Release Date: 
Monday, February 15, 2021

Engelhardt Social Justice Fellowship applications due March 5

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/05/2021
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There are five openings left for HFC students to apply for the Engelhardt Social Justice Fellowship (ESJF) at the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Hurry! Apply today!

The ESJF offers an opportunity for HFC students who are working with a local organization dedicated a social justice cause to propose a mutually beneficial summer project. Students whose projects are selected will be paid $5,000 for 300 hours of work with the sponsoring organization. Students accepted into the fellowship program are allowed to create their own work schedule, but the required hours must be completed no later than Monday, Aug. 30, 2021.

“Fellowship recipients get to learn about issues that really matter to their communities and contribute to an organization that's working to make a difference on the ground. Past recipients have expressed that they gained valuable skills for their next steps in life. The Engelhardt Fellowship offers a blend of personal and professional experience tailored to students who are passionate about making the world a more just and equitable place for everyone,” said Dr. Jesse Carr, U-M Project Coordinator, Transfer Bridges to the Humanities@Michigan.

Qualifications and availability

Fellowship recipients must be available from Monday, May 10, 2021 through Friday, July 9, 2021. During this period, fellows will meet weekly for seminars on topics like professional skills, social justice activism, community-university partnerships, and potential career paths in the non-profit sector. The specific seminar dates will be determined at a later date, based on selected fellows’ work schedules and up-to-date public health guidelines.

Eligible students must:
• Be an enrolled undergraduate student in good academic standing in a degree program at HFC
• Co-create a project with a community organization within southeast Michigan that focuses on a social justice cause that has been broadly defined
• Have an existing connection to that partnering community organization
• Be available for the full duration of the fellowship (May 10 to July 9) and able to participate in weekly training at the U-M Ann Arbor and/or HFC campus (workshops will be held in both locations with transportation opportunities made available as needed) or in an online format if in-person gatherings are restricted

This is the call for proposals. Review of applications will begin Monday, March 8. For questions or more information, contact Carr at jesscarr@umich.edu.