King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

KCP - King, Chavez, Parks Future Faculty Program Logo The KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program was created by the Michigan legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King/Chávez/Parks Initiative and it is intended to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty-teaching careers or administrative careers in postsecondary education. 

Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin.

To be eligible, the candidate must be:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Not in current default status on any guaranteed student loan or KCP Loan
  • Completing a master's degree at a public university in Michigan.

The Future Faculty fellows award is intended as a fellowship for those persons who go on to teach or work in a administrative position at a two (2) or four (4) year public or private postsecondary institution.

GVSU Master's degree students who are awarded this fellowship may receive up to a maximum of $20,000. However, failure to fulfill the requirements of the Future Faculty Fellowship program will result in the award be converted into a loan payable to the State of Michigan.

At GVSU, KCP Future Faculty Fellow Applications are reviewed once per year in March. This review is conducted by a faculty committee and may include not only a review of the application, but also a screening interview.

Deadline of March 1.

KCP Future Faculty Application
KCP Future Faculty Guidelines & Procedures
KCP Future Faculty Master's Fellowship Agreement

Interested students may contact:
Office of Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley State University
One Campus Drive,
1240 KC
Allendale, MI  49401
Phone: 616-331-2177


Graduate Studies Office

Grand Valley State University
401 W. Fulton St, Suite 388C DeVos

Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Phone: 616-331-7105

Page last modified March 24, 2014