The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Apply through Independent Application Process

Internal Deadline: none - see Coro website for official deadline, usually late January

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The Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs develops the next generation of aspiring change makers. Coro's mission is to strengthen the democratic system of self-governance by preparing individuals who, as citizens and leaders, will act constructively and competently to strengthen and improve their communities and society as a whole. Tuition for the Fellows Program at most centers ranges from $3,500-5,000. Tuition scholarship funding is available. Further information is available on the Coro website. 

Founded in 1947, the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level program that introduces participants to all aspects of public affairs. The Program combines experiential learning, close interaction with key decision-makers, and development in analytical, group governance, and communication skills. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Coro Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Monthly stipends and financial aid are available based on documented financial need.


Bachelor's degree is required. Post-graduate academic study is also desirable.

Selection Criteria

Coro seeks bright, self-motivated individuals with a commitment to ethical and effective leadership. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required and post-graduate academic study or work is encouraged. Fellows come from all academic disciplines, careers, and racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Based on a review of applications, Coro will invite finalists to attend Selection Day in March. Sixty four Fellows are selected and will be placed in one of five Coro Centers in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or St. Louis.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must apply to a specific Coro center according to the state in which they are residing at the time of application. See scholarship website to apply.