The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship places recent Washington and Lee undergraduates in paid positions with innovative public service organizations that address significant social issues such as healthcare, law, education, economic development and housing. In turn, non-profit and government organizations receive access to a pool of highly qualified and help them explore the public sector. The Elrod Fellowship is based on the model set by Princeton University’s Project 55 and other affiliates of The Alumni Network (TAN), an association of 22 alumni-based public interest programs that includes Dartmouth College, and Washington and Lee, Georgetown, Harvard, Bucknell and Stanford universities. Princeton’s Project 55 was created in 1989 by the university’s Class of 1955 and Project 55′s Public Interest Program (PIP) began in 1989 with eight, year-long fellows. Since its inception, the PIP has placed more than 1,000 individuals in non-profit organizations nationwide.
A prize of $2,000 will be awarded to one or more college or university students involved in public service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.
Provides $30,000 toward graduate/professional school. Looking for students who will prepare for careers in government or public service. US citizen or US national. One or two full semesters at K‐State after the semester in which the national application is submitted. Committed to a career in public service. Upper third of class. Strong record of leadership and service
Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2010. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.
Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International peace holds a rigorous national competition to select approximately 8‐10 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior associates – academics, former government officials, lawyers and journalists from around the world – to work on a variety of international affairs issues. Junior Fellows spend one year (beginning August 1st) at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. Positions are full‐time and include a salary and benefits package.
Applications and placements are shaped by the Insight Fellowship Guidelines, which encourage original and reflective thinking, innovative approaches to managing conflict, exposure to other cultures and customs, cultivation of entrepreneurship and leadership, volunteering for the benefit of underserved populations, and the development of a compassionate disposition toward the world. The Fellowship includes a $25,000 USD expense allowance to support multiple placements totaling one year, typically in three to four month blocks.
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of the progressive movement on the campus and in the community. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism, and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity.
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, health and safety, and women’s civic and political participation. The Institute works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups around the country to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economics and social policy issues affecting women and families, and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research. IWPR, an independent, non-profit, research organization also works in affiliation with the graduate programs in public policy and women’s studies at The George Washington University.
Vernon W. Holleman Jr. was a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1958, a University trustee and recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Following his death in 1999, Holleman’s family, friends and fellow alumni established a fellowship in his name to honor Holleman’s lifetime of commitment and dedication to Washington and Lee University. His devoted support of the Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter and his work with students from the area was a source of great pleasure for him. Therefore, it is a fitting tribute to Holleman that students from the metropolitan Washington area who embody the core values of the University and have a commitment to community service be afforded a summer opportunity to expand their leadership potential.