Community Engagement Fellowships

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award Recipient, 2013: Bentrice Jusu (’13)

Graduating seniors and recent alumni are encouraged to apply to these post-graduate opportunities in service and community engagement.

The Autry Fellowship
The Autry Fellowship provides a one year opportunity for recent college graduates to address the pressing issues of inequity in the South as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The ideal Autry Fellow is committed to advancing social equity and helping communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
The Coro Fellows Program provides an intense one year experience in team management directed at ameliorating social problems in urban America. Coro Fellows receive assistance for an academic year of coursework, combined with field assignments related to public policy or media, at one of several Coro Centers in the United States. Students are charged tuition but can apply for scholarship assistance. Students may apply directly to the Coro Fellows Program but should advise the Wake Forest Scholars program of intent to apply. Suggested campus deadline: early January.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. Deadline: Early January for acceptance during the Fall semester.

Knowles Math & Science Teaching (KSTF) Fellowships
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) was established by Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles in 1999 to increase the number of high quality high school science and mathematics teachers and ultimately, improve math and science education in the United States. The Knowles Teaching Fellows Program, the Foundation’s signature program, awards five-year Fellowships to promising early-career, secondary science and mathematics teachers, and supports them in their efforts to improve education in their own classrooms and beyond. Knowles Fellows receive stipends, funds for professional development, grants for teaching materials and opportunities for leadership and mentoring. 

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award is given to one or two graduating seniors a year. This award provides a $10,000 stipend for the recipient to complete a service project of his or her choosing domestically or abroad. Students may propose to complete their service project on their own or through a religious, community, governmental, or educational organization. Awards are based not only on the merits of the service proposal, but also on academic record and personal achievements. The $10,000 stipend is provided in two payments, $5,000 at the beginning of the project and $5,000 upon receipt of a six-month progress report. Around 85 graduating seniors apply each year. Deadline: mid-January.