Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship

Overview

The Festa Graduate Leadership Fellowship (established by Fred Festa '81 and MaryLynn Barbero Festa '82) offers full-time graduate students at SUNY Oswego a unique opportunity to model effective leadership styles and practices in a variety of organizational settings. The fellowship traditionally provides the opportunity to shadow a corporate CEO or organizational leader, work on a public policy issue with a legislator or public official, or develop a significant project for a non-profit organization. The major goal of the fellowship is to provide a mentored experience that will help advance leadership skills. Applicants will propose a self-designed learning experience to help attain leadership goals which has been approved by the proposed site mentor, along with graduate advisor or program director/department chair. The fellowship award is typically $4,000, but varies depending upon the scope and merit of the proposed budget.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Diversity Graduate Fellowship Program at SUNY Oswego you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a SUNY Oswego graduate student matriculated into any graduate degree program.
  • You must be interviewed by the potential site mentor and receive an endorsement from the site placement based on your plan of study.
  • Your graduate advisor or program director/department chair must be willing to monitor your performance.
  • Deadline

    Applications are due by April 1.

    Application