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Promoting justice and faith through service

The Trinity Fellows Program is a graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Fellows participate in a 21-month study/work program while earning a master's degree in one of fourteen fields of study.

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Our Alumni are changing the world

Trinity Fellow Taylor Valencia's (CEEN '19) journey from Peace Corps to Marquette was recently documented by Marquette University.

Watch the video here.

Trinity Fellows Kyle Hagge POLSCI '19 and Ben Rangel INAF '19 produce the podcast "Bridge the City" that bridges together people, resources, and ideas that inspire Milwaukee to action.

Bridge the City was recently featured in the Associated Press.

"This was my home after Peace Corps and the place where I decided to dedicate my life to service thanks to Dick Burke and the Trinity Fellows Program. Forever grateful!" - Dominique Jordan Turner MBA '06

Read more about Dominique's story and career here.


Burke Foundation Commits $7 Million to Marquette to Extend Two Service-Driven Scholarship Programs

We are grateful to the Burke Foundation for their long-standing commitment to the Trinity Fellows Program, and their investment in emerging leaders in Milwaukee and beyond. Read more here.

Student Applicants: Applications for the 2021-2023 Trinity Fellows Program will be due January 15, 2021. Please see Student Fact Sheet.

Agency Applicants: Please see Agency Fact Sheet. Deadline for agency applications is February 26, 2021..

Diversity & Inclusion: The Trinity Fellows Program recognizes and cherishes the dignity of each individual regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, ability or social class. We are committed to becoming a more diverse and inclusive program, and affirm Marquette University's Statement on Human Dignity and Diversity. For more information on Marquette's commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit the Office of Instituional Diversity and Inclusion website.

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Carolyn Swabek, Director
(414) 288-0637

Alisha Klapps Balistreri, Assistant Director
(414) 288-0260

Peggy Mead, Program Assistant
(414) 288-5473