Emerson’s Transformational Leaders Graduate Fellowship molds passionate students into future leaders who prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion.

During this one-year-long fellowship, you will shape the graduate student body experience and grow your future career in the fields of communication and the arts.

Under the guidance of the dean of graduate studies, you’ll join a small cohort of students to discuss leadership development topics and pressing issues involving diversity, social justice, and inclusion on campus, in Boston, and in society at large.

You will work closely with a mentor from Emerson’s Board of Advisors who will present you with networking opportunities and career guidance based on your interests.

The fellowship concludes during a daylong symposium hosted by the cohort and presented to the Emerson community.

In addition to leadership and career opportunities, Fellows receive a stipend of $2,500 each semester they are enrolled as a Fellow, and a minimum $12,000 scholarship is applied toward tuition with full consideration for any Emerson College funding available.*

Fellowship Highlights

Designed for rising leaders, Emerson’s Transformational Leaders Graduate Fellowship includes a scholarship, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

  • A $2,500 stipend* is granted each semester you are enrolled in the program, for a total of $5,000.
  • A minimum scholarship* of $12,000 is applied to your tuition.
  • Work alongside a small cohort of rising leaders to influence the community and culture for the Emerson graduate student body.
  • Build your leadership skills during monthly cohort meetings with the dean of graduate studies.
  • Work closely with a mentor from Emerson’s Board of Advisors who will discuss career opportunities and share guidance.

* Note: The Fellowship is a separate arrangement from any existing employment relationships. No teaching, research, or other current or future services are required to receive the stipend. As a non-qualified scholarship, this is taxable. Non-resident alien Fellows will require withholding and reporting on Form 1042-S, subject to any applicable treaty exemptions.