Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program

Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar years 2024 & 2025

  • Awarding Department: School of PACE
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide an opportunity for Willie Brown Fellowship public sector internship placements at City Hall for Master of Public Administration students; includes a two-year supervised fellowship, with one year of internship placement at San Francisco City Hall and a second-year of research supervision, professional development, peer monitoring and supporting undergraduate fellows.
  • Criteria:
    1) Be admitted to and enroll in the Master in Public Administration program;
    2) Matriculated students must be in good standing;
    3) Matriculated students must have completed no more than 18 units towards degree before the first semester of the fellowship;
    4) Must enroll in at least 6 units per semester for the full 2 years of the fellowship;
  • Major:: Public Administration
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 6 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Minimum GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad Cum or SF State GPA: 3.0; Grad CUM or SF State GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: PACE
  • Campus Address: HSS 261
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-4129
  • Email: wbfellows@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: https://pace.sfsu.edu/about-fellowship-graduate-students
  • Number of Awards: varies

$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2024)
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) your background and/or interest in working in the public sector, (3) how your background has shaped your academic and career goals, (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. What is your GPA from the last 60 units of completed coursework?
  4. Please upload your current resume
  5. If selected as a Fellow, will you enroll in at least 6 units of graduate coursework toward the MPA degree in each of the following semesters: Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Fall 2025?
  6. If selected as a Fellow, do you agree to enroll in PA 803 (internship seminar) in Spring 2024 and participate in selection sessions of AU 600 (Willie Brown Professional Development Seminar) in Spring and Fall 2024?
  7. In year 2 of the Fellowship (January - December 2025), will you engage in professional development, mentoring and research/fieldwork as required by the Fellowship terms?
  8. Please provide the name and email address for your first reference
  9. Please provide the name and email address for your second reference
  10. Where did you hear about the Willie Brown Fellowship Program? (please check all that apply)?
  11. If you answered "other" to the question above, please describe how you heard about the Willie L. Brown Fellowship below:
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