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CAO Scholarship and Fellowship Applications are Open!

The Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO), established through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries is driving the discovery of evidence-based solutions to remove barriers to opportunity. Our mission is clear–expand educational, social and economic opportunities in our nation’s fragile communities. CAO is looking for students passionate about eliminating inequality and pursuing careers that can contribute to achieving this goal. The CAO Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the CAO Fellowship are merit-based programs for undergraduates and doctoral students obtaining degrees in fields of study related to the CAO mission.

 

The application will close Tuesday, June 12th, 2018.

 

 

CENTER FOR ADVANCING OPPORTUNITY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP

 

Scholarship recipients may receive up to $7,500 per year and is only applicable to tuition and fees.

 

CAO Undergraduate Scholarship Requirements

 

  • Enrolled full-time at any four-year HBCU;
  • Must be pursuing a degree in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology);
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America; and
  • Classified as a rising junior or senior as of Fall 2018.

 

CENTER FOR ADVANCING OPPORTUNITY GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

 

The Fellowship award is applicable to tuition, fees, a stipend or a combination thereof, which is dependent on a university’s financial package for a graduate student. The value of the fellowship is up to $40,000 a year.

 

CAO Fellowship Requirements

 

  • Enrolled full-time as a doctoral student;
  • Must be pursuing a degree in an eligible discipline (Business, Criminal Justice, Economics,
  • Education, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology);
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • A citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America;
  • Classified as a first to fourth year student, or in the dissertation phase; and
  • Must have received a four-year degree from an HBCU.

 

Apply here for the scholarship and fellowship programs!