The College Board Professional Fellowship Program

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About the Program

Achieving equity and excellence nationwide requires the insight of tough and talented leaders from both K–12 and higher education, including classroom educators, administrators, counselors, researchers, advocates, and policymakers. The College Board Professional Fellowship Program identifies, supports, and rewards the work of rising thought leaders in education. College Board Fellows are outstanding professionals who have a track record of working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities. These Fellows come from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and points of view.

We encourage inspired applicants who are committed to improving outcomes for students to apply for the College Board Professional Fellowship. Our next application will open this March 2018.

Meet the 2018 College Board Fellows

Fellowships were awarded to the following outstanding educators, scholars, and community leaders.


Amanda R. Cheromiah

Instructor & Coordinator, Native SOAR
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Richard Cruz

College & Career Readiness Officer
Houston Independent School District
Houston, TX

Jose T. Martinez

Principal
Colonial High School
Orlando, FL

Cyndia Muñiz

Assistant Director, Multicultural Academic Support
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Cidra M. Sebastien

Associate Executive Director
The Brotherhood/ Sister Sol
Harlem, NY

Thomas Witherspoon

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
Denison University
Granville, OH


Benefits of the Fellowship

  • Interaction with top educators
    Fellows will be matched with veteran education professionals in our formal mentoring program, and be invited to join our virtual community on LinkedIn.
  • Networking
    Fellows have numerous opportunities to connect with experienced professionals in their field by attending the College Board Forum.
  • Funding
    Unlike many traditional fellowships, the College Board’s Professional Fellowships are not intended to initiate new lines of work or short-term projects. The goal of these fellowships is to provide additional support to sustain ongoing, high-impact efforts. Fellows will receive one-time awards of $5,000 to assist in building and supporting their programs.

Rules and Regulations

The College Board is not responsible for a Fellow’s compliance with applicable laws or rules, and participating in this program does not constitute an offer of a gift where prohibited. Fellows will be required to verify that they are eligible to receive this benefit under state or local ethics laws. The College Board reserves the right to determine that applicable state or local law precludes acceptance of this benefit and refuse to award. An alternative Fellow will then be selected.

Employees of the College Board and their relatives are not eligible to apply. This includes relatives established by blood, marriage, or other legal action, including spouse (legal or common law); domestic partner; brother and sister; grandparent and grandchildren; parent and children (natural, step, or adopted); father-, mother-, sister-, and brother-in-law; nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts; and first cousins).

Amanda R. Cheromiah

Instructor & Coordinator, Native SOAR

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Benefits of the Fellowship

  • Interaction with top professionals in all aspects of the pipeline to college success
    Fellows will be matched with veteran education professionals in our formal mentoring program, along with an invitation to join our virtual community on LinkedIn.
  • Networking
    Fellows have numerous opportunities to connect with experienced professionals in their field by attending the College Board Forum.
  • Funding
    Unlike many traditional fellowships, the College Board’s Professional Fellowships are not intended to initiate new lines of work or short-term projects. The goal of these fellowships is to provide additional support to sustain ongoing, high-impact efforts. Fellows will receive one-time awards of $5,000 to assist in building and supporting their programs.

Rules and Regulations

The College Board is not responsible for a Fellow’s compliance with applicable laws or rules, and participating in this program does not constitute an offer of a gift where prohibited. Fellows will be required to verify that you are eligible to receive this benefit under state or local ethics laws. The College Board reserves the right to determine that applicable state or local law precludes acceptance of this benefit and refuse to award. An alternative Fellow will then be selected.

Employees of the College Board and their relatives (whether established by blood, marriage, or other legal action, including spouse (legal or common law); domestic partner; brother and sister; grandparent and grandchildren; parent and children (natural, step, or adopted); father-, mother-, sister- or brother-in-law; nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts; and first cousins) are not eligible to apply. Employees of the College Board and their relatives (whether established by blood, marriage, or other legal action, including spouse (legal or common law); domestic partner; brother and sister; grandparent and grandchildren; parent and children (natural, step, or adopted); father-, mother-, sister- or brother-in-law; nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts; and first cousins) are not eligible to apply.