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Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development

SERVES: Humphrey School Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) or Master of Public Policy (MPP) students with a career interest in housing and community development issues.

GOALS: Named in honor of Charles Krusell for his lifetime contributions to affordable housing and community development in the Twin Cities, the Fellowship is designed to prepare students of color in the University of Minnesota’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Master of Public Policy programs to be Minnesota’s next leaders and change makers in community development.

The fellowship will:

  1. increase the supply of highly trained community development professionals from communities of color;
  2. improve the representation of communities of color in agencies that serve those communities; and
  3. provide hands-on work experiences to ensure students are prepared to meet the challenges in this ever evolving field.

PROGRAM: Charles Krusell was a pillar in the Twin Cities development community and he left an indelible mark on every effort he undertook. He was a champion for public housing and ardent advocate for urban renewal in the neighborhoods that needed it most. Krusell founded the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation to address the critical need for affordable housing in the Twin Cities. In recognition of his lasting contribution to the Twin Cities community, his family, friends, and colleagues have named the Community Development Fellowship in his honor.

Krusell Fellows receive full tuition support and graduate research assistantships with three community development or planning agencies during the course of their academic program. The assistantships are structured as one-quarter-time assistantships (10 hours/week) for the first academic year, full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer, and half-time (20 hours/week) during the second academic year.

The Krusell Fellowship is a partnership between the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and CURA. The Humphrey School is responsible for the recruitment and academic program for the fellows, and CURA manages the placement of fellows with community development agencies and administration for the assistantships.

The Krusell Fellowship represents an exceptional effort to support disadvantaged students in community development and planning, and increase the representation of people of color in agencies that serve increasingly diverse communities.

For more information on the program contact: Jeff Corn, jcorn@umn.edu, 612-625-0744.

APPLICATIONS: Applications for the fellowship program are accepted once per year. For more information, visit http://www.hhh.umn.edu/admissions/FinAid.html or contact:

Admissions Office
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
225 HHH Center
301—19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 626-7229

Jeff Corn (612) 625-0744