The Lime Connect Fellowship Program

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program is designed for rising juniors with disabilities. The program guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process; connects them with some of the world’s leading corporations for potential internships; deepens their leadership skills; builds their confidence as a person with a disability; engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community consisting of current and past Fellows, and provides access to prestigious scholarships.

The National Science Foundation

Each year the National Science Foundation awards approximately 1,000 three-year Graduate Fellowships. NSF Fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and industrial applications in science, mathematics, and engineering.

You do not have to be accepted to a graduate program to apply and being awarded an NSF Fellowship can enhance your graduate school applications.  If you have previously been awarded an NSF REU and have plans for graduate school, please consider applying.

Applications are welcomed from students in the sciences and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or permanent residents.

Steps for Doug

Steps 4 Doug provides scholarships to families impacted by an ALS Diagnosis. Each year they provide a number of scholarships to those whose family has been impacted by ALS. There are a number of factors that go into awarding each scholarship, but the main considerations are level of connectedness to ALS, financial need, and academic aspirations.

NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The NBC Universal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship offers eight (8) scholarships to be used in the fall semester of 2022 to incoming and undergraduate students (at any accredited college or university), and graduate students with disabilities who are pursuing careers in media, communications, or entertainment industries that will be enrolled in college or a university during Fall 2022 are eligible. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their college or university.

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarships

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarships are available to applicants with a demonstrated learning challenge (disability) of dyslexia or similar reading and/or language-based disability. Scholarships are awarded annually in the amount of $500 to $2,500. Historically, approximately 20% of applicants are awarded a scholarship. Awardees may apply the scholarship funds towards the following: tuition, books, testing, tutoring, assistive technology, and other resources required to obtain accommodations.

Newman Civic Fellowship

The Newman Civic Fellowship’s goal is to support community-committed students in their personal, civic, and professional development so as to prepare them for the long-term work of public problem solving and of building equitable communities.

Newman Civic Fellowship Mission Statement


The Newman Civic Fellowship provides students with training to help them develop strategies for social change. Fellows will engage in a year-long program involving virtual learning and networking with optional in-person components.

Nomination Criteria

Students applying for the fellowship must demonstrate a strong interest in collaborative action with those on campus or from surrounding communities with the goal of facilitating long-term social change. Kalamazoo College will nominate one student from its pool of applicants for the fellowship. The following is a list of criteria for nomination.

  • nominees must have at least one year of their education remaining either at their current institution or a separate one of higher education for the duration of the academic year

Applicants must submit all of the following materials to Jessica Fowle by Friday of Second Week, Winter Term

  • Resume 
  • Unofficial Transcript 
  • 200 word personal statement about your work addressing the root causes of social issues and your potential for developing innovative and collaborative strategies for addressing public problems. These may include, for example, involvement in public policy reform, community organizing, community-based research, social entrepreneurism, or other efforts to build the capacity of community-based organizations. 
  • Two Letters of Support, one of which must be from a faculty member 

Program Components

  • national convening of Newman Civic Fellows
  • Regional and state gatherings of Newman Civic Fellows
  • Virtual events focused on skill development and professional learning
  • Opportunities to submit conference proposals to present at Campus Compact affiliated conferences
  • One-on-one leadership development with a local mentor
  • Participation in a national network of engaged student leaders

Newman Civic Fellows also receive:


Important Dates for 2022-2023

  • October 26, 2022: Nomination form opens
  • February 1, 2022
    Last day to nominate students
  • March 2022
    2022-2023 cohort publicly announced
  • April 2022
    Orientation for 2022-2023 cohort
  • September 1, 2022
    2022-2023 fellowship starts
  • November 2022 (tentative)
    National convening of Newman Civic Fellows
  • May 2023
    2022-2023 fellowship ends, reflections due from fellows

Davis Projects for Peace Summer Grant

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses (including at least one from Kalamazoo College) for these $10,000 grants.

For more details, including a description of K’s winning project conducted last summer see the Davis Projects for Peace Website.

Application Details and Deadlines

Please review the application instructions in each section of the form carefully. All students, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals as individuals or as a group.

Required items due via the online application Monday 2nd Week Winter Term, 11:59pm include:

  • Two page proposal
  • One page budget
  • Resume of each participant
  • Letter(s) of affiliation from project community partner

Proposals to work with specific organizations or individuals must be accompanied by a letter of affiliation from the organization or individual detailing the nature and duration of the proposed work.

It is highly recommended that you consult faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and budget before submitting it.

A Campus Committee will review and select up to five proposals for final consideration and interviews. We welcome proposals from students abroad who may be interviewed via Microsoft Teams.

The Committee will choose one proposal and one alternate for submission to the Davis UWC Scholars Office for final consideration.


Middlebury Language Schools

The Middlebury Language Schools are 2-8 week long summer language immersion schools in Middlebury, Vermont. There is a fee for this program, but opportunities to apply for funding that can cover all or part of the course fee are offered.