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Unique Opportunity for Graduate Degree Recipients via Newly Established William Penn Fellowship

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently created the William Penn Fellowship, a two-year program focused on making Pennsylvania a better place to live. Established by Governor Tom Wolf, the program is looking for individuals who are passionate about public service and interested in addressing the challenges facing Pennsylvania. Fellows will work closely on a variety of Governor Wolf’s priorities, including Jobs that Pay, Schools that Teach, and Government that Works. 

The Fellowship is open to individuals who have obtained a master’s or equivalent or higher degree between December 2013 and August 2017. Fellows must have demonstrated excellence in academics, proven leadership ability, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a commitment to public service, in addition to holding a post-baccalaureate degree.

The William Penn Fellowship provides an annual salary of $61,399, and fellows will be eligible for health benefits from the Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund as full-time employees. 

The application period begins August 1 and ends October 21, 2016. Candidates may apply online at and refer to these instructions for assistance. More information about the William Penn Fellowship, including details about the selection process, are available at  

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