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Applications for the 2024-2025 ELATES fellowship year are now open! Please contact if you have any questions.

Kern Family Foundation Scholarships

For the 2024-2025 fellowship year, the Kern Family Foundation will support tuition scholarships for five Fellows from participating KEEN (Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network) institutions! Selected Fellows will conduct institutional action projects aligned with the KEEN mission to graduate engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset to become agents of societal good. Eligible institutions can be found at the Engineering Unleashed website.

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Important Dates

  • Early Bird Application Closes: December 15, 2023
  • Early Bird Nomination/Recommendation Letter Deadline: December 31, 2023
  • Application Closes: February 1, 2024
  • Nomination/Recommendation Letter Deadline: February 15, 2024
  • Applicants Notified: April 2024

Applicant Information

A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential. This includes:

  • Leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.
  • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside their specialty field.
  • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to women in leadership, particularly in STEM fields.

Applicants must be nominated by a senior official within their college, school or institution, usually the dean or provost. As part of the application process, they should also secure two recommendations from their direct supervisor and a senior colleague.

Diversity and Class Selection

The ELATES model for development of senior level leadership competencies requires participants from a broad range of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and institutions, to build an inclusive learning community within which they can learn from both their differences and similarities. The admissions committees consider many characteristics of candidates, including professional aspiration, achievements and challenges along their pathways to leadership, underrepresented populations in academic fields, and institutional characteristics such as geographic region, private/public status, and mission focus.

Drexel University is committed to equality and we do not discriminate against applicants based on their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or status as a veteran or special disabled veteran.

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Application Portal

Applications for the 2024-2025 ELATES fellowship year are open now until February 1, 2024.

Access the application portal to apply or to recommend or nominate a Fellow.

Application Portal