Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders
This fellowship offers students from HBCUs and HSIs an unrivalled opportunity to launch their future in business management.

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What are the details?

Who: The fellowship is open to 25 freshmen per fellowship class. Students must be current freshmen enrolled at an HBCU or HSI as of November 2013. Students may apply from any major, but should demonstrate an interest in business.

Cost: The Summer Institute is an all-expense-paid fellowship that includes airfare; full room and board at campus dormitories; transportation; the cost of materials, events and entertainment that are part of the program.

What: Students attend for two weeks a year, for two consecutive years. The 2014 session will run from August 3-15. Upon completing their second session, students are issued a Certificate of Completion as an emerging leader and manager that can be cited on their resume or provided as evidence of marketable skills.

Where: As a systemwide initiative, the program will rotate throughout the University of California's six participating business schools. This year's program will be at the University of California, Davis in partnership with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. The UC Davis GSM prepares innovative leaders for global impact and has a long-standing commitment to changing the world through the power of business, embracing community and ethical principles, and putting our collective ideas into action toward this goal. UC Davis is located on the Interstate 80 corridor linking the San Francisco Bay Area — the world's largest hub of innovation — and Sacramento, the center of public policy making and business regulation for the state that is the world's eighth largest economy. It is also close to Napa Valley, the hub of the California wine industry, and Silicon Valley, the hotbed of information technology, trailblazing web pioneers and venture capital.

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