William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is currently open to students with an interest in philanthropy, social enterprise, and nonprofit organizations. Not technically a scholarship, this program instead guarantees students a 12-15 week internship at the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
Who is eligible?
According to the program’s website, 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.
How much of a stipend can I expect?
A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the Fall and Spring intern and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the Summer intern (this post details the Fall internship).
Deadline and application
The online application form for the Fall 2013 Fellowship will be posted in June, and the deadline will be July 18, 2014. Good luck!