Annual Fellowships for Doctoral Study: Mailman School of Public Health
PhD students at the Mailman School need a minimum of five years to complete their degrees. With overall tuition costs nearing $170,000 per student, fellowship gifts are an essential source of funding to cover tuition and stipends.
Columbia University produced a return of 17.5 percent on its endowment portfolio for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. This reflects the normal one-quarter lag in private equity and real asset valuations.
The total value of Columbia’s endowment as of June 30 was $9.2 billion. The University’s trailing 5- and 10-year returns—14.2 percent and 11.0 percent, respectively.
The connections a person makes can mean everything for a career. For Eleanor Applewhaite '62LAW, who attended law school at the height of the civil rights movement, her Columbia connections meant everything.