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A'Lelia Bundles Community Scholars at Columbia University are members of the Upper Manhattan community who receive a three-year affiliation with Columbia and access to campus resources while they work on a project or skill that relates to or benefits their community.

Bundles Scholars join an intellectual community with the other participants in the program and can connect with life and learning across the University.

The application period for the next cohort of scholars is now open. The deadline to apply is May 24, 2024.

Meet A'Lelia Bundles

"I love the Community Scholars concept of recognizing the brilliance of people who live above 110th Street. People who may not have already been on campus or didn’t have a PhD, but their work was really important... The connection with Columbia, the access to resources, the community that it creates, the interdisciplinary relationships that they’re able to build... I think it opens some doors for them that might not have been open, but also exposes the Columbia community to their brilliance." — A’Lelia Bundles

Read more about A’Lelia Bundles: journalist, historian, and community champion.