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Student Fellowship

The Center for Women and Business (CWB) offers a
Fellowship for approximately 30 male and female
undergraduate students each spring semester. The program provides men and women real-world leadership preparation through an exploration of current workplace diversity issues and best practices, with an emphasis on gender.

As a CWB Fellow, you delve into issues such as the millennial generation’s impact on the workplace, managing confidence, the benefits of gender balance, gender intelligence, unconscious bias, men as allies, the wage gap, mentorship and sponsorship, and strategic authenticity.

Applications for 2019 are closed. 2020 Fellowship Applications will open in August 2020.





Casey McKeon '18 and her mom, Kathy McKeon, share how Casey's experiences as a participant in the CWB Student Fellowship prepared her to successfully launch her career.

Program Elements

Participate in a series of educational events including roundtable and panel discussions, mentor circles, corporate visits, and targeted conferences.

The program includes: 

“As I am finishing my second  month with my new career, I have seen the true impact that the Center for Women & Business has imprinted on me. I feel prepared and confident to tackle big projects and I am embracing the workload in a self-assured way…. this is all directly linked to my experience with the CWB and the mentorship I have been given.”
-Casey McKeon ’18  CWB Fellow

  • Welcome Brunch
  • Forums Addressing Gender Equity Issues and Workplace Dynamics
  • Meetings with Corporate Mentors
  • Corporate Visits
  • Community Events
  • Boston-based Events
  • Student Final Presentations

Learn more about the CWB Fellowship experience on the CWB Fellows’ blog and Bentley's Aspire to Lead video.


Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing

Program Timing

Spring Semester - February through May

Application Process

Applications for 2019 are closed. 2020 Fellowship Applications will open in August 2020.

To apply for the Fellowship, write a 500-700 word essay describing why you are interested in participating. The essay may include information about personal, academic or employment experiences that have informed your views and interest in participating. The essay may also include personal goals for the Fellowship.

Applications accepted through October 31st. Click here to apply. 

CWB Fellowship Historian

The CWB Fellowship offers one $500 scholarship to a student who will serve as the CWB Fellowship Historian. After being accepted to the program, students may apply for the scholarship. The Historian will record the knowledge and experience that all Fellows have captured through participation in the Fellowship. 

  • Manage the CWB Fellowship reflection blog. This includes summarizing responses by CWB Fellows to reflection questions.
  • Post online journal entries to the CWB Fellowship reflection blog about current news.
  • Contribute to the CWB Instagram account.
  • At the end of the program, develop an 8-12 page analysis paper of the program using the Fellowship blog posts and the Historian's journal entries.

Scholarship application details are provided upon acceptance to the CWB Fellowship Program.


Contact Dorothy Polatin, Student Programs Manager
Phone: 781-891-2189
Stop by The Center for Women and Business in LaCava 298