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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Alston/Bannerman Program define people of color?
People of color means of African, Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American or Arab descent.

Do I have to be a paid, professional organizer to apply?
No, most Fellows have been paid organizers, but your work can be as a volunteer organizer or leader, or a mix of paid and unpaid work.

Can I reapply if I have applied before?
Yes, you are welcome to reapply. Many Fellows applied more than once before receiving the Alston/Bannerman award.

If I reapply do I have to start from scratch?
No, but you must resubmit the application with any updated information and changes you want to make.

How many copies of the application do I have to send?
Just send one original copy.

Who selects the Fellows?
The Program Coordinator does an initial screening of applications and the Fellows are selected by the Board, which is made up primarily of past Fellows.

Additional questions and answers will be added periodically. Submit yours by phone, fax or e-mail.

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