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The 2013-2014 Application is now closed. Below are the eligibility requirements for this program. Each year may vary.

To be eligible for the 2013-2014 Principal Ambassador Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be serving as a principal during the 2013-2014 school year in a United States school, including traditional public, charter, virtual, military, tribal and/or private schools, that serves any grades Preschool through 12th.
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful experience as a principal. (If the 2012-2013 school-year is your third year as principal, you are eligible.)
  • Have a United States citizenship, as is required for employment with the Federal Government
  • Have the ability to gain employer support to sign an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) agreement for your participation in the program.

Note: Some schools may use different terminology than “principal.” A candidate is considered eligible despite titling differences provided that s/he is the highest administrative official in the school building.


All applicants will submit an application online through USAJobs, which includes a resume, two-three letters of recommendation, and narrative responses to six vacancy question. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Contributions to Student Learning & Culture – the extent to which the candidate has a demonstrable and meaningful impact on student achievement.
  • A Record of Effective Leadership – the extent to which the candidate demonstrates effective leadership in both the school and community.
  • Relevant Interests & Expertise – the extent to which the candidate has the ability to provide relevant insights from school and district experiences to education policy, programs, and initiatives.
  • Strong Communication Skills – the extent to which the candidate has demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
  • School & Community Support – the extent to which the candidate has demonstrable support from school, district, and community members.
  • Specific Fellowship Work Capacities – the extent to which the candidate has experience with activities that have effectively prepared them for Fellowship work.

For more information on the 2013-2014 Principal Ambassador Fellowship application process, please review the notice on USAJobs carefully as well as our Applicant Information and responses to Frequently Asked Questions.

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Last Modified: 11/27/2013