The Lead For America Fellowship is a highly selective program for the future leaders of our country and communities. We receive hundreds of exceptional applications every year. To make sure this program is for you, and to build the best application possible, please review the following information before submitting.
Please review these important application dates before applying. These include application deadlines and expected start date. View the timeline here.
The LFA Hometown Fellowship is a one-year AmeriCorps service year. As a AmeriCorps members, Fellows gain access to another incredible network of service-driven leaders, a student loan forgiveness scholarship, and much more. Due to AmeriCorps regulations, there are also prohibited activities candidates should review before applying. Learn more here.
The LFA Hometown Fellowship application consists of background information, three brief essay questions, and several short-response questions. View a sample full application and example responses here. View a sample full application and example responses here.
Review the full range of benefits offered to LFA Fellows while participating in the program. Click here to learn more.
Nominations are an optional step in the application process. We recommend you read through the nomination process information to understand why it can only help, not hurt, your application. Click here to learn more.
View a list of tips on how to best prepare for your Finalist Interview. View preparation tips here.
A list of frequently asked questions about the Fellowship selection process. View here.