Do I have to be formerly incarcerated to be eligible? 

No, having served time in a youth facility, jail or prison is not required to be eligible for this fellowship. However, the goal of this fellowship is to develop skills of individuals with justice-involvement and build on these experiences for advocacy. Some level of justice-involvement is required, whether this includes you or a family member. 

Can I save and resume my application at a later time? 

No, the application must be completed and submitted all at once. However, you can view the entire application so you can prepare the required materials ahead of time before submitting. 

Who should I include as a reference? 

We would prefer a professional or academic reference that does not include friends or family. Examples could include teachers, mentors, volunteer supervisors, managers or employers. 

How many fellows will be accepted into this program? 

A maximum of 12 applicants will be selected.