William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

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.

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Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents, or DACA status holders from underrepresented communities of color who demonstrate financial need. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education and able to to participate in a 12-15 week internship at the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.  Fellows must pay for their own travel and housing expenses.  Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. 

Typical Deadline:

Varies throughout the year. Please check the organization’s website for deadline.