General Overview – Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017


The Maddy Institute will be awarding two (2) $56,000 Fellowships for San Joaquin Valley students who are accepted at nationally ranked graduate programs (for a list of “Qualified Programsclick here) in one of the following areas in the Fall of 2017:

* Public Policy/Public Administration

* Urban Planning

* Social Welfare

* Business

Each $56,000 Fellowship would cover tuition and books ($25,000 per year), as well as include a summer stipend ($6,000).

Maddy Institute Legislative Interns and residents from Kern and Kings County will be given special consideration.

Upon graduation, each Fellow must return to the San Joaquin Valley and work for a government entity, social service agency or non-profit for at least two years, at the end of which the fellowship will become a forgivable loan.

The Fellowship deadlines are:

* Friday, February 24, 2017:  Application DEADLINE

* March: Applications Reviewed and Interviews Conducted

* April 14: Selection Decision Announced

Please note Maddy Legislative Interns will receive special consideration. As a result, you may want to apply for Maddy Legislative Intern opportunities for the Spring 2017, which are due Friday, December 9th, 2016, so you can note your acceptance in the Maddy Legislative Intern program in your Wonderful Graduate Fellowship application.  You can learn more about The Maddy Legislative Intern Program here.

For more information about The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute, contact the institute at 559-278-1133 or