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Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development

Krusell Fellows

The Krusell Fellowship is designed to increase the supply of highly trained community development professionals from communities of color, to improve the representation of communities of color in agencies that serve those communities, and provide hands-on work experience to ensure students are prepared to meet the challenges in this ever-evolving field.

Krusell Fellows receive full tuition support and graduate research assistantships with community development or planning agencies. The program is a partnership between the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).

How to Apply

Students applying for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) programs are eligible to apply.

Applicants will need to:

  • Submit a completed application for admission to either the MURP or MPP program
  • Complete the Krusell Fellowship application form
  • Submit a two-page essay detailing their interest in the Krusell Fellowship. Instructions regarding how to submit this essay will be updated once the application form is available. The essay should address the following:
    • Applicant’s interest and experience in housing and community/economic development issues
    • What skills would the applicant like to build on or develop
    • What experiences would they like to obtain
    • A vision for a career in community development
    • The applicant’s willingness to stay in the Twin Cities area after graduation
Application Timeline (For Students Intending to Enroll in Fall 2018)

December 1: Krusell Application available
January 15: Completed application for admission to either the MURP or MPP program and Krusell Application materials due
March 15: Award notifications sent

For questions about Humphrey School academics or admissions: 612-624-3800 or hhhadmit@umn.edu

For questions about the Krusell Fellowship program: Neeraj Mehta (CURA), 612-624-8988 or nmehta@umn.edu

About the Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development

Charles Krusell was a pillar in the Twin Cities development community and left an indelible mark on every effort he undertook. A champion for public housing, Mr. Krusell was an ardent advocate for urban renewal in the neighborhoods that needed it most. The Charles R. Krusell Fellowship (“Krusell Fellowship”) honors his lifetime contributions to affordable housing and community development in the Twin Cities.

“The professional experiences I gained as a result of the fellowship translated into not only an immediate job offer after graduation, but a professional focus, skill set, and network that I am applying in that position.”

- Miranda Walker, Krusell Alumni

Staff: 
Neeraj Mehta (612) 624-8988