The application process for the 2020/2021 Fellows Class (Class XVI) opens August 2019. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

It is the prospective Fellow’s responsibility to ensure the application has been successfully completed and submitted with the required letters of recommendation and academic transcripts.

Each application is then carefully screened by a team of reviewers looking for the qualities that make an excellent Fellow. The field is extremely competitive, so only the very best will be accepted into the program.

Applicants to Class XVI will be notified of the panel’s decision to consider their application further into the regional interview late January 2020.

Class XVI Fellows will be notified no later than March 13, 2020.



– The Executive Director of the Gubernatorial Fellows Program will be out of the office between December 25, 2019 – January 3, 2020. Please direct all questions pertaining to your application prior to that time frame as the deadline for Class XVI is January 1. Should you email the Executive Director with any questions during the time frame listed above, know that your application will not be negatively impacted by the delayed reply. The Executive Director will reply to any and all questions as soon as she is back in the office.

– If you are a 1L applicant, please submit your undergrad transcripts as usual by the deadline. Once your grades have posted and your first semester 1L transcript is available, please submit that as it is received by your home institution. There is a grace period for delayed transcripts.