How to Apply:
FWS is collaborating with the American Conservation Experience (ACE), the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) nonprofit organizations this year to assist with the recruitment and administration of over 117 Fellowship opportunities nationwide. Each partner organization is administering a specific number of projects based on geographic location. Applying with multiple partners ensures you will have access to view and apply for all projects of interest to you when they are released.
There is a 2-step application process:
Step 1. Students shall apply to qualify for the program requirements via our partner sites below. At minimum, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a current undergraduate rising senior, senior, or graduate student and complete your degree's graduation requirements after the 11-week fellowship (i.e. after September 22, 2021).
- CLICK HERE to apply for DFP and for future access to projects administered by American Conservation Experience (ACE).
- CLICK HERE to apply for DFP and for future access to projects administered by Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF).
- CLICK HERE to apply for DFP and for future access to projects administered by Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Applying with TMCF is only available to students who attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to apply at both HAF and ACE; and TMCF (if attending an HBCU). Applying with multiple partners will ensure you are be able to view all project opportunities when they become available.
Step 2. After a student qualifies for the Program with each partner, when the specific project descriptions are posted, eligible candidates will be notified to log back into their application and select the specific projects and locations for which they wish to be considered. Project descriptions will be posted by the end of December.
TIP: When projects are posted, students are encouraged to apply for as many projects in which they are interested. We encourage a minimum of five (5) to improve your opportunity for consideration and selection for one of these highly competitive fellowships.
Students should contact the DFP point of contact listed at each partner's webpage to address questions about the DFP program and the application process. .
For general questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.