William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship For Minority Students

Who Is Eligible:

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color.  Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
2. Excellent research and writing skills;
3. Demonstrated financial need; and
4. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.



The student must be able to intern for 12-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute.  Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time.  All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

There is no application form for this fellowship.  Please send: 

1) letter of interest (include information about dates of availability for the fellowship)
2) resume
3) official transcript
4) documentation from university financial aid office demonstrating financial need (such as an offer letter)
5) two letters of recommendation to:

Tracey Totten
Meetings Manager
Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC, 20036
(202) 736-1491

Official transcripts, official financial aid documentation, and recommendation letters must be:

a) sent directly to the student in sealed envelopes and then mailed to Lauren Stebbins, ORb) sent directly from the university and/or reference to Lauren Stebbins via mail or email, otherwise your application will not be considered.

Deadline: Fall 2013- 07/19/2013, Spring 2014- 11/22/2013
Amount: Fall/Spring: $2,000; Summer: $4,000
How to apply:

DEADLINE HAS PASSED. Please see website for future deadlines.

Please visit: Nonprofit Sector Research Fund - Application Guidelines
for instructions on how to apply for this fellowship.