National Urban Fellows Fellowships Program

Multiple Locations
Term: Academic Year

Supports graduate study toward an MPA and leadership development for students committed to civic engagement and leadership

The National Urban Fellows’ Academic & Leadership Development Program is designed for mid-career professionals who are committed to public service careers in the Government and Non Profit sectors. Individuals best-matched to fulfill the organization’s mission will demonstrate leadership skills with potential for further growth and a passion to work for equity and social justice. Fellows should possess strong personal character, integrity, and a sound work ethic; they should also be self- disciplined and have a positive attitude, and want to effect positive changes in communities nationally and internationally.

During the program, fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, a book allowance, relocation and travel reimbursement, and full payment of tuition, in addition to ongoing personal and professional development support.

Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admissions requirements for Georgetown University (3.0 GPA), which include strong commitments to general issues of public interest. There is no age restriction for applying to the program; however, the National Urban Fellows’ Academic & Leadership Development Fellowship Program is designed for mid-career professionals who possess 5-7 years of experience in a management or administrative capacity.

Additional Program Requirements:

  • Meet the admission requirements of Georgetown University – 3.0 GPA*
  • $150 Application Fee (no fee waivers granted)
  • $500 non-refundable registration fee due upon acceptance and enrollment in NUF program
  • Co-investment tuition payment of $15,000 due upon acceptance and enrollment in NUF program
  • Willingness to relocate, as required by mentorship

The National Urban Fellows organization is committed to supporting multicultural and multiracial leaders who seek to create an equitable and just society while serving as role models for future generations—the fellowships selection process aims to identify this ongoing commitment and engagement.

Fact Sheet

Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Senior, U.S. Citizen
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Postgraduate Degree-Seeking, Public Service
Multiple Locations
Multiple Regions
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 2, 2019
All candidates must complete their application both online and paper.