Students who are seeking funding for their nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid early-stage social and environmental ventures are invited to learn more about the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures, which provides seed grants for Columbia University affiliated ventures. The Tamer Fund's Fall 2020 round deadline is on August 15th.
Fri., July 31, 1 - 2 p.m., EDT
Sat., Aug. 15
Columbia University Receives Record Number of Undergraduate Applications from Nontraditional Students
For the fall 2020 semester, the Columbia University School of General Studies—dedicated to serving nontraditional students and one of three undergraduate colleges at the University—saw a 20% increase in applications, receiving its highest number in over a decade.
Jarrell Daniels, a sociology undergraduate student who enrolled at GS last fall, began working with the SAFE Lab on the Digital Arrest project over two years ago. Daniels has played an integral role in the project, which aims to address commonly-misunderstood social media use by gang-involved youth, sharing his personal experiences with the criminal justice system while advocating for change in how the digital landscape is used to target black and brown communities.
Continuing GS students are invited to lunch with Dean Rosen-Metsch to discuss their experiences, life at Columbia University, personal goals, concerns, and more. Each lunch will include 8-10 students who will be chosen at random after submitting the form below.
Students are encouraged to access the new Columbia GS Student Success Portal and to view the instructional video on their home screens.
The incoming Fall 2020 class comprises a diverse group of students.
Program Dates and Times: Thurs., Oct. 1 - Sun., April 4
Application Priority Deadline: Fri., Aug. 28
Application Deadline: Wed., Sept. 2
Students are invited to apply to The Beyond the Bars Fellowship, a program that offers interdisciplinary leadership development towards working for social change.