Whitney Young Fellowships

Revisions to the Fellowship program are currently underway.  In the interim, applications have been put on pause, and none will be accepted for the 2018-19 academic year.


This program is a memorial to the late Whitney M. Young Jr., former executive director of the National Urban league, educator, and social activist. The program is aimed at helping the campus achieve a rich and diverse educational environment and increasing the opportunities in graduate education for highly self-motivated students who are underrepresented in graduate study at UIS. This includes but is not limited to ethnic/racial minorities, first generation college students, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is designed to complement graduate studies with community service, research, and scholarship in areas of public policy and public affairs.

For additional information, please visit the Whitney M. Young, Jr. website.