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.
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
- Corporate Communication
- Criminal Justice Data Analytics
- Educational Policy and Leadership
- International Affairs
- Political Science
- Public Service
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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Adult Learning Center
City Forward Collective
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee
Guest House of Milwaukee
International Institute of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin
Menomonee Valley Partners
Milwaukee Community Justice Council
Milwaukee Excellence Charter School
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
The Ability Center
VIA (formerly Layton Boulevard West Neighbors)
WRTP | BIG STEP
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.
Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry
Brethren Service Corps
Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer
Christian Appalachian Project
Dominican Volunteers USA
Farm of the Child
Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jesuit Volunteers International
Loyola University Chicago
Opportunities in Catholic Education
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
Passionist Volunteers International
PULSE (Pittsburg Urban Leadership
Repair the World
Salesian Lay Workers
St Joseph Worker Program
Teach for America
Vincentian Service Corps