campus partner(s)

Columbia University

state(s)

NY

amount

$33,000

initiative

Knowledge for Freedom

award date

07.2020

project director

Jessica Lee

Grant Summary

$30,000 over 12 months to manage the Teagle Humanities Fellowship for all alumni of the Teagle Foundation’s Knowledge for Freedom initiative. The fellowship program will support 20 first-generation college-bound students who have lost summer employment opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fellowship will enable them to spend the summer reading, writing, and thinking deeply about our current historical moment and the opportunities it must present for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.