Minority Fellowship

The Jacksonville University Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship will educate, train, and prepare a new generation of African American leadership in North Florida.

The Master in Public Policy degree is interdisciplinary and includes courses in Microeconomics, Political Institutions, Ethics, Law, Research and Analytical Methods, Public Finance, and Leadership. The MPP degree at Jacksonville University is a two-year, 48-credit program. The curriculum includes eight first year core courses, a summer internship program, second year elective courses, and a capstone project. The MPP degree prepares students for diverse leadership and career opportunities.


  • A full scholarship for the Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree
  • Internship placement with the City of Jacksonville
  • Stipend during internship
  • Access to the Institute’s network of community leaders
  • Access to Public Policy Institute programs
  • Job placement services upon graduation


African American students who would like to be considered for this Fellowship should complete the MPP application and be admitted to the MPP program. Additionally, fellowship candidates are to submit a separate essay about their leadership and community commitment in Jacksonville and a reference letter addressed to the Minority Fellowship Advisory Board with recommendation and potential for leadership in North Florida. If awarded, recipients agree to remain and work in Jacksonville for 3 years following graduation.


For consideration in the 2019 fellowship awards, applications, including all supporting documents, are due on April 1st. Click here for more information or to apply. Finalists will be notified and interviewed by approximately May 1st. Fellows will be selected and notified on or about May 15.

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