • Enrollment in at least 6 credits per semester during the two year fellowship.