Friday, October 20, 2006

Rossborough Fellowship

Applications for the Yale Women's Center Rossborrough Fellowship are due today, via email to Tina Wu at

This blog was started as a Rossborough Fellowship last year. The fellowship is a great opportunity to get funding to do feminist work, please read on for more information about the fellowship and how to apply:

The purpose of the Amy Rossborough Fellowship is to capture the spirit of Amy Rossborough’s activism by building a strong core of female leaders in the Yale-New Haven community. Amy Rossborough (1959-1979) was a political activist and a fighter for women's rights and social justice when she died in the summer before her senior year at Yale. The Fellowship in her name was generously established by the Rossborough family to honor Amy’s memory and to support her passion for women’s rights.

The Fellowship awards semester or year-long stipends of up to $1000 to Yale students based on their proposals for new service projects. It is designed to provide organizing and leadership experiences to students whose involvement would otherwise be limited due to work-study obligations. The Amy Rossborough Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for self-motivated, creative students to pursue independent projects that will improve the lives of women at Yale and/or in New Haven.

Fellows will be chosen based on a written personal statement, a project proposal, and a personal interview. Up to six fellows will be announced at the end of October.

As recipients of the Amy Rossborough Fellowship, fellows are required to meet regularly as a group throughout the year, and meet with the fellowship coordinator individually. Fellows will be also be required to submit weekly time sheets, in order to be paid in weekly increments, and to submit project updates throughout the year. The Fellowship will culminate in a final project report and presentation to Cynthia Brown, the Fellowship benefactor, and the Women’s Center in April 2007.

To apply please fill out the following information:


I. Basic Information

Name (First) (Last)
College Class Year
Email Phone Number

II. Written Statements

Personal Statement, expressing your interest in the Yale Women’s Center and an independent fellowship. Why are you interested in the Amy Rossborough Fellowship?

Detailed Project Proposal, discussing why this project is significant, and how you plan to carry out the project. Discuss the goals of your project, and a strategy or plan of action. Include, where relevant, a timeline and budget sheet.


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