Coleman Fellows

The Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows program will continue into a fourth year in an effort to extend self-employment education across 16 university and college campuses.  Including funding for new and returning Fellows, the Coleman Foundation has committed $285,000 to the 2012-2013 academic year program.

Faculty Fellows are typically professors from outside the school of business at their institution.  They engage in the development of courses and leadership of projects in support of entrepreneurship education on their campus, inspiring students in non-business disciplines to gain self-employment skills and experience.  For the 2012-2013 academic year, 46 Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows from departments all across campus will create new courses within their disciplines or modify existing ones to incorporate elements of self-employment education.

The 2011-2012 Class was comprised of 62 faculty members from 20 colleges and universities.  This year, 15 of these schools received new Fellows grants and are joined by one institution which will receive Fellowship funding for the first time.  In addition, limited funding will be provided to support the continuing efforts of 63 faculty members who received Fellowships in prior years.

Colleges and universities continuing their participation in the Coleman Fellows Program include:

  • California State University, Fresno (CA)
  • Canisius College (NY)
  • Colorado Mesa University (CO)
  • DePaul University (IL)
  • Finlandia University (MI)
  • Juniata College (PA)
  • Lawrence Technological University (MI)
  • Millikin University (IL)
  • Qunicy University (IL)
  • Saint Louis University (MO)
  • Simmons College (MA)
  • Texas Christian University (TX)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC)
  • Western Kentucky University (KY) **
  • Wichita State University (KS)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo will join the program in 2012-2013.
The Coleman Foundation has awarded Coleman Fellowship grants in excess of $1.1 million during the four years of this program.


** Note: On May 22, Western Kentucky University withdrew from the Fellows Program due to staffing changes.