National Urban Fellows' Academic and Leadership Development Fellowship Program is a rigorous, 14-month, fulltime graduate degree program comprising four semesters of academic course work and a nine-month Mentorship assignment. During their Mentorship, fellows complete course work via distance learning. Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend, health insurance, a book allowance, relocation and travel reimbursement, full payment of tuition, and professional leadership development. Additionally, fellows are required to make a $5,000 co-investment to their National Urban Fellows experience. The program culminates in a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the City of New York's Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs. An MPA degree is awarded to fellows upon completion of all academic and program requirements. Following graduation, Fellows become part of a prestigious group of well over 1,400 diverse public service leaders who have gone on to assume influential positions across government, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors.