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Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

February 22, 2018  
From left: Edward Waters College President Nat Glover, Mayor Lenny Curry, JU President Tim Cost, and Fellowship Founder Chuck Wodehouse.

Last week, I joined the Jacksonville University community to announce the Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship program, and it was an honor to be included in a monumental moment that will benefit the City of Jacksonville in the many years to come.
 

Chuck Wodehouse Jr., who shares his time by serving as a trustee at JU, has spearheaded this program by providing funding for the fellowship.
 
The Master in Public Policy Minority Fellowship will prepare minority students by expanding career opportunities for Wodehouse Fellows. The program will allocate scholarships, stipends, and various public policy experiences, such as City of Jacksonville internships, and Jacksonville job placement after graduation.
 
It is an incredible sight to see education and philanthropy intersect to foster opportunities for students in Jacksonville. Working with others gives insight to different perspectives, and cultivates innovation and new ideas, thus building a more positive community.
 
Our city is so fortunate to have these bright young minds contributing to the success of Jacksonville, and we look forward to working with the students of the MPP Minority Fellowship program.
 
Outreach for qualified applicants has already begun, and the first group will be a part of JU this August.
 
Learn more about the Wodehouse Fellowship at JU