One of Jannet Desvira's goals early in her Emmanuel career was to become president of the Business Leaders of Emmanuel Club. She has achieved that and more—and is poised to become a business leader in the real world.
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:
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:
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.