LEAP Education Fellowships

The LEAP Education Fellowships are tuition-based fellowships for Rutgers graduate students in the Department of Public Policy & Administration’s Educational Policy and Leadership Concentration.  The Fellowships were established in order to recruit outstanding individuals to the field of education policy and also to attract teachers and administrators from the region to pursue graduate level studies at Rutgers.  Persons selected for the fellowships are required to complete an internship at the LEAP Academy University Charter School.  In exchange, students receive tuition assistance and a working stipend.  The number of fellowships offered is determined annually.  Selection is based on both academic and professional achievement.


All applicants must be admitted to the Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree program at The Graduate School at Rutgers–Camden.Candidates must have a commitment to public education and demonstrate leadership potential.  *Education fellows are required to commit to working at LEAP Academy University Charter School for at least 1-2 years after completing their MPA degrees.  The amount of time depends on the total amount of financial assistance received through the Education Fellowship. 



All fellowship candidates must submit separate copies of their
MPA admission application documents, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, directly to:

MPA Educational Policy and Leadership Concentration
Rutgers University–Camden
Attn:  LEAP Education Fellowships
501 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

In addition, applicants must submit: 1. a completed and
signed Fellowship Application Form (available here)

2. a statement of purpose elaborating on your experience in education, your views on public education and school leadership, your future plans as a school leader, and your expectations for the internship experience at LEAP.
A Faculty Committee from the Department of Public Policy & Administration reviews the completed Education Fellowship applications.  Candidates must reapply for the Fellowships each year.

Jacke Wilson LEAP Academy Fellow

Contact information
Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Director, CLC
(856) 225-6348 gloriab@camden.rutgers.edu


CLC at Rutgers Camden
501 Cooper Street, Camden New Jersey, 08102
Phone: 856.225.6348 | Fax: 856. 225.6500