The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program

The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program prepares high-potential students with the skills, knowledge, and networks to be impactful public service leaders. The Bloomberg Public Service Fellows will receive full-tuition scholarships for full-time study to complete their NYU Wagner Master of Public Administration or Master of Urban Planning degrees and funded summer internships between their first and second years to gain experience in the practice of public service in the public or nonprofit sector. Internships will be supported by professional development programming, reflective assessments from students, and site visits by NYU Wagner. Career guidance will be available for all Bloomberg Fellows, and they will be connected to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ network of mayors and government leaders for work opportunities and one-on-one mentoring.

A key element of the program is the development of a cohesive network of leaders. The Bloomberg Fellows will meet throughout the year, outside the classroom, to get first-hand exposure to the forces shaping U.S. urban communities in the 21st century.

This Program attracts the best and brightest students to the field of public service and alumni of the Program will be leaders in shaping the ability of the nonprofit and government sectors to address the most pressing challenges confronting our nation.


Students with the skills, commitment, and determination to thrive within this rigorous leadership program – and in demanding careers in public service -- are the focus of recruitment. The Program welcomes all talented applicants, regardless of income status. Bloomberg Public Service Fellows will be chosen on the basis of their 

  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Overall academic potential, including quantitative aptitude
  • Leadership experience, potential, and aspirations
  • Thoughtful and articulate communications, both written and verbal
  • Ability to analyze various perspectives surrounding a public service issue(s) 
  • Keen sense of curiosity and ability to problem solve in a collaborative environment
  • Desire to work in U.S. local, state, or federal government and/or U.S. nonprofit sector upon graduation

The following NYU students meeting the above criteria are also eligible:

  • NYU undergraduates enrolled in Gallatin, Global Liberal Studies, the College of Arts and Science, and the Tandon School of Engineering (with the potential to add students from other New York-based NYU undergraduate schools in the future), who are pursuing Accelerated Dual Degree Five Year Programs (BA/BS + MPA/MUP) with NYU Wagner. NYU undergraduate applicants must apply in their Junior year.
  • NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service two-year, full-time Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Planning program applicants.


Students enrolled in dual degree programs with other NYU schools are not eligible for NYU Wagner Named Fellowship programs or merit scholarships.


  • Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner. Fellowship applicants must also submit a one-minute video essay. The deadline for Fall 2022 fellowship applications is November 30, 2021.
  • Interested NYU undergraduates must complete their school's dual Bachelors-MPA/MUP pre-application by October 1 of their junior year to be considered for this Fellowship. For more information, contact
  • Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in interviews in early-to-mid February 2022.
  • Those selected as fellowship finalists will be invited for an in-person interview with the Selection Committee in March 2022. Those finalists who cannot travel to New York will be able to interview remotely. The panel of judges will be comprised of representatives from the Bloomberg Foundation and NYU Wagner.

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