The Marques Colston Fellowship in the School of Health Professions and Human Services serves as a stepping-stone for students entering the field of health to build knowledge and skills to launch a well-rounded successful career.
Five to seven students majoring in HPHS undergraduate programs will be selected annually through a competitive process based on their leadership experience and entrepreneurial interest.
The fellows will participate in a yearlong program that will include multiple professional development seminars along with related workshops, and networking opportunities. Each fellow will also be matched with a professional mentor from their chosen field to provide a valuable advantage in both career and personal decisions.
Through the fellowship, students will receive additional experience and education outside of the classroom, placing themselves ahead of others when entering the workforce.
Eligible Majors: Community Health, Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Student applicants must have junior (60+ earned credits) or senior (90+ earned credits) when beginning the fellowship. All cohorts span a full academic year (fall and spring semesters).
Marques Colston is the founder of Marques Colston Enterprises, a transformational education company. He started MCE to provide personal and professional development to athletes and fellow entrepreneurs, offering them the road map for success he wishes he had. After launching and advising several businesses, he understands the rigors and challenges that face today's athletes and entrepreneurs as they build brands and scale businesses.
2023-2024 Marques Colston Fellows
Abigail's major is Speech-Language-Hearing Science. She is interested in a career in Audiology and hopes to one day work in a hospital setting. As a Colston Fellow, she is excited to learn more about her chosen career path as well as the many professional opportunities that are available to her in the School of Health Professions and Human Services.
Victoria Elena Chaparro
Victoria Elena Chaparro is a first-generation Health Science major. Her career goals include going to medical school and becoming a physician. As a Colston Fellow she is looking forward to connecting with people who have gone down the path she envisions herself in. She is looking forward to gathering advice, improving her professional skills, and feeling more confident in the long application process that awaits her.
Gianna is a Community Health major in the HPHS dual-degree program to earn her master's in public health. Eventually, she plans to apply to PA school to become a Physician's Assistant. As a Colston Fellow, she is excited to be able to work with a mentor, learn and take more opportunities within her field of study, and make more connections.
Louise's major is Exercise Physiology. She wants to pursue a career in physical therapy. Her ideal population to work with would be athletes since she is a soccer player and finds athlete associated injuries interesting. She looks forward to working with her Colston mentor and gain professional knowledge.
Jessie's major is Exercise Physiology. She is interested in a career as a physical therapist, working primarily with athletes. She is excited to gain professional experience and develop leadership experience as a Colston Fellow, as well as gain valuable knowledge from working with a mentor in her field.
Heili's major is Exercise Physiology. In the near future, she plans to pursue a doctorate in occupational therapy while leveraging her Colston Fellowship to enhance her professional network and acquire leadership and entrepreneurship skills. These skills will enable her to better assist children facing multiple challenges, adapt to their limitations, and promote confidence through engaging in meaningful activities.
The Office of the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Human Services invites interested undergraduate students to apply for the opportunity to participate in this fellowship.
All interested students will have to complete an application, attend an interview, and if accepted will be required to attend all events and mentoring meetings affiliated with the Marques Colston Fellowship in Health.
Contact Senior Assistant Dean Dr. Raymond J. Webb at email@example.com for more information.
- Hofstra Alumni
- Professionals in your field
- Leaders across industries
- Attendance at relevant professional conferences
- End-of-year reception and presentation to fellowship mentors, faculty, and the dean
- Communication Coaching
- Developing your Individual "Brand"
- How to Effectively use Social Media
- Learning Entrepreneurial Skills
- Leadership Lab
- Life After College