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Presidential Fellows

Southern University and A&M College has a legacy of fostering academic excellence and professional leadership for more than 140 years. The Presidential Fellows program will provide yet another opportunity for students to continue this legacy at the flagship of the only historically Black university system in the nation.


Named for the presidents of Southern University and sponsored by Verizon, the Presidential Fellows program will provide mentorship, and professional and leadership development opportunities to eight students (two freshmen, two sophomores, two juniors and two seniors) throughout an academic year. Development will be focused on academics, civic engagement, communication, leadership and public service. Additionally, students will receive a $2,000 stipend ($1,000 per semester). At the culmination of the program, participating students will have an enhanced university experience that will further prepare them to compete and succeed in an ever-changing global marketplace.




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