DEADLINE: 1 December, 2017
NYU Wagner is pleased to offer the Rice Family Foundation Fellowship support to incoming Wagner students. Endowed by the Rice Family Foundation, the Henry Hart Rice Urban Studies Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students in the Master of Urban Planning program who demonstrate a commitment to bringing their scholarship and expertise to bear upon significant urban issues. The fellowship provides full tuition support for two new students each year.
The fellowship is named for Henry Hart Rice, who was a leader in the world of residential and commercial real estate for six decades. An industry senior statesman, public servant, author, and lecturer, Mr. Rice conceived and developed projects throughout the U.S. and Canada, but made his biggest impact on New York City real estate and urban planning. He was instrumental in preserving and landmarking Carnegie Hall and in the development of Lincoln Center Plaza. He led the real estate development of Fresh Meadows in Queens and organized the land assembly that led to the creation of Barney’s on Madison Avenue.
NYU Wagner Named Fellowship programs are designed to identify and reward the most outstanding students. They seek students with a strong academic record, noteworthy professional experience and aspirations, and a proven commitment to public service with a focus on a relevant issue area. Fellowship recipients are expected to exemplify the values of the illustrious individuals for whom the fellowships are named, as well as the values of the NYU Wagner community.
- Demonstrated commitment to bringing your expertise to bear upon significant urban issues
- Passion for learning and problem-solving
- Thoughtful and articulate communication, both verbal and written
- Steadfast dedication, emotional maturity, flexibility under adverse conditions
- Demonstrated success in a first career
- Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2018. Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in order to be considered for fellows. Applications are due by the December 1 deadline.
- Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews in mid-to-late February 2018.
- Those selected as fellowship finalists will be invited for an in-person interview with the Selection Committee in New York City in early April 2018. Those finalists who cannot travel to New York will be able to interview via Skype. This panel of judges will be comprised of representatives from sponsoring organizations, faculty and NYU Wagner alumni.
For more information, visit Henry Hart Rice Urban Studies Fellowship.