Emmanuel College Fellowships

To complement the scholarships offered through the Office of Student Financial Services, Emmanuel also has two fellowship programs for our own students: Summer Community Service Fellowships and the Emmanuel College Travel Fellowship for Advanced Study.

Eleven summer fellowships are available for Emmanuel students in their freshman, sophomore and junior years to spend 10 weeks carrying out community service projects in Boston while receiving free on-campus housing and a stipend.  Fellows will serve with a community partner 20-25 hours per week, pending the agency need.  Please see attached sheet for community partner job descriptions. 

The Community Service Summer Fellowships are jointly funded by the Cardinal Sean O'Malley Center for Mission and Ministry, the Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership, the Carolyn A. Lynch Institute and the Urban Food Project.

Application Deadlines are typically in March.

Four categories of fellowships:

The St. Julie Billiart Fellowship (2 fellowships available)

The Jean Yawkey Center for Community Leadership Fellowship (5 fellowships available)

Carolyn A. Lynch Fellowship (3 fellowships available)

Urban Food Project (1 fellowship available)


  • Be a current first year, sophomore or junior
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Availability for duration of fellowship (dates TBA)
  • Serve with community partner 20-25 hours per week, pending agency need
  • Be available for weekly dinners and reflections
  • Submit a project report by the first day of classes for the fall semester
  • Present the results of project to the Emmanuel College community in one or more of the following ways: a presentation in class, poster session, Emmanuel College publication article
  • Be available to mentor future applicants for this fellowship


  • $1,500 stipend - 3 payments throughout program
  • Housing for duration of fellowship
  • Charlie Card during service
  • $500 gift card to Stop and Shop for food
  • Weekly dinner and reflection with faculty and staff members

This summer fellowship will provide a grant of up to $3000 for an Emmanuel student in the freshman, sophomore, or junior year to travel for at least 3 weeks during the summer in order to pursue an independent study or research project.

The application deadline is in January. For more information, please contact Prof. Laurie Johnston. Travel Fellowships for Advanced Study are designed to allow academically outstanding students an opportunity to pursue an independent project of research, study, or artistic endeavor in a location other than Boston metro area or their home town. This project should be something that will help advance the student's academic career, and may lead to a capstone project, a senior distinction project, a publication, or further study in a directed reading course at Emmanuel. The project must be independent and arising from the student's initiative, not a project developed by a faculty member. Preference is given to projects conducted outside the U.S., though domestic projects with a compelling rationale may also be funded.

Students might receive funding for projects such as the following:  

  • Shadow a Sister of Notre Dame teaching at a school in Africa
  • Conduct research in a biology lab in Australia
  • Shadow an EU politician at the Hague
  • Work with a public health organization in a third-world country
  • Do an apprenticeship with a painter, sculptor, or photographer
  • Observe effects of global warming on Inuit in Alaska
  • Work with a community-based organization in Uganda devoted to education reform
  • Research microlending and microfinance institutions in India
  • Visit historical archives
  • Combine language immersion and service in a village in Guatemala  

Emmanuel students in their freshman, sophomore or junior year are eligible to apply, and they must first be nominated by a faculty member who has agreed to serve as the sponsor for the project. Faculty members should send e-mail nominations to Prof. Laurie Johnston, who will then forward an application to the student. The application will include a resume, project statement, and budget.

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