John Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program
Location: United States Experience Type: Volunteer Field Experience
The Faith & Politics Institute’s John Robert Lewis Scholars and Fellows Program is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 cohort. The program runs July 2023 – July 2024. Please encourage your students to apply at faithandpolitics.org. The application portal will be open September 1 – November 1, 2022.
For over 30 years, The Faith & Politics Institute has worked to bridge the divides that arise in our thriving democracy and create productive paths forward. We ground our work in the philosophy of civil rights leader and our Board Chair Emeritus, the late Congressman John Lewis, that making lasting positive social change requires that “the means and ends are inseparable.”
The John Robert Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program enables students to:
- Learn from changemakers of history, contemporary nonviolence practitioners, and civil rights leaders
- Engage with representatives from government, business, and non-profits in social impact work during two fully funded trips to Washington, D.C.
- Join Members of Congress on FPI’s annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage in Alabama
- Engage with and learn from corporate leaders who have joined the John Lewis Rising Leaders program
- Complete an oral history project, which will help students learn the challenges, struggles, opportunities, and triumphs of those who have been engaged in creating positive societal change
- Receive a $2,000 stipend
- Become part of a nationwide network of emerging leaders inspired to create positive societal change based on the nonviolent philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement.
Scholars are part of a diverse cohort of undergraduate students, chosen in the competitive application process, seeking to be effective changemakers in civic life through their engagement in an applied learning program of the nonviolent social impact philosophy that grounded John Robert Lewis.
Fellows are part of a diverse cohort of graduate students and others beginning vocations in public service, law, health, nonprofits, and education. These leaders will be selected to examine the nonviolent social impact philosophy from a historical perspective; define its principles and strategies; and identify their applicability to modern times and movements, current issues, and everyday life.
Universities represented in our first two cohorts:
American University Spalding University
Barnard College Stanford University
Brigham Young University Syracuse University
Brown University Tufts University
Centre College University of Cambridge, UK
Claflin University University of California Berkeley
Clark Atlanta University University of Chicago
Dartmouth College University of Georgia
Denison University University of Michigan
Florida State University University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Fordham University University of North Carolina
Harvard University University of Oxford, UK
Howard University University of Southern California
Louisiana State University University of Southern Florida
Oklahoma State University West Virginia University
Payne Theological Seminary
For inquiries about the program, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-754-8693.
|Start Date:||Jul 1, 2023|
|End Date:||Jul 1, 2024|
|Apply By:||Nov 1, 2022|