CU Community Scholars 2014

Program benefits include: access to all University libraries (including on-line access), program advising, course auditing privileges, dialogue with scholars in a pertinent field of study, and the ability to participate in forums, seminars and other campus activities.

Applications will be accepted only until Monday, June 9th at 5 p.m. EST. There will be no exceptions.

Prospective Scholars may either:
o submit application materials via email to communityaffairs@columbia.edu, or
o hand deliver to Columbia University, Low Library room 309

Access to Low Library can be gained by entering Columbia’s Morningside Campus at West 116th St. from Broadway or Amsterdam Ave. and walking up the steps of Low Memorial Library

Program benefits include: access to all University libraries (including on-line access), program advising, course auditing privileges, dialogue with scholars in a pertinent field of study, and the ability to participate in forums, seminars and other campus activities.

Deadline: Monday, June 9th at 5 p.m. EST.

Application/Nomination Instructions:

  1. Columbia Community Scholars Program Application june9
  2. 1-2 page narrative describing your educational and/or professional background;
  3. 1-2 page description of the project you propose to pursue, your anticipated end goal/outcomes and the University resources you would like to access in order to achieve these outcomes (i.e. courses to audit, library, etc.). Please include a brief statement on how your project might be of benefit to the larger community;
  4. Résumé, or Curriculum Vitae;
  5. High School Transcript, equivalent, or equivalent experience (please explain), and transcripts from any college or university work;
  6. 2 letters of reference (may be from a current or former employer, community leader, teacher, professor, colleague, or eminent person in your field of study);
  7. Other supporting materials you would like to have considered as a part of your application: work sample, writing samples of up to 2 pages, audio or videotape.

Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program is seeking nominations and applications for its next class. The program, one of the benefits associated with the Manhattanville Campus Expansion, offers independent, community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan access to a suite of Columbia University services and resources in order to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain skill in a particular area. We hope you will share the link with people you think would make great candidates. We also invite you to apply yourself, or to nominate individuals you think may make particularly strong candidates.

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For those with questions regarding this augmented application period please contact Lauren Feighan at llf2108@columbia.edu or call (212) 854-4289.

To apply one must submit:

* A completed program application (attached and found here)
* 1-2 page narrative describing your educational and/or professional background;
* 1-2 page description of the project you propose to pursue, your anticipated end goal/outcomes and the University resources you would like to access in order to achieve these outcomes (i.e. courses to audit, library, etc.). Please include a brief statement on how your project might be of benefit to the larger community;
* Résumé, or Curriculum Vitae;
* High School Transcript, equivalent, or equivalent experience (please explain), and transcripts from any college or university work;
* 2 letters of reference (may be from a current or former employer, community leader, teacher, professor, colleague, or eminent person in your field of study);
* Other supporting materials you would like to have considered as a part of your application: work sample, writing samples of up to 2 pages, audio or videotape.

Please note that these materials will not be returned.

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Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program is seeking nominations and applications for its next class. The program, one of the benefits associated with the Manhattanville Campus Expansion, offers independent, community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan access to a suite of Columbia University services and resources in order to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain skill in a particular area. We hope you will share the link with people you think would make great candidates. We also invite you to apply yourself, or to nominate individuals you think may make particularly strong candidates.

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For those with questions regarding this augmented application period please contact Lauren Feighan at llf2108@columbia.edu or call (212) 854-4289.