EPFP Requirements and Qualifications

  • Have a long-term interest in developing and implementing policy that affects student success.
  • Current work record in K-12, higher education, and/or education policymaking demonstrates your strong leadership potential.
  • Want to expand your network in California and across the nation to accomplish your professional goals.
  • Have a bachelor’s/graduate degree and a full-time professional position with some demonstrated work experience.
  • Have the endorsement of your employing organization.

Your commitment if you were to be accepted as an EPFP Fellow are to:

  • Participate in three mandatory, intensive weekend seminars
  • Participate in the Washington Policy Seminar in Washington, DC in March 2024
  • Complete a team project
  • Share your experience and knowledge with other Fellows through presentations, class discussions and class projects.

Your employer’s commitment in supporting your participation is to:

  • Accommodate EPFP meetings by allowing release time from work, although the requested time away from work is minimal (typically the Friday of each of three intensive weekend seminars).

2023-24 Program

The EPFP program connects people across roles and systems to advance equitable opportunities and outcomes for students. All applications submitted for the 2023-2024 year will be considered based on requirement and qualification criteria. The 2022-23 program is now in process.

Applications for the 2023-24 EPFP program are currently on hold. Please check back for further announcements or subscribe to our EPFP mailing list by emailing

Information regarding the 2023-2024 EPFP Cohort will be provided soon. 

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