NYU Wagner Named Fellowship programs are designed to identify and reward our most outstanding students. We seek students with a strong academic record, noteworthy professional experience and aspirations, and a proven commitment to public service with a focus on a relevant issue area. Fellowship recipients are expected to exemplify the values of the illustrious individuals for whom the fellowships are named, as well as the values of the NYU Wagner community. Named Fellowships participate in semsterly gatherings and professional development programming.
We review applications to be considered for our Named Fellowship programs each Fall for applicants starting in the subsequent Fall semester only. Applicants must submit by the Early Action deadline to be eligible for a Named Fellowship. Visit our Application Deadlines and Process page for more information about upcoming Fall semester deadlines.
NYU Wagner named Fellowship programs
- The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program supports a group of high-potential students with the skills, knowledge, and networks to be impactful public service leaders in government, local communities, and civic organizations in the United States. The program awards a full-tuition scholarship for full-time study for Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Planning candidates, a stipend for a summer internship between their first and second year of study, and regular cohort-building activities throughout the year.
- The David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship supports outstanding students interested in pursuing careers in United States municipal government to tackle the nation’s most pressing social challenges. The program awards a full-tuition scholarship for full-time study, a stipend for a summer internship, attendance at the United States conference of Mayors annual winter meeting, semesterly gatherings, and summer professional development programming.
- The Lisa Ellen Goldberg Fellowship supports rising, visionary leaders in public service with a passion for storytelling and exceptional capacity for leadership. A commitment to making an impact in multi-faith communities, philanthropy, and/or the arts are considered preferable. The program awards a full-tuition and registration fee scholarship for full-time study, a stipend for a summer internship, semesterly gatherings, and summer professional development programming.
- The Henry Hart Rice Urban Studies Fellowship seeks outstanding students committed to bringing their scholarship and expertise to bear on significant urban policy issues. The program awards a full-tuition scholarship for full-time study for Master of Public Administration or Master of Urban Planning candidates, a stipend for a summer internship, semesterly gatherings, and summer professional development funding.
- The NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship offers a select group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) leadership development and financial support while pursuing a masters degree at NYU Wagner. The program awards a half-tuition scholarship, requires participation in the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell leadership development program, and a summer internship.
- The Lateefah Simon Social Justice Leadership Fellowship supports outstanding students who have demonstrated a commitment to fundamental social change – change led by those most affected that results in an equitable distribution of resources and opportunities. Applicants should have shown a commitment to leadership efforts that create a world in which all individuals and communities are able to thrive and flourish and determine their own future. The program awards a full-tuition scholarship for full-time study for Executive Master of Public Administration candidates or a partial-tuition scholarship for Master of Public Administration candidates, living stipend and summer internship stipend.