Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship

Fellowship will be awarded for the spring 2023 semester

  • Awarding Department: School of PACE
  • Scholarship Intent: The Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship provides SF State students with an opportunity to gain professional experience in the public sector while developing a life-long commitment to public service.
  • Criteria: Applicants must:
    1) have completed 60 units at the time of selection;
    2) be available to intern 16 hours/week for 15 weeks;
    3) enroll in internship seminar that meets once/week for 10 weeks;
    4) complete application including 1 essay, contact information for 2 references (at least one from SF State faculty or advisor; if first-semester transfer student, provide the contact information for a faculty member or instructor from another institution you attended in lieu of SF State Faculty), and unofficial transcript;
    5) have faced hardships in pursuing a college degree.
  • Major:: Any
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Junior, Senior; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Minimum GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 2.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Fellowship Co-Directors
  • Campus Address: HSS 210
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-4129
  • Email: wbfellows@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: <https://pace.sfsu.edu/overview-willie-l-brown-jr-fellowship-program-san-francisco-state-university
  • Number of Awards: varies

Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Write a personal statement of 1,000 to 1,500 words. The statement should be a coherent essay that describes: (1) your academic and career goals, including fields of interest, (2) any hardships you have faced in life and how they have shaped your academic and career goals, (3) your background and/or interest in working in the public sector, (4) your strengths and skills, and (5) how participating in the Willie L. Brown Fellowship Program will help you attain your goals.
  2. Upload ONE document that includes your college transcripts with GPA from each institution attended. Unofficial Transcripts acceptable.
  3. Provide the names, titles, affiliations, phone and email addresses for two references. One reference must be from an advisor or professor from a college instuition. For students currently enrolled at SF State student, there is a strong preference for at least one reference to be a faculty member or official advisor (staff member) at SF State.
  4. If you are selected as a finalist, are you available to attend one interview the week of November 7th or November 14th? Interview modality (in person or Zoom) to be determined.
  5. If selected as a Fellow, will you be able to participate in a 3-hour seminar on Friday mornings (9:30 am - 12:30 pm PST) at SF City Hall and/or via Zoom during the spring 2023 semester?
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