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Jennings Randolph International Fellowship

The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program is a unique international study and professional exchange opportunity that promotes collaboration and sharing of public works best practices, knowledge and innovation, both internationally and with public works colleagues in North America.

This program supports the recipient's participation at a public works conference of one of APWA's international partners and a public works study tour in that country.

Fellowship awards are limited to a maximum of $3,000 (USD) to assist with travel costs and other expenses.

You can view example applications here:

The application period for the 2023 Jennings Randolph International Fellowship is closed. Applications for 2024 will open in September 2023.

Questions? Contact Teresa Hon at 800-848-2792, ext. 5224 or

About the program

The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program was established by APWA in 1987 and is administered by APWA's International Affairs Committee. The Fellowship is named after former West Virginia Representative and Senator Jennings Randolph, known as the "Dean of Public Works Legislators," who served as the Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 1966 through 1981.

Through the Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program, APWA strives to further these international principles:

  • To provide an opportunity for individuals to broaden their knowledge and exchange experiences and information on technologies and advances in public works through contact with APWA's international partners
  • To promote friendship and understanding among public works professionals on an international basis
  • To provide a venue for the exchange of information between APWA and APWA's international partner countries
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"Public works is a powerful instrument for understanding and peace."
- Jennings Randolph (West Virginia Senator, 1932-1985), known as the "Dean of Public Works Legislators"