BPI Education Fellowship
The BPI Education Fellowship is an academic and professional development program to prepare formerly incarcerated individuals to become leading professionals in the educational space.
Participants will meet twice a month from September to May. Each month will be organized around a particular subfield or practice featuring invited guests who will lead a workshop on how they rethink and reimagine the link between community engagement and educational access and equity.
Workshop topics may include:
- Restorative Justice practice in schools and communities
- Community Development and Action
- Education Policy & Advocacy
- Leadership, Change, and Improvement in Education
- Adult Literacy and Public Libraries Education Programs
- Building an inclusive and supportive community in the ED-space
- Educational Technology & Digital Citizenship.
- Curriculum & Racial Justice in the ED-space
You are eligible for the BPI Education Fellowship if you:
- Formerly incarcerated citizen
- Have completed an associate degree
- Are employed in an education-related field or actively seeking further study or a career in education-related fields.
The BPI Education Fellowship commitment includes:
- Two meetings per month for 9 months
- Individualized instruction, advising, and one-on-one engagement with experts and practitioners
- $6,000 stipend disbursed quarterly
- A series of small projects that lead into the final project
- Panel presentation at the BPI Education Symposium
2023 Application Process and Timeline
- Thursday, March 16th: Attend the Virtual Information Sessions, Click Here
- Wednesday, April 19th: Application Completion Session
- Monday, May 8th: Applications are due
- Early June: Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions
The fellowship will run from mid-September 2023 to late May 2024
Leslie-Ann Murray, Director of Education Programs Lmurray@bard.edu
2023-2024 BPI Education Fellowship Information Flyer (PDF)