The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) helps young men of color (Fellows) acquire the skills, knowledge, experience, networks, and other resources they need to succeed academically and professionally through a year-long mentorship program. Open to high school students, students will participate in:

  • Saturday Sessions – a full day of learning activities in JPMorgan Chase’s offices three Saturdays a month during the school year
  • Learning Intensives – special sessions and projects during school breaks and during the summer to build key academic, professional and leadership skills
  • College tours and visits
  • Community service projects
  • And more!

By participating in The Fellowship Initiative, students also have the opportunity to build a strong professional network with other young leaders in the program and professionals from multiple career sectors.


Eligibility requirements and desired characteristics for TFI Fellows:

  • Male student of color, currently enrolled in the 10th grade in a Dallas ISD high school
  • At least a C grade average, or a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A commitment to academic achievement
  • Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges
  • A strong interest in attending and graduating from a 4-year college/university
  • Interest and a track record of leadership and public service

Apply to be a TFI Fellow

Fill out the interest form below. Once we receive your form, we will ask you to come in for a half-day of interviews and activities, which includes:

  • Family Interview
  • Group Interview
  • Essay Assignment

Our next interview session is Sunday, December 33rd, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at Big Thought, 1409 S. Lamar St #1015, Dallas, TX 75215. Spots are limited, reserve yours today.