Nancy Yates Fellowship

Nancy Yates Fellowships make a range of high-impact experiences possible for students at The W.

Named for alumna Nancy Yates, the Fellowships provide funding for exciting summer opportunities in Community Engagement, Research, and Internships. Any qualified student currently enrolled at The W may apply.

Nancy Yates Community Engagement Program

May 13 -June 21, 2024

Nancy Yates Fellows selected for the 2024 Summer Community Engagement Program will work with Community Partners while also living together on campus and forming a learning community focused on analysis and reflection in weekly seminars.

Fellows will each work 32 hours/week, Monday through Thursday, supporting the ongoing work and building the capacity of non-profit Community Partners in the Golden Triangle. Through this experience, they will develop existing and new skills while serving the community under the guidance of their Community Partners.

On Fridays, Fellows will meet as a learning community built on shared commitment to community engagement. With program faculty and mentors, they will plan and reflect on their work with Community Partners while exploring local community issues, the meaning and value of service, the role of non-profits, and the development of skills and leadership qualities through community engagement. Fellows may also tour local non-profits and perform group service projects.

Fellows in the program will receive a stipend, tuition for four hours of course credit, and room and board on campus.

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently enrolled at The W are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

When applying, students are invited to propose non-profit areas they are most interested in, and Fellows will be matched to Community Partners from our roster. Up to twelve students will be selected for the program.

The 2024 application portal opens in the spring semester. The deadline is March 18, and selection of Fellows will be completed by early April.

Nancy Yates Fellowships for Research Experiences

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) and other research-related programs in STEM and numerous other fields are available at universities across the U.S. in the summer and can be a very significant precursor to senior-level undergraduate research, graduate study, and first professional positions.

Nancy Yates Fellowships can be awarded to students enrolled at The W to support travel to program sites, living expenses, and stipends as needed to supplement funds provided by REUs or programs. A list of REUs is available from the Office of Undergraduate Research, but students can use this as a basis for further searches and should also consult with faculty in their major for possibilities.

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently enrolled at The W are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Typical Fellowships will be $500-$2000 per student.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a deadline of May 1.

Nancy Yates Fellowships for Internships

Summer internships offer key pre-professional and leadership experiences for students in all disciplines and especially in the humanities, public service, social sciences, and health sciences.

Nancy Yates Fellowships can be awarded to support travel, living expenses, and stipends for students enrolled at The W as needed for summer internships across the U.S. A list of internships is available from the Office of Undergraduate Research, but students can use this as a basis for further searches and should also consult with faculty in their major for possibilities.

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently enrolled at The W are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Typical Fellowships will be $500-$3000 per student.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with a deadline of May 1.

For questions or additional information on Nancy Yates Fellowships, contact Kim Whitehead (kmwhitehead@muw.edu).