Applications for the Carlson Civic Fellowship and the Munro Public Service Fellowship are due on Friday, November 4th at 5PM. Both fellowships are administered through the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, and open to all undergraduate students at the UW.
As a Carlson Civic Fellow, each recipient will make a commitment to serve a community-based organization from January to June 2012. Fellows will work an average of 10 hours each week on a project designed to meet existing needs within their community organization; ideally these projects will also engage other college students in public service, through service-learning, one-day service projects, and community events. Candidates selected to be a Carlson Civic Fellow will be enrolled in a leadership development seminar and supported with a $2000 scholarship (paid upon the completion of fellowship requirements). This scholarship is intended to free students from work commitments and provide the time needed to work in partnership with the community.
The Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship is meant to encourage a life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential for service and leadership in the community. Munro Public Service Fellows are selected on the basis of a proposed public service initiative and their commitment to community engagement. Munro fellows will be selected by December 2011 and be awarded their fellowship during the Winter and Spring quarters of 2012. The total award amount will range from $2000 to $4000, depending on the number of fellows selected.
Benefits of the Fellowships:
- Join a cohort of other student leaders with a commitment to working in community.
- Personal advising and leadership development training from experienced educators.
- Academic course content that ties community-work to academic topics/themes.
- Guidance and advice on leveraging hands-on experiences to launch post-UW goals (employment or graduate school)
- Financial support to put toward your educational expenses or use to advance community-based projects.
Additional information—including detailed guidelines and application instructions—can be found at the Carlson Center website: http://depts.washington.edu/leader/fellowships/index.html
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