William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Philanthropy and Voluntarism
Posted: December 2, 2005
Deadline: December 15, 2005; February 15 and July 15, 2006
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students to Be Offered Three Times a Year
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute has announced that it will offer the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. Previously, the fellowship was available once a year during the summer.
The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the fund. Through this program, the fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for the experience. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes general research and program support for the fund's grantmaking and outreach efforts.
The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have outstanding research skills; a background in the social sciences or humanities; excellent writing and communication skills; demonstrated financial need; and American citizenship.
The student must be able to intern for ten to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment.
Applications are considered three times annually based on the timing of applicants' availability. For the Spring 2006 internship, the deadline is December 15, 2005; for the Summer 2006 internship, the deadline is February 15, 2006; and for the Fall 2006 internship, the deadline is July 15, 2006.
See the Nonprofit Research Fund Web site for complete program information and application procedures.