Department of Civil Rights

Velma J. Korbel, Director

350 S. 5th St., Room 239
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 673-3012
Fax: (612) 673-2599
TTY: (612) 673-2157

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

How to Apply 

When to Apply

The application for the program will be open January 7 to February 18 at
If you are interested in being an Urban Scholar placed at the Metropolitan Council, you must complete their application which typically closes December 14.
If you are interested in being an Urban Scholar placed at Hennepin County, you mus complete their application which also opens in January.

Components of the Application

Please review the Application Guide before applying and follow all instructions.

You must upload all the following items with the application:

  1. Resume (including education and relevant course work, skills, languages spoken, unpaid experience, volunteer experience, work history, and accomplishments [i.e. honors, awards, etc.]).
  2. Unofficial transcript labeled with your student information (i.e. name, major, etc.).
  3. Essay In a 1-2 page, 1.5 spaced essay, please describe how you have exhibited each of the below qualifications in your personal, academic, or professional journey. This is NOT a cover letter. Please answer each essay question in a separate paragraph. The completed essay must be uploaded under the attachment type "Other" in the online application.      

Please remember to answer all supplemental questions within the application.

Where to Find the Application

The application for the Summer of 2019 will not be live until this winter. Enter your contact information below to stay up to date on the program.


Last updated Nov 20, 2018



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