Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fellowship for Undergraduate and Graduate Students of Color

From The Foundation Center...

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Deadline: July 15, 2008 (Fall 2008 Program)

The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program ( ) of the Aspen Institute ( ) in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with NSPP. Through this fellowship, NSPP seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an under-represented community. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following: outstanding research skills; demonstrated interest or experience in the nonprofit sector; excellent writing and communication skills; demonstrated financial need; and American citizenship.

The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. It is generally expected that the fall and spring internships will be part-time (ten to twenty hours a week) and summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student. A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

See the Aspen Institute Web site for complete program information and application procedures. RFP Link:

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