Fellow Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an America Needs You Fellow!

The 2017 Fellows Application is now closed.

To learn more about our program, please click here.

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here.


We invite all applicants who meet the following criteria to apply to be a Fellow.

I am considered low-income by HUD standards. See chart below for your state.

HUD Standards Fellow App 2016 for website

Selection Criteria

We are searching for high-potential, 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. The average GPA of the 2015 Fellows Class across all sites was 3.4.

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.

Program Admissions Timeline

Application Details

Three essay questions must be completed before submitting the application. We consider the responses to the following questions important in the selection process. For each of the essay questions below, you must draft a response in 1500 characters or less (approximately 250 words).

Applicants must submit a one-page resume. A resume should generally contain the following:

Applicants must upload transcripts for their high school and for each college or university they have attended. Only unofficial transcripts are required for their application to be reviewed and should be uploaded. If you are selected for the Fellows Program, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

Letter(s) of Recommendation
Applicants must submit the name and email of one person to submit a letter of recommendation via the online application. The Letter of Recommendation must be submitted online. Applicants should give their recommender ample time to complete the form and submit the recommendation. Submitting recommendations from friends or relatives is discouraged.

Permanent Resident or Work Authorization Status (if applicable)
If applicable, applicants also upload a copy of their green card or employment authorization card, which authorizes them to live and work in the United States.

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