Fellow Qualifications

  • Reservists or veterans discharged under honorable conditions (including members of the Reserve and National Guard) who have served on active duty for at least 180 days
  • Ideal candidates are 18-28 years of age
  • Must be able to attend all mandatory events
  • Able to commute and arrive to designated program activities on time

Application Checklist

Please submit your application via email to info@causeusa.org by Friday, October 2, 2015. The email subject should be titled: CAUSE Veterans Initiative 2015 Application. (*Note: To ensure all components of your application are received, please submit all application components in ONE email.)

Please ensure to submit the following forms:

  • FORM A: Completed Program Application
  • FORM B: Signed Terms & Conditions

 Additional Documents Required:

  • Resume

The Selection Process

Candidates will be selected on the basis of demonstrated academic and personal excellence, as well as demonstrated leadership capabilities in extracurricular activities. Previous students have been selected from Ivy League schools, the campuses of the University of California, as well as many other notable institutions. All application materials must be received by CAUSE via email by Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.

All applications will be reviewed and top candidates will be asked to participate in a personal interview with the CAUSE Leadership Academy Interview Committee. Top candidates will interview either on Saturday, February 18, 2017 or Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the CAUSE office located in Pasadena, CA. Applicants should plan in advance and leave their schedules open for those two days. Decisions will be made towards the beginning of March.