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*MEDIA CONTACT:*
Mark Keppler, Executive Director
The Maddy Institute
(559) 278-1133
mkeppler@csufresno.edu

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*

*WONDERFUL PUBLIC SERVICE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP*

*APPLICATION WINDOW OPEN*

*Applications for two $56,000 Fellowships Due Friday, February 22nd, 2019*

*Fresno, CA (November 29th, 2018)* – Through the generosity of The
Wonderful Company, San Joaquin Valley students will have the opportunity to
become the next generation of Valley leaders through The Wonderful Public
Service Graduate Fellowship
< www.maddyinstitute.com/wonderful-public-service-fellowship-3/>.
This program provides financial assistance for Valley students to help them
obtain an advanced degree from a top graduate program and then return to
apply what they have learned to help make the San Joaquin Valley a better
place to live, work, and raise a family.

The Maddy Institute will award two $56,000 Fellowships to Valley students
who are accepted into a nationally ranked, qualified graduate program
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in the fall of 2019. This Fellowship, now in its fourth year, is made
possible by a generous gift from Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners of
The Wonderful Company. The Resnicks are dedicated to making the Central
Valley a better place to live, work, and learn, and share the Maddy
Institute’s commitment to opportunity and excellence in education for
regional youth. Please visit here
<
www.maddyinstitute.com/wonderful-public-service-fellowship-general-information/>
for a general overview of the Fellowship.

*Deadline: *

Application
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must be postmarked, delivered, emailed, or faxed by *5:00 p.m. PDT on
Friday, February 22nd, 2019.*

*Application Requirements:*

– Completed Application
<
www.maddyinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/WonderfulPublicServiceFellowshipApplication_2018-19.pdf>:
All sections must be completed and signed.
– Resume: Must be current and completed. Your resume should include GPA
(overall and for the last two years), major, and any honors received.
– Personal Statement: Not to exceed three pages, single-spaced. Your
statement should include: Why should you be selected as a Wonderful Public
Service Fellow? What makes you the best choice to receive this fellowship?
Once you graduate, how do you plan to use this knowledge to benefit the
Central Valley?
– College Transcripts: Copies are acceptable. Your name must appear on
the document. Official transcripts indicating expected graduation date and
degree will be required of applicants selected for the program.
– Letters of Recommendation: Submit three letters of recommendation. It
is strongly suggested that at least one faculty member familiar with your
work provide one of the recommendations. Each letter must be submitted in a
sealed envelope, with the recommender’s signature across the seal.

*Eligibility:*

– Must have a 3.0 overall GPA or higher;
– Must be applying or have been accepted into a graduate degree program
in the field of Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Administration,
Social Welfare, Urban Planning, or MBA program for entry in fall 2019.

*To Apply:* Please print or download the application here
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www.maddyinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/WonderfulPublicServiceFellowshipApplication_2018-19.pdf>.
All applications must be received by the specified date. *NO
EXCEPTIONS*. Submit
via email, fax, in person, or mail to:

Mark Keppler

Executive Director – The Maddy Institute

Foundation Building. California State University

4910 E. Chestnut Ave. OF 43.

Fresno, CA 93726

Email: mkeppler@csufresno.edu

Office: *(*559) 278-1133

Fax: *(*559) 278-1167

*About The Maddy Institute*

The Maddy Institute was established to engage, prepare and inspire the next
generation of government leaders and civil servants. Activities primarily
focus on Citizen Participation, Policy Research and Leadership Training.
Leadership Training programs consist primarily of an extensive government
intern program for college students throughout the Valley, as well as The
Wonderful Public Service Graduate Fellowship.

To learn more about The Maddy Institute, its products and core values,
visit www.maddyinstitute.org, or follow us on Facebook
< www.facebook.com/TheMaddyInstitute/> and Twitter
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*About The Wonderful Company*

The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion global company
dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world. Its iconic
brands include FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Pistachios & Wonderful
Almonds, Wonderful Halos, Teleflora, JUSTIN Wines, and Landmark Wines.

The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart
and giving back in its DNA. The company has a longstanding commitment to
corporate social responsibility, including more than $200 million invested
in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $50 million in
charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $100 million toward
the construction of two charter school campuses in California’s Central
Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new,
free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and core values,
visit
www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook
< www.facebook.com/Wonderful/>, Twitter
and Instagram
<
www.instagram.com/thewonderfulcompany/?hl=en>.

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4910 N. Chestnut Ave. 0F 43
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