Student Fact Sheet

The Trinity Fellows Program of Marquette University was created in keeping with an ideal central to the university’s mission - the promotion of justice and faith through service - to develop urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice.

Program Overview

Trinity Fellows participate in a 21-month study/work program while earning master’s degrees in one of
the following fields:

  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Philosophy
  • Business Administration
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Criminal Justice Data Analytics


  • Educational Policy and Leadership
  • English
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Public Service 
  • Theology


Fellows are expected to complete their master’s program in two years as a full-time student. They are also required to take three Trinity classes focused on the following urban issues:

  • Trends in the Social Sector: Social Innovation and Systems Change
  • The Nature of Cities, Urban Policy and Politics
  • Social Justice, Social Activism

In addition to full time studies, Fellows are placed at selected nonprofit organizations
in the Milwaukee area, where they work in meaningful, substantive projects. Fellows
work at their agencies 18 hours per week during the academic year, and 40 hours per
week during the summer between academic years.


Application Deadline Extended:

January 15, 2024


Applicant must meet the admission requirements of the Marquette University graduate program of choice.

Commitment to Service

Completion of the Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Lutheran Volunteer Corps, AmeriCorps, Teach for America, or other comparable full-time service commitment OR 
2+ years of full-time employment with a nonprofit organization.


To be eligible for the Trinity Fellows Program, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA recipient of the United States.



Financial benefits include a full tuition scholarship and a monthly stipend for books and other living expenses. Current stipend is $1,765 average per month.


Each Fellow contributes a participation fee of $1,250 per semester; the participation fee totals $5,000 for the 21-month, four-semester fellowship term. This contribution may come from an AmeriCorps education voucher, a portion of the Peace Corps readjustment allowance, or a similar grant.

Fellowship Term & Enrollment

Our next fellowship term is from mid-August 2024 – May 31, 2026. We will award up to 12 fellowships.



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Current Agency Partners

Adult Learning Center

City Forward Collective

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee

Guest House of Milwaukee

International Institute of Wisconsin

LISC Milwaukee

Medical College of Wisconsin

Menomonee Valley Partners

Milwaukee Community Justice Council

Milwaukee Excellence Charter School

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Milwaukee Succeeds


Sharp Literacy

The Ability Center

VIA (formerly Layton Boulevard West Neighbors)


Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin (SEW)

Zilber Family Foundation


Examples of Eligible Service Programs

This list is not comprehensive. Please contact Trinity Fellows with any questions.

 Atlas Corps

Amate House


AmeriCorps NCCC

AmeriCorps VISTA

André House

Art Corps

Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry

Brethren Service Corps

Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer

Christ House

Christian Appalachian Project

City Year

College Possible

Dominican Volunteers USA

Farm of the Child

Food Corps

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Jesuit Volunteers International


Loyola University Chicago
Opportunities in Catholic Education

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Mercy Corps

Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Passionist Volunteers International

Peace Corps


Public Allies

PULSE (Pittsburg Urban Leadership
Service Experience)

Repair the World

Salesian Lay Workers

St Joseph Worker Program

Teach for America

Vincentian Service Corps