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The Western New York Prosperity Fellowship (WNYPF) is proud to announce the fellowship recipients for the 2020-2021 year (see names above).

Generously supported by the Prentice Family Foundation, Western New York Prosperity Fellowships assist undergraduate and graduate students with an entrepreneurial drive who want to make a difference in Western New York. The fellowship program identifies the most promising talent in Western New York and immerses students in a robust educational and professional development program, with the goal of developing economic leaders within this community.

The Fellowship Program combines financial assistance, in the form of scholarships, with paid, credit-bearing internships to assist Fellows in acquiring both academic and practical experiences in their intended professions. Fellows intern in their chosen fields of interest, where they work alongside, and are mentored by, leaders in upper-level management. Lastly, the Fellowship provides a yearlong series of events designed to enrich skill and network development.

Canisius College is one of two participants in the program. The Prentice Family Foundation’s gift is the largest annual gift to the college.

Submitted by: Robyn Brouer, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Management; director, WNY Prosperity Fellowship Program at Canisius