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Aliento Fellowship 2019-20 Cohort application is open!

The time has come! The moment we’ve all been waiting for! We are happy to announce that we are now looking to invest in the leadership and growth of the next youth cohort. Aliento is looking for six fellows to join our Arizona’s Future Campaign. If you are passionate about making sure that ALL Arizona graduates are eligible for instate tuition regardless of immigration status, we highly encourage you to apply!

Previous Fellows

2018-19 Aliento Fellows


  • Must be a student in one of our target locations:

    • High Schools: Downtown Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, North Phoenix

    • Community Colleges: MCC, PC, CGCC, SMCC, SCC, or PVCC 

    • University: ASU, GCU or Benedictine University 

  • Have attended at least 3 Aliento events

  • Fellows are able to commit 10 hours a week for 34 weeks during a 9 month period 

    • Starts: 9/5/2019 

    • Ends: 05/20/2020 at 8pm

  • Have a desire to engage with diverse communities to accomplish a common goal that will lead to the improvement of the quality of lives of the migrant community. 

  • Complete application requirements and submit them by the designated deadline

  • Create a short 1-3 minute video telling us more about who you are and why you are passionate about 2019-2020 Aliento Fellowship.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Plan + execute at least 3 creative events on-campus to inform, advocate, or support access to higher education for undocumented + DACA students.

  • Collect 500 pledges in support for undocumented + DACA students’ access to instate tuition + scholarships. 

  • Recruit and form a team of at least 8 people

Fellows Award + Support  

  • Each fellow will receive a stipend ranging from $2,500  to $4,000 depending on completing the desired deliverables.  

  • Fellows will have access to at least 8 leadership development opportunities 

  • Fellows will join a growing network of young leaders invested in social impact

  • 1:1 weekly support


  • Application Opens: Thursday,  August 8th, 2019 

  • Application Closes: Thursday,  August 29th, 2019 at 8pm 

  • Selected applicants will be notified on: Thursday, September 5th, 2019 

  • Fellows Mandatory Orientation on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at the Aliento office from 6 to 8 PM

  • Fellows Celebration: May 2020 (Date TBD)

Click below to apply