Fowler Center Fellowships | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University


Veale Institute and Fowler Center Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship

Case Western Reserve University's Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship and Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit have teamed up to offer an opportunity for CWRU students to identify social or environmental issues and form teams to craft an innovative solution to their chosen problem or issue. Participation in the ThinkImpact Program gives students a hands-on opportunity to closely examine a global societal or environmental issue that impacts the lives of many, and think about the ways in which private, public and social sectors can collectively implement a solution that is impactful, sustainable, and scalable around the world.

Teams will demonstrate this proposed solution’s impact, feasibility, sustainability, scalability or replicability, as well as its acceptability or desirability to the community or target population. Students are expected to work on this idea throughout the 2021-22 academic year and will acquire necessary tools, receive mentoring, and possibly funding, to help you grow your social venture. You will also be expected to present your solution and work in April 2022. You will receive a stipend of $1,000 for participating in the program.

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DEADLINE: Applications will be determined on a first-come basis. The program will begin in September 2021.

Please email Megan Buchter or Doug Degirolamo with any questions.

Business as an Agent of World Benefit Fellowship

The Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit offers the Business as an Agent of World Benefit Fellowship program for 2-3 full-time MBA students each year. This award is an honor reflecting the students’ academic achievement as well as dedication to the principles of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. The Fellowship lasts two years as long as the students remain in good academic standing. This position includes an expectation that you will work as a student employee at the Fowler Center 10 - 15 hours per week for 14 weeks per semester while enrolled in the full-time MBA program. This provides for a great mentorship opportunity as first-year and second-year MBA Fellows work together.

As a part of this position, you will have the opportunity to work with the executive team of the Fowler Center and participate on special projects that advance the mission of Business as an Agent of World Benefit with a time commitment to the Fowler Center. Projects could include but are not limited to: supporting the AIM2Flourish program, contributing to the Fowler Center’s outreach to the CWRU campus and Cleveland communities, supporting the Global Forum planning team, and writing a teaching case. Fellowship recipients are compensated each semester.

Applications are available to first-year full-time MBA students at the beginning of their first Fall semester. For more information please email

Doctor of Management Fellowship

The Doctor of Management Fowler Sustainability Fellowship is awarded to DM students who study topics related to the management of sustainable enterprises.  It is associated with the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent for World Benefit and its corresponding mission.  The DM Fowler Sustainability Fellowship can be applied for by any DM student in the for-profit, nonprofit, or public sector as long as their research interest and topic aligns with the criteria for the fellowship.

Please contact DM Programs for more information.

Fowler Family Fellowship

Established in 2014 through the gift of Chuck D. and Char A. Fowler, the Fowler Family Fellowship supports students in the full-time MBA program with a passion for sustainable value and who demonstrate exceptional ability, allowing them to focus on transformational ideas and business practices.

Chuck D. Fowler is a Trustee of Case Western Reserve University and served as Chairman of the Board, June 2012 - June 2016. In 2013, Fowler retired as CEO of Chesterland, Ohio-based Fairmount Santrol, Ltd. and is now the Director and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is a 1990 graduate of the Weatherhead School of Management's Executive Master of Business Administration degree program.

The Fowler Family Fellowships were given from 2014 - 2019.