FIERCE Student Fellowship

The Education Trust–West is excited to share that the application for the FIERCE Student Fellowship is now open! Ed Trust–West seeks eligible students of color to apply for the second cohort of FIERCE Student Fellows.

This fellowship is an incredible leadership opportunity for undergraduate community college and university students attending public higher education institutions in California. Fellows will build important leadership and advocacy skills to push for educational equity in their communities.

During their cohort year, students in the FIERCE Student Fellowship will attend bimonthly convenings that will feature advocacy training and issue briefings on various pressing issues in education policy led by professionals, researchers, and advocates in the field. All Fellows will receive a $3,000 stipend for their participation.

We encourage students with varying levels of advocacy experience to apply. The priority deadline for interested applicants is Friday, September 22, 2023. If you have any questions about the FIERCE Student Fellowship, please contact Megan Kane at