National deadline: January 20, 2016 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Seniors and alumni  
  • International students eligible 
  • Strong leadership qualitites 
  • Commitment to improving the democratic process 
  • Willingness to take risks and handle opposition 
  • Commitment to public service 

Award summary and conditions:  The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Application process: online and hardcopy 

Application requirements:

Faculty Representative:  Keith Raether

National committee interview: Yes            

Selection process and announcement dates:  Candidates are notified in February if they are selected as finalists to participate in a daylong assessment that takes place in March or April, 2015. Finalists attend the assessment day at the Center that reviewed their application.

Fellows classes are selected from among the finalists based on numerous factors, including: skills and abilities of the individual; diversity of experiences and perspectives among class members; ability of Fellows to learn from and work with each other; regional leadership needs; and others. Invitations to successful candidates to join the Coro Fellows Program will be extended in April, 2015.

Contact information:
Coro Southern California Center
Accepts applications from individuals in Arizona, California (Southern), Nevada, New Mexico & Utah.
1000 N. Alameda Street, Suite 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012-4295
Tu-Han Phan

Coro New York Leadership Center
Accepts applications from individuals nationwide interested in establishing themselves in and contributing to the future of New York City.
212-248-2935, x303
42 Broadway, Suite 1827-35
New York, NY 10004
Thomas Steele

Coro Center for Civic Leadership - Pittsburgh
Accepts applications from individuals in Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia.& West Virginia.
33 Terminal Way, Suite 429-A
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Coro Center for Civic Leadership-San Francisco
Accepts applications from individuals in Alaska, California (Northern), Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington & Wyoming.
415-986-0521 x103
601 Montgomery Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111

Coro Leadership Center-St. Louis
Accepts applications from individuals in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas & Wisconsin.
FOCUS St. Louis
815 Olive Street, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63101
Meghan Baldelli