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William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

September 18, 2016

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, 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 PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens who demonstrate financial need, have outstanding research, writing, and communication skills, and have backgrounds in the social sciences or humanities. Applicants must also be racial minorities who are able to to participate in a 10-12 week internship at the Washington, DC office of the Aspen institute and pay for their own travel and housing expenses.

Deadline: November 22, 2016 for Spring 2017; March 17, 2017 for the Summer 2017

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