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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.

College Board Fellows are outstanding professionals between the ages of 28 to 45, who have a track record  of effectively closing achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities. Fellows share a potential for professional growth and leadership. By highlighting and supporting these leaders, the College Board seeks to foster the next generation of national education leaders, and support their essential work of propelling all students forward to success.

Application Deadline

May 18, 2018

Make sure you have all the required documents before starting. Announcement will be made in August 2018.

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Benefits of the Fellowship

Fellows will receive:

  • A one-time award of $5,000 to provide additional support to sustain ongoing, high-impact efforts
  • Placement in a formal mentorship program
  • Funding to attend the College Board Forum

Application Requirements

You’ll need the following documents to complete your application. You’ll not be able to save your work in the application form, so give yourself sufficient time to complete the full application in one session. Once you have the required documents assembled, you can complete the application quickly.

  • A one-page cover letter describing your work, any outside financial support you have received or are receiving to support your work, and why you believe your work should be recognized through the College Board Professional Fellowship Program.
  • A résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation

You must be available to attend The College Board Forum 2018, October 22-24, Dallas, TX.

If for some reason you cannot attend the College Board Forum you may choose one of the following:

  • A Dream Deferred™: the Future of African American Education, March 2019
  • Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America, April 2019
  • Native American Student Advocacy Institute, June 2019

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

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).