Our Fellows Lead the Way
Nothing is more powerful for our students than hearing, “we believe you can do it,” from a near-peer mentor. At 10,000 Degrees, those mentors are our Fellows.
The 10,000 Degrees Fellowship is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees model and mission to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college—and beyond—to positively impact their communities and the world. The students we serve are 100% from low-income communities; 92% are Black, Indigenous, Latine, Asian Pacific Islander, and People of Color; and 93% are first in their family to go to college.
As recent graduates and mostly 10,000 Degrees alumni, Fellows connect meaningfully with students through their shared experiences, content expertise, and unwavering belief in the potential of every student.
Providing Direct Support
Along with our Scholarship Program, 10,000 Degrees Fellows provide the most direct support to our students, assisting them with:
- Accessing and succeeding in college and the workforce
- Applying for the 10,000 Degrees Scholarship
- Applying for financial aid
facilitating college readiness and success workshops for students and families
- Representing the organization alongside the development team at fundraising events
- And more!
10,000 Degree Fellowships are a 3-year commitment. Fellows also receive three years of continuing professional development to support their professional growth and career possibilities after the program. Interested in becoming a Fellow? View our career opportunities!