Application Closed for the 2021-22 Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship

Meet students from across the country!

Learn digital media and leadership skills!

Contribute to the national conversation on civic education!

Who Should Apply:

Eligible students must have an interest in politics, civics, history, government, equity, or justice and identify as one or more of the following:

  • Low-income student

  • Student of color

  • Student from a rural community


To be considered, eligible applicants must have both the student application and a teacher/mentor nomination form completed prior to the July 1st application deadline.

The deadline for all forms is July 1st

What to Expect / About this Program:

  • This is a virtual program designed to connect students across the country in discussions on a variety of civic education topics. 

  • Students will engage in group projects, group discussions, build and lead on a national social media campaign, and a variety of other experiences.

  • Meetings are held on Saturdays and Sundays starting in the fall. 

  • Students will receive a stipend at the end of the program if they meet all program requirements and adhere to the student code of conduct.

  • This opportunity requires a student application and a teacher/mentor nomination.

  • Students will hear back about the status of their application by August 15th, 2021

The Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship cohort serves from September 2021 through June 2022

Program Requirements and Important Dates:


Students should come prepared and excited to participate and contribute their experiences. Our goal is to cultivate a deeper appreciation for student voices in the field of civics by facilitating student-led discussions about civic education with equity at the center to ensure student perspectives are authentically represented in the national dialogue.

This is a paid fellowship opportunity. Selected students will be required to:


  • Attend September 23rd Onboarding and Meet and Greet

  • Attend October 30th–31st Virtual Kick-Off Event

  • Attend weekly virtual online workshops and guest speaker events 

  • Participate in speaking engagements as assigned

  • Lead and build the national social media campaign

  • Publish an individual (creative project) -  video, op-ed, blog, etc.

  • Engage in local advocacy for equity in civic education

  • Attend and participate at the end of program event (June TBD)


Students that complete all program requirements and adhere to the student code of conduct receive a $1000 stipend at the end of the program.

*This program is for 9th - 12th grade students living in the United States and U.S. Territories.