Park Leadership Fellows Program


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The Roy H. Park Fellowship is about extraordinary leadership—ambition as well as humility, passion as well as intellect, and achievement as well as service.


Explore not only what it takes to be a successful business leader but also how to lead a rich and rewarding life of doing well, while doing good. We give you the tools, we give you the experience, and we give you the lifelong network.

Overview

The Roy H. Park Fellowship is a two-year full-tuition fellowship award for up to 25 full-time Johnson MBA candidates who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential.

The Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program was established in 1997 and is funded by the Triad Foundation, which carries on the legacy of American entrepreneur Roy H. Park. The program serves to attract the highest caliber MBA talent to Johnson, and to reward demonstrated leadership potential. The program was founded on a leadership theme that emphasizes the development of leadership skills. As such, fellowship awards are based on:

  • Leadership qualities
  • Professional and personal life accomplishment
  • Past academic achievement
  • Commitment to community service and/or socially responsible business

In addition to their MBA curriculum, Park Fellows participate in a robust leadership development program. Features include:

  • A cohort of 25 learning partners for developing leadership skills
  • A two-year curriculum based on the development of personal, interpersonal, team and system mastery skills
  • A track record of leadership performance that is made through contributions to the school and surrounding community

Admission

Application process

Applicants wishing to be considered for the Park Leadership Fellows Program must submit their online application during the October or January Application Rounds or by the Consortium Early Application or Consortium Traditional Application Deadlines, complete the Park Leadership essay, and be invited to attend a Johnson Leadership Exploration and Assessment Day (L.E.A.D.) event. Park candidates will be required to interview on campus during one of the L.E.A.D. events.

All U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for the Park Fellowship.

Connect with a Park Fellow

Prospective students and current applicants may request to connect with our current Park Fellows to learn more about the fellowship or other elements of the Johnson experience. Complete the form at the link below and our team will facilitate a connection in approximately one week.

Park Leadership Fellow Recipients

Accepted students who receive fellowships must submit a $4,500 deposit which will be refunded following matriculation into the program. For more information, contact:

Office of Admissions and Scholarship

Johnson Graduate School of Management 
111 Sage Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Phone: 607-255-4526 or 800-847-2082 (U.S. and Canada only)
Fax: 607-255-0065
Email: mba@johnson.cornell.edu


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Amanda Sue Kamarck

"The Park Fellow experience has provided me with unparalleled learning opportunities outside of the classroom to develop my understanding of my leadership capabilities. It has provided me with an incredible support network through my transition from nursing into business."

Amanda Kamarck, MBA '18
Graham Everett Pearson

"The Park alumni are committed to the program long after they graduate. Within days after my acceptance to the program, I was contacted by a local Park alumnus and invited out to discuss how the program continues to impact his career and life. The immediate warm welcome and insight was astounding."

Graham Everett Pearson, MBA '18
Elisa Dobbins

"The Park Fellows program gave me the tools to fully embrace my true leadership style and learn how to then lead effectively."

Elisa Dobbins, MBA '12
Alex Green

"Through rigorous classroom, extracurricular, and service activities, I have gained a fuller awareness of my personal strengths and growth areas, allowing me to grow as a more versatile and effective leader."

Alex Green, MBA '12