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Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship

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The Marvin Andrews Fellowship and Jane Morris in Urban Management, which leads to a master's degree in public administration or public policy, is designed to identify the country’s most talented students aspiring to executive levels in local government.

Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellows receive the knowledge, training, and necessary experience to become future city/county managers in local government.

  • Each student receives a comprehensive package, including a fully-funded tuition waiver (for both in-state and out-of-state students) for four fall/spring semesters over two years. Fellows also receive a stipend paid bi-weekly in line with their fellowship employment, along with health insurance and financial support for conference travel.
  • In their first year, Fellows work paid part-time positions (20 hours a week/$20 per hour) as management interns for ASU's Center for Urban Innovation, providing research assistance for cities, towns, and counties. Some Fellows opt for two-year placements in local government.
  • In the second year, all Fellows secure a paid internship (20 hours per week/$20 per hour) with a progressive city in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Fellows come from all parts of the country - check out this list to see the undergraduate universities our fellows come from!

How to apply

The 2024-2026 application is closed. Check back for updates in Spring 2025 for information about the 2025-2027 cycle application. 

Applicants to the Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship program are accepted once a year for admission to begin each Fall. Admission is fairly competitive. For example, for the 2019 cohort, 19 applications were received and four fellows were chosen. 

One incoming Marvin will be designated as a Jane L. Morris Fellow. Jane Morris was a well-respected, retired City of Phoenix Deputy City Manager who died unexpectedly in 2016. The Fellowship, the School of Public Affairs, and the ASU Foundation were given a generous gift by Jane's family to honor her and to support young professionals entering the field of local government management. The Jane Morris Fellow will be chosen and operated in conjunction with the Marvin Andrews Fellows. The selection is open to male and female applicants, but a female candidate is preferred. If selected, you will be notified when you learn about your Marvin Andrews application status and you will be known as either a Marvin Andrews or Jane Morris Fellow.


  1. You must graduate with your Bachelor's degree (complete all required courses) by the Spring semester preceding the fall semester start of the fellowship.
  2. You must be a newly admitted student into the MPA or MPP program to be considered for the fellowship.
  3. International students are not eligible to apply.

All applicants must first be admitted to the MPA or MPP program. To apply to the fellowship, candidates must follow the steps below:

1. Complete the Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship application, which can be accessed here.
2. Provide a one-page professional resume in a PDF or a Word document to submit with the fellowship application. 
3. Additionally, two letters of recommendation are required. Please note these letters must come directly from the individual making the recommendation and be different from the ones submitted for admission to the ASU MPA or MPP programs. The letters should be from either an academic or professional reference that addresses the applicant's qualifying characteristics and the applicant's commitment to becoming a local government management professional. Individuals recommending the student can send their letter to Kari Kent a Please write in the subject line "Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Recommendation Letter"

Candidates must email the application and their resume to Kari Kent, Local Government Fellowship Manager, at