national fellowship program

Launched in 2023, the TAD Foundation Fellowship is a first-of-its kind nationwide program for blind and low-vision students. In this selective, year-long program, our fellows engage in quarterly in-person programming as well as online dialogue throughout the year focused on technical skills and leadership development. TAD Fellows are also paired with both blind and sighted mentors from across the business landscape and have access to original training curricula to learn, excel, and level the playing field with their sighted counterparts.

TAD Fellows engaged in a live exercise with a mentor during the 2024 TAD Fellowship Program
  • Why do students apply to be a TAD Fellow?

  • To get advanced training in financial modeling, PowerPoint development, storyboarding, and key collaboration tools

  • To gain specialized interview prep, resume development, and job application support

  • To differentiate themselves with strong networking and presentation skills

  • To secure internships and jobs in the business world

Applications for the 2025 TAD Fellowship are now open

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to the program?
Eligible applicants must be:
· Blind or low vision
· Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university
· Willing to commit to becoming gainfully employed in the summer of 2024 and after graduation in 2025
· Pursuing a career in the private sector

When does the program run?
The mentorship program runs from August 2024 through May 2025, with four in-person, weekend-long modules in New York City in addition to virtual events and programming throughout the academic year. Dates for in-person programming are to be announced and are made with the academic calendar in mind.

What is the application process like?
The application process helps us get to know you, your strengths, and your ambitions. The complete process is made of two parts. The first part is an online application to collect basic personal and contact information, your latest academic information, and a brief personal statement which can be provided in writing (500 words max.) or as an audio or video response (3 minutes max.). We also request and check two references who you provide. Those selected to proceed will then be scheduled for an interview with our program team.

I am still unclear of my career goals. Can I still apply to the TAD Fellowship Program?

The TAD Fellowship Program is for individuals seeking careers in private, for-profit or non-profit organizations. For those seeking careers in government or public service, we can recommend alternative programs for you to consider.

What if I have more questions?
You can contact us online, by email at, or by phone at (646) 881-4645.

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