Each year we receive hundreds of applications from potential fellows. The number of accepted fellows varies on the number of qualified candidates and the needs of the administration. Last year, there were more than 35 fellows in the program.
The answer to this question varies depending upon your school. Information regarding the Fellows Program was sent to the presidents of all Virginia colleges and universities. Their offices would be the best place to begin with any inquiries regarding stipends.
No. In past years, Fellows have made their own housing arrangements, such as staying with a friend or relatives or subletting an apartment. Many Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy students sublet apartments on Craigslist or Facebook. This is the best option for applicants interested in the fellowship program. Program directors can help facilitate if needed.
No. When preparing your essay, write from the perspective that no action has been taken on the bill. Assume that you are providing information to the Governor should the bill come to his desk.
Yes, you are welcome to submit an application.
No, however letters of recommendations must be in sealed envelopes and need to be postmarked by the application deadline.
To complete your application, please send recommendation letters and transcripts to:
Governor's Fellows Program Directors
Attn: Asif Bhavnagri and Maggie Chambers
Patrick Henry Building
1111 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219