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The Bryce Harlow Foundation is delighted to offer “The Bryce Harlow Fellowship” to highly motivated students in pursuit of a career in professional advocacy through government relations and lobbying. To be applying for fellowship students must be accepted for admission to a graduate degree program at a participating university. Foundation considers its Bryce Harlow Fellows to be the future of professional advocacy — those who are committed to practicing the art and science. $8,000 award will help defray tuition costs and will be paid directly to the university in two installments.
The Bryce Harlow Foundation is dedicated to advancing the integrity of government advocacy and increasing understanding of its important role in the development of sound public policy. The Bryce Harlow Fellows are working full time in lobbying firms, in corporate government affairs offices, and on Capitol Hill, and studying part-time toward graduate degrees in business, law, public policy, public administration, communications and others.
In order to be eligible for the Bryce Harlow Fellowship:
- Students must be accepted for admission to a graduate degree program at a participating university. Check the University through the given link: http://bryceharlow.org/fellowship-programs/university-contacts/. Those students attending a different university who meet all other criteria may contact the Foundation by email to be considered for the fellowship.
- Students must plan to be enrolled in part-time graduate studies for credit at the participating university for at least two semesters of the next academic year.
- Students who are accepted to an accredited graduate program but have not yet started their first year are also allowed to apply for the fellowship.
- Applicants must demonstrate an interest and strong ability for a career in advocacy that relates to government relations and lobbying.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
How to Apply:
- If you are interested and want to apply for the fellowship you can complete your application process through the given link: http://bryceharlow.org/fellowship-programs/application/form/
- Applicants must write an essay and your essay should address the following topics in separate written statements, each not to exceed 250 words.
- Statement of Career Interest – Provide a description of your long-range goals in professional advocacy through government relations and lobbying. Demonstrate your clear understanding of and specific interest in lobbying and government relations and demonstrate the skills and strengths that you will bring to the profession. Explain how your past experiences influenced your decision, and share with us your plan for achieving your goal.
- Statement of Demonstrated Leadership Abilities – Describe the leader you are today and the leader you want to be, using personal examples that contribute to your overarching theme.
- Statement of Advocacy with Integrity – Bryce Harlow was recognized for his high level of integrity, yet lobbyists and government relations professionals today are often defined in opposite terms. Describe why his principles are important and how you plan to continue his legacy in your career.
- Statement of Financial Need – Set forth your need for financial assistance to undertake graduate studies. Include your present salary range, the title of your job, and information on debts which demonstrate the extent of your need. State any other scholarships or financial aid you receive.
You will be required to submit the following:
- Written statements
- Letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Financial Aid and Award Money:
The applicant who wins the fellowship will get $8,000 award that will help defray tuition costs and will be paid directly to the university in two installments.
Applications for the 2017-18 academic year will be accepted until April 28, 2017.
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