Michigan Democracy Fellows

Campus Vote Project is seeking students who are passionate about democratic engagement, politically interested and are self-starters to help peers register and vote and engage them in dialogue around democracy through a one-year fellowship, with exceptions made for Spring 2022 graduating seniors. Campus Vote Project is dedicated to helping students gain access to the ballot and increasing youth voter turnout. Fellows are an integral part of carrying out voter engagement and empowerment at institutions of higher education across the country.

As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with administrative and faculty partners. You will work with the on-campus team to complete the four planning steps of the Students Learn Students Vote checklist, created to build power and ensure success. You will also be responsible for meeting deadlines and carrying out nonpartisan voter engagement activities on your campus.

Responsibilities and Goals:

  • Participate in supporting a voter engagement plan on your campus, including meeting planning deadlines and being an active spokesperson.
  • Carry out voter registration and voter education activities on campus. This includes:
    • Informing your peers about registration and election deadlines
    • Providing nonpartisan information about issues and candidates on the ballot
    • Engaging students as voters and voter advocates for their peers
  • Complete timesheets and check-ins with campus partners and with CVP staff regarding voter engagement efforts.
    • Fellows will be required to do one-on-one check-ins with their CVP state coordinator, small group check-ins with their campus sponsor/administrator and CVP state coordinator, and state-wide check-ins with other Democracy Fellows and CVP state coordinator. Each takes place monthly and are at a maximum one hour long.
  • Participate in leadership, skill-building, and historical-context discussion blocks, optional trainings, and webinars.
    • New Fellows will be required to attend a three hour orientation and returning Fellows will be required to attend a one and a half hour orientation refresher which reviews requirements of being a Democracy Fellow, the history of voting rights, current voting rights issues, and equitable and inclusive campus organizing.
    • Attend an Election Law training specific to your state.
    • Attend two of the three one-hour Discussion Blocks, which review grassroots organizing and voting rights issues.
    • Write a reflection on your work and the program.
    • Attend a one hour-long end-of-semester reflection meeting.
    • In addition to these requirements, there are a number of optional training opportunities available to Fellows.
  • Learn from professionals in the civic engagement space through a series of monthly panels.
  • Opportunity to attend a Student Voter Summit in your state to learn new skills, discuss issues, and network with other students and organizations passionate about youth voter engagement.

CVP is proud to support the program by conducting regular check-ins with fellows and administrator and faculty partners. CVP also produces student voting guides, voting information posters, and draft email, social media, and website content that can be used by fellows during the program.

Compensation:

  • New Fellows will receive a $1,200 stipend in two installments ($500 at the end of their first semester in the spring and $700 at the end of the fall semester).

Fellows should be prepared to spend 10 hours per week on the program during the spring and fall semesters.

To Apply: Please submit a resume to Landon Myers atLmyers@campusvoteproject.org.

The Jerry Sherbin Fellowship

The Jerry Sherbin Fellowship is a 10-month grant that gives 1 graduating K senior the opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest outside the U.S. Following graduation, the student will depart to region/regions of choice studying their chosen topic while providing the College with quarterly updates on their project/travels. Upon their return to the U.S. , the Sherbin Fellow will promote their experience to K during the following Fall term, inspiring students to apply to ultimately build a community of Sherbin Fellows.

McCall MacBain Scholarships

The McCall MacBain Scholarships provide funding for a master’s degree or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for enrollment, a living stipend, and a relocation grant for moving to Montréal. This program creates a community of scholars and leaders who come together as a cohort during annual summer retreats, bi-weekly seminars, monthly speaker series, and connect with global thinkers through an annual Principal’s Lecture, workshops, and other events. All while studying in one of the world’s greatest multicultural and multilingual cities.

Herbert Lee Stetson Graduate Fellowship

Former Kalamazoo College president Herbert Lee Stetson, in his will, provided an endowment
for a fellowship: “to be given to Kalamazoo College for a graduate of the institution to pursue
work at one of the following universities: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, or [University of]
Chicago, or at a European university.” The fellowship is not to be used towards professional
study (i.e. MD, JD, MDiv) except for education.

The fund allows for the award of an approximately $1,000 non-renewable fellowship.

Deadline to Apply: Friday of 7th week, Spring Term (May 13, 2022)

Application components:
  • Resume
  • Brief statement about your professional goals and what graduate program you will be/are pursuing
  • PDF copy of your admission letter to an eligible graduate program of study (it must state the name of the program and the institution)
  • Documentation of your intention to enroll or proof of current enrollment in the program (a copy of your response form or proof of enrollment deposit)

Asian Cultural Council Fellowships & Grants

The Asian Cultural Council provides funding for gifted individual artists or scholars who seek to grow in their craft or field to conduct research and study, receive specialized training, undertake observation tours, or pursue non-commercial creative activity in the United States or among the countries of Asia.