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Details about several of Columbia Business School’s numerous fellowships are listed below.
Columbia Fellows Program
Columbia Business School’s institutional fellowship program, Columbia Fellows, rewards select entering students who have demonstrated the greatest potential to lead the world’s enterprises. The recipients of this fellowship will have proven themselves to be innovators, leaders, and creative thinkers in their professional, academic, and extracurricular activities. Columbia Fellows are honored by a partial- or full-tuition award.
Board of Overseers China & India Fellowships
The Board of Overseers China & India Fellowships are awarded to incoming students who exhibit exceptional academic and professional promise. The board is composed of nearly 100 accomplished men and women — each a global leader in one of a wide range of industries, from financial services to manufacturing to technology to the arts. The Board of Overseers Fellowship awards students from both China & India each year and the funds are renewable for the second year.
Meyer Feldberg Distinguished Fellowship Program
One of the School’s most prestigious awards, the Feldberg Fellowship is given each year to select entering students who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential, as well as academic excellence. Ambitious and energetic, these entering students will have a proven record of success in areas as diverse as entrepreneurship, finance, military, and social enterprise. Selection as a Feldberg Fellow provides full tuition and lifelong membership in an elite group of similarly driven students, alumni, and donors.
Professor Meyer Feldberg ’65 ended his 15-year tenure as dean of Columbia Business School in June 2004. Henry R. Kravis ’69, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and a member of the School’s Board of Overseers, led an effort by alumni and supporters of the School to honor Professor Feldberg by establishing a $10 million fellowship program in his honor. Their gift ensures a continued tradition of leadership at Columbia Business School.
By their generosity, these donors — many of them leaders in their own fields who will serve as an ongoing resource to the Feldberg Fellows — underscored their dual commitment to Columbia Business School and excellence in business.
Professor Meyer Feldberg served as dean of Columbia Business School from 1989 to 2004. He is a director of Federated Department Stores, Inc., Primedia Inc., Revlon, Inc., Sappi Limited, Select Medical Corporation, and UBS Funds. Before joining Columbia, he served as dean of Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and as president of the Illinois Institute of Technology.
R. C. Kopf Fellowships
R. C. Kopf endowed the first R. C. Kopf Fellowship and the R. C. Kopf Professorship in International Marketing in 1980. A 1927 graduate of Columbia Business School, Kopf credited the School’s international business focus for much of his professional success, including the establishment of the Kobrand Corporation. Today, Kopf’s children and their spouses carry his commitment to enhancing the international character of Columbia Business School. Thanks to their generosity, the School offers several Kopf Fellowships each year to students with a demonstrated interest in international business.The Kopf Fellows are diverse and highly accomplished, not only in the academic realm but also in the breadth of personal and professional experience that they contribute to the School’s community. French, British, Italian, and US citizens are eligible to be considered for the Kopf Fellowship.
Project Charity Trust Fellowship
The Project Charity Trust (PCT) Fellowship Program provides financial assistance to admitted Columbia Business School students from the European Union. Assistance is awarded to students who have not only demonstrated past success in academic and professional endeavors but also a significant commitment to philanthropy. The PCT Fellowship aims to create a community of people dedicated to improving the lives of others. Special consideration is giving to those students who are pursuing career plans in Europe. This fellowship is funded by PCT, a charitable trust under the law of England and Wales, and is administered jointly by Columbia Business School and the PCT Fellowship Committee.
The PCT Fellowship covers partial tuition for one year and is renewable for the recipient’s second year of study provided strong academic standards are achieved. European Union citizens are eligible for the PCT Fellowship.
The McGowan Fellowship Fund
The McGowan Fellows Program supports aspiring leaders who exemplify the spirit of William G. McGowan and the McGowan Fund. These remarkable individuals are passionate about promoting and sustaining a dynamic movement of principled leaders committed to the betterment of society.
The Fund strongly believes that—when done right—leadership transforms individuals, teams, organizations, and society. Ethical leadership requires us to be accountable not only for what we do but also how we do it. It requires people of great character to address the many challenges that will arise.
To this end, the Fund partners with top-tier business schools to award full-tuition scholarships to 10 second-year MBA students and, most importantly, to provide experiential learning opportunities through the following components: leadership training steeped in the McGowan values of ownership, accountability, and self-awareness; an opportunity to work on a social impact project towards improving the lives of others; an annual Symposium focusing on crucial questions facing business and society; and a long-life community of change agents across sectors.
For more information, please visit the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund website.
Full Listing of Merit-Based Awards
- Alexander Bodini Real Estate Fellowship
- Bernard Gray Fellowship Fund
- Bishan Singh Kochhar Fellowship
- BNP Paribas Scholarship
- Board of Overseers China Fellowship
- Board of Overseers India Fellowship
- Caswell J. & Mark M. Caplan Fellowship
- Class of '68 Fellowship
- Columbia Fellows Program
- CoreNet Global Scholarship
- David Gill Memorial Fellowship
- Feldberg Fellowship
- Forte Foundation Fellowship
- George A. Wiegers Fellowship for Knight-Bagehot Fellows
- Gilbert Butler Scholarship
- Goldman Sachs Foundation Fellowship
- Heilbrunn Fellowship
- Howard Flinker Scholarship Fund
- James L. Freeman Scholarship
- Linda and Gordon Bonnyman Fellowship
- Mario Gabelli Fellowship
- Mark Venrick Fellowship
- McGowan Fellowship Fund
- Meyer Feldberg Scholarship
- Michael Corasaniti Scholarship
- Nancy W. and Harry Silver Fellowship Fund (MIA/MBA candidates only while at SIPA)
- Pan-European Reunion Scholarship
- Paul Ferri Scholarship
- Project Charity Trust Fellowship
- R.C. Kopf Italian Fellowship
- R.C.Kopf American Fellowship
- R.C.Kopf British Fellowship
- R.C.Kopf French Fellowship
- Reaching Out LGBT MBA Fellowship
- Rita B. Cohen Memorial Fellowship
- Robert Y.F. Tam Scholarship
- Rudolph Barth Scholarship
- Stefan Robock International Scholarship
- William Kaplan Memorial Fellowship
- Yellow Ribbon Program
- Yuchengco Fellowship Fund
- Yury Rubinovich Memorial Scholarship