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Application FAQ

1. Does the NLC fellowship cost money?

There is an application fee of $35. A deposit of $200 is required upon acceptance into the fellowship, the check to NLC will only be cashed if the fellow does not graduate (absent from institute, drops out, etc.) or they choose to donate it to NLC.


2. I applied before and didn’t get in, should I apply again?

Absolutely, we strongly encourage re-applicants. Pay special attention to the criteria above and be sure to communicate your values through your essay questions.


3. What are the benefits of the Fellowship?

  • Training Institute: 1 full weekend a month for 6 months Jan-Jun; 2017-2018 fellowship weekend dates:

Jan 20/21

Feb 10/11

Mar 17/18

Apr 14/15

May 19/20

June 23/24

  • Capstone project: This is the end of the fellowship to improve yourself or community

  • Mentorship pairing: past mentors have included mayoral candidates, community leaders, and managers in public, private and non-profit

  • Fundraiser: NLC classes pay it forward by fundraising for the next class

  • Access to national and local professional network and training

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Detroit - Houston - Kentucky - Los Angeles - Louisiana - Madison - Maine - Maryland - Miami - Montana - Nashville - New Hampshre - New Jersey - New York City
North Carolina - Oakland - Omaha - Orlando - Palm Beach - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh - Rhode Island - Sacramento - San Antonio - San Francisco - Silicon Valley