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KCP Future Faculty Fellowship Program


The purpose of the King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program (KCP FFF) is to increase the pool of traditionally underrepresented candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in post-secondary education. Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin.

Martin Luther King, Jr.-César Chávez-Rosa Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program

The King-Chaves-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Program initiative was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King-Chavez-Parks Initiative designed to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students underrepresented in post-secondary education. Future Faculty Fellows are eligible to pursue a master's or doctoral degree at the public universities in Michigan. SVSU provides the KCP Future Faculty Fellowship for Master's and Doctorate programs, and as a financial award.  Future Faculty Fellowship graduates are obligated, by signed agreement, to remain in post-secondary faculty teaching or administration in a public or private, 2-or-4-year, in-state or out-of-state post-secondary institution for a minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time. Fellows who do not fulfill the teaching and/or other obligations of their fellowship agreement may be place in Default, which results in their fellowship converting to a loan (referred to as a KCP Loan) that the fellow repays to the State of Michigan.

Additional Details:

Applications will be available October of current year.
For more information on the KCP program, please refer to the State of Michigan KCP website. Please Note: Saginaw Valley State University does not offer a Doctoral Degree Program, only a Masters Degree Program.

Please remember to update contact information as needed. If you have further questions regarding this program, please contact Dr. Mamie T. Thorns in the Office of Diversity Programs at (989) 964-4068 or by email at

SVSU, an AA/EO institution, is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its community.

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