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America Needs You (ANY) Fellowship

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he America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program is an intensive two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. The program has four components: Intensive Career Development, One-on-One Mentorship, Robust Networks, and Holistic Support. ANY Fellows will be able to participate in workshops the focus on professional skills, career exploration, college completion, and personal growth over the course of two years. Fellows are matched one-on-one with a mentor (Mentor Coach) who provides industry insight and connections as well as help Fellows set goals and stay on track academically and professionally. Fellows will be able to interact with thousands of diverse professionals through workshops, Career Days (on-site employer visits), and internship/job opportunities at companies allowing Fellows to grow their professional, academic, and social networks. ANY also supports Fellows in overcoming personal and academic challenges, such as transfer support for Fellows enrolled in community college. The program also provides up to $2,000 in grants and in-kind contributions over the two years, including business attire.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: neither parents/guardians have a bachelor’s degree (from any country); is a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by the July prior to start of fellowship; is a freshman attending a 4-year university or community college; if applying in New York applicant must attend a CUNY school; if attending community college, applicant must intend to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support); ANY defines “freshman” as having earned no more than 30 credits if on a semester schedule and no more than 45 credits if on a quarterly schedule by the application deadline; is in the process of obtaining their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree; is available to attend regular Saturday workshops (workshops occur bi-weekly in Year 1 starting in July; monthly in Year 2); and is considered low-income by their state HUD (Housing and Urban Development) guidelines..

Deadline: Early March each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Undergraduate Level Funding

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Extreme financial need, Underrepresented Group

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