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Summer Fellows Sought for 2024 Program

Application Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2023

Columbus, OH (November 13, 2023)— The Columbus Foundation is seeking college and graduate students and recent college graduates who have an interest in the nonprofit sector to apply to the 2024 Summer Fellowship Program. Launched in 2010, the Summer Fellowship Program is an immersive 10-week paid fellowship that provides fellows the opportunity to develop their professional and leadership skills while supporting local nonprofit organizations.

Fourteen central Ohio nonprofit organizations have been selected as host sites for the 2024 Summer Fellowship Program. Fellows will be matched with local nonprofits based on interests, skills, and each nonprofit’s specific projects, needs, or objectives.

Selected fellows will be placed with a nonprofit for the length of the Summer Fellowship Program, from June 3 – August 9, 2024, and are required to attend five professional development sessions culminating in a mandatory end-of-summer presentation. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $6,350 for their work.

“The Summer Fellowship Program offers students and recent graduates a unique hands-on experience to learn more about nonprofit careers while supporting projects that are improving the community,” said Dr. Mark A. Lomax, II, Director of Arts & Generational Grantmaking at The Columbus Foundation. “The Columbus Foundation is honored to partner with local nonprofits to help build a strong, talented pipeline of future nonprofit leaders through this program.”

The deadline to submit a student application online is Friday, December 8, 2023. To qualify for the 2024 Summer Fellowship, applicants must be a college junior or senior, a May/June 2024 graduate, or a graduate student in the Fall of 2024 and

  1. Have graduated from a Franklin County high school; or
  2. Are attending a Franklin County college or university.

The nonprofit organizations and fellowship projects selected for the 2024 Summer Fellowship Program are:

The Summer Fellowship Program is made possible by the generosity and vision of many Columbus Foundation donors. To learn more about the Summer Fellowship Program, including eligibility and the application process, visit

About The Columbus Foundation
The Columbus Foundation, one of the top 10 community foundations in the United States, serves thousands of individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible.

November 13, 2023