William Randolf Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students


Aspen Institute


depends on the timing of applicants availability


Amount: $2,000 or $4,000 fellowship stipend
Award Number: 3 per year
GPA Required: n/a


Nonprofit organizations, philathropy, and social sector


One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 700
Washington , DC 20036 1133


Phone: (202)736-5800
Email: eric.boehm@aspectinstitute.org


Person of Color


The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student 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.

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. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded.  Fall and Spring interns will work part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer interns will be full-time.  All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.