Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship Program

Catherine Reynolds

Through the generosity of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation, NYU Washington, DC is able to provide a minimum of two students each semester with a $2,000 stipend. This merit-based award considers student achievement as well as financial hardship. Students will be evaluated based on short answer responses, academic standing, and their internship and volunteer experiences. Finalists will be invited to be interviewed by a designee of Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation. Once selected, in addition to funding, students will have special mentor opportunities and may be presented with unique experiences, attending special programs and high-profile events in Washington, DC.


The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship is designed to attract, encourage and train a new generation of leaders in public service. Each year, the program exposes a highly selective group of graduate and undergraduate students from throughout New York University to the cross-disciplinary skills, experiences and networking opportunities needed to advance and support their efforts to realize sustainable and scalable pattern-breaking solutions to society's most intractable problems.

The program also brings the field of social entrepreneurship to the greater NYU community. All interested NYU students can take advantage of many of the program's resources, including access to influential leaders in the field, exposure to cutting-edge research and scholarship on social entrepreneurship, access to new classes, and the opportunity to participate in skill building activities and training. NYU is truly a private university in the public service, and the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program is an important university-wide element of that concept. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Final approval of this Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship award is contingent upon your ability to be engaged in the internship in accordance with applicable law. However, NYU's award under this program should not be considered legal or tax advice to you or an opinion on behalf of NYU.


About the Foundation and CEO

Catherine and Wayne Reynolds

The mission of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is to help educate young people, to inspire them to believe in their power to make a difference as individuals, and to motivate them to reach their greatest potential as citizens and productive members of society. The foundation strives to make a difference in its creative approach to philanthropy. In addition to offering grants and awards, it believes in direct action and creating powerful incentives that will stir young people to strive for excellence.  

Catherine B. Reynolds brings to the world of philanthropy the same energy and entrepreneurial spirit that ensured her success in the realm of commerce. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she started her business career as a CPA at the accounting firm of Arthur Young, and then became the Assistant to the Board Chairman of The Charter Company, in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. As the leader of two businesses, Mrs. Reynolds went on to create a new and affordable way for Americans to finance a college education. A bold, innovative thinker, she developed a privately-funded supplement to government student loan programs. Through her vision and perseverance, hundreds of thousands of Americans have been able to attend the college of their choice.

In only one decade, this creative approach to private educational financing revolutionized student lending and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.

Mrs. Reynolds now devotes her time and abilities primarily to philanthropic pursuits. The mission of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation is profound in its implications, yet simply stated: to help educate young people, to inspire them to believe in their power to make a difference as individuals, and to motivate them to reach their greatest potential as citizens and productive members of society.

Meet Former Fellows

Ankita Banerjea

Ankita

Sarah Cox

Sarah

Mackenzie Russell

Mackenzie

Ryan Thomas

Ryan

Abigail Van Buren

Abigail

Victoria Blinova

Victoria

Alexander Smith

Alexander

Loren J. Williams

Loren

Loren J. Williams

Kayla

Nofar Hamrany

Nofar 

James Bromley

James

Helen

Helen