• 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 2020 (see the list of participating programs below)

      Priority selection will be given to individuals who:

      • Are members of minority groups that are underrepresented in regard to entrepreneurship participation in the U.S. economy, as well as those who have faced financial constraints that have limited their potential as impact entrepreneurs
      • 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

        Expectations of Fellows

        • Enrollment and satisfactory participation in the Impact Fellowship Course during the fall 2020 semester
        • Attendance at group meetings during the academic year
        • Regular communication with a mentor
        • Application to the Venture Lab during the student's second year
        • Satisfactory progress toward the master's degree in which the student is enrolled
        • Enrollment in at least 6 credits per semester
        • Willingness to spend an average of 8-10 hours per week building an enterprise
        • Enthusiasm in supporting other Fellows, including those in future cohorts