About the Scholarship

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students is organized by The Aspen Institute. this fellowship is based on academic excellence and need-based, open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute.


How to Apply

There is no application form for this fellowship. To apply, the applicant must submit the following materials to Cinthia Schuman at the email address provided: a letter of interest (including information about dates of availability for the fellowship); a resume; an official transcript; a letter from the appropriate college or university financial aid officer certifying demonstrated financial need; and two letters of recommendation. This is not a scholarship. The student has to work as a fellow for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. Additional information about this award is available on the Aspen Institute's Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) website.


Award Amount

This fellowship awards a grant of $4000 annually and is renewable. The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship offers to one student three times annually.


Deadline Information

All the applicant has to complete their application by August 19, 2019. The application materials must be received by the deadline date for the semester in which the student wishes to participate in the fellowship.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have a demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector.

  • Must be from an underrepresented community of color.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

  • Must be Excellent research and writing skills.

  • Must be Demonstrated financial need

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