The National Urban Fellows Fellowship Program supports graduate study and leadership development for students of all cultures and races who want to effect positive changes in communities nationally and internationally. The program begins and ends with a semester of study toward an MPA degree at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs in New York City; in the interval between semesters in residence, fellows participate through distance learning in a nine-month mentoring assignment.
During the fourteen-month program, fellows receive a $25,000 stipend, health insurance, a book allowance, relocation and travel reimbursement, and full payment of tuition, in addition to ongoing personal and professional development support.
Candidates must either be current seniors or have already obtained a bachelor’s degree at the time of application to the program. Candidates must also be able to satisfy the general admissions requirements for Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, which include strong commitments to general issues of public interest; some significant experience working with these issues may be helpful but is not strictly required.
The National Urban Fellows organization is committed to supporting multicultural and multiracial leaders who seek to create an equitable and just society while serving as role models for future generations—the fellowships selection process aims to identify this ongoing commitment and engagement.