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student programs

The Center aims to provide student fellows with an immersive mentorship experience by partnering them with experienced scholars and professors conducting research that is vital to the Center’s mission.

 

To facilitate this mentorship experience, the Center currently provides three different fellowship opportunities to students:

Koch Scholars Program

The Koch Scholars Program gives students from a variety of academic disciplines the opportunity to meet together on a weekly basis to discuss an assortment of pre-selected books, films, and podcasts on a given topic. These in-depth readings and discussions give students the chance to expand their knowledge on certain issues by exploring celebrated literature. Center-affiliated professors participate and help guide the discussion. Each Koch Scholar receives a complimentary collection of the selected readings as well as a cash stipend.

Applications for academic year (Fall/Spring) 2018/2019 are not currently being accepted. Please check back for updates about future student opportunities with The Center for Growth and Opportunity.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Students awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship have the opportunity to gain hands-on training and learn the fundamentals of effective research methods. They are assigned a research project or topic where they work and research alongside professors and scholars who are experts in that area. Undergraduate fellows take part in regular CGO-sponsored trainings to compliment and enhance their undergraduate educational experience. Recipients of this fellowship are given a stipend each semester.

Applications for academic year (Fall/Spring) 2018/2019 are not currently being accepted. Please check back for updates about future student opportunities with The Center for Growth and Opportunity.

Graduate Research Fellowship

Students awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship provide support to the Center’s research and collaborate with faculty, staff, and other students affiliated with the Center. As they build their skills as academic researchers and policy analysts, these graduate student fellows are trusted with opportunities to lead research projects, attend conferences, present findings, and publish in academic journals and the popular press. Graduate students must be enrolled in the Huntsman School’s Master of Science in Economics (MSE)Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE), or Master of Data Analytics’ Economics and Finance Specialization programs to qualify for the fellowship. Each fellow receives a tuition scholarship.

You will need the following to complete the application:

  • Statement of Purpose (1,000 word max.)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample