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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

Internships

Any qualified student currently enrolled at The W may apply.

Fellowships are also available for seniors in the Gordy Honors College who are conducting honors research during the academic year.


Nancy Yates Community Engagement Program

May 12-June 17, 2022

The Nancy Yates Community Engagement Program was inaugurated in 2021. For more information, read the stories of students who participated and an overview of the program.

James at SA IIIAs in the first year, Nancy Yates Fellows selected for our second 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.Sumner at SS II

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 of $2500, 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 thirteen students will be selected for the program.

The 2022 application portal is now open. The deadline is March 21, and selection of Fellows will be completed by April 4. 

 

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.Howell

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 REU programs. A list of REUs is available from the Gordy Honors College (available by request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), but students should use this as a basis for further searches and can identify other opportunities.

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. The 2022 application portal is now open.

  

Nancy Yates Fellowships for Internships

Glasgow at Library smallSummer 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 Gordy Honors College (available by request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), but students should use this as a basis for further searches and can identify other opportunities.

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. The 2022 application portal is now open.

 

Nancy Yates Fellowships for Honors Research at MUW

Funds granted for honors research conducted at MUW typically support one of the following: equipment needed to complete the project, travel to archives or libraries for research, or travel to conferences to present research.

Applying for Funds

To ensure that discipline standards are met by the student in using the designated funds, the Research Grant Application must be completed by the student research and then reviewed and signed by the student’s faculty advisor(s) before it is submitted to the Director of the Honors College. The application should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-1607) or delivered in person to the Honors College office.

Applications for fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis and are evaluated by the Director of the Honors College and members of the Honors Faculty Committee.Salina Poster MUHC

Rules for Research Funding

All applications must be submitted before the purchase or activity for which support is being sought. For research project materials, applications must be received in the Honors College office no later than 30 days prior to the activity in which the materials will be used. For research or conference travel, applications must be received in the Honors College office no later than 30 days prior to the travel for which support is being requested.

For grants involving reimbursement of students, the student must turn in the Research Grant Final Report within 14 days of the completion of the research activity. The report should be sent in hard copy to the Honors College office (W-1607) or delivered in person to the Honors College office.

Equipment or other items purchased for research and not fully expended during the research become the property of the Gordy Honors College upon completion of the project.

 

For questions or additional information on Nancy Yates Fellowships, contact Kim Whitehead (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).