Dubin Fellows Program for Emerging Leaders at HKS To help you along with your 2016 – 2017 fellowship applications for HKS, here is a post about the Dubin Fellowship. (Note: The Art of Applying is not associated with Harvard, and make sure to double-check the website! Sometimes information does change.) Dubin Fellows are entering master’s degree students at Harvard Kennedy School who have demonstrated strong character, academic excellence, the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity, and a commitment to making a transformative impact on the communities they serve. If you want to take a look at the recipients of the fellowship, please look the 2015 – 2016 CPL profile book for Harvard.
How to Apply
Step 1: Apply to Harvard Kennedy School: Application deadline is December 1, 2015. Step 2: Apply for the Fellowship: Application deadline for the Dubin Fellowship is February 25, 2016. To apply for the Dubin Fellowship please visit the Student Financial Services web site.
Applicants must submit:
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae, not to exceed 2 pages in length.
- A document containing written responses to the following two prompts:
- Please discuss a topic you are passionate about and its personal significance (1,000 words or less).
- Please discuss briefly your interest in the fellowship and how your experiences and goals have motivated you to apply (200 words or less).
- Two letters of recommendation specific to your fit for the Dubin Fellowship. The letters must be in PDF form, signed by the referrer, on letterhead indicating the referrer’s institution.
Finalists for the Dubin Fellowship will be asked to come to Harvard Kennedy School (if local) or call in for a phone interview with members of the Dubin Fellowship Selection Committee.
- Dubin Fellows are awarded a scholarship up to full tuition and health fees for up to two years, depending on the length of their graduate degree program.
- Fellows are eligible for a stipend up to $5000 to support unpaid summer internships or professional development.
- Successful applicants will demonstrate their potential as emerging leaders by evidencing strong character, excellent academic credentials, a commitment to pursue a career with transformative impact on society, and the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity.
- Dubin Fellows will participate in a robust cocurricular program offered by the Center for Public Leadership.
- This fellowship is open to students entering their first year of study in any of the Harvard Kennedy School’s master’s degree programs.
- Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.
- Welcome Retreat: CPL Fellows interact with and get to know one another and begin the process of supporting one another’s aspirations as leaders.
- Leadership Discussion Series: On a weekly basis, the fellows engage one another as well as eminent practitioners and local and national leaders on topics of service and leadership.
- Connection with CPL and Dubin Fellows Network: Fellows engage with these other emerging leaders as they begin their careers through opportunities like roundtable discussions, mentoring experiences with fellowship alumni, leadership skills workshops, and networking events.
Fellows are selected based on outstanding merit, but awards will not exceed demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Kennedy School’s Student Financial Services. Two-year degree program students will receive funding for both academic years, as well as support for unpaid summer internships, contingent upon the successful completion of year one. Active participation in the weekly cocurricular program is a requirement of all fellows for the duration of their award.This opportunity is open to domestic and international students entering any of Harvard Kennedy School’s master’s degree programs.
About Glenn Dubin
Glenn Dubin is the Founder and Principal of Dubin & Co. LP, a private investment company based in New York managing a diversified portfolio of operating businesses and other investments across a range of industries. Mr. Dubin is also the Co-Founder of Highbridge Capital Management LLC, an alternative asset management company established in 1992 where he served as CEO. During Mr. Dubin’s tenure, Highbridge evolved from a multi-strategy hedge fund into a diversified alternative asset management institution. In late 2012, Mr. Dubin, along with a group of prominent global investors, acquired Castleton Commodities International LLC (formerly Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy), a global merchant energy company active in the physical and financial commodity markets and infrastructure investing. Mr. Dubin is the lead shareholder and Non-Executive Chairman of the company. Mr. Dubin is a founding Board member and former Board chair of the Robin Hood Foundation, a philanthropic organization in New York that applies investment principles to charitable giving. He is also a Board member of Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Museum of Modern Art and is a member of the Dean’s Executive Committee of the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Dubin graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1978 with a BA in Economics.
Does the fellowships selection committee have access to my Harvard Kennedy School admissions materials? The Dubin Fellowship selection committee does not see the personal statements, transcripts, or letters of recommendation submitted to the HKS admissions committee, only the documents submitted on this form. May I apply to more than one fellowship? Students may apply for multiple fellowships at CPL, but we encourage applicants to think about which fellowship aligns with his/her experience and goals. Where do I send my fellowship application materials? Where do I send my fellowship recommendations if sent separately by the referrers? All students’ application materials go to the Financial Aid office; any questions regarding the Financial Aid site or general application should be directed to Student Financial Services. CPL may only accept those letters sent separately by recommenders.