E Pluribus Unum Launches New Fellowship Program for College Students

Non-partisan program, founded by Mitch Landrieu, seeks southern students to address racial and economic equity; Applications are due June 15, 2021


NEW ORLEANS, April 5, 2022 – E Pluribus Unum (EPU), founded in 2018 by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, released the application for a new cohort within their established Unum Fellowship program – 18-24-year old college students from southern institutions. The organization’s leadership initiative equips Fellows with resources, training, and technical expertise to develop and execute a project that specifically addresses racial and/or economic disparities on their school campuses or within their broader community. Applications are due by June 15 and can be found at: https://www.unumfund.org/leadership/apply-unum-youth-fellowship/.

Young people have the power to shape our future and the Youth Cohort of our Unum Fellows program will encourage breaking down the barriers that have long divided us by race and class,” said EPU Managing Director Scott Hutcheson. “When student leaders understand and act on racial and economic equity, we begin tearing down the walls within institutions and systems that were intentionally built to keep us apart. We look forward to inspiring applications from smart and passionate students looking to make the south better today and for generations to come..”

The Youth Cohort of Unum Fellows will continue EPU’s mission to increase dialogue and advance racial and economic equity in the South. Applicants must be 18-24-years old, currently attending a college or university, enrolled at their institutions at least through Spring of 2023, and located in one of thirteen southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

The application period opened today, April 5th, and closes on June15, 2021, at 11:59 pm EST. Visit www.unumfund.org/leadership/apply-unum-youth-fellowship/ for more information.


About E Pluribus Unum

Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. Incubated at Emerson Collective, EPU is focused on changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are advancing racial equity, and championing transformative policy change. Learn more a www.unumfund.org.