Thank you for your interest in becoming an America Needs You Fellow! Please review the eligibility requirements below.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
a. Neither of my parents/guardians have a bachelor’s degree (from any country)
b. I am a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or by the application deadline, eligible for full-time and off-campus internships, as well as paid employment opportunities in the United States
c. I am a current freshman or plan to graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in 2024 or later
d. I am in the process of obtaining my first associate’s or bachelor’s degree
e. I am available to attend regular Saturday workshops (workshops occur bi-weekly in Year 1 starting in July; monthly in Year 2)
f. I am Pell Grant eligible or considered low-income by my state HUD
(Housing and Urban Development) guidelines (see below)
We are searching for ambitious, goal-oriented college students. In selecting our Fellow class, we will consider the following:
Applicants must have a strong academic record, reflecting a commitment to hard work and excellence. We require Fellows to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their time in the program.
Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to communities in need through work experience, campus organizations, athletics or other extracurricular activities.
Applicants must possess a passion for reaching their potential, and must have a vision for how the Fellows Program can help them achieve their professional goals. The Fellows Program is open to students from all disciplines and interests.
ANY considers applicants first-generation college students if neither of their parents has completed a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. or any country. Applicants’ parents could have received an associate’s degree, but nothing greater. Also, the applicant cannot have already earned a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. or from another country. If you believe you have a special circumstance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the optional essay to explain.
We stand with Dreamers and believe that America needs you. You are eligible to apply to our program if you currently (at the time of submitting an application) have work authorization. If DACA authorization is revoked or expires after applying to our program, you can still participate if accepted, and we will support your career development in every way we can.
For information on low-income limits, visit this link https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2020/select_Geography.odn select your home state, and then select View State Calculations and reference the bottom box (LIL).
America Needs You will not accept mailed application materials under any circumstances.